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Park on the Hill Kick-Off Party!
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

Park on the Hill Kick-Off Party!

  • 140 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
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The Chapel Hill Police Department (CHPD) is launching the long-awaited Lots to Love parking campaign with a party downtown on Sunday, April 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.

The Lots to Love campaign gives the local community an opportunity to engage with Chapel Hill parking and learn about the latest changes to parking downtown. The upcoming event celebrates the new campaign with live music, free food, artwork promoting the Lots to Love campaign, games and yes – a raffle for free parking in downtown Chapel Hill for an entire year!

A key component of the new campaign is the hashtag, #LotstoLove. Using the hashtag, people can capture their love for Park On The Hill on social media outlets.

The celebration will include a live local band, family friendly outdoor games and free food! One Way Back Band, a local, six-piece party cover band, is excited to headline the party. The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is graciously providing snacks from Mediterranean Deli, a Chapel Hill restaurant serving fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Greek food. The CHPD team has even thought to have giant Jenga, blow-up bowling, bouncy houses and other fun activities! There will also be another big reveal to the Lots to Love campaign that will take place during the party. 

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Community Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Community Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Downtown Chapel Hill kicks off the holiday season with a Community Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Memorial Garden of University Baptist Church; 100 S. Columbia Street, on Sunday, December 3 at 6 p.m.. 

Enjoy caroling by the church choir.  Bring your camera too - children can meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and have their pictures taken! Free and open to all. 

Public parking is free in downtown on Sundays. Visit www.parkonthehill.com for information and a map. 

This event may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. We'll update our social media and website if that happens. For questions please call the Downtown Partnership at 919-967-9440. 

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Jun
15
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Gingerbread House Village Display at The Carolina Inn
Dec
28
4:00 PM16:00

Gingerbread House Village Display at 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.

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Specials at Julian's for Small Business Saturday
Nov
26
to Nov 27

Specials at Julian's for Small Business Saturday

Shop Local and small this holiday season for the best dressed relatives on your list! Julian's is giving a 10% discount to any customer that spends $100 + on any instock items on Small Business Saturday. Located at 135 East Franklin Street. www.julianstyle.com

And remember...parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays downtown during the month of December. For parking details, visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Hot Spot! at 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/

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May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Foot-Stompin', Fist-Raisin' at 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/

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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

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.

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May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Musical Conversation Evening & Art Exhibit at 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

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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Come One, Come All! to 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/

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May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Hudson & Haw in the Plaza

Hudson & Haw in the Plaza

Chapel Hill based Hudson & Haw are bringing poppy sweet folk tunes to the plaza this May. The UNC Chapel Hill trio are releasing their debut album in April and are causing a stir in the local folk scene. Come out for good tunes and great vibes! 

[Hudson & Haw]
https://www.facebook.com/hudsonandhaw/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1564788807170774/

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May
11
5:30 PM17:30

Final Carolina 'Cue Wednesday at Crook's Corner

This Wednesday, May 11th, Crook's Corner are celebrating a spring season finale (of sorts) for Carolina 'Cue Wednesdays by inviting one of our tasty favorites to join them in Chapel Hill on the Crook's Corner patio. Southern Smoke of Garland, NC, will be here, chopping its wood-smoked 'cue and BBQ expert John Shelton Reed will be signing his new book in the bar. 

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May
8
5:00 PM17:00

Special Opening: Mother's Day at The Lantern

Special Opening: Mother's Day 

Sunday May 8th 2016

Lantern will be open for dinner on Sunday May 8th for Mother's Day and UNC Graduation. Dinner reservations are available beginning at 5:00pm.

We will serve a special 3-course menu featuring local and regional delicacies for $65 per person, excluding tax, gratuity, and beverages.


For reservations: 919-969-8846

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May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Graduation Day & Mothers Day Brunch @ The Franklin

Graduation Day & Mothers Day Brunch @ The Franklin

Enjoy brunch with us at The Franklin Hotel. $30 Adults, $15 Children, and Children 5 and under are free. Reservations are required. Contact Kelly today! 

Link to more info about the event
http://www.franklinhotelnc.com/2016-grad-mothers-day-brunch/

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May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Free Comic Book Day at Chapel Hill Comics!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Join Chapel Hill Comics for Free Comic Book Day on May 7, 2016! We will be open from 10-9. We will have tons of free comics as always along with TWO artists doing free sketches! Warren Wucinich (Invader Zim) and Billy Fowler will be on hand to create drawings of your favorite characters. During the day we will be conducting drawings for many prizes like gift certificates, trades, toys and more! Get out here and have some fun!

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May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Spinnin' and Grinnin' at 140 West Plaza

Spinnin' and Grinnin'

Its bike week! Wheel over to Live and Local to hear the East Chapel Hill School Ukulele Orchestra perform tunes in honor of our two-wheeled friends. See them perform here and get ready to hear strumming that will transport you to your favorite beach.

