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International Flags on Franklin Street

Have you seen the 25 international flags along Franklin Street? Check out this video of the Town crew putting the flags up this week.

The flags are up to celebrate the home countries of our fellow community members in Chapel Hill in advance of a new downtown event! Near & Far - A Local Celebration of Global Culture is on Sunday, April 8th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm on the 140 West Plaza in Downtown Chapel Hill.

Be sure to read more about the Franklin Street flags, and mark your calendars for this fun and funky street party in Downtown Chapel Hill!

Near & Far Chapel Hill
Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 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.
Just Like Us at Stone Center
Friday, March 23 at 6:30 PM

Just Like Us is a contemporary story about the lives of four young Latinas in Denver whose different immigration statuses begin to erode their opportunities and friendships.
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Women Do Standup: A Workshop at Imbibe
Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 AM

Perfect for women who are just starting out or have never thought they could do something like stand up. This group will start with the basics (how to hold a mic, comedy lingo, and how to get comfortable on stage) then dive into basic joke writing and performance.
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Lawrence Brownlee - Tenor at Hill Hall
Sunday, March 25 at 7:30 PM

Grammy-nominated tenor Lawrence Brownlee is ushering in “a new golden age in high male voices” (The New York Times). In his first appearance with Carolina Performing Arts, he performs opera arias, gospel, spirituals and showtunes.
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Tiki Madness at Lantern Restaurant
Monday, March 26

In the restaurant, bar, and on the patio every night, Lantern will serve tiki cocktails and vacation-inspired snacks like Poké, Black Sticky Rice, Shrimp Toast, Charcoal Grilled Pork Meatballs, Coconut Shrimp, and Blue Crab Rangoon. 
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Hunny at Local 506
Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 PM

The Southern California six-piece Hunny was formed in early 2014 by a group of long time friends and musicians. Hunny's charismatic sound draws from a blend of 1980's post-punk and their undying love for Prince.
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Nederlands Dans Theater at Memorial Hall
Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 PM

Ambitious and idiosyncratic, Nederlands Dans Theater sets the stage on fire with lavish visuals, hypnotic music and 28 sublime dancers from all over the world.
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David Brown at The Cave
Thursday, March 29 at 9:00 PM

David Brown is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter / composer currently based in Bloomington, IN. He has made records and toured for over a decade and will be making an appearance at The Cave.
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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.