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LEGO-Palooza at Morehead Planetarium

Since 2005, the North Carolina LEGO Users Group has put on LEGO-palooza at Morehead Planetarium & Science center. Intricate LEGO exhibits are displayed throughout the building for a weekend -- scenes of outer space, trains, amusement parks, city landmarks and more!

There is something for everyone to enjoy. LEGO-palooza will also have LEGO activities so kids can come up with their own creation, food trucks, activities, and more. 

January 26 and January 27
Morehead Planetarium
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.

Jump at Playmakers Repertory Company
Friday, January 25 at 7:30 PM

Come along on a theatrical journey about the surprising—and sometimes life-saving—connections we can make, even at our most adrift. 
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"The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal," Opens at Ackland Art Museum
Saturday, January 26

Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s drawings of the brain are both aesthetically astonishing and scientifically significant. The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first museum exhibition to present these amazing works within their historical context.
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LEGO-Palooza at Morehead Planetarium
Sunday, January 27

A UNC Morehead Planetarium & Science Center family favorite, LEGO-palooza, returns Jan 26, 11 am - 4 pm and Jan 27, 11 am - 5 pm.  Tickets and schedule times are required.
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Tides of Man at Local 506
Monday, January 281 at 8:00 PM

Emo Raleigh presents this lineup at Local 506
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UNC Basketball at Local 506
Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 PM

The Tar Heels take on Georgia Tech at 7:00 p.m.
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Yoga Under the Stars at Morehead Planetarium
Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM

Start your year mindfully in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Full Dome Theater, beneath an array of stars. 
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The Assist at The PIT Chapel Hill
Thursday, January 31 at 9:30 PM

The Assist is a monthly showcase brought to you by the improv troupe HS2, which is comprised of Andrew Gleason and Justin McNeil. Five of the best local comedians grace the stage for an hour’s worth of laughs!
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