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Tar Heel Downtown

Friday, September 1| 6-9 PM

Start the UNC Football season with a pep rally on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. Enjoy live music from Kacey Tyndall, face painting, a photo booth, performances by UNC Marching Tar Heels & Cheerleaders, and of course Rameses! FREE. 

FRANK Gallery Artist Talk

Thursday, August 31 | 6 PM

August Featured Artists, along with Austin Cathey, will talk about why they create, and give behind-the-scenes details about processes and materials. 

Swing Dance Night

Wed, September 6 | 7 PM

The Strowd hosts swing dance nights every first and third Wednesday of the month. Enjoy vintage cocktails and music by The Blue House Quintet, a swingin' five-piece gypsy band. 

Live Jazz Quartet

Every Thursday | 8-10 PM

Come to Imbibe, located at 108 Henderson Street, for the lovely sounds of a Jazz Quartet weekly. Enjoy half off all wines and an inspiring, freshly-changing menu! 

UNC Football Game

Saturday, Sept 2 | 12:20 PM

Carolina takes on the California Bears in Kenan Stadium this weekend! Enjoy dining downtown before or after the game, stop by one of downtown's bustling UNC fan gear shops, and take the Tar Heel Express. 

Pre-fixe Dinner at Kipos

Kipos special pre-fixe menu offers a 3-course meal for $26 per guest! Reserve a table for this Thursday night mini-Greek feast call (919) 425-0760 or visit the reservation page and be sure to request the Seasonal Thursday Menu.

The Baxter Movie Night

Sunday, September 3 | 9 PM 

Shin Godzilla was released last year in Japan; the Baxter will show the US dubbed version. Enjoy pizza from IP3 too.

Explore the Ackland

Every Wednesday | 2 PM

Enjoy a free, 30-minute docent-led tour to explore the Ackland Art Museum collection with a guide and experience the Ackland in a new way! Free. 
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.