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2nd Friday ArtWalk

Friday, November 10
6:00 P.M.

Explore this month's 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Chapel Hill and Carrboro with breakdancing, free pizza, and gripping visual arts and lively experiences. (More info

Star Families: Native American Sky Stories at Morehead Planetarium

Saturday, November 11
3:30 P.M.

Become familiar with the night sky through stories that the Cherokee and other Native Americans have told about the Big Dipper, North Star, Pleiades, and Milky Way.
Price: $6.51 - $7.68 (More info

Storytelling Under the Stars at Morehead Planetarium

Sunday, November 12
4:30 P.M.

Morehead hosts a yearly event in partnership with Professor Brian Sturm's storytelling class from the UNC's School of Information and Library Science.
Price: $6.51 - $7.68 (More info
Improv at the Varsity

Ackland's Spectrum of Speakers: Erik Thomsen at FedEx Global Education Center

Sunday, November 11
5:00 P.M.

Join for a series of thematic talks—one for each featured color in "Color across Asia"—by guest experts including historians, art dealers, collectors, and curators. November's talk will feature Erik Thomsen on the color gold.
Price: Free - $20 (More info

Four Courses - Four Beers for Charity at Midway Community Kitchen

Sunday, November 12 
5:30 P.M.

Chef Ashleigh Fleming Scherman hosts a Pop Up dinner at Midway Community Kitchen to benefit TABLE. Price: $100 (More info)

Gift-Giving Argyle at Julian's

The holidays are about to go into full swing, which means it's time to start thinking about presents! Give your loved ones the gift of argyle. (More info)
Nerd Nite Chapel Hill

Adopt-a-Home Fundraiser for Hurricane Matthew Recovery at Linda's Downbar

Thursday, November 16
5:00 P.M.

The Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners is hosting a benefit fundraiser at Linda's Bar and Grill to support UNC's Adopt-a-Home project. The Adopt-a-Home program is part of the disaster relief efforts to aid areas of North Carolina still facing the effects of Hurricane Matthew. (More info

Ernest Turner Jam Session at Imbibe

Thursday, November 16
8:00 P.M. 

Ernest Turner Trio hosts a weekly jam session at Imbibe. Hear the Trio every Thursday through December 28th at Imbibe in Chapel Hill!
(More info)
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Improv at the Varsity

Beer, BBQ, and Blues at The Strowd

Friday, November 10
7:00 P.M.

The Strowd will be spinning some great blues music, serving up hot BBQ plates and pouring a selection of beers from Raleigh's Lonerider Brewing Company. Make it a diversion from your ArtWalk plans, or stay for a while and try a flight. Price: $10 (More info
Glenn Jones

The Well 
Women's Social Club

The Well is a social club for women interested in thriving, collaborating, and making an impact. A place to gather and replenish. (Learn more

Northside PTA Night at Al's Burger Shack

Monday, November 13
5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. 

Northside PTA Spirit Night at Al's Burger Shack. Tell Al’s staff that you’re with Northside Elementary School, and the Northside Elementary PTA will receive a portion of every bill! (More info)
Glenn Jones

29th annual RSVVP Day for Inter-Faith Council

Tuesday, November 14

One in seven Orange County residents – including one in five kids – don’t know if they will sit down to dinner tonight.  You can help by pulling up a chair.  On Tuesday, November 14, almost 100 local restaurants – including 22 in downtown Chapel Hill - will donate 10% of their receipts to feed our hungry neighbors.
(More info
Nerd Nite Chapel Hill

Everything's Fine! All-Femme Comedy Show for the Compass Center! at Might as Well 

Thursday, November 16
7:00 P.M. 

A Night Celebrating Complete Gender Equality Finally! Your favorite lady-comedians from the Triangle are putting on a charity show because we want more out of the male-dominated, heteronormative comedy scene. It's a variety comedy show like you've never seen before. Price: $5 (More info)
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