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The Weekender: Break Out the Flapper Dress, Get Shucking + More
@sh0egaze
The Weekender: Break Out the Flapper Dress, Get Shucking + More
It is almost Thanksgiving and we are absolutely shook at how fast this month has gone. I mean c'mon. October felt so long and now it is almost December. Time flies when you are having fun. let's make some more fun by getting out there and enjoying all Chapel Hill has to offer. Grab a friend a let...
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The Best Holiday Markets in the Triangle for All Your Gift-Giving Needs
@thepatchworkmarket
The Best Holiday Markets in the Triangle for All Your Gift-Giving Needs
It's time to make your list, check it twice and start shopping for holiday gifts for your loved ones. To make this more of an experience and less of a chore, we highly recommend the holiday markets and unique shopping experiences that are popping up all over the Triangle this season. Not only can...
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15+ Holiday Fun Runs in the Triangle to Keep You Fit and Festive
@lumberjacksrugby
15+ Holiday Fun Runs in the Triangle to Keep You Fit and Festive
It’s becoming that time of year when trees are trimmed, presents are bought and it is more tempting than ever to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and hide from the cold. However, it’s also the time of year for festive seasonal runs and races. So this holiday season, think twice...
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20+ of the Best Things to Do in November in Chapel Hill
@saltandsmokefest
20+ of the Best Things to Do in November in Chapel Hill
It is November and we are thrilled. Cuffing season is upon us and it is time to get cozy and festival. There are loads of events perfect for munching, viewing and learning. Help out your community or attend a wine tasting to the stars. No matter where you go you won't be able to resist the festiv...
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The Weekender: Show Off Your Pumpkins, Dress Up the Pups + More
@edhetheringtonphotography
The Weekender: Show Off Your Pumpkins, Dress Up the Pups + More
With Halloween on a weekday, the holiday is coming early. It's Halloweekend, folks. Chapel Hill is going all out with pumpkin-filled, boo-tiful, goulish events all around. Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of October 25 - 28. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun...
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Find Limited Edition, Art-Inspired Cocktails at These 10+ Triangle Spots
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Find Limited Edition, Art-Inspired Cocktails at These 10+ Triangle Spots
——Putting the ART in ARTisanal cocktail——NCMA’s newest exhibition, The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art brings together 30+ iconic O’Keeffe pieces, along with the contemporary artists she’s inspired. But those up and coming artists aren’t the only ones she’s inspired…In honor of the...
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40+ of the Best Halloween Frights and Delights Around the Triangle
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40+ of the Best Halloween Frights and Delights Around the Triangle
Calling all ghouls and goblins! Have you been looking for the perfect way to get spooky this season? Well, we've got you covered. From hair-raising, horror movie thrills to adorable Howl-o-ween costume contests, the Triangle is serving up exactly what you need to get down this Halloween.Grab your...
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Napoli Cafe & Neapolitan Pizza is the Your New Italian One Stop Shop
@napolicarrboro
Napoli Cafe & Neapolitan Pizza is the Your New Italian One Stop Shop
Napoli Cafe & Neapolitan Pizza flips the idea of ice cream trucks and pizza parlors on its head, dishing out slices from a truck and scoops from a café. When owner Gael Chatelain had to remove the outdoor patio that previously served as the main dining area for the...
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Get to Know the New Owner of the  Crook's Corner
@southcitypr
Get to Know the New Owner of the Crook's Corner
Crook's Corner announced Wednesday that it will be switching owners, but longtime customers have no need to fear. “I’ve had it for 36 and a half years, and I am ready to do something else,” said Gene Hamer, owner of Crook’s.Hamer bought Crook’s in 1982 with chef Bill Neal. At...
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Music Is for Everyone with Manifest Music Festival
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Music Is for Everyone with Manifest Music Festival
Manifest Music Festival is coming to Chapel Hill for its third year in a row from Oct. 19 to 20. Manifest III, like its predecessors, is set apart from other local music festivals because it only features bands with members who identify as femme, transgender or...
