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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

Enjoy our fare-free bus system. Visit and download the Park Mobile app to pay for parking by smartphone.

Teen Science Cafe

Friday, October 13 | 5:30 PM

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center hosts Chris Apple, Journeyman Beekeeper, to talk about our world with bees and learn about the many native bees found in our own backyards.

2nd Friday ArtWalk 

Friday, October 13 | 6-9 PM

Go ArtWalking and ArtShopping to experience our community's creative arts scene and socialize with other art lovers! Shop for art in all mediums; handmade jewelry, scarves, paper goods, ceramics, fine art, and more. Free and open to all.

Late Night with Roy

Friday, October 13 

Late Night with Roy, the 15th annual ceremonial season tipoff for Carolina Basketball, will be the first opportunity to see the defending NCAA champions start their 2017-18 season in style in the Dean Dome. For details, visit
Romeo & Juliet is the timeless tale of two young lovers torn apart by the feud between their families, the Capulets and Montagues. Bare Theatre’s production will be performed in UNC’s Forest Theatre, with epic sword fights, and lavish, Elizabethan costumes similar to how the play would have been performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. 

Improv at the Varsity

Sat, October 14 | 9:30 PM

Featured this week -the best shortform comedy in the Seven Kingdoms, with emcee Aaron Keck. Enjoy an amazing beginning, middle, and/or end to your perfect Saturday night out!

Free Classes Fundraiser at Franklin Street Yoga

Sunday, October 15 

The Franklin Street Yoga Center is offering free classes all day to raise funds for our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico currently rebuilding from the Hurricane Maria devastation. Make a monetary donation or bring needed items.  More Info

Tasting at Beer Study

Thursday, October 12 | 5-7 PM

Offered for the beer tasting are one bottle of each Saison, chocolate, braise-bonbons, ghost turtle. Bottles will be at a special price too!

Fall Styles at Julian's

Julian’s has just stocked up on sweaters perfect for the fall season. Come by to feel the Intarsia sweater, which is made of featherweight merino wool in North Carolina and is Alexander Julian's homage to Paul Klee. Is it an adult t-shirt or a modern sweater? The answer is YES!

Studio Saturdays

Saturday, October 14 

Studio Saturday is a chance for art-lovers of all ages to make art at the Ackland Art Museum. Kids can make beaded bracelets inspired by South African Beadwork. Tweens and adults can draw in the galleries. All while you explore Ackland’s art.

UNC Football Game Day

Sat, October 14 | 3:30 PM

Go HEELS! The Tar Heels take on the UVA Cavaliers in Kenan Football Stadium this weekend! Enjoy dining downtown before and after the game, stop by one of downtown's bustling UNC fan gear shops, and take the Tar Heel Express.
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership brings together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development.
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