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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!


John Carpenter's Halloween at The Baxter

Thursday, October 19
8 P.M. - 11 P.M.

One of the greatest horror movies comes to The Baxter. John Carpenter's Halloween will be on the big screen with Kenny Caperton of The Myers House NC as your host for the evening. Come to the Baxter for the night... he came home.

VISITATIONS: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration

Saturday, October 21
7:30 P.M. - 9 P.M.

FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler with award-winning poet Jaki Shelton Green showcases her recent photographic composites, “Visitations,” a series of layered images of the poet and her late daughter, Imani, together with Jaki’s poem, i want to undie you. Musical interpretations from mahaloJazz accompany the works.

Price: $25
Tickets online or in person at FRANK Gallery.

Spooky Wine and Wag at West End Wine Bar

Sunday, October 22  
12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

Join us for the second Wine + Wag event to raise money for the Houston SPCA in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Pawww Snap!, of Raleigh, will be there from 12 P.M. - 2 P.M. taking amazing photos of your pets, so come early! Dress your pets in their best Halloween costumes for our costume contest and be sure to enter the raffle!

Spirit Night Fundraiser at Al's Burger Shack

Monday, October 23
5 P.M. - 8 P.M.

Join Our Children's Place at Al's Burger Shack on Monday, 10/23 for Spirit Night! Mention that you support Our Children's Place and they'll donate 15% of your sale to the cause.

Holland Brothers at Crook's Corner

Wednesday, October 25  
7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Come see the Holland Brothers and have great food, drink and atmosphere! When NC twin brothers Mark and Michael Holland sing harmony, they get your attention. The Holland's sound is rooted in old-time country & country blues.
Enjoy our fare-free bus system. Visit and download the Park Mobile app to pay for parking by smartphone.

Family and Friends Sunday at Ackland 

Sunday, October 22
2 P.M. - 5 P.M.

Spend an interactive, art-filled day with family and friends at the Ackland Art Museum! 
  • Conduct an “Art Interview” with your friend or family member.
  • Play art games like Ackland Art Bingo or solve “Art in a Jar” puzzles.
  • Make your own version of the Ackland’s “Artwork of the Month.”
Price: Free
All ages!

Wit: An Improv Comedy Game Show at Varsity Theater

Saturday, October 21 
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Buckle up for this no holds barred comedic boxing match. Two players go head to head, pushing their their comedic abilities to the limit for the title of Wit Champion. Join us for the only improv comedy game show where the comedy comes fast, the fight is real and the audience always wins.

Price: $5

Cardigans at Julian's

These light cardigans are cute as a button and are a supple dream in a wool-silk-cashmere blend. You can button one up in the front, or opt for Julian's other style that buttons down the back – it's your pick!

The Walking Dead Party at The Baxter

Sunday, October 22
9 P.M. - 12 A.M.

It's back! The Walking Dead returns this Sunday night as we will show last year's season finale then show the season 8 premiere. We will be serving IP3 pizza for the event along with other goodies. Come out in costume!

Holiday Bookings at Carolina Brewery

Book your private events with Carolina Brewery.
Their restaurants in Pittsboro and Chapel Hill are filling up calendars for private parties. Let them take the planning off your plate, explore diverse menu offerings, and make it easy this holiday season.
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.