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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Head Downtown for Fall Break!

It's Fall Break at the University of North Carolina. While students are away, it's a great time to #MeetDowntown and enjoy the beautiful weather with a stroll around campus and down Franklin Street!

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, First Baptist Church of Chapel Hill is hosting a Black Business Expo in Downtown Chapel Hill. Come out and discover Black Businesses and Community Organizations from Orange, Chatham, Durham and Alamance Counties. Also, enjoy food trucks and entertainment during the afternoon. Everyone is welcome to attend this event in Downtown Chapel Hill! 

FBC-Chapel Hill Black Business & Community Organization Expo
Saturday, October 20th 
10 a.m. - 4 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.

Fall Menu at La Residence
Friday, October 19

Join La Residence this weekend for our Fall Inspired Menu featuring local produce and meats. Free Parking on Sundays.
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Lee & The Bad Dogs at The Dead Mule Club
Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 PM

Get ready for some good old fashion rock ‘n’ roll with Lee & the Bad Dogs at The Dead Mule Club.
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Conversations About Race at University UMC
Sunday, October 21 at 1:30 PM

All are welcome to join continuing conversations about race being held the next several Sunday afternoons at University UMC (150 East Franklin Street). The first conversation is Sunday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
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Rockin' Moroccan Cooking Class at Blue Dogwood
Monday, October 22 at 6:00 PM

The class will focus on flavors of Northern Africa. Students will learn how to use dried fruits, nuts, saffron, and cinnamon to create a delicious menu.
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Tar Heel Tuesdays at Buns Chapel Hill
Tuesday, October 23

Receive 25% off your order at Buns every Tuesday through December!
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Bob Log III with Speed Stick at Local 506
Wednesday, October 24 at 9:00 PM

Robert Logan Reynolds III, known as Bob Log III, (born December 3, 1969) is an American slide guitar one-man band. The spectacle has been described as a blues punk guitar dance party.
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A Night at the Boo-ery
Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 PM 

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery will be hosting a free Halloween event called “A Night at the Boo-ery.” in TOPO’s warehouse-style event space, The Great Room, with doors opening at 8 PM.
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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.