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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! Summer Edition Vol.2

THIS WEEK: June 16-23

Open Mic at the Local 506

Monday, June 19th, 8:30 PM: The Monday Night Open Mic has moved from Carrboro to Chapel Hill with a new location, new sound and a bigger stage. Drums, amps, keyboards and microphones are all provided, so just get ready to sing and play -- or just sit back and enjoy the new talent.

Summer Solstice Wine Dinner

Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30 PM: Kipos Greek Taverna is hosting a wine dinner as part of the "Vineyards of Greece" 2017 seasonal series. You won't want to miss the four decadent courses, featuring scallops, beef tenderloin, baklava ice cream and more, paired with four exquisite wines. 

90's Night at The Library

Friday, June 16th, 10 PM - 2 AM: Dance your heart out '90s style and support a great cause. The event goes to fund UNC School of Dentistry students on their trip to Malawi to provide healthcare services, and includes some nostalgic '90s jams and an opportunity for you to rock the denim on denim trend again.

Pre-Solstice Yoga & Meditation

Saturday, June 17th, 2-4 PM: Need a recharge? Come on over to the Nightlight for an afternoon of yoga, meditation and relaxation. All levels are welcome, just make sure you bring your own yoga mat!

Biscuits & Groovy at Linda's

Thursday, June 22nd, 9 PM - 12 AM: Enjoy some live funk & soul music by the Biscuits & Groovy band at Linda's Downbar Breakdown. There's no cover, and you get a $5 barbeque sandwich and chips!

Fridays on the Front Porch

Friday, June 16th, 5-8 PM: Porchetta and Baozi food trucks will accompany the Brooke McBride Band as they perform on the lawn of the Carolina Inn while you relax, eat and enjoy.

Shows at the Morehead

Saturday, June 17th, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Fun and educational shows including Magic Tree House Space Mission and Carolina Skies are playing at the planetarium straight all Saturday afternoon and into Sunday -- not to mention skywatching Saturday night from 9-11 once the kids are in bed. Grab some family breakfast at Ye Olde Waffle Shop and head a few blocks down to stargaze.

In light of recent global events, the Town of Chapel Hill invites all to come gather in front of DSI Comedy on Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30 PM for a safe space to reflect and share thoughts on how to build community resilience.


Sunday Brunch Spotlight

Roots Bakery, Bistro & Bar Roots is every savory brunch lover's dream with a Central American twist. It has everything from huevos rancheros and fried plantains to pork & grits. Enjoy the chill atmosphere with all local, fresh ingredients and maybe even order their Tar Heel Town cocktail! Served Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, expect to spend around $9 on your food.

Bring out your inner photographer!

Try your hand at taking a picture in Chapel Hill that represents what downtown means to you. Come up with a caption for your photo, then share it with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for a chance to be featured in the next newsletter!

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