4th of July in Kenan Stadium
Jul
4
7:00 pm19:00

4th of July in Kenan Stadium

Monday, July 4th, 2016

UNC's Kenan Memorial Stadium

Travel & Leisure Magazine ranked Chapel Hill as one of America's Top 10 Best Towns for a July Fourth Celebration! Gates open at 7:00pm!

Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Arrive early for the best seats. 
Fireworks are only visible from inside the stadium.

Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Inflatables and Midway Games! 

Watermelon Eating Contest, hosted by DSI Comedy

Complete information at the Town of Chapel Hill's website. 

Old Fashioned 4th of July
Jul
4
1:00 pm13:00

Old Fashioned 4th of July

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Preservation Chapel Hill has revived the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration! A past tradition, this celebration will take place from 1-3pm, Monday, July 4th on the lawn of the Horace Williams House. There will be FREE ice cream, lemonade, flags and patriotic music performed by the Village Band (1:30-2:15). All are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, sunscreen, blankets, and friends. This event is sponsored by Dee Jay's Event Rentals, LLC and Preservation Chapel Hill. www.preservationchapelhill.org 

 

 

Jun
18
3:30 pm15:30

Star Families: Survival Skills Using the Sky at Morehead Planetarium

  • Morehead Planetarium

Explore astronomy themes as a family! The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together.

Please note: Unless part of a chaperoned group, each child must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.

Registration and Fees

Click on the Register Now! link beside the program title.

  • Adults: $7.68 (plus NC state sales tax)
  • Children, students and senior citizens: $6.51 (plus NC state sales tax)

Private Shows

Groups of 15 or more people may reserve a private showing of any Star Families program. This private show must occur on a date within one week before or after the date of the scheduled public program. Private show pricing applies. To reserve a private show, call Guest Relations at 919-962-1236 during regular business hours. You must reserve a private show at least two weeks in advance.

SCHEDULE

 

Star Families: Survival Skills Using the Sky
Jun 18 2016 - 3:30pm
REGISTER NOW!

Star Families: Summer Skies
Jul 16 2016 - 3:30pm
REGISTER NOW!

Star Families: Greek Myths and Legends
Aug 13 2016 - 3:30pm
REGISTER NOW!

- See more at: http://moreheadplanetarium.org/programs/youth-family-programs/star-families#sthash.L1H4c9eh.dpuf

Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

2016 B.A.R.S. Training

  • Chapel Hill Courthouse

2016 B.A.R.STRAINING

Chapel Hill Police Dept. will host a free B.A.R.S. Training Session on the following dates at 7:00 pm in the Chapel Hill Courthouse (175 E. Franklin St.)  Be A Responsible Seller (BARS) is an educational program offered to educate employees of licensed ABC outlets regarding the criminal laws and administrative regulations governing responsible business operation.

February 22nd, April 18th and June 13th .  Dates for August, October and December TBA.

Jun
3
6:00 pm18:00

The Hot Spot! at 140 West Plaza

  • 140 West Plaza

The Hot Spot!

Channel your inner child and join us for a Night of Play! We will be filling the Plaza with games of all shapes and sizes - Twister, Giant Jenga, Cornhole and more! Be sure to bring your friends and your competitive edge as we dance and play to the sounds of DJ Shahzad!

[DJ Shahzad]
https://www.facebook.com/TheRealDJShahzad/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/797200303719563/

May
28
8:00 pm20:00

Soul Deep at Imbibe

Soul Deep

Join us for a classic soul vinyl party, with dusty 45s and original LPs on two turntables mixed live. Hosted by DJ Ras J, this is a party where you actually hear real music and meet like-minded people enjoying the vibes. Enjoy classic vinyl selections from some of the deepest record collections in the state. 

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1048269288587180/

May
27
5:00 pm17:00

Friday on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

Fridays on the Front Porch

Every Friday | 5-8 pm

The Carolina Inn hosts this popular end-of-the-work week celebration with live music, food trucks, and plenty of comfortable seating under the shady oaks and magnolias on the Inn's front lawn. There's no cover charge or reservations needed for the event. 
For more information: www.carolinainn.com

May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Foot-Stompin', Fist-Raisin' at 140 West Plaza

  • 140 West Plaza

Foot-Stompin', Fist-Raisin'

Special Show on Thursday this week for Memorial Day Weekend! 