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The Weekender: Ring in Basketball Season, Solve a Murder Mystery + More
@kcutillophoto
The Weekender: Ring in Basketball Season, Solve a Murder Mystery + More
The weather is cooling down, but the weekends are heating up. With festival after festival, you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy. There are also tons of learning opportunities this weekend, so get out there and gain a new skill. Make that kale salad you've always been afraid of!...
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Meet the Couple Bringing "Flava" to Vegan Food
@sanaalenoir
Meet the Couple Bringing "Flava" to Vegan Food
After over two decades in the natural food industry, Yah-I Ausar Tafari Amen and his wife, Ma’at em Maakheru Amen, opened a completely allergen-free location for their brand, Vegan Flava Cafe. From traveling the East Coast as caterers to opening a food truck in 2014,...
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Dine as a Detective and Find Out "Whodunnit"
@dinnerdetectiveatlanta
Dine as a Detective and Find Out "Whodunnit"
In 2009, husband and wife Kasey and Allison Learned began producing the show in California, and its now made its way across the nation. The show consists of a four-course plated dinner, music and an interactive murder mystery. The show also has strategically placed “eating...
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Baby Goats are the Best Pumpkin Carving Partner
@ajenness
Baby Goats are the Best Pumpkin Carving Partner
First it was time to do yoga with goats in the summer. Now, it’s time for carving pumpkins with goats in the fall. Spring Haven Farm’s second annual Fall Farm Festival has begun, featuring pumpkin carving with goats, hayrides, games, a maze, baked goods, drinks and...
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The Best Things to Do in Chapel Hill in October
@hyvhuynh
The Best Things to Do in Chapel Hill in October
It's October and that means its finally time...Fall! We have got all the hip happenings and soon-to-be favorite spots coming at you in the month of October. We will keep this list updated as new, amazing events crop up. With the weather cooling down, you may try to stay inside, but now is your ti...
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The Hollywood Lineup for Film Fest 919
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The Hollywood Lineup for Film Fest 919
If you want to be the most ~in the know~ of your friends during this upcoming awards season, you have to get a ticket to the 919 Film Fest. This inaugural festival is bringing a Sundance-level lineup right in town to Silverspot. ROMA Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 pm, DramaRoma, the...
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The Chelsea Theater is Back and Ready to Rock Your Weekend
@chelseatheaternc
The Chelsea Theater is Back and Ready to Rock Your Weekend
Not long ago, the Chelsea Theater at the Timberlyne Shopping Center was close to shutting down. Its former owner, John Stone, retired earlier this year, and at first it was unclear whether anyone would take over. That’s when several community members stepped up to take...
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From Humble Beginnings to 500 lbs of Peppers, Get Ready for Pepper Fest
@brooklyngrange
From Humble Beginnings to 500 lbs of Peppers, Get Ready for Pepper Fest
The 11th annual Pepper Festival will include live music, aerial ropes routines and, most importantly, 500 pounds of locally grown peppersThis Sunday, the sustainability nonprofit Abundance North Carolina will be hosting an outdoor festival at Briar Chapel’s Great Meadow...
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Your Ultimate Guide to Carrboro Music Fest
@arko0
Your Ultimate Guide to Carrboro Music Fest
Grab your raincoats and lace up your dancing shoes, Chapel Hill — the Carrboro Music Festival  is coming to town!This year’s festival marks the 21st anniversary of the event that features approximately 200 bands across 29 stages around the Carrboro area. In the beginning, the...
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When Florence Comes to Town, We All Hunker Down
@whittrandy
When Florence Comes to Town, We All Hunker Down
Hurricane Florence is coming, which means that any plays, concerts or festivals you planned for the weekend are probably canceled. It also means that you should definitely stay inside, so here are some tips for staying sane while you lock yourself indoors for the next several days. Happy...
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Find Your New Date Spot in Chapel Hill
@kiposgreektaverna
Find Your New Date Spot in Chapel Hill
You've got the match on Tinder, but where do you take them? Maybe your significant other is in town or you're just trying to break the cycle of getting take out every date night. From "worth the drive" spots in Hillsborough to right down the road in Carrboro, Chapel Hill is filled with hidden gem...
