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2nd Friday ArtWalk
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk  takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill in North Carolina from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on the second Friday of every month. It's a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues, and socialize with other art lovers!  Download a map and plan your ArtWalk today or visit www.2ndFridayArtWalk.com

You do not want to miss the April ArtWalk! We have three major events happening that night; in addition to our ArtWalk venues featuring local artists. 

Floraffiti
In its fifth year, Floraffti is a five month long placemaking and community engagement project taking place in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC Feb. through May 2017 by artist Carter Hubbard. In February and March 2017, Floraffiti and  Josephus Thompson of The Poetry Project will work with several teen and adult community groups in Chapel Hill and Carrboro: Boomerang, Youth Community Project, teens from Orange County High Schools, and the Adults of the NC Art Therapy Institute’s Art and Peer Support Group. Josephus will facilitate each person’s written piece, transforming him or her into performers of their creations. Some participants will perform a collaborate piece. Each poet will choose one word significant to their piece and with the help of local volunteers and artist, Carter Hubbard, founder of Floraffiti, they will plant their words throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Multiple spoken word performances by local youth and adults will take place around 10 to 15 of the sprouted words during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, April 14th. For a map of performances - click here. 

Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt with Piedmont Laureate Mimi Herman
Looking for poetry? Art? Smart, interesting people? Join Mimi Herman, 2017 Piedmont Laureate is hosting an event  at The ArtsCenter; a free Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt.  Enjoy an evening of writing ekphrastic poetry (poems about art) on Friday,April 14th as you wander the galleries featured in Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk. Return to The ArtsCenter and perform at an open mic! Visit www.2ndFridayArtWalk.com for details. 

Firm Crawl
Celebrate Architecture Month in April! Local architecture firms will be opening their doors to ArtWalkers to view their current projects and talk about their work. To see the participating firms, visit www.2ndFridayArtWalk.com.


Food Truck Rodeo
Mar
26
12:00 pm12:00

Food Truck Rodeo

  • 151-157 E Rosemary St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation in collaboration with the Downtown Partnership and the Raleigh Durham Mobile Food Association (RDUMFA) is delighted to announce its first ever food truck rodeo.  The Rodeo on Rosemary will take place on Sunday, March 26 from 12 PM to 5 PM on the block of Rosemary Street between Henderson and North Columbia Streets

The Rodeo on Rosemary will feature 13 of the areas favorite food trucks including Cousin’s Maine Lobster, well known for their start on the CBS show Shark Tank.  

Participating Food Trucks

  • Cousin's Maine Lobster
  • Tacotopia
  • Pie Pushers
  • Chirba Chirba Dumplings
  • Hibachi Xpress
  • Baguettaboutit
  • Gussys
  • JAM Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • CockaDoodleMoo
  • Sweet Traditions
  • Only Burger
  • Morfa Empanadas
  • Caffe Belleza

Some of these local trucks that helped create the vibrant food truck scene in the Triangle!

Guests are invited to enjoy their delicious eats on the top of the Wallace Parking deck where there will be an ample supply of tables and chairs and a skyline view of Downtown Chapel Hill.

Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon out with the family.  There will be giant games for all to enjoy on The Plaza and a DJ will be spinning all of our favorite tunes.

Feed Hearts Fill Plates will have a food drive on site. Please consider bringing a few food items to donate to local refugees.  Show support and spread kindness by donating culturally-appropriate foods (such as pita bread, pasta, rice, dried chick peas, lentils, dried fava beans, olive oil and ghee).   Donations will be distributed to local families by the Refugee Community Partnership.  

Facebook Event: Rodeo on Rosemary

Parking is free on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill. For more information and a map of all downtown parking visit www.parkonthehill.com

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New Years Eve + Nomads Band + R&R Grill
Dec
31
Jan 1

New Years Eve + Nomads Band + R&R Grill

  • R&R Grill

Hello all you Nomads Friends and Fans!  And Merry Christmas to you All! 

Great News; The Nomads Band is doing it again!  They had so much fun last year at the R&R Grill that they just HAD to do it again!  SO they’re hoping that it is going to be another great night of FUN & Frolic but that will only be possible if YOU are there!!!   ONLY $10 per person!!!  How can that be, you ask? Only $10 to party with the Nomads Band in Downtown Chapel Hill?  Well, yes, you heard that right.  They will provide the Music + Hats & Noise Makers + Champagne Toast + the best time you can stand with your friends and family.  NOW THAT’S A PARTY!  R&R Grill will have their full bar and kitchen open so you can eat or drink to your heart’s content. OR you can just come and party the night away. 