[East Chapel Hill High School Ukukele Orchestra]
http://bit.ly/1LX0Sv0

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/918728098246083/

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May
2
11:30 AM11:30

Ackland Art Museum Annual Spring Luncheon 2016 at Carolina Inn

Annual Spring Luncheon 2016

The Ackland’s Annual Spring Luncheon, with a talk by Kelly McChesney, curator of the exhibition Depth Perception, will be held on:

Monday, 2 May 2016, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
The Old Well Room at The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill

Please RSVP by: Wednesday, 27 April 2017

Tickets are $50.00 ($20 deductible) and are on sale at the Ackland Museum Store, or by calling Meghan Hunt, Manager of Membership Services at 919-843-5637.

All proceeds benefit the Ackland Art Museum.

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May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Carrboro High School Special Needs Class "Sense of Place Exhibit" with Preservation Chapel Hill

Sense of Place Exhibit

May 1 - May 27

Start/End Time
10am - 4pm

This year in conjunction with the Preservation Chapel Hill, a special needs class at Carrboro High School has been engaged in a year long local history project.

Students have worked with community members to learn about the local history of area businesses. With support from the Public School Foundation via a Strowd Roses Grant, work will be exhibited during the month of May at Preservation Chapel Hill. The "Sense of Place" exhibit will showcase student work including historical summaries, 2-D and 3-D artistic representations and music. 

The show is set to open on May 1 and will be on exhibit through the month of May.

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Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Creating an Uproar! at 140 West Plaza

Creating an Uproar!

Feed your inner creative with Live and Local as we welcome UNC’s Art Heels and Chapel Hill based Broadway Bound. The Art Heels use therapeutic elements of art to "heel" through creation! At seven, they'll be joined by the kids and teens of Broadway Bound, who use musical theatre to empower kids in the Triangle to live and act larger than life. Engage with your imagination while the crowd goes wild!

[UNC Art Heels]
http://artheels.webs.com/

[Broadway Bound]
http://bwayboundnc.com/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/950153875091560/

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Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Nickelpoint Garden Party at Lantern

Nickelpoint Garden Party at Lantern

On Tuesday April 26, Lantern Table celebrates North Carolina Beer Month with the first of 3 spring beer garden parties.

Andrea and Miguel will collaborate with Bruce Corregan and Dave Haydysch fromNickelpoint Brewing Company on a cocktail-style party that pairs handcrafted local beers with a spring dim sum menu.

Nickelpoint Brewing Co. (founded 2014) is the original craft brewery in the vibrant Five Points neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina, focused on preserving European beer styles of a bygone era.
Tuesday April 26, 6:30 $75 per person plus tax and fees. Price includes gratuity.
Seating is limited, tickets can be purchased at http://lanternbeergarden.brownpapertickets.com/


The Fine Print:
Tickets are non-refundable.
All attendees must be 21+ years of age. 
Tickets must be presented to enter the event.
The garden patio location is subject to weather. If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors at Lantern Table.


Next Spring Beer Garden Event:May 17th, Tarboro Brewing Co.

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Care to Dance? at 140 West Plaza

Care to Dance?

Got that dancing fever? Live and Local is excited to present a slam-packed lineup of Triangle dance groups this Spring! Feel the beat with UNC Chalkaa and UNC Moonlight Hip Hop, get into step with the Carolina Irish Association and the Carolina Dancing Divas, swish and swing with UNC Flying Silk and the Bravo Dance Company! With such a diverse line-up of dance groups everyone is sure to get into the groove! 

[UNC Chalkaa]
https://www.facebook.com/unc.chalkaa/

[UNC Moonlight Hip Hop]
https://www.facebook.com/UNCMoonlight 

[Carolina Irish Association]
http://carolinairishdance.web.unc.edu/

[Carolina Dancing Divas]
http://www.carolinadiamonddivasinc.com/

[UNC Flying Silk]
https://studentlife.unc.edu/organization/flyingsilk

[Bravo Dance Academy]
http://www.bravo.dance/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/224356461248099/

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Apr
21
5:30 PM17:30

Depth Perception: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2016

On view 22 April - 5 June 2016

Opening Celebration: Thu, 21 April, 5:30-7:30PM

In Depth Perception, six artists attempt to understand how we perceive the world around us, how we are affected by it, and how we identify ourselves within it. Each artist works through ideas of perception through such lenses as neurosis and power, social norms, and the ephemeral nature of time. Their explorations are based on personal experiences and memories, delve into human psychology, and even use scientific approaches such as residual or intentional mark-making. Depth Perception questions individual viewpoints in order to find a sense of objective understanding and come a little closer to finding a shared reality.

The artists in Depth Perception, all 2016 MFA candidates in UNC-Chapel Hill's Department of Art, are Erin Canady, Willie T. Jones, Alyssa Miserendino, Travis Phillips, Drew Robertson, and Saba Taj. 

Exhibition curated by Kelly McChesney.

 

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