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What To Do And See Downtown This Week!

2nd Friday ArtWalk Weathers Another Storm 

The popular - and expanding - 2nd Friday ArtWalk returns to Chapel Hill and Carrboro this evening with events throughout town! Blue Dogwood, the Triangle's first food hall, joins the ArtWalk with a group show and printmaking talk at 7:30 p.m. Plus, catch street musicians on East and West Franklin Street during the evening. 

Also, American Institute of Architects Triangle is hosting Arch-tober! Visit architecture firms in Carrboro and Chapel Hill to discover more about the AIA and the local firms in our area. More information about participating firms can be found on our website!

2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, October 12th 
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Parking is easier than ever in Downtown Chapel Hill! 
Visit to find out where to park. Or, use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.

Live Music with John Stevens at Dead Mule Club
Friday, October 12 at 8:00 PM

Come enjoy the talented John Stevens & Big Sam’s BBQ! 
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Echoes Improv at The PIT Chapel Hill
Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 PM

Watch The Echoes perform Dream Logic Improv as they take you on a trip in their JTS Brown Dream Machine. Experience live theatrical, organic improv where scenes magically morph before your eyes.
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Farm Friends Rescue Benefit at Dead Mule Club
Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 PM

Celebrate “Pet Month” by supporting a wonderful local rescue! 100% of profits will go to Farm Friends Rescue. One Hope Wines will also be there donating some profits to the ASPCA. Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon & make a difference in the lives of animals
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Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles
Monday, October 15 at 5:00 PM

Justin Erlich discusses ways to meet some of the ethical and legal challenges presented by the emergence of autonomous vehicles in urban life.
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Tar Heel Tuesdays at Buns Chapel Hill
Tuesday, October 16

Receive 25% off your order at Buns every Tuesday through December!
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Yoga Under The Stars
Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 PM

Start your fall mindfully in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Full Dome Theater, beneath an array of stars.
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2nd Annual Halloween Movie Screening at The Baxter
Thursday, October 18 at 8:30 PM 

Halloween is here and of course The Baxter is showing John Carpenter's classic Halloween on the big screen. Come out for a spooky night with $4 drafts and free popcorn.
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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.