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2nd Annual Arts Everywhere Day

and Near & Far Chapel Hill

The 2nd Annual Arts Everywhere Day is here! Arts Everywhere will transform campus and community spaces into creative hubs for a day-long celebration of creativity and the breadth and depth of the arts at UNC. 

Arts Everywhere is partnering with campus and community organizations, as well as student and professional artists to provide a full day of engaging arts experiences.

Also, mark your calendars for Near & Far Chapel Hill. If it's not already on your radar, this event celebrates the global communities within Chapel Hill. Free performances, food, and interactive exhibitors are just part of the fun!

Arts Everywhere Day
Friday, April 6 
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Near & Far Chapel Hill
Sunday, April 8 
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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.

Monumental Voices with Orange County Arts Commission
Friday, April 6

Monumental Voices Community Art Project will offer a vehicle for creative expression in response to history, social justice, and equality. You will be provided squares of canvas to paint, draw, write inspirational words, attach photos or images, or anything else that inspires you!
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5th Annual Ackland Artini
Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 PM

The fifth annual Artini will showcase signature cocktails and delicious appetizers from esteemed local venues, all inspired by the boundary-breaking women of Becoming a Woman and beyond.
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Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 PM

Indian dance, acoustic music, and cutting-edge electronic sounds come together for this presentation of Clayton’s Sufi Plug Ins v. 2 project - music-making software based on non-Western musical concepts. This event is part of the Near & Far festival, celebrating global cultures.
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The Monti at PlayMakers
Monday, April 9 at 7:30 PM

The Monti and PlayMakers Repertory Company are teaming up on April 9 to present a show filled with ordinary people telling extraordinary stories.
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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's
Tuesday, April 10 

Free Cone Day is coming April 8th! They'll be scooping out the funkiest, chunkiest flavors - for FREE – to thank you for being a fans!  
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Nerd Nite #6: Collections & Obsessions at Imbibe
Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 PM 

tl;dr: Three 20 Minute talks on collecting Coins, Vinyl, and Zines.

Kelly Wooten from Duke Libraries will give an introduction to the history of zines, Richard Yvarra of Vinyl Fetish on Hillsborough’s WHUP FM will share his decades long fascination with the world of wax, and Bruce Guild will introduce you to United States Coins You Probably Never Knew Existed.
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Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 PM

Performed in intimate collaboration with the audience, this bold exemplification of human connection and disconnection looks at how we assemble, organize and care for the bodies around us. 
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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.