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What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

Start your new year off right! 

Franklin Street Yoga Center is offering a Free Intro to Yoga this Saturday, January 6th and next Saturday January 13th at 2:30 PM. The class is designed for beginners or students new to Vinyasa yoga, and it's a perfect opportunity to learn the basics and get a solid foundation for your next class. (Learn more

Use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.
If you're driving, visit for parking information.

Free Friday Tasting at Imbibe
Friday, January 5 at 6:00 PM

Unwind with a free beer or wine tasting every Friday at Imbibe! If you haven't had a chance to experience this downtown local's haunt inspired by The Big Easy, stop by this Friday for a showcase of Shoecrazy wines - Red Blend, Rosé, and Sparkling Peach Mango.
(More info)

ONE of THESE Nights - a new dance party at Nightlight 
Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 PM

Nighlight has long been a supporter of dance downtown. This time, a new party introduces new sounds and DJs into the mix. See what's different about ONE of THESE Nights!
(More info)

Flash of Light, Fog of War: Japanese
Military Prints, 1894-1905 at Ackland Art Museum

Sunday, January 7 

See the final day of the exhibit of prints depicting modern war technologies at the turn of the 20th century, skillfully documented by Japanese printmakers to achieve brilliant effects.
(More info)

The Rock Me Amadeus Comedy Open Mic
at The PIT Chapel Hill

Monday, January 8th at 7:00 PM

Practice a joke or two and hear some other local comedians at this weekly comedy open mic hosted by Wolfgang Hunter.
(More info)

UNC vs. Boston College at Local 506
Tuesday, January 9 at 8:00 PM

Local 506 is showing UNC basketball games when the venue is not scheduling shows. Check out this matchup against Boston College. 
(More info)

Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection
Wednesday, January 10 at 2:00 PM

Explore the Ackland's collection in this guided gallery experience!
(More info)

Building Your Financial House:
Start With a Strong Foundation at The Well

Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 PM

The Well, a women's social club downtown, will explore the basics of building financial security, including managing debt, growing savings, and safeguarding against risk and unexpected events. Lauren Erickson is a Certified Financial Planner® and managing partner of her own private wealth management firm. 
(More info)

Wood Robinson's New Formal at Local 506
Friday, January 12 at 9:00 PM

Check out Wood Robinson's New Formal from Mipso's new project at Local 506!

"Wood Robinson's New Formal is the soundtrack to a road trip, a collection of stories witnessed through a van window while crossing the country on tour." (More info
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