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Healthy Thrills in Chapel Hill
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Healthy Thrills in Chapel Hill
Treat yourself to something healthy — Chapel Hill is bursting with some of the hottest businesses that make having a healthy lifestyle fun and delicious. There’s a whole world outside of Sup Dogs and Time-Out in the town of Chapel Hill, so here’s a few places you don’t want to miss on your journe...
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Meet the Owner of Med Deli: A True Chapel Hillian
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Meet the Owner of Med Deli: A True Chapel Hillian
It's hard to believe the culinary success of Mediterranean Deli began with 12 chairs, six tables and one 6-foot deli case. Jamil Kadoura, an immigrant from Palestine, has built a small empire despite facing social and cultural challenges throughout his 27 years as a...
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Must-See Shows of September
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Must-See Shows of September
The major festival months of summer are ending, but don't fear — September will bring some high-quality artists to the Triangle.Whether you stopped listening to pop music in 2005 or follow the newest metal bands, the Chapel Hill area has a tailor-made concert experience for you. Hang out at the...
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Meet La Borinqueña: The Puerto-Rican Superhero You Need to Know
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Meet La Borinqueña: The Puerto-Rican Superhero You Need to Know
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s… La Borinquena!UNC will get a taste of the Marvel universe when comic book artist and writer Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez visits campus on September 14.As a part of the John and June Allcott Gallery, Miranda-Rodriguez’ artwork will...
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Best Places to Hide From Students in a College Town
@liesljan
Best Places to Hide From Students in a College Town
Chapel Hill is an amazing college town, some may say it's the best in the country, but for people outside the undergraduate population, it's sometimes hard to get away from the flood of students the first few weeks. We compiled some of the best spots that let you stay in town while waiting for th...
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Here's How Female Filmmakers are Shaking Up the Industry
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Here's How Female Filmmakers are Shaking Up the Industry
Katie Otto’s allergies were acting up as she stood in Merritt’s Pasture to scout her film location. The wide expanse of wild grass behind Fordham Boulevard would serve as one of her primary backdrops for her 2018 experimental film, “Against the Morning Sun.” Otto’s work...
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Laugh It Off with Trifecta Improv
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Laugh It Off with Trifecta Improv
Shaking a building with laughter is difficult, but the Peoples Improv Theater, better known as the PIT, prove that a local theater dedicated to teaching and performing comedy is vital to the Chapel Hill scene.The theater – which is located near the edge of Carrboro and Chapel Hill – serves...
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Must-See Shows of September
@third_degree_photography
Must-See Shows of September
The major festival months of summer are ending, but don't fear — September will bring some high-quality artists to the Triangle. Whether you stopped listening to pop music in 2005 or follow the newest metal bands, the Chapel Hill area has a tailor-made concert experience for you. Hang out at the ...
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The Newcomer's Guide to Franklin Street
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The Newcomer's Guide to Franklin Street
When you’re sick of meal swipes or just new to the town, The Daily Tar Heel and Offline have you covered for navigating the wealth of restaurants on Franklin Street. From parent-friendly to game day ready, be prepared to get an on-campus job to subsidize your newest eating...
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Moon Party Musician: Q & A with Saman Khoujinian
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Moon Party Musician: Q & A with Saman Khoujinian
 If you follow the celestial cycles, an important season is on the horizon The Full Sturgeon Moon, the time when sturgeon are most easily caught, is almost upon us — and the Honeysuckle Tea House is putting on a show to celebrate. Singer and songwriter Saman...
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The Newcomer's Guide to Franklin Street
@brill08
The Newcomer's Guide to Franklin Street
When you’re sick of meal swipes or just new to the town, The Daily Tar Heel and Offline have you covered for navigating the wealth of restaurants on Franklin Street. From parent-friendly to game day ready, be prepared to get an on-campus job to subsidize your newest eating habits. 
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The Essential Guide to the Top Breweries in the Triangle
@thetravel_mechanic
The Essential Guide to the Top Breweries in the Triangle
They say Virginia is for lovers. But North Carolina is for BEER lovers. Billing itself as the “State of Southern Beer,” NC is home to more than 200 craft breweries, brewpubs, microbreweries, and nano breweries statewide.With such a wealth, it’s hard to pick favorites. But if you’re new to the are...
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