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Customer Appreciation Day at The Baxter

Thurs, September 28 | All Day

To celebrate three great years on Graham Street, The Baxter is setting all games to FREE PLAY all day for customers! Enjoy specials all day while you play. 

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. 

Free Pure Barre Pop Up Class at Uniquities

Sun, October 1 | 10 AM 

Join Pure Barre Durham-Chapel Hill for a FREE Pop Up class at Uniquities! All attendees will receive 10% off their entire Uniquities purchase. Go to to sign up. Navigate to "October 1st" and click "Sign Up!" next to "FREE Pop Up Class at Uniquities!".

Yoga & Tai Chi 

Mon, Oct 2 | 12 PM & 1 PM

Take care of your mind, body, and soul at the Ackland Art Museum. Yoga and Tai Chi classes are being offered in the gallery as you are surrounded by art! Register online at

‘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. 

NOW OPEN: Perennial

Perennial Coffee & Pastries is celebrating a Grand Opening at 403 West Franklin Street on Friday, September 29 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Enjoy free drip coffee, pastry bites, and giveaways all day!

Hurricanes for Hurricane Relief at Top of the Hill

Thurs, September 28 | 8 PM

Enjoy a New Orleans-style soiree in The Great Room as TOPO Distillery debuts their newest product. Carolina Spiced Rum is hand-crafted, pot-distilled, and USDA-certified organic. A portion of the proceeds will go to Hurricane Harvey & Irma relief efforts. Tickets & More Info

Music on the Porch

Thurs, Sept 28 | 5:30 PM 

The Center for the Study of the American South hosts Will Ridenour and Gabriel Pelli  to perform on the front porch. This event is free and open to the public. Get dinner from a downtown restaurant, bring a blanket and stay for a while! More Info

Ella at the Savoy: A Centennial Tribute

Sunday, October 1 | 4 PM

Many Triangle musicians have come together to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s early work with the Chick Webb Orchestra, and leading the orchestra under her own name - Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra. At Kenan Music Building on UNC’s campus. More Info

Carolina Science Cafe

Wednesday, October 4 | 6 PM

Sustainability Science: The Big Picture and the Long View - Some people think sustainability is just about tree hugging and dirt worshipping, but it’s really about science and forward looking technology. Come hear how the EPA is studying problems and grappling with solutions, both globally and here at home. Hosted by Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at Top of the Hill’s Backbar. 
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.

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