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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Celebrate The Cave's Resurrection! 

The Cave is celebrating this weekend! And they have a lot to be excited about. 

After a brief hiatus and now under new ownership, The Cave is celebrating with a grand opening this weekend. Check out three solid lineups Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights with some of the best talent from the Triangle and beyond.

Be sure to show your love for this Downtown Chapel Hill landmark by attending one or more of these great shows. Read about the new owners and learn what else is in store for the venue in the Indy Week!

The Cave is Alive! 
Night 1 - Friday, June 29
Night 2 - Saturday, June 30
Night 3 - Sunday, July 1
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.

Closing Reception for Cultural Techniques at VibeHouse 405
Friday, June 29 at 6:00 PM

Taking up themes related to women's labor, Johnston's large sculpture and installation work activates this intimate gallery space, providing visitors with an immersive artistic experience.
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Shiny&New Standup Showcase at Imbibe
Saturday, June 30 at 8:00 PM

A standup comedy showcase presented by Eyes Up Here Comedy for "shiny&new" female identifying comedians who participated in the "Women Do Standup" workshops and performed at open mics and shows in the local comedy scene.
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World Cup Viewing at The Dead Mule Club
Sunday, July 1 at 10:00 AM

Let the games... continue! Head to Dead Mule for all of the action.
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To Live and Shave in L.A. / Spookstina at Nightlight
Monday, July 2 at 9:00 PM

'Founded by Tom Smith in May 1990, TLASILA is antithesis, energized at the juncture of aesthetic revulsion. Genre is obsolete.'
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Dog Day of Summer at The Baxter
Tuesday, July 3 at 12:00 PM

Before all those scary firework on the 4th, come out with your fur baby and relax at The Baxter.
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Chapel Hill's July Fourth Celebration at Kenan Memorial Stadium
Wednesday, July 4 

Travel & Leisure Magazine ranked Chapel Hill no. 10 as one of America’s Best Towns for July Fourth Celebrations. This is one celebration you won’t want to miss!
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Level 1: Introduction To Improv Begins at The PIT Chapel Hill
Thursday, July 5 at 6:00 PM

This class incorporates scenework, movement-based and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation, making you more confident, trusting and graceful on stage.
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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.