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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Tinkerers, builders, and makers rejoice!

LEGO-palooza at Morehead Planetarium returns with exciting scenes of outer space, trains, amusement parks, landmarks and more! The North Carolina LEGO Users Group has been making childhood dreams come true since 2005 with this exciting and free exhibit. Come downtown for lunch (or even Sunday brunch) before walking over to see these complex, detailed and surprising creations.

LEGO-palooza at Morehead Planetarium is Saturday, January 27 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, January 28 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 
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Use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.
If you're driving, visit for parking information.

Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment
at Ackland Art Museum

Friday, January 26

A new show at Ackland Art Museum is both historically significant and important in modern context. 'Becoming a Woman' offers depcitions of women in mythology and religion as well as at home, at work and at play in 18th Century France. 
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Local Lineup featuring Sounds System Seven at Local 506
Saturday, January 27 at 9:00 PM

Head down to Local 506 to support Chapel Hill's evolving local music scene. Check out a local lineup and jam out to Sounds System Seven, The Oatmeal Conspiracy, and Bellflowermusic.
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January Art Exhibit Closing at Horrace Williams House
Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 PM

The historic Horace Williams House offers a final look at ceramic pieces from Linda Prager and mixed media work by Bryan Colburn Ellis.
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Two Year Anniversary at Imbibe
Monday, January 29 at 7:00 PM

Let the good times roll at Imbibe's two year anniversary party! It's a celebration with live music, discounted beer and wine, plus some hot food!
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Dine and Paint Tuesdays at Might as Well Chapel Hill
Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30 PM

Join Paint Night Durham for their signature brand of paint party at Might as Well Chapel Hill. Have a good time with friends while you paint your own take-home creation!
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Hump Day Comedy at PIT Chapel Hill
Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00 PM

Every Wednesday, head over to PIT Chapel Hill for a dose of comedy. Laugh away the midweek blues or try out new material at Hump Day Comedy Open Mic.
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Preview of The Christians at PlayMakers Repertory Company
Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 PM

The PlayMakers Repertory Company is a great asset to Chapel Hill. We have the opportunity to watch a cast mature through an ongoing series of performances like The Christians.
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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.