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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Enjoy free public parking every Sunday downtown! Visit and download the Park Mobile app to pay for parking by smartphone.

50% off Sale

Until Sunday, September 17

The Ackland Museum Store is moving soon to inside the Ackland Museum starting in mid- October. Now until the Sunday enjoy 50% off select merchandise…so they don’t have to move it across the street! More Info

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.

Beer, BBQ, and Blues

Friday, September 15 |7 PM 

The Strowd is offering delicious BBQ with all the fixins, HI-Wire Brewing from Asheville, and Blues from DJ Papa Don. $12 includes 5 beer samples, food, and a free pint glass. Tickets available at Eventbrite and the door.

Movie Night: The Fly

Sunday, September 17 | 9 PM 

The Baxter hosts a showing of The Fly, an 80's classic with Jeff Goldblum and directed by horror legend David Cornenberg. Come out for this scary and gore filled classic. Drink specials and IP3 pizza. 

Trivia Night Tonight! 

Thurs, September 14 | 9 PM  

Gather your friends - but only the smart ones - and come to the gorgeously renovated Carolina Coffee Shop for trivia. Enjoy food and drinks (coffee or otherwise) too!

Star Families: Fall Skies

Sat, September 16 | 3:30 PM

Learn to identify the planets, bright stars, and constellations best seen this fall at a star show at Morehead Planetarium.

Luxury Open Mic at Zog's

Every Tuesday | 9 PM

Share your talent and skills in Music, Comedy, Spoken Word, Poetry, Dance, Magic, whatever you want. A different Tiki drink on special every week. Free billiards. Sign-up starts at 9 PM. Hosted by the illustrious, luxurious Josh Rosenstein. More Info

Improv at the Varsity

Sat, September 16 | 9 PM

Interactive and hilarious improve now at the Varsity Theatre featuring improv teams Land Mermaids, Shakey Meets Shakey, & Holodeck. $5. More

Fall Harvest Wine Dinner

Wed, September 20 | 6:15 PM

Enjoy another decadent four-course meal paired with four exquisite wines that will take you on a journey through the Fall harvest &  vineyards of Greece at Kipos Greek Taverna. Make a reservation now. Full menu at
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