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What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

Artwalk, Comics Signing, Recylery Fundraiser, World Cup Final & more!
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2nd Friday Artwalk is this Friday!

Enjoy free openings and events at over 15 venues throughout downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro this Friday between 6 and 9pm.  Enjoy live music, good food & drinks, and other art related entertainment. Shop local art like unique jewelry, scarves, handmade paper goods, ceramics, fine art, and more!

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Enjoy free public parking every Sunday downtown!

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Register for DSI Kids Comedy Camp

Improve verbal ability; Enhance active listening skills; Build body awareness and Boost self-confidence. Improvisation can have a positive impact on students both on- and off-stage. By learning performance games in a safe environment, DSI students are encouraged to take risks and they develop the ability to both tell stories collaboratively and work in the moment. Camp runs from July 28 - August 1. 

Age groups include: (8-10) (10-13) (14-17)
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Sunday Fundraiser on Graham Street

Sunday, July 13 from noon to 4pm
The businesses of Graham Street are getting together to support one of their own -- The ReCYCLEry! Proceeds from the following will go to The ReCYCLEry, a nonprofit providing bikes and bicycling education to all in the community: 100% of cut and color proceeds at Sydn's Hairshop; $1 per pint at Beer Study, 25% of sales at Rumors Vintage Shop!

Burger Night at Industry

Every Monday enjoy delicious burgers at Industry.  Check out their exciting menu at

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Voted Best Italian Restaruant by Chapel Hill Magazine.

Greatest Signing of All Time at Chapel Hill Comics

Saturday, July 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm
In honor of the store changing owners, Chapel Hill Comics is bringing in some of former owner Andrew Neal's favorite comics professionals for a big signing. There'll be comics, food, and fun.

Star Families Show at Morehead Planetarium

Saturday, July 12, 3:30 to 4:15 pm:
Prepare for summertime camping trips by learning to find and identify the stars and constellations that are best seen in this season. Star Families is designed for children ages 7 to 12 and their families. More information at

Start your weekend right at Bandidos

Thursday: $12.99 margarita pitchers, margarita chicken special - $6.95 Lunch, $10.95 Dinner

Tunes on Tuesday at La Rez

Live Music with Bistro Menu on the Patio and in the Bar for the Months of July and August. Email for details.

Drawing in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Saturday, July 12, 10 am to 12 pm
 Amanda Hughes (Director of External Affairs at Ackland Museum) leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland's collection. For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free and open to the public. 

World Cup Final

Sunday, July 13, 3pm
Watch Germany take on Argentina in the World Cup this Sunday at your favorite downtown soccer hangout!
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Learn more at

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