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Raleigh Rockers Dance Crew at 140 West Plaza
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Raleigh Rockers Dance Crew at 140 West Plaza

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m on the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the Raleigh Rockers will be performing in the 140 West Plaza to music from a live DJ spinning vinyl pressings. The Raleigh Rockers crew recently performed at the Rodeo on Rosemary. They were a great group who brought incredible energy and excitement to the crowd on top of the Wallace Parking Deck Plaza. 

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Make a Community Quilt at the 140 West Plaza

  • 140 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
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Artist team Helen Seebold and Erin Lawler invite all to stop by the 140 West Plaza during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and make a piece of art that will be part of a larger community quilt.  Participants will create at least 1 quilt square to donate to the quilt and a second square to take home.  Precut squares of paper will be given out and markers, pencils, crayons and embellishments will be available to all participants to use in creating their individually unique squares.  Everyone will be encouraged to participate. The final quilt will be displayed for the whole community to enjoy. www.LittleFlowerArt.com 

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Cirque du Plaza on the 140 West Plaza

  • 140 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
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Join us for Cirque du Plaza - a Live & Local favorite!

This year, we're bringing back the favorites and adding a little new flavor. Down to Earth Aerials will be blowing your mind with their aerial silk routines, a face painter and balloon artist will give you that colorful flair you've been searching for, and a local caricature artist will be sketching away all night.

Come ready to dance to some music, gaze in awe, and play games - it's going to be an awesome night full of fun and adventure!

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Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina!
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina!

Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina!

Football season is quickly approaching and the Carolina game day spirit is coming back to the heart of downtown Chapel Hill! Come out and rev-up the season from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.,prior to the home-opening game day when the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels take on the North Carolina A & T Aggies on Saturday.

Tar Heel Downtown brings a pep rally atmosphere and fan experience to Franklin Street, featuring a live outdoor concert, interactive games for kids and families, face painting, and more. The UNC Marching Tar Heels, cheerleaders, and of course...Rameses will be there too!

Hosted by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, UNC Athletics and the Town of Chapel Hill, Tar Heel Downtown is a very special event to our community.  Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt says “Tar Heel Downtown has evolved into a unique opportunity to champion downtown, all the while celebrating Carolina Football. Tar Heel spirit comes marching right down Franklin Street, and we celebrate together.”

As always, Chapel Hill is a bike and pedestrian friendly community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending our great events. Find out more about this and other events by visiting www.tarheeldowntown.com  and the Chapel Hill Events website atwww.townofchapelhill.org/festivalsandevents!

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Live & Local: It's All About the Strings!
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Live & Local: It's All About the Strings!

  • 140 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
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BarHop String Quartet is a quartet of classically trained musicians with a passion for branching out & exploring new genres for string quartet.  They take the audience by surprise by exploring the worlds of jazz, rock, blues, and funk... all while performing on strings.  It's ALL about the Strings! Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair and stay awhile! www.140westfranklinplaza.com/series

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Live & Local: Aerialist & Interactive Art
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Live & Local: Aerialist & Interactive Art

  • 140 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
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The plaza will be a spectacular sight to see on this Friday night, an Elevate Aerialist will be performing throughout the evening on a free-standing lyra.  While enjoying the striking performances, we will have stations to create art throughout the Plaza, including Spin Art, Watercolors, and Finger Painting. Free and open to all. www.140westfranklinplaza.com/series

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Live art with Dan Nelson at 140 West Plaza
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live art with Dan Nelson at 140 West Plaza

Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership continues to host the 2nd Friday Art Walk series, a chance to experience the talent of local artists. Artist Dan Nelson will create live art (painting of the plaza in real time) on October 10 in an interactive setting allowing visitors to create their own watercolor onsite as well. 

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Justin Tornow & Co at The Plaza 140 W Franklin
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Justin Tornow & Co at The Plaza 140 W Franklin

The Live and Local, Music and Art on the Plaza continues its spring series in partnership with the 2nd Friday Art walk. Justin Tornow and COMPANY will present a site specific movement installation.

Justin Tornow

Justin Tornow

Justin Tornow is an NC native currently living in Durham, NC. She is an independent choreographer, a producer of three artist-centered series under the name JCTworks, and a co-collaborator with Julia Edwards on a project called Moveable. Justin's work has been presented in the DUMBO Dance Festival, CoolNY Festival, 2012 Philly Fringe, and NC Dance Festival. In 2010, Justin received an MFA in Choreography from UNC-Greensboro; she has since enjoyed moving back and forth from NC to NYC to live, work and study.

You are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair to watch the performances. This event is free for all ages.

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"Exhale Comes To Life" - SPRING OPENING
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

"Exhale Comes To Life" - SPRING OPENING

Spring is in the Air! Breath in and Exhale!  

Experience art on the Plaza!

Come and join us as we bring Exhale back to life, the award winning art sculpture on the Plaza at 140 W Franklin. We will have a short program and will feature the talented dancers from Studio A. Celebrate National Barbershop quartet day with performances by the Tucker Street. 

You are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair to watch the performances. This event is free for all ages.

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The Art of Cirque with Cirque de Vol
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Art of Cirque with Cirque de Vol

Fridays on Franklin

Music and performance arts to kick off your weekend! A dynamic bi-weekly series designed to celebrate in very unique ways, a rich arts culture and heritage!

Watch the artistry of circus performers as they bend their bodies and your mind. Cirque de Vol Studios will be featuring a splashing of circus arts including flying yoga, hoop dance and more. DJ accompanying performances

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The Art of Hair & Rubbish to Runway Fashion Show
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Art of Hair & Rubbish to Runway Fashion Show

Collaborating with the FRANK  Gallery’s Rubbish to Runway Event featuring a fashion show later that same evening. 


Models from the Fashion show and patrons will be invited to have the Aveda Institute hair stylists transformed hair styles into a sculptural masterpiece and your face into art as part of The Art of Hair Competition with AVEDA!

  • Competition - 8 hair stylists and 8 makeup artists, creating sculpture out of hair, art out of faces, using materials from Scrap Exchange etc. to incorporate into hair 
  • DJ will accompany the competition 
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