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Events


  • 2:00pm-4:00pm

    Cabaret

    Enter the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where beguiling, self-destructive chanteuse Sally Bowles lives with no thought for tomorrow. One of the defining musicals of all time, Cabaret intertwines social history with dazzling entertainment in new and dangerous ways. The decadence of a Weimar nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler’s Nazis. Hosted with lascivious charm by the Emcee, played by Obie Award-winning Taylor Mac (PRC2 The Young Ladies Of…). Tickets start at $15.  

    • PlayMakers Repertory Company

      Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Rd
      Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3235

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  • 8:00pm-10:00pm

    Hair presented by Pauper Players

    HAIR puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage. The show has a strong effect on everyone, and acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints. What looks like incredible chaos is actually organized chaos. Phenomenal musical numbers includeAquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man and Hippie Life. This show has a vitality, a timelessness and a meaning that outlives the late 1960's and early 1970's in America. General - Advanced: $10 General - Day of: $12 Friends Member Ticket Price: $8 Student/Senior - Advanced: $5 Student/Senior - Day of: $7

    • ArtsCenter

      300-G East Main St
      Carrboro, NC 27510

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  • 10:00am-12:00pm

    Color the Hill & 5K Fun Run

    Begin the run in a white t-shirt (any white T will work). At the start line runners and walkers are blank canvases. By the finish line, you’ll look like a Jackson Pollock painting! As you make your way through the 5k course and encounter five color stations along the way: green, purple, yellow, pink, and blue. you are blitzed with non-toxic color by our volunteers. The finish line will feature an epic color extravaganza! Extra color packets will be for sale on-site – or order yours when you register today and catch your friends off guard. The proceeds from the run will benefit three local non-profits: the Academy of Information Technology of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, A Drink For Tomorrow and the SKJAJA Fund.

    All Ages & Skill Levels Welcome. Registration fee includes: free t-shirt, color packet, sunglasses and more. Free Campus Shuttle from Frat Court - starting at 8:30 am. Staggered Start Times beginning at 10:00 am Food Trucks – ice cream, sandwiches and shaved ice. Giveaways. Free Parking at Finley Fields.  Registration Adult (11+) $35 (includes shirt); Ages 5-10 $15 (no shirt) and under 5 free (no shirt.)  

  • 10:00am-12:00pm

    Moorefields Spring Wildflower Hike

    Please join the Friends of Moorefields for our third annual spring wildflower hike on Saturday, April 13. The free hike will leave Moorefields at 10 AM to explore the ridges and bottomlands near Seven Mile Creek, one of Orange County’s most significant and undisturbed natural areas. We will be led by Milo Pyne, an N.C. State-trained botanist, senior regional ecologist for NatureServe, president of the Eno River Association, and an expert on Piedmont wildflowers. Moorefields is located at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. For more information, call (919) 732-4941 or write to barryj@earthlink.net  

    • Moorefields

      2201 Moorefields
      Hillsborough, NC 27278

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  • 10:00am-12:00pm

    Lifestyle 5K Race and Fun Run

    Registrations are $30 per runner and $70 per family of 5 or less for the 5k, and $15 per patron and $45 per family of 5 or less for the fun run. Deadline to register to receive a free t-shirt is March 31, 2013.  Free family Fun entertainment and awards will directly follow the race and fun run events.the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club, Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation present the 2nd Annual Lifestyle 5k Race and Fun Run from 10am until Noon at Southern Community Park. This year we welcome Fleet Feet Sports of Carrboro as our Official Race Sponsor. Fleet Feet Sports will provide several training opportunities leading up to the race, as well as registration pick up the day before the race, where a percentage of sales will go to support this important cause.  

  • 10:00am-2:00pm

    Carrboro Open Streets

    Free Activities for the Entire Family! Rock climbing wall, kid's bike loop, dance & yoga classes, bike blender games, prizes and much more! Giveaways and raffle with a chance to win a bike! Downtown Carrboro on West Weaver Street.

  • 10:00am-3:00pm

    UNC Science Expo

    Ever wonder what's happening in the science labs throughout UNC? Here's your chance to tour the labs, talk to the scientists and participate in a few hands-on science activities with your family and friends! The UNC Science Expo takes place on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This free event includes exhibits, entertainment, behind-the-scenes tours of research labs, a "Small Science" play area for children and other activities. The Town of Chapel Hill is sponsoring the event's Sustainability Center and Solar Stage, with displays and demonstrations that focus on sustainability in our community. You'll find the Sustainability Center, Solar Stage, booths, exhibits, food trucks and more along Cameron Avenue on the UNC campus, between South Building and Memorial Auditorium. The UNC Science Expo is a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival.

  • 10:00am-3:00pm

    SUSTAINABILITY CENTER SHOWS HOW THE HILL IS GOING GREEN

    As part of this year’s UNC Science Expo, the Town of Chapel Hill will present a Sustainability Center & Solar Stage, featuring Town of Chapel Hill Departments and local organizations, all sharing their message about going green. Fifteen Sustainability Center exhibits will feature eco-friendly names like NC Green Power, UNC Botanical Gardens, and OWASA. Join us on Cameron Avenue near the Old Well on the UNC Campus, for live music, learning, fun, and everything else the UNC Science Expo has to offer.  

