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2nd Friday ArtWalk SECRETS

I'll let you in on a secret - the "2nd Friday ArtWalk" isn't so much a "walk" as it is an experience - a chance to meet your friends and neighbors in lively venues, with good food, entertainment, visual art, and more. Walk as little or as much as you wish! This longstanding event highlights the most vibrant parts of our arts community and the flare offered by Downtown Chapel Hill.

Sure, it's impossible to check out every venue in one night, but pick a couple and do your best! There's always next month!

For February, however, you might want to check out the situation over at Ackland Art Museum. The only time they are open in the evening is for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk - and it's all about the brain this month. We're talking neuroscientists and anatomical drawings, people! Don't miss it! 

2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 6:00 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.

Carolina Skies: Valentine's Edition
Friday, February 8 at 8:30 PM

Tickets are now on sale for the special Valentine's edition of Carolina Skies at Morehead Planetarium!
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DRIFT a deep dubby dance party at Nightlight
Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 PM

that dubby / spooky techno night is back, and they're throwin’ in some early house dubs to warm you up.
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Shack, Rattle, and Roll at TOPO Great Room
Sunday, February 10 at 5:30 PM

Time to shake loose and have some fun with Chapel Hill's very own Liquid Pleasure. Hosted by Al's Burger Shack. Proceeds benefit SKJAJA.
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The Pizza Press Benefit For The Kids
Monday, February 11 at 7:00 PM

Help CFTK kick off their $60K in One Day Campaign with dinner at The Pizza Press on Monday, February 11th from 7-11pm. Grab a few friends, personalize your pizza, and enjoy! Plus, 10% of your meal benefits the patients and families of UNC Children's. 🍕
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John and June Allcott Gallery: Andrew Ellis Johnson
Tuesday, February 12

Through image and form across a variety of media, tactics and disciplines, Johnson explores social and political issues and injustices, wrestling with boundaries between aesthetic, political and moral orders.
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Yoga Under the Stars at Morehead Planetarium
Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 PM

Start your year mindfully in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Full Dome Theater, beneath an array of stars. 
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Valentine's Day Dinner at Crossroads Chapel Hill
Thursday, February 14

There is no better way to spoil your Valentine than with a delectable meal at Crossroads Chapel Hill. On February 14th, indulge in a four course menu that includes a glass of champagne and rose for the table! 
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