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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Lindsay Metivier sculpture on display at Columbia and Franklin Streets

Be sure to examine the sculptures presented by Lindsay Metivier in the display along Franklin Street - near Walgreens Pharmacy. Lindsay Metivier is a 2018 Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNC and a 2017-2018 Weiss Urban Livability Fellow. Her work can also be seen at Ackland Art Museum in an ongoing exhibition of work with other MFA candidates in Versus

Lindsay Metivier is a photographer and independent curator based in Carrboro. She holds an undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is the proprietor of Aviary Gallery, an exhibition space with a digital photography lab in Boston. 

Parking is easier than ever in Downtown Chapel Hill! 
Visit to find out where to park. Or, use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.

Launch Party at Local 506
Friday, May 4 at 9:00 PM

Hang out with Stephen and Rob as they celebrate their purchase of the 506. This party represents the end of the formal transition and the beginning of their new endeavor!
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Saturday, May 5 

The whimsical Italian theater ensemble Compagnia TPO creates wondrous immersive environments in which performers and audiences interact. Farfalle explores the life cycle of the butterfly through dance, music, digital media and interactive technologies. 
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Edna Lewis Photographic Tribute at Crook's Corner
Sunday, May 6

Edna Lewis, An American Classic, is a tribute to the late, great Edna Lewis, often referred to as The Grande Dame of Southern Cooking. 
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LOTSA Pizza Gift Card Giveaway
Monday, May 7

Want to win $25 to LOTSA Pizza? For a chance to win, follow us  @CHDPartnership and on Instagram! Then, like our Lotsa photo and tag 3 friends. Winner will be announced in next week's What to Do and See!
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Unwed Sailor and Early Day Miners at Local 506
Tuesday, May 8 at 9:00 PM

Head to Local 506 for this lineup of veteran instrumental bands Unwed Sailor and Early Day Miners.
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Storytelling Night at Northside District
Wednesday, May 9 at 9:00 PM

A night of stories at the Northside District. 

This event takes place the 2nd Wednesday of every month, with a different theme each month.

Want to tell a story, or to learn more about event? Email Maggie at
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Sonic South: An Audio Experience at CURRENT
Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 PM

Head to the Current ArtSpace + Studio for the culminating event of our Sonic South audio competition! This live-listening event will feature five selected finalists who drew from SOHP's archive to illuminate the voices of women and their stories of persistence.
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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.