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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

University Offers Ideas and Events

Reading on McCorkle Place, visiting the galleries at Ackland Art Museum, or experiencing CURRENT first hand are wonderful opportunities in Downtown provided by the University. However, UNC also provides a connection to important topics and ideas. 

This week, the public can view award-winning undergraduate artwork at Hanes Art Center, hear important stories of innocence and incarceration at The Sonja Haynes Stone Center, or even learn how two Puerto Rican engineers are helping the island recover from disaster

“Observations of Puerto Rico’s Recovery from Hurricane Maria:
An Engineering Perspective” with Coastal Resilience Center

Wednesday, February 28 at 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.

Mixed Concrete at TOPO's Great Room
Friday, February 23

Mixed Concrete is in its 7th year as a fundraising art show to raise money, awareness, and support for families with inadequate housing in Chapel Hill, NC.
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Star Families: African Star Stories at Morehead Planetarium
Saturday, February 24 at 3:30 PM

Become familiar with the current night sky through stories that various African cultures have told about the Moon, planets, and stars. The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. 
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Family and Friends Sunday at Ackland Art Museum
Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 PM

Spend an interactive, art-filled day with family and friends at the Ackland Art Museum! Conduct an “Art Interview” with your friend or family member. Play art games like Ackland Art Bingo or solve “Art in a Jar” puzzles. 
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Race, Innocence, and the End of the Death Penalty
Speaker Series at Stone Center

Monday, February 26 at 5:30 PM

Hear the voices of those who have been imprisoned for crimes they did not commit in this eight part series on race and criminal justice.
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Embody Carolina Benefit Night at Yogurt Pump
Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM

Recognize and support National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week at YoPo from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. 
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$3.99 Pizzas at LOTSA Pizza
Wednesday, February 28 at 4:00 PM

Unlimited toppings, new menu items & more are all part of LOTSA 2.0. The new offerings are here and are better than ever! To celebrate, LOTSA is offering $3.99 pizzas from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM! (More info)

Occluded Front at Hanes Art Center
Thursday, March 1

Celebrate the achievement of undergraduate artists at the 2018 Undergraduate Studio Art Awards Exhibition: Occluded Front. This event is hosted by UNC Department of Art and Art History.
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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.