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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Dust off your boots!

It's time for a rodeo! But there won't be any cowboys, bulls, or broncos at this Sunday's Rodeo on Rosemary. We're rounding up food trucks! 

It's the Rodeo on Rosemary's fourth visit to Downtown Chapel Hill and its first in a new location at Rosemary and Columbia Streets. Each truck is also offering two or three bite sized options. Buy a $20 sampling card and you can try up to 10 of these items from 10 different trucks! Yeehaw!

Rodeo on Rosemary
Sunday, March 31at 1:00 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.

Reef Blower at The Cave
Friday, March 29 at 9:00 PM

Coastal Salt comes inland with an evening of sounds from Reef Blower, Seeking Madras, & Rosemary.
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ARTINI: Mad Scientist at Ackland Art Museum
Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 PM

ARTINI: Mad Science is an electric evening of science-themed signature cocktails and tasty bites from your favorite local establishments, featuring music from DJ Luxe Posh. All proceeds benefit the Ackland’s public programs.
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Food Truck Rodeo on Rosemary
Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 PM

Area food lovers and families can enjoy an afternoon of fun activities and favorite food trucks in support of a great cause.  The Rodeo on Rosemary returns to a new location at the intersection of Rosemary and Columbia Streets. 
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Open Mic for Open Minds
Monday, April 1 at 7:00 PM

Open Mic for Open Minds features a variety of performances from members of the UNC community. Celebrate creative expression and contribute to an important cause - TABLE!
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Ackland Film Forum: The Headless Woman (2008, Argentina) at
Ackland Art Museum

Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM

One of the leading filmmakers of New Argentine Cinema, Lucrecia Martel’s films explore the struggle of the bourgeoisie to keep up appearances even as the world crumbles about them.
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Ironing / Liquid Asset / Ancestor Piratas / DJ Karl Raymar at Nightlight
Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 PM

Check out some turntablism and more at Nightlight!
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Debate Team at The PIT Chapel Hill
Thursday, April 4 at 9:30 PM

Check out this sketch comedy show where people debate those mundane but oh so important topics like pineapple on pizza, which way to hang the toilet paper, or the relevance of the oxford comma.
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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.