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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

2nd Friday ArtWalk 

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is an opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Explore venues, have a bite to eat, and socialize every 2nd Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm!

Download a map to plan your ArtWalk and experience live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, and more! 
Use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.
If you're driving, visit for parking information.

Celebrating "Becoming a Woman" at Ackland
Friday, March 9 at 6:30 PM

Get creative and mysterious with Student Friends of the Ackland's mask-making activities, enjoy pizza from the Napoli food truck, and explore the galleries!

Featured Program:
6:30-8:30 PM: “Dangerous Liaisons at the Ackland: An Evening of French Enlightenment Art and Literature,” presented with Carolina Public Humanities. (More info)

The Stones: A Ween Cover Band at Local 506
Saturday, March 10 at 9:00 PM

Check out an evening of covers at this Local 506 Bash on West Franklin Street! (More info

Sunday Brunch at Crook's Corner
Sunday, March 11 at 10:30 AM

Eat at Crook's Corner on the Wild West side of Franklin Street for "The Bonnie and Clyde", "Kitty's Favorite Baked French Toast" "Desayuno Mexicano" & the original "Shrimp & Grits" plus more!
(More info)

Caitlin Washburn at The Cave
Monday, March 12 at 9:00 PM

Got a case of the Mondays? Come listen to some of the most creative songwriters in Chapel Hill/Carrboro share the stage at The Cave! A night of fun is sure to be had!
(More info)

Northside Elementary PTA Fundraiser at Chipotle
Tuesday, March 13 at 5:00 PM

Bring your appetite to Chipotle's on Tuesday, 3/13 and they will donate 50% of sales to Northside PTA!
(More info)

Double Duos at Nightlight

Wednesday, March 14 at 8:00 PM

The two duos of Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves and Andy Cahan & Joseph Decosimo play in another unique offering from Nightlight.  (More info)

Two Star Cruiser Ride at Beer Study Chapel Hill
Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 PM

It's time for another cruiser ride with Back Alley Bikes and Beer Study Chapel Hill. Meet at 7:30pm on the Back Alley deck and depart at 8-ish for a ride. The ride will finish at Beer Study on their comfortable patio.
(More info

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.