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Fridays on the Front Porch at Carolina Inn

Every Friday | 5-8 PM

The Carolina Inn hosts this popular end-of-the-week celebration with live music, food trucks, and plenty of comfortable seating under the shady oaks and magnolias on the Inn's front lawn. There's no cover charge or reservations needed for the event.
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. 

Horror Movie Night 

Sunday, October 8 | 9 PM

The Baxter Arcade & Bar is showing Cabin in the Woods; written by Joss Wheadon and starring Chris Hemsworth. A movie to keep you in the scary mood of October. With free IP3 pizza.

True Scary Stories

Wednesday, October 11 | 9 PM

The 2nd Wednesday of every month is Storytelling Night at Northside District, and for October the theme is TRUE scary stories! There will be scheduled storytellers as well as an open-mic opportunity for spontaneous storytellers. More Info

‘Cue & Tunes

Every Wednesday | 8 PM

Crook’s Corner brings back the very popular Wednesday Carolina ‘Cue; now paired with live music on the patio. Enjoy that gorgeous fall weather while you can! Check out their Facebook page for list of musicians. 

ZenSoFly at The Cave 

The October Residency featured artist is ZenSoFly, curating shows featuring performances from some favorite NC artists every Wednesday. Artists include sl0wgl0w, Sean Kyd, and more. Doors 9/Show 9:30/Cover $5/ 21+
Chapel Hill’s second Nerd Nite is themed Spooky Bastards for October!  Nerds will unite at Imbibe on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 PM to hear two speakers give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations and maybe even a hands-on SPOOKY activity! More Info and Speaker List

New Exhibit at Ackland Art Museum

Opens Friday, October 6

Flash of Light, Fog of War: Japanese Military Prints, 1894-1905- At the turn of the 20th century, Japanese printmakers documenting war-time battle scenes skillfully adapted the centuries-old techniques of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) to achieve altogether new atmospheric and light effects that matched new modern warfare technologies.

Fundraiser for Puerto Rico at Nighlight Club

Saturday, October 7 | 8 PM

Nightlight Club is hosting live music by Dex Romweber, Lud, Paint Fumes, Pipe, Roberto Cofresi, and Leonardo Olazagasti. All proceeds going to Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund. More Info

UNC Football Game Day

Saturday, October 7 | 3:30 PM

Go HEELS! The Tar Heels take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame 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.

No-Pressure Writers’ Workshop at Imbibe

Tuesday, October 10 | 6:30 PM

Meeting every 2nd Tuesday. All skill levels welcome, and all materials provided. Walk around to different prompt stations and get to writing. Family-friendly too! Enjoy half-off all wine.

NASA Ambassador to Talk at Morehead

Wednesday, October 11 | 6 PM

Join Morehead Planetarium and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Jeff Qualls, to discuss the historic accomplishments of the Cassini mission to Saturn. Jeff will give a short presentation and take questions during the hour. This event is free and open to the public.
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