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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

CURRENT's Grand Opening Celebrations!

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio is opening its doors on Friday, February 2 in the heart of Downtown Chapel Hill. An open house offers a chance to explore this new experimental  arts venue, hear from special guests, and get lost in a Sound Maze by The Paul Dresher Ensemble!

CURRENT's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is Friday, February 2 at 11:00 AM. The public is also welcome at Community Open House sessions at 11:30 AM and 5:00 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.

Women's Glee Club Choral Showcase at Hill Hall
Friday, February 2 at 8:00 PM

Join women's choral ensembles for the 10th annual Carolina Choral Showcase! The concert brings together ensembles from around the Triangle to celebrate their love of music. 
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Book Signing with Phil Ford at Chapel Hill Sportswear
Saturday, February 3 at 3:00 PM

Carolina basketball legend Phil Ford will sign copies of The Kid Who Couldn’t Dunk. This book, written by Art Chansky, tells Ford’s story in the form of a children’s book. Chansky will also be here signing his book Game Changers.
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Barre3 Chapel Hill at Uniquities
Sunday, February 4 at 10:00 AM

Barre3 Chapel Hill is teaming up with Uniquities for a FREE 45 minute workout where we will guide you through a specific sequence of movements that will give you a deep muscle burn, rev your heart rate, and center your mind - all in one!
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Ernest Turner & Friends at Local 506
Monday, February 5 at 8:00 PM

Ernest Turner's mantra is "searching for the ever illusive musical truth." This search began for the North Carolina native with piano lessons from his mother at the age of 4 and ultimately led him to study jazz in New Orleans.
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Tell About the South: Stephen Mandravelis at
The Center for the Study of the American South

Tuesday, February 6 at 12:30 PM

The American Agriculturist illustrated the Victorian-era United States. However, the vision of the “American farm” belies the tensions within the post-Civil War United States. Examine the Agriculturist in this lunctime talk.
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All You Can Eat Pizza & Salad Buffet at Mellow Mushroom
Wednesday, February 7 at 11:00 AM

An incredible deal - visit Mellow Mushroom in Downtown Chapel Hill for an all you can eat buffet for $7.99.
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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ruba Katrib
Thursday, February 8 at 6:00 PM

The Visiting Artist Series brings both established and emerging artists to UNC's campus to discuss their work. Ruba Katrib was recently appointed as a curator for MoMA PS1. 
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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.