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  • Ackland Art Museum

    Ackland Art Museum

    Regular Ackland hours: 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 to find out more about Chapel Hill’s own world-class museum!

  • Ackland Museum Store

    Ackland Museum Store

    The Ackland Museum Store carries products related to the Ackland’s permanent collection and changing exhibitions, including home wares such as pottery, glass, textiles, and metalwork; jewelry and accessories; children’s toys and books; and stationery. A wide range of books about art history and criticism, contemporary art and design, artists’ monographs, and culture and lifestyles—including books by UNC and regional authors—are also available.

    Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 5:30pm, Sunday Noon-5pm

    All proceeds from the Museum Store support the Ackland Art Museum’s exhibition and education programs.

  • 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.

  • C’est si Bon! Cooking School

    Call for lesson and event schedules.

    Since 1997, C'est si Bon! Cooking School has been devoted to teaching the techniques of excellent cooking, and the results - cosy, feel-good gatherings in the kitchen. C'est si Bon!'s old-world approach to the culinary arts is not about the "show." We're about getting your hands in the dough! We offer all hands-on classes for adult-chef's (both one-on-one and group-style), corporate team-buildings, teen-chef programs in North Carolina - and France - and our signature kid-chef programs year round. At C'est si Bon!, your're the star, not us.

  • Carrboro Cybrary

    The Carrboro Cybrary is open for use by the public. The Cybrary offers access to computers, books and programs. Located in the Carrboro Century Center. Free parking is available in Town of Carrboro parking lots.

    Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sat, 10am-2pm

  • Chelsea Theater

    Chelsea Theater

    This theater has three screens, and its mission is to provide the community with the best independent and foreign movies around. The Chelsea concessions are the gourmet junk-food fare that we have come to expect from art-house theaters (real butter popcorn, gourmet chocolates), and Joe Van Gogh is right next door for a movie caffeine burst. The Chelsea also serves beer and wine along with its reasonably priced concessions.

    Tickets are only available the day of the show. Box Office opens on Monday-Friday at approximately 6:15pm and on Saturday & Sunday at approximately 12:45pm. Check website for showtimes. Sorry, no credit/debit cards excepted


  • DSI Comedy Theater

    DSI Comedy Theater

    Entertains audiences with its energetic and extremely committed take on improvisational theater. DSI offers two critically acclaimed touring shows, a growing college improv network and a national comedy festival.  Visit website for hours and shows.

  • Eno Gallery

    Eno Gallery

    Eno Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery in the heart of the Hillsborough, NC historic district, offering work from artists of exceptional quality and dedication.  They represent exceptional contemporary artists for both first time buyers and discerning collectors in a unique and intimate exhibition space. Eno Gallery features monthly solo exhibitions as well as selected group shows throughout the year. 

    Hours: Tues-Thurs 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Fri-Sat 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm, and Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Forest Theatre

    Forest Theatre

    Open-air, hillside amphitheater built amidst the trees.  Outdoor drama was first performed here in Chapel Hill’s Battle Park in 1916 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. University and community groups continue to perform here in the warmer months. Woodland trails into the 93-acre Battle Park start here. Home of the summer Paperhand Puppet Festival. Open daily, dawn to dusk.

  • FRANK Gallery

    FRANK Gallery

    The Mission of the Franklin Street Arts Collective is to support the local arts community and promote a vibrant downtown Chapel Hill through exhibits, events, programs, and educational outreach through FRANK Gallery. Promoting the arts since 2010.

    Frank's summer hours: Monday, closed, Tuesday, closed (available by appointment only), Wednesday & Thursday noon-5pm, Friday noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm.

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