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Experience the ArtWalk in Chapel Hill

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Chapel Hill and Carrboro returns tomorrow with activities all across town! Seriously, if you haven't seen The Outwin: American Portraiture Today at Ackland Art Museum, it's time to check it out before the exhibit packs up at the end of this month. 

VibeHouse 405 has some unique works from Onicas Gaddis on display down on the West End of Franklin Street. While you're there, duck into Lantern Restaurant for #friedchickensummer and enjoy a cocktail in their garden.

2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, October 10
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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, August 10 at 5:00 PM

This classic Carolina event returns with music from Barefoot Manner Bluegrass and food from Chickq and Oak City Fish.
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Tax Free Weekend at Uniquities
Saturday, August 11 

All weekend long - Uniquities pays the sales tax! Head to their store on West Franklin to score some savings. (More info)

Thunder Dreamer at Local 506
Sunday, August 12 at 9:00 PM

Thunder Dreamer & Wild Pink with Pictures of Vernon on tour at Local 506 on the West End!
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Bomber Monday at Beer Study
Monday, August 13 

Discounts on 750mL and 24oz beers at Beer Study! Split one with a friend and enjoy the evening at Beer Study.
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Simple Food Made the Hard Way at Lula's

Have you checked out Lula's Chapel Hill in the former Spanky's location? A new concept by the same owners, Lula's celebrates southern cooking.
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Jake Fussell / Ralph White at Nightlight
Wednesday, August 15 at 9:00 PM

Nightlight is very excited about this show. These two amazing American folk musicians each offer two unique styles that are all their own.
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Movies Under The Stars at Wallace Plaza
Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 PM

We're playing the recent Beauty and the Beast for the final Movies Under the Stars of the summer! Take in the summer breeze and join the fun at Movies Under the Stars!
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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.