    • Chapel Hill Downtown

      East and West Franklin Street
      Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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  • 10:30am-12:00pm

    OPEN HOUSE at Learning Outside

    Come learn more about upcoming programs at Learning Outside! Visit with our goats and chickens, explore our Learning Garden, spend time at our Bird Blind observing feathered friends, meet our instructors and enjoy a fun morning outside! Our program is sited at Triangle Land Conservancy's beautiful Irvin Nature Preserve, just 5 miles south of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The address is 2912-B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill. Hope to see you there! This event is FREE and open to the public.

  • 11:00am-12:00am

    The Okee Dokee Brothers

    As childhood best friends, Joe and Justin were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as The Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for nature at the heart of their Americana Folk music. The two-time Parents' Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR's All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “Two of family music’s best songwriters.” By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre. Suggested for PreK-elementary. Youth Admission (children 2 & under free): $7 Friends Single Admission: $7  Public: $9 Family 4-Pack: $28

     

     

    • ArtsCenter

      300-G East Main St
      Carrboro, NC 27510

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  • 1:00pm-5:00pm

    Weaver Street Market’s 9th Annual Spring Wine Sale & Show

    Tickets $7: available the day of show. A portion of proceeds will benefit our Cooperative Community Fund. Wine sale items as supplies last. First Come, First Served! Guest band: Saludos Compay, http://www.saludoscompay.com/.

     

    • Weaver Street Market in Southern Village

      716 Market Street
      Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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  • 3:00pm-5:00pm

    UNC Spring Football Game

    Pregame fan activities at the Spring Game begin at 11 a.m. at the Bell Tower Park in front of Kenan Football Center with live music, food vendors, merchandise tents and interactive games. An autograph session with UNC players will also be held from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Additional activities, including the General Alumni Association Bell Tower climb, will be held in the quads surrounding the Bell Tower. A complete schedule of events and details for the Spring Game will be unveiled soon on GoHeels.com. Kenan Stadium gates will open at 11 a.m. and restrooms in the stadium will be open. Public parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the following lots: Bell Tower Deck, Rams Head Deck, Craige Deck, Jackson Deck, Cardinal Deck, Boshamer Lot and Bowles Lot. Disability parking will be available in the Rams Head Deck. All parking will be $5 per vehicle. Admission to the Spring Game is free, and will feature Coach Larry Fedora's up-tempo no-huddle offense and attacking defensive scheme. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.  

  • 4:00pm-6:00pm

    Music at UNC

    UNC Percussion Ensemble • 4:00 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall

     

    • Kenan Music Building

      145 East Cameron Ave.
      Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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  • 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Art Walk at the Garden

    Join us for our Art Walk at the garden on Saturday, April 13th from 4pm to 7pm, the grand finalé of UNC HOPE’s Poverty Action Week. We will be displaying a collection of artwork based on the theme "What is home?" by members of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities. The Art Walk will be a grand artistic and musical celebration of our garden community and the power of HOPE, open to all members of the public. We are now accepting submissions from artists interested in participating. Find more information at nchopegardens.com or contact nchopegardens@gmail.com with more questions.  

    • Chapel Hill Downtown

      East and West Franklin Street
      Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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  • 8:00pm-10:00pm

    Ackland to Present “ekphrastic theater’

    By popular demand, the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is again presenting “ekphrastic theater” in its galleries. Through an upcoming series of live theater performances titled “ACTIVATED ART,” works of art in the Ackland’s permanent collection may be experienced in unexpected and thought-provoking ways. The plays will be performed in the Ackland’s galleries, in front of the art that inspired them. A discussion with the playwrights and directors follows the two Friday evening performances. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Ackland Museum Store, on the corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets, in downtown Chapel Hill, or by phone at 919-962-0216.

    • Ackland Art Museum

      101 South Columbia Street
      Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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  • 8:00pm-10:00pm

    Basil Twist, puppeteer, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s

    A third-generation puppeteer, Basil Twist is the only American to graduate from France’s École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. One of the most creative performers in contemporary theater, Twist works with every conceivable element, including water and wind. Accompanied by a full orchestra in Memorial Hall, Twist will stage his world-premiere work, The Rite of Spring, that transforms traditional puppetry into kinetic fabric sculptures and what he calls “a ballet without dancers.” Twist will also stage his new versions of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Fireworks, reflecting his ability to interpret a wide range of forms and presentations, from Italian commedia dell’arte to the formalism of a Modernist symphony. Tickets start at $25.

     

    • Memorial Hall

      114 East Cameron Ave
      UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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  • 8:00pm-10:00pm

    Music at UNC

     UNC Opera • 8:00 pm, Hill Hall Auditorium

     

    • Hill Hall Auditorium

      145 East Cameron Ave
      UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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  • 8:00pm-10:00pm

    Music at Cat’s Cradle

    Son Volt. Tickets $17 in advance, $20 day of show.

    • Cat’s Cradle

      300 East Main Street
      Carrboro, NC 27510

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  • 9:00pm-11:00pm

    Music at Local 506

    Jeanne Jolly. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

    • Local 506

      506 West Franklin Street
      Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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