 Merry Christmas and may the year ahead be your best year ever!  Make it a great year! 

Celebrate Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch, New Year's Eve Dinner at Crossroads
Dec
31
5:30 pm17:30

Celebrate Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch, New Year's Eve Dinner at Crossroads

  • The Carolina Inn - Crossroads Restaurant

CELEBRATE WITH CROSSROADS

Celebrate the holidays at Crossroads with exceptional cuisine made by Executive Chef Brandon Sharp and his culinary team. Don't wait to reserve your table. Call 919.918.2777 or Email crossroads@carolinainn.com for more information.

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER 

DECEMBER 24TH,   5:30PM - 8PM

$60 Per Person

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH 

DECEMBER 25TH,   11:00AM - 3PM

$69.95 Adult 13 and Up, $64.95 Senior (60+) 
$28.95 Children 6-12, Complimentary for Children 5 and Under

NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER 

DECEMBER 31ST,   5:30PM - 10PM

$75 Per Person, Complimentary for Children 3 and Under

New Year's Eve the Greek Way!
Dec
31
5:00 pm17:00

New Year's Eve the Greek Way!

  • Kipos

New Year's Eve the Greek Way!

Join us at Kipos for a New Years celebration, the Greek way! We’ll be seating parties between 5:00PM and 10:30PM, but you can enjoy an evening bursting with laughter, dancing, and robust flavors all night long! We have all the elements to start your year off right- from bouzouki players to bellydancers, champagne toasts to decadent specials! Partake in some of the Bakatsias family NYE traditions like our Vasillopita.See menu details and specials via the link below. For further information or to reserve a table you must contact the restaurant at
(919) 425–0760 or email us here!

Night Lights - A Family New Year's Eve
Dec
31
2:00 pm14:00

Night Lights - A Family New Year's Eve

  • Morehead Planetarium

NIGHT LIGHTS 

Saturday, December 31 | 2 - 6 pm

Kids can enjoy ringing in the new year too at NIGHT LIGHTS in downtown Chapel Hill at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. NIGHT LIGHTS offers activities, interactive games, refreshments, and a kids' countdown under the stars in the fulldome theater to ring in the new year!

 Register at www.moreheadplanetarium.org.

Holiday Afternoon Teas at The Carolina Inn
Dec
31
2:00 pm14:00

Holiday Afternoon Teas at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

HOLIDAY AFTERNOON TEAS 

DECEMBER 1ST - DECEMBER 31ST,   2:00PM - 5:00PM  EVERYDAY, EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY.

Make Reservations at least 24 hours in advance by Calling 919.918.2777 or email us at crossroads@carolinainn.com. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Please call at least 24-hours to cancel an existing reservation to avoid charges on your credit card. Prices listed are per person. Service charge and tax added separately.

Enjoy our festive holiday decorations and music while the Inn’s staff serves delightful teas in vintage China cups and saucers, along with an array of savory tea sandwiches and delightful sweets.

CLASSIC HOLIDAY TEA $32
Indulge in three assorted tea sandwiches, savories and sweets per person, chocolate covered strawberries and scones.

ROYAL HOLIDAY TEA $40
Add a special touch to your afternoon respite by treating yourself to a glass of sparkling wine with a tantalizing selection of sweets, tea sandwiches, scones and tea

LITTLE PRINCE AND PRINCESS HOLIDAY TEA $20
Our Tea Hostess and Pastry Chef Sara Thomas will gladly adjust their menu to flatter the tastes of our young patrons. We welcome children to experience the grace and charm of our Afternoon Tea and partake in this cherished tradition. (Children 4 - 12)

Romantic Resolution Package at The Carolina Inn
Dec
30
3:30 pm15:30

Romantic Resolution Package at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

ROMANTIC RESOLUTION

Start the New Year off right by surprising your sweetheart with a romantic getaway at The Carolina Inn. The Romantic Resolution package includes a well-appointed guestroom, late checkout, valet parking, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and a welcome amenity.

Rates starting at $254

MAKE A RESERVATION

 

 

ROMANTIC RESOLUTION

Start the New Year off right by surprising your sweetheart with a romantic getaway at The Carolina Inn. The Romantic Resolution package includes a well-appointed guestroom, late checkout, valet parking, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and a welcome amenity.

