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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Celebrate Spring Downtown!

There are plenty of reasons to dine, shop, and stroll in Downtown Chapel Hill this spring! Set aside some time to explore Franklin Street when you visit the upcoming Near & Far Chapel Hill event next weekend.

Make dinner reservations Downtown that evening, or come a little early to have a quick bite for lunch. The Daily Tar Heel has a few recommendations for affordable lunch options Downtown. However, save room to try international fare at Near & Far with samples from Mediterranean Deli and Talulla's in the Tasting Tent! 

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.

Caroline Rose with WASI at Local 506
Friday, March 30 at 8:00 PM

See breakout artist Caroline Rose on tour for her new album Loner at Local 506!
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Music Bingo at Imbibe
Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 PM

Join for a night of music, prizes, and fun with Music Bingo at Imbibe. Test your music knowledge and compete against your friends and other patrons! Everyone is welcome!
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Easter Brunch at Crossroads Chapel Hill
Sunday, April 1 at 10:30 AM

Feast on an amazing assortment of brunch favorites including charcuterie, fresh fruit, cornmeal griddle cakes, carving stations and more.
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Honey Duchess, Ultra Deluxe, Honeyfitz, The Moonbees at The Cave
Monday, April 2 at 8:00 PM

An eclectic billing will have something for everyone - adding to the lively and evolving Downtown music scene.
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Hanes Visitng Artist Lecture Series: Lisa Oppenheim
Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 PM

Lisa Oppenheim creates photographs and videos that connect historical imagery and techniques with the present moment.
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Art for Lunch: Theresa Gloster at Ackland
Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 PM

At this special edition of the Ackland’s popular Art for Lunch program, hear from Theresa Gloster, self-taught painter, native of Lenoir, NC, and a Caldwell Family Artist-in-Residence.
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Conversation with Theresa Gloster at Stone Center
Thursday, April 5 at 5:30 PM

Theresa Gloster is a self-taught painter whose paintings exuberantly chronicle her childhood years in the small African American community of Bushtown, in North Carolina’s Caldwell County.
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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.