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Carolina Ballet – The Nutcracker

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Location: Memorial Hall

Contact: Carolina Performing Arts

Description: Carolina Ballet’s holiday fantasy classic captures the irrepressible imagination of a child’s world in which all things are possible. Toys spring to life, children appear out of thin air and dancers float high above the stage in this gorgeous production featuring lavish scenery, live orchestra and more than 100 performers. Garnering critical praise from around the world, Carolina Ballet has […]

PlayMakers: THE MAY QUEEN

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Location: Paul Green Theatre

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: Whatever happened to your high school ‘queen’? Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘97. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of […]

A Holiday Tree Ornament Workshop: Celebrating our Golden Anniversary and 35 Years of Wildflower of the Year

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Nina Forsyth, Elaine Norwood and Dot Wilbur Brooks Sunday, December 4; 2–4 p.m. • Free, Preregistration required. Bring your coloring book talents to decorate our NCBG50 Holiday Tree. Using mixed media, including colored pencils, watercolors and markers, color 35 years of the Wildflower of the Year designs by Dot Wilbur-Brooks.

Faculty Recital: Justin Bunting, percussion

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Location: Kenan Music Building

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: Come out for a free percussion recital featuring our percussion professor Justin Bunting Works by Iannis Xenakis, Alejandro Viñao, Ivan Trevino, John Bergamo, and Dave Matthews (arranged by Justin Bunting)

Spanish Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Spanish Lunch Frederico Castelloes, Lecturer of Portuguese & Spanish Monday, October 31, 2016 Monday, December 5, 2016 Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane Restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speakonly in a foreign language for the 90 minute […]

Mammoth Monday

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Location: UNC Student Stores

Description: Mammoth Monday is HERE!   Check everyone off your list this holiday season with: 25% off UNC Apparel and Gifts 25% off Bull’s Head Book Shop Items 25% off Medical Apparel and Equipment 25% off Backpacks, Computer Sleeves and Device Cases 50% off ALL Holiday Boxed Cards, Holiday Candy, and Holiday Decor 50% off ALL […]

Yoga in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear […]

IAAR Brown Bag Graduate Lecture – Sisters in Health: A Weight Loss Program for African-American Women

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Location: Institute of African American Research

Cost: Free

Contact: Institute of African American Research

Description: Institute of African American Research (IAAR) Brown Bag Graduate Lecture Series December 5th, 12:45PM – 1:45PM.  Free and Open to the Public. Bring a lunch! iaar.unc.edu/events Presented by Loneke T. Blackman Carr | UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Nutrition Lecture Description: In this lecture, Blackman Carr will discuss the behavioral weight loss treatment […]

Tai Chi in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable […]

Computing Personal Lifestyle for Building Health Models

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Location: 011 Sitterson Hall

Contact: Department of Computer Science

Description: Ramesh Jain Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences University of California, Irvine Abstract A person’s lifestyle is the most controllable factor affecting her health. Advances in technology have made it now possible to analyze and understand an individual’s life style from passively collected objective data streams to build her model and predict important […]

Baruch Schwartz lecture – How the Pentateuch Was Composed: Two Floods are Better than One

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Location: Manning Hall

Contact: Religious Studies

Description: Examined closely, the Biblical story of Noah is rife with inconsistency, repetition and discontinuity. What brought about the Flood? How did it occur? How long did it last? Why was anyone spared? Why Noah? Why did God resolve never to destroy all life again? And how does this story fit into the larger context of Israel’s pre-history recounted in the Pentateuch? The canonical text is hopelessly ambiguous and unclear, but the source-critical analysis provides simple and compelling answers, and illustrates precisely how the documents that comprise the Pentateuch were combined into a single text.

Emerging Writers Empowerment Cafe

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Location: Hyde Hall, University Room

Cost: Free

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: The Institute for the Arts and Humanities will be hosting an evening to celebrate emerging writers. The Institute will create a French literary café to raise awareness for both the Crook's Corner Book Prize and the local writing community.

Buy Hyundai Sun Bowl tickets

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Location: Unnamed Venue

Contact: UNC Athletics

Description: Buy your tickets to the December 30 Hyundai Sun Bowl and see Carolina take on Stanford Visit Raise Up Carolina, then click on the bowl information link to find out how to order tickets.  

Public Speaking & Leadership: Bell Tower Toastmasters Club

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Location: Health Sciences Library

Contact: Francesca Allegri

Description: Weekly club meetings give you a comfortable environment to practice public speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome and the club is open to all, both university and community members. We work with people who join the club to practice professional presentations, interviews, dissertation proposals and defenses, community talks, and other speaking situations. Dues […]

Book Review: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 13 - 15

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Nicolette Cagle, Ecologist Tuesday, December 6; 12:30-2:30 p.m. • $15 ($13 Members) Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of Annie Dillard’s nonfiction book Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. This story details the narrator’s explorations of nature and life in the area of Tinker Creek in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, including scientific observations on […]

Author Signing: D.G. Martin

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Location: UNC Student Stores

Description: D.G. Martin is coming to the