Rates starting at $254

MAKE A RESERVATION

 

 

Gingerbread House Village Display at The Carolina Inn
Dec
28
4:00 pm16:00

Gingerbread House Village Display at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

GINGERBREAD HOUSE VILLAGE DISPLAY 

DECEMBER 1ST – JANUARY 2ND

Relish the festive display of the 14th Annual Gingerbread House Competition entries. Contestants from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas will showcase their creativity and imagination with their edible masterpieces this holiday season. Competition is open to amateur and professional bakers alike, with separate categories for youth and adults. Registration form is due Friday, November 11th. Due to space limitation, limited entries will be accepted. Gingerbread houses will be judged by our Executive Pastry Chef Sara Thomas. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 28th at 4pm on our InstagramFacebookTwitterGoogle+ pages and at 12daysevents.com.

Christmas Eve at Lantern
Dec
24
5:00 pm17:00

Christmas Eve at Lantern

  • The Lantern

Holidays at Lantern

Christmas Eve

December 24th from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for Chinatown-style feast with Peking duck, North Carolina seafood, and traditional dim sum!

Brunch with Santa at The Carolina Inn
Dec
24
10:30 am10:30

Brunch with Santa at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

BRUNCH WITH SANTA 

DECEMBER 11TH, 17TH, 18TH, 21ST, 22ND, 23RD, 24TH   10:30AM - 12:30PM

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn. A festive Carolina Inn Christmas brunch will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Each child is welcome to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.

$40 Per Person, Complimentary for Children 3 and Under

Purchase Tickets

Breakfast with Santa at The Carolina Inn
Dec
24
8:30 am08:30

Breakfast with Santa at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

SANTA IS COMING TO THE CAROLINA INN

A festive Carolina Inn breakfast or brunch will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Each child is welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

DECEMBER 11TH, 17TH, 18TH, 21ST, 22ND, 23RD, 24TH   8:30AM - 10:30AM

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn. A festive Carolina Inn breakfast will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Each child is welcome to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.

$30 Per Person, Complimentary for Children 3 and Under

Purchase Tickets

Make Your Own Gingerbread House at The Carolina Inn
Dec
23
2:00 pm14:00

Make Your Own Gingerbread House at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE 

DECEMBER 22ND, 23RD,   2PM

PURCHASE TICKETS

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. Just in time for Christmas, The Carolina Inn is hosting a children's Gingerbread House Making Class. Join us for a cozy afternoon that begins with a story of Christmas magic. Each child will then be able to assemble and decorate their very own Gingerbread House complete with an apron, chef's hat and all the holiday sweets and goodies that their imaginations can hold. At the end of class, each child will take home a completed Gingerbread House and accessories.

$45 Per Child Ages 5-12

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at The Carolina Inn
Dec
23
12:00 pm12:00

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES 

DECEMBER 17TH, 18TH, 23RD - CARRIAGE RIDE RUNS EVERY 30 MINUTES NOON UNTIL 4PM

PURCHASE TICKETS

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Nothing says Christmas like the sound of bells on a horse drawn carriage. Enjoy the sites of Chapel Hill, North Carolina as you take a leisurely ride with your family & friends.  Tours leave from The Carolina Inn main entrance.

$50 per Group of 4

Special Needlepoint art exhibit at Horace Williams House
Dec
23
9:30 am09:30

Special Needlepoint art exhibit at Horace Williams House

  • Horace Williams House

Fiber Art of the 21st century - a special exhibit of works by Ralph Wileman

23 pieces of needlepoint that must be seen to be appreciated

This extraordinary exhibit now at the Horace Williams House will remain open through December 23, 2016.

610 East Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC

Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays: 12:00 - 4:00
Sundays:  2:00- 5:00

ART& Crafting: Make-Your-Own Paper Bows at The Ackland Art Museum
Dec
22
6:00 pm18:00

ART& Crafting: Make-Your-Own Paper Bows at The Ackland Art Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum

ART& Crafting: Make-Your-Own Paper Bows

Thu, 22 Dec, 6:00-9:00 PM

Ackland Art Museum invites you to create your own giftwrap in the ART& space. ART& is an innovative project centered on art and community. The flexible ART& space is available for visitors make the museum their own—whether they want a date spot, a place to gather and converse with friends and classmates, or a quiet spot for a cup of coffee. http://ackland.org/exhibition/art-and/

Starry Nights: Winter Skies
Dec
21
7:30 pm19:30

Starry Nights: Winter Skies

  • Morehead Planetarium

Starry Nights: Winter Skies

Wednesday, December 21 | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Explore the night sky under the planetarium dome! During the Starry Nights program for adults and older teens, you'll learn how to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations that are easiest to find during the current season, with expert guidance from a Morehead astronomy educator. You'll hear stories and legends from various cultures about the visible star patterns. You'll also receive a season-specific update on eclipses, meteor showers and other astronomical phenomena. www.moreheadplanetarium.org 

