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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

#ArtWalking and #ArtShopping

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is happening on Friday, February 9th from 6 PM - 9 PM with exciting events at Ackland Art Museum and a factory tour at BU Denim. 

Go with the flow at Ackland Art Museum and try out a Tai Chi and Qigong class from 6PM - 7PM, or grab a bite at the adjacent food truck. On the West End, BU Denim on Graham Street is showing off their process of manufacturing jeans in Chapel Hill, and VibeHouse 405 (above Schoolkids Records) introduces new work and a new scene to Downtown. 

ArtWalk experiences are always free. 
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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.

Pint Glass Giveaway at Carolina Brewery
Friday, February 9

Join Carolina Brewery for their annual anniversary pint glass giveaway all day. Buy a pint and keep the glass!
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Uni, Starbenders at Local 506
Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 PM

The two headlining bands at this 506 lineup will bring unexpected excitement, punk flair, and "androgynous rock and roll power" to Chapel Hill. 
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NC Symphony: Daphnis and Chloe at Memorial Hall
Sunday, February 11 at 7:30 PM

Just in time for Valentine's Day—romantic, passionate music this weekend! Lose yourself in the lush melodies of Daphnis and Chloe. 
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Women's Rugby Benefit at TRU Deli and Wine
Monday, February 12 at 5:00 PM

Meet at Carolina Women's Rugby's favorite sandwich place on Monday, where 10% of proceeds will help fund travel and expenses required to stay competitive in Collegiate Women's Rugby.
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Mardi Gras Menu at Crook's Corner
Tuesday, February 13

Iconic Chapel Hill chef Bill Smith, voted into the final five for Southeastern Best Chef by the James Beard Foundation, introduces the Mardi Gras menu available through February 28th
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Nerd Nite: Love Factually at West End Wine Bar
Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 PM

February's gathering of the minds happens to fall on a certain love-oriented holiday. Nerd Nite will celebrate romance novels, German poetry, and the business of erotica. 
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March Madness Book Drive at Ben & Jerry's
Thursday, February 15 at 4:00 PM

Beginning February 15th and continuing through March 15th - donate a book to Prison Books Collective at Ben & Jerry's and receive a free scoop of ice cream!
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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.