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  • Ackland Art Museum

    Ackland Art Museum

    Wed-Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Thur till 8 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. Starting June 1, 2014 - Ackland hours will be Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm.
    The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a wide stylistic range of art, from contemporary American photography to European master paintings, and from video installations to Early Modern portraits.  The Ackland’s holdings – over 17,000 works of art – include significant collections of European masterworks, 20th-century and contemporary art, African art, and North Carolina pottery.  In addition, the Ackland has North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs).  Admission is free.

    The Ackland has a vibrant and active program schedule offering music, films, gallery talks, tours, and other activities to all ages. 

    Visit ackland.org to find out more about Chapel Hill’s own world-class museum!

  • ArtsCenter

    ArtsCenter

    Presents jazz, folk-traditional and world music, plus theater and children's programs. Light fare, wine and coffee available during performances. Cost varies by performance. The ArtSchool offers classes in the visual, literary and performing arts for all ages and levels of experience, and the two galleries present exhibits on a rotating basis. Parking.

  • Carolina Union

    Carolina Union

    Box office hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm (during academic session); Mon-Fri, noon-4pm (summer).

    As the center of community life, the Carolina Union provides cultural, social, educational and entertainment programs that enhance and complement the academic experience of the University. It supports opportunities for campus members to engage in debate, conversation and interaction, and provides services and amenities they need in their daily life on campus.

  • Carrboro Branch Library

    Carrboro Branch Library

    Open Mon-Thur 3:30 pm - 8 pm; closed Fri; Sat 10 am - 2 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.
    Located in McDougle Middle School, the Carrboro Branch offers a broad selection of circulating materials for children and adults including books, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines. To support its diverse community , the library also offers a collection of foreign language materials for the Spanish-speaking and Karen populations. In addition, the library provides access to computers, printing, and wireless internet.

  • Cat’s Cradle

    Cat’s Cradle

    Cat’s Cradle is a major cornerstone of musical influence in the Triangle offering both indie and national talent.  Since 1969, the Cradle has been feeding the hungry crowds of college students’ the musical entertainment they crave.  Their intimate venue on 300 E. Main Street in Carrboro has been the Cradle’s home for the past 18 years and is credited for helping launching such indie rock careers as Superchunk, Ben Folds Five, Whiskeytown, Polvo and Archers of Loaf.  So whatever your musical taste may be, rest assured Cat’s Cradle will offer a variety of talent to whet your appetite. Events now also in the Cat's Cradle Back Room.

  • Chapel Hill Downtown Murals & Public Art

    Chapel Hill Downtown Murals & Public Art

    Take a walking tour of the twenty colorful murals painted by artist Michael Brown with the Chapel Hill Downtown Walking Map created by Go! Chapel Hill Active Living by Design. Map is available on the town’s website. The town of Chapel Hill has a growing indoor and outdoor permanent collection now totaling over 150 works of art in a variety of media. Visit Chapel Hill Arts for details.

  • Chapel Hill Public Library

    Chapel Hill Public Library

    Open Mon-Thur, 10am to 8pm; Fri&Sat, 10am to 6pm, Sun, Noon-6pm.

    Renovated Chapel Hill Public Library opened April 10, 2013.  Onsite parking spaces 199.  New and improved features of the $16.2 million 63,000 square foot library include: Larger Youth Services Library, new Teen Room, Digital Media Lab, Mobile Computer Lab. Outside the Library, new rain and art gardens provide stormwater control and space for public art. A covered bicycle parking area near the main entrance will accommodate up to 26 bicycles.  A 5,500 square foot Meeting Room Complex will provide public use space for the Library and community to host meetings, conferences and other events. 

     

  • Chelsea Theater

    Chelsea Theater

    Call for show times. The screens provide the community with the best independent and foreign movies. The Chelsea also serves beer and wine along with its reasonably priced concessions.

  • Dallas Pridgen Jewelry

    All items are original designs, crafted and polished to perfection. Store and online sales.

  • Deep Dish Theater Company

    Deep Dish Theater Company

    Box office open Wed-Sat, 3-6pm. Performances Wed-Thur 7:30pm; Fri-Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm.
    Deep Dish Theater Company creates a compelling, provocative theater. The 72-seat theater provides each audience member an intimate evening of dramatic work. Staging works by authors as varied as Noel Coward and Anton Chekhov, you’ve sure to be left satisfied with any production at Deep Dish. The company’s name was inspired by the desire of founding artistic director Paul Frellick to create theater that evokes the excitement, enjoyment and satisfaction of a robust, well-prepared meal. Performances are offered throughout the year, plus discussions before and after.

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