Kasey Tyndall has been taking the country world by storm and you have never seen her like this before. The 20-year-old has opened for stars such as Charlie Daniels, Kane Brown, Casey Donahew, and Parmalee just to name a few. The Greenville, NC native has played to sold out arenas, but is stripping down her show to perform as an acoustic duo in the Plaza. Country fan or not, you certainly won't want to miss this.

[Kasey Tyndall]
http://www.kaseytyndall.com/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/440916282775763/

The Carolina Club Dining: Pasta with a Purpose on behalf of Kidzu Children's Museum
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

The Carolina Club Dining: Pasta with a Purpose on behalf of Kidzu Children's Museum

  • The Carolina Club

Tuesday, May 24th 5:30 - 8:00pm

Experience casual dining at an amazing value! While you enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner, you can be comforted to know that you are contributing $10 of the $11 to Kidzu Children's Museum! 

Call 919-962-1101  to reserve your spot!

Adults are $11 each and children ages 6-12 are $6 each. 

Reservations are required and must be made by May 23rd. Tax and gratuity are not included. A credit card is required for reservations for non-members of the Carolina Club.

May
23
1:00 pm13:00

Tai Chi in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

  • 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.

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

Registration: Space is limited! Please register below.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS 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 noon on Mondays, immediately preceding Tai Chi. We hope you’ll try a class!

May 23 – Register here!

May
23
12:00 pm12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

  • 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.

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!

May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

May
21
3:30 pm15:30

Star Families: Planets at Morehead Planetarium

  • Morehead Planetarium

Explore astronomy themes as a family! The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together.

Please note: Unless part of a chaperoned group, each child must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.

Registration and Fees

Click on the Register Now! link beside the program title.

  • Adults: $7.68 (plus NC state sales tax)
  • Children, students and senior citizens: $6.51 (plus NC state sales tax)

Private Shows

Groups of 15 or more people may reserve a private showing of any Star Families program. This private show must occur on a date within one week before or after the date of the scheduled public program. Private show pricing applies. To reserve a private show, call Guest Relations at 919-962-1236 during regular business hours. You must reserve a private show at least two weeks in advance.

SCHEDULE

Star Families: Planets
May 21 2016 - 3:30pm
REGISTER NOW!

Star Families: Survival Skills Using the Sky
Jun 18 2016 - 3:30pm
REGISTER NOW!

Star Families: Summer Skies
Jul 16 2016 - 3:30pm
REGISTER NOW!

Star Families: Greek Myths and Legends
Aug 13 2016 - 3:30pm
REGISTER NOW!

- See more at: http://moreheadplanetarium.org/programs/youth-family-programs/star-families#sthash.L1H4c9eh.dpuf

May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Musical Conversation Evening & Art Exhibit at LIGHT Art+Design

  • LIGHT Art+Design

AN EVENING OF MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS WITH
ALISON WEINER AND FRIENDS

LIGHT ART + DESIGN is pleased to present Alison Weiner of mahaloArts, joined by musicians extraordinaire Robbie Link and Beverly Botsford, in a one-night only improvised performance inspired by its current 4 Directions exhibit, featuring the work of Marguerite Jay Gignoux, A. Brooke Heuts, Harriet Hoover and Carolyn Nelson.  This is the first time LIGHT will serve as a venue for a public musical performance.

In April 2015, Alison led an improvising ensemble for the sold-out closing reception of MASKS AND MIRRORS at Cassilhaus Gallery in Chapel Hill, featuring the works of Mary Jane Rivers, Bryant Holsenbeck and Marcy Litle. The May 20th ensemble will take a similar approach, as the musicians bring their unique vocabularies into spontaneous conversation with each other. Live music in the exhibit hall deepens the experience of the visual art for all participants. The sketches are alive in the moment, and then they are gone, transformed into memories for those present. Unlike the physical art works, the process of the musical dialog itself is the result. This is the joy of improvisational music. The audience will be invited to participate in the conversations.

