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Imbibe's 1st Anniversary

Saturday, January 28 | 7 pm

Celebrate a year of great beer, art, and jazz at Imbibe! Enjoy free beer tasting from Troegs, giveaways, and specials with a dance party with  DJ Mellon!

Offal Week at Crook's Corner Restaurant

January 24-January 28 

Chef Bill Smith and the Crook's Clan are hosting "No Guts, No Glory, Offal Week at Crook's" during "Burns Week" which is the Scottish Holiday celebrating poet Robert Burns. Bring your Innard-Loving or Scottish friends and enjoy! Check out the nightly menu at 

Collage Workshop

Saturday, January 28 | 11 am

FRANK Gallery hosts Shelly Hehenberger to lead you in creating small collages in your travel journals inspired by any piece of artwork on display in the gallery. Students only need to bring their sketch book journals. 

Elaine's Prixe Fix Meal

It's still the best deal in town! Enjoy an early dinner with the $35 prix fixe menu, the perfect way to enjoy all of your favorite Elaine's dishes at a great price.

Carolina Science Cafe 

Wednesday, February 1 | 6 pm

Join Jeremy Whitley, author of Marvel’s The Unstoppable Wasp series for a discussion about how the world of comics can inspire readers.This new title features a young female scientist and each issue profiles actual women working in STEM fields. More Info


Sat, Feb 4 & Sun, Feb 5 

For 14 years now, members of the North Carolina LEGO Users Group have created awe-inspiring, never-before-seen displays using the ubiquitous Lego at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. LEGO-Palooza is recommended for ages six and older. 

NOW OPEN: Cuban Revolution Express

Located at 401 West Franklin Street, Cuban Revolution Express offers counter-service and delivery. Enjoy delicious pressed sandwiches, wraps, fresh salads, oven-baked empanadas, Hot Churros, Cuban Coffee and desserts. Open 7 days a week beginning at 11 am.

Opening Exhibit at Ackland Art Museum

January 27 - April 9, 2017

At the Ackland Art Museum- Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett is a groundbreaking retrospective of a passionately inspired and little-understood figure in twentieth-century American art. The first solo exhibition of Ronald Lockett’s art, Fever Within emphasizes the powerful themes the artist explored over the course of his career through about 50 of his works of art. 

January 25 - February 12

AT PLAYMAKERS: Esther sews elegant intimates for high society and fallen women alike, fashioning an independent path in her search for love and respect. A compelling look at the joys and sorrows of an African- American seamstress told against the rich tapestry of 1905 New York. For show and ticket information, visit 

Mon, Jan 30 | 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

Feb 15-26, 2017

North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival presents one of the largest independent comedy events in the country, showcasing improv, sketch and standup comedy acts from all across North America right here in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. NCCAF has comedy for everyone. Check the schedule, pick an act you like and buy tickets before they sell out.
Experience 20+ light installations, projections, and performances as you walk around downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro on Friday, February 10 from 6-10 pm. SHIMMER is free! Visit for a map and guide.
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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