ART& Crafting: Make-Your-Own Giftwrap at Ackland Art Museum
Dec
21
6:00 pm18:00

ART& Crafting: Make-Your-Own Giftwrap at Ackland Art Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum

ART& Crafting: Make-Your-Own Giftwrap

Wed, 21 Dec, 6:00-9:00 PM

Ackland Art Museum invites you to create your own giftwrap in the ART& space. ART& is an innovative project centered on art and community. The flexible ART& space is available for visitors make the museum their own—whether they want a date spot, a place to gather and converse with friends and classmates, or a quiet spot for a cup of coffee. http://ackland.org/exhibition/art-and/

Music in the Galleries: 3rd Annual Holiday Hum-Along
Dec
18
2:00 pm14:00

Music in the Galleries: 3rd Annual Holiday Hum-Along

  • Ackland art Museum

Music in the Galleries: 3rd Annual Holiday Hum-Along

Sun, 18 Dec, 2:00 PM

Ackland Art Museum invites you and your friends to the Ackland's annual celebration. Sing, hum, or clap along to your favorite seasonal tunes. All ages and musical abilities are welcome! www.ackland.org
 

Tai Chi in the Galleries
Dec
12
1:00 pm13:00

Tai Chi in the Galleries

  • Ackland Art Museum

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries, inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland!

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

The class is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. More information about Sun Style tai chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes.

Registration: Space is limited! Please register below.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARD in addition to cash and check!

When: Most Mondays; 1:00-2:00 PM (see below for dates)

See Also: Yoga in the Galleries sessions take place at 12:00 noon on Mondays, immediately preceding Tai Chi. We hope you’ll try a class!

Upcoming Sessions (all Mondays)

12 December 2016 – 1:00-2:00 PM: Register here!

Dec
12
12:00 pm12:00

Yoga in the Galleries

  • Ackland Art Museum

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery.

SEE FOR YOURSELF! Watch a video about Yoga in the Galleries!

Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

Registration: Click the links below to register online for the classes of your choice!

Upcoming Dates (all Mondays)

12 December 2016 – 12:00-1:00 PM: Register here!

Planting Hope: Special Reception at FRANK Gallery
Dec
11
2:00 pm14:00

Planting Hope: Special Reception at FRANK Gallery

  • FRANK Gallery

Featured in the Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery:

 

Planting Hope

Special Reception
Sunday, December 11, 2-4PM

Our Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery features original illustrations created for Planting Hope, a picture book project written and illustrated by kids for kids. The story tells the tale of a hard-working girl discovering a golden seed and together bringing unity and prosperity to a neglected garden. The project was developed through two consecutive teaching artist residencies and exemplifies working together. Thirty children, ages 5-12, wrote and illustrated this allegorical story to celebrate the way PORCH has united the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community in its fight against local hunger.

Afternoon with the Sugar Plum Fairies at The Carolina Inn
Dec
11
1:30 pm13:30

Afternoon with the Sugar Plum Fairies at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

AFTERNOON WITH THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES

DECEMBER 11TH,   1:30PM AND 4:00PM

PURCHASE TICKETS

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. The Triangle Youth Ballet presents an Afternoon with The Sugar Plum Fairies. Ballerinas will dance as you sample treats from the land of sweets. Enjoy Nutcracker story time. See a magic show and get your picture taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy! It's the perfect holiday gathering.

$25 Children and Adults, Ideal for Children 12 and Under.

Travel Journals Return to FRANK!
Dec
10
11:00 am11:00

Travel Journals Return to FRANK!

  • FRANK Gallery

Travel Journals Return to FRANK!
A Drawing Experience with FRANK Gallery Artists

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT FRANKISART.COM/JOURNALS

EACH SESSION IS $30
($20 FOR PARTICIPANTS UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE)*

MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.**

UPCOMING DATES:

All of the following classes are outdoor, plein air drawing classes.
In case of inclement weather, classes will meet at FRANK Gallery.

These outdoor sessions will investigate some tools for drawing in the landscape: Small quick sketches, or gesture drawing; Using a grid for  framing and scaling drawings; Exploring the gray scale; A longer look for a more developed drawing. Materials provided.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 11:00am
Teacher: Nerys Levy (December Featured Artist)
Location:  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve (2713 Mt. Sinai Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514)

Sessions will continue in 2017, please visit our website for more information and to register. Click here to register for any or all of these sessions!