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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Movies Under the Stars is back!

If you haven't been to Movies Under the Stars this summer, catch a Star Wars flick for free next week on the Wallace Plaza! Star Wars: The Last Jedi is next Thursday with a costume contest beforehand. Check out the details on our website.  

If you're not sure about what side of the Force you're on - Light or Dark - what about hot dogs or hamburgers? La Residence has been hosting Sunday cookouts that have already caught on big time. See their event below. 
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.

Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn
Friday, July 20 at 5:00 PM

This classic Carolina event returns with music from Lee Gildersleeve and the Bad Dogs and food from Bulkogi Truck.
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Book Nerd Trivia Night at Carolina Coffee Shop
Saturday, July 21 at 7:00 PM

Kids shouldn’t be the only ones to enjoy summer reading. Celebrate Fierce Females at adult-only trivia with guest trivia boss and NY Times bestselling author Ellery Adams.
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Summer Challenge at Franklin Street Yoga Center
Sunday, July 22 

It's not too late to change your life this summer! Sign up for the Summer Challenge and see how yoga can transform your mind and body!
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Sunday Cookout at La Residence
Sunday, July 22 at 5:30 PM

Head to La Residence for a Sunday cookout La Res-style! Enjoy good food, music, games, and drink specials.
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Trump Tweets Open Mic at The PIT Chapel Hill
Monday, July 23 at 8:30 PM

Tank Smith hosts this hilarious open mic featuring a pile of Trump Tweets for comedians to read if they so choose.
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Minihorse at Local 506
Tuesday, July 24 at 9:00 PM

Michigan band Minihorse stops in Chapel Hill on their way from Boston to Athens. Don't miss this great opportunity to catch their tour!
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Tapas & Tunes at AC Hotel Downtown Chapel Hill
Wednesday, July 25 at 5:30 PM

Enjoy music from local artists and great drink specials on our patio, every Wednesday at 5:30pm.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Wallace Plaza
Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 PM

Check out Movies Under the Stars with Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the Wallace Deck. Arrive early for a Star Wars Costume Contest at 7:00 pm and a cold beer from Carolina Brewery. The movie begins at 8:30!
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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.