The performance will be held at LIGHT on Friday May 20th, 2016 at 8:00pm. A limited number of tickets are $20, available online at http://www.lightartdesign.com/shop/music or by calling 919-942-7077. LIGHT is located at 601 West Rosemary Street, Suite 110 (in the Greenbridge Building on the Merritt Mill Road side) in Chapel Hill.

LIGHT ART+DESIGN promotes the work of contemporary artists and the awareness of innovative, sustainable design. For more information, contact Sarah Blaine at (919) 924-7077. www.lightartdesign.com

mahaloArts is a Carrboro-based company whose mission is to facilitate, develop and present artistic endeavors of positive, constructive, and engaging manner that underscore gratefulness for being alive.  We emphasize improvised performance and exploration, which further our abilities to communicate and craft solutions that transcend cultural boundaries and celebrate our common humanity. For more information, contact Alison Weiner at (919) 928-6886. http://mahaloArts.com

May
20
6:00 pm18:00

Come One, Come All! to 140 West Plaza

  • 140 West Plaza

Come One, Come All!

Cirque du Plaza is back, and this time better than ever! The Plaza will come to life with color as face painters turn people into lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Minuet Entertainment will make big strides on stilts and balloon twisters will transform balloons into fantastic creatures right before your eyes. Even the Spin Man will be making an appearance, balancing basketballs in a way you have never seen before!

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/556218741204029/

May
20
5:00 pm17:00

Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn

  • The Carolina Inn

Fridays on the Front Porch

Every Friday | 5-8 pm

The Carolina Inn hosts this popular end-of-the-work week celebration with live music, food trucks, and plenty of comfortable seating under the shady oaks and magnolias on the Inn's front lawn. There's no cover charge or reservations needed for the event. 
For more information: www.carolinainn.com

May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk by 3 FRANK Gallery Artists

  • FRANK Gallery

ARTIST TALK

Thursday, May 19, 6-8PM

with the artists from Fragments: Found & Formed

Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, Carol Retsch-Bogart

Three FRANK artists who use found materials – from bits and pieces to large, whole objects – in their art have come together for this very special show.  For Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, and Carol Retsch-Bogart, the creative process starts when they come in contact with something that has had a past life or function, no matter how humble. They are less often inspired by a clean slate, but are moved by the mystery of a found object’s history and the possibilities for giving it a new life. 

May
16
12:00 pm12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

  • 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.

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

May 16 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Sing Loud! Benefit Concert at University United Methodist Church

  • University United Methodist Church

Sing Loud! Benefit Concert

Sing Loud! Event at UUMC: On Sunday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. join the Youth Choirs of University United Methodist Church, Binkley Baptist Church, United Church of Chapel Hill and University Presbyterian Church for a concert benefitting the Be Loud Sophie Foundation. This foundation supports adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals. It was created in honor of Sophie Steiner, who would have been a senior in high school this year. Sophie has many friends in each of the participating choirs. Admission to the concert is free. All tax-deductible donations will go to the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation.

Link to more info about the event
http://beloudsophie.org/events/

May
15
11:00 am11:00

Barre Yoga at KLW Yoga to Beyoncé

  • KLW Yoga

Love Beyoncé?
Love Barre?
Love Brunch?

Join KLW this Sunday for a barre class expertly choreographed to Beyoncé's video-music extravaganza "Lemonade." KLW is bringing her big screen and her own copy of the film so that now, you won't have to choose between watching "Lemonade" again, or working out. Stay after class to enjoy brunch with your barre buddies, and some of KLW's favorite "Lemonade" recipes. Register here: https://goo.gl/RZuRjF.

May
14
10:30 am10:30

Art Adventures at Ackland Art Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum

Art Adventures

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided.

Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited. To be added to the waitlist for any of the below dates, please email Allison Portnow at aportnow@email.unc.edu

Upcoming Classes

14 May 2016: Giant, Gridded Group Drawings

 

May
14
10:30 am10:30

Drawing for Tweens at Ackland Art Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum

Drawing for Tweens

This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original works is offered in each session. Materials are provided.

Free to members | $5 per child for non-members. As space is limited, please RSVP using the links below. 

See Drawing for Tweens on the blog “On Franklin and Main”

Upcoming Sessions

14 May 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
“Drawing Heads”
Register here!