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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Hands-on Science at UNC Science Expo!

This annual celebration of science features over 100 hands-on activities and science demonstrations lead by STEM students, researchers, and practitioners from UNC-Chapel Hill and the Town of Chapel Hill.

Come build your own squishy circuit neuron model, test your mettle in the Department of Psychology’s “cold water challenge”, take a look at insects under an electron microscope, make your own ice cream, and so much more!

UNC Science Expo
Saturday, April 6 at 11:00 AM
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.

Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man at Local 506
Friday, April 5 at 9:00 PM

Rolling Stone premiered Robert Ellis’ new album Texas Piano Man ahead of its release in February.
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Bootcamp and Brunch at 140 West Plaza
Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 AM

Saturday mornings are better with Brunch! Chapel Hill Training is excited to bring back its annual Bootcamp and Brunch series for the spring
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WrestleMania 35 Watch Party at Local 506
Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 PM

Take a break from basketball and watch the biggest WWE event of the year with your friends at Local 506!
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Comic Dungeons and Dragons at The PIT Chapel Hill 
Monday, April 8 at 8:00 PM

 Live uncensored D&D, featuring a riveting story, death, drama, and of course, other uncomfortable topics.(More info)

How I Learned to Drive at Playmakers Repertory Company

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 PM

At once compassionate, heartbreaking, and unexpectedly funny, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play chronicles one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—surrounding her sexual abuse at the hands of a beloved family member. 
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Chapel Hill Pints & Pitches at TOPO Back Bar
Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 PM

Join fellow founders, startup teams, freelancers, and local professionals for introductions and network. At the event, attendees can watch or participate in quick pitch sessions. 
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Debate Team at The PIT Chapel Hill
Thursday, April 11 at 8:00 PM

David Rosales & His Band of Scoundrels return to the East Coast bringing with them their Infectious brand of Feel-Good Southern California Vibes for an Immersive New Roots Experience!
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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.