Downtown Chapel Hill

Downtown Blog

What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

RedBall Project and Plastic Bag Store 

Downtown Chapel Hill celebrates the arts in September with the upcoming RedBall Project - part of Ackland Art Museum's 60th Anniversary - and Robin Frohardt's Plastic Bag Store at CURRENT. 

"Ackland Art Museum is bringing this internationally renowned sculptural installation [RedBall Project] to Chapel Hill for a week-long performance beginning 20 September 2018. Over seven consecutive days, the giant ball will move through Chapel Hill, changing its location daily and playfully inviting all audiences to reconsider their everyday surroundings with a fresh perspective."
To follow along, visit:

The Plastic Bag Store at CURRENT examines plastic packaging:
"There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and, of course, bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging." The Plastic Bag Store is free of charge with ticketed evening performances.
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.

Hurricane Party! at The Cave
Friday, September 14 at 9:00 PM

Let it Flo!
(More info)

Trifecta Improv at The PIT Chapel Hill
Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 PM

Join some of North Carolina’s best improvisers in the ring for the best improv. Each week the PIT invites three of their favorite improv teams to perform the fastest, funniest, most ferocious improv in The Triangle.
(More info)

Poetry at LOVE Chapel Hill
Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 AM

Hanna Watson will be performing spoken word at Love Chapel Hill's Sunday morning worship service. Join her in spitting, singing, and hearing the gospel with this outreach minded congregation!
(More info)

Lovelorn at Local 506
Monday, September 17 at 9:00 PM 

"But the songs they’re making as Lovelorn have an urgent pulse to them, something in the vein of Factory Records and The Fall, Suicide and Pornography-era The Cure."
(More info)

Plastic Bag Store at CURRENT
Tuesday, September 18

This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags.
(More info

Opening Night: "Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood" at PlayMakers Repertory Company
Wednesday, September 19 

Join PlayMakers Rep on Opening Night of Ken Ludwig's "Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood," a rip-roaring romp through Sherwood Forest.
(More info

Music on the Porch: Peter Lamb & the Wolves at The Center for the Study of the American South
Thursday, September 20 at 5:30 PM

An old-school jazz band with a contemporary twist, this group of talented musicians insists on having fun while they play.
(More info)

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.