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Thursday, Jan 21 | 8 pm

At Local 506, writer, sex educator, and funny lady Lux Alptraum teams up with comedian friends to take a tour of classic sex education videos, where some of America's best community theater actors teach our nation's youth all about puberty, sexual health, and what's happening down at the STI clinic. 

Baroque & Beyond

Sunday, Jan 24 | 3 pm

Sparking, fiery music of the Italian baroque from less-frequently heard composers to those well-known will be featured at this performance at Chapel of the Cross. Tickets $18. 

Monday, Jan 25 | 12 pm & 1 pm

Take care of your mind, body, and soul at the Ackland Art Museum. Yoga and Tai Chi classes are being offered in the gallery as you are surrounded by art! Register online at

Home Ownership Info 

Tuesday, Jan 26 | 6 pm

Join the Community Home Trust and The Jackson Center for an informational session about newly renovated homes in the Northside community. The session will be held at The Jackson Center, 512 W. Rosemary St. To register, contact Deanna Carson at 919-967-1545, ext. 301. 

Chapel Hill Training Offer

Now Through Jan 31

Stay warm this winter with the Chapel Hill Training Bundle! For a limited time, CHT will be offering the best personal training in the area with FREE small group classes. If you are looking to start or get back into your fitness routine this new year, visit

Sac Poe Open Mic at DSI

Wednesday, Jan 27 | 6:30 pm

Speak your peace. Sacrificial Poets hosts an open mic monthly event featuring community voices. Doors open and sign up at 6 pm. Sac Poe is an award-winning spoken word poetry organization that serves middle, high school, and college-aged youth.

919NOISE Showcase

Wednesday, Jan 27 | 8:30 pm

Nightlight Club celebrates a special Mozart's Birthday edition of this monthly showcase featuring local bands and musicians. 

Hipster Bingo 

Tuesday, Jan 26 | 8:30 pm

It's bingo time at Baxter Arcade and they're gonna get all presidential with this one. Tons of prizes to give away plus a few surprises. 
For current schedule of movies visit

Have Face Time with the Chamber & Us!

Thursday, Jan 21 | 5:30 pm

Join the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership for some face time tonight at Back Bar at Top of the Hill, located at 100 E Franklin St. This is the Chamber's monthly networking event; free for Chamber members, $5 for non-members. All proceeds from non-member fee will benefit Kidzu Children' Museum. As The Downtown Partnership is the featured partner this month - the event is also free to all downtown businesses, property owners, and organizations.

Buy One Get One Half Off at Crepe Traditions

Through Jan 23

Enjoy breakfast and lunch crepes at Crepe Traditions; located at 140 West Franklin Street.  They'll even reimburse your first hour of parking at the 140 West Parking Deck! (Access on W. Rosemary St). 

Family Night at Noodles

Every Thursday 

During the month of January, Noodles and Company will be having FAMILY NIGHTS every Thursday. Kids 10 & under get a FREE Kids Meal with the purchase of a regular entree. 

Winter Getaway

Friday, Jan 22 | 6:30 pm

FRANK Gallery invites you to enjoy an evening guaranteed to warm you up during winter’s cold temperatures with drinks, food, Latin music, tango dancers, and classical guitar. Tickets $40/$70. 

Opening Reception 

Friday, Jan 22 | 6 pm 

LIGHT Art + Design opening reception for five artists new to the gallery. These artists are exploring sculpture and painting,  communication and connection. With Jeff Bell, Kiki Farish, Heather Gordon, Warren Hicks, and Sallie White. Through March 12th.

Family & Friends Day

Sunday, Jan 24 | 1-5 pm

Spend an interactive, art-filled afternoon with family and friends exploring the Ackland Art Museum's newly opened exhibition Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann. All ages of art-lovers are invited. Free.

Jan 20- Feb 7

A masterful look at a family navigating the space between reality and dreams, in a world premiere adaptation by Libby Appel, the director of PlayMakers' 2014 production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Tickets start at $15.

Oysters at Lantern 

$1 oysters in the Lantern bar every Monday - Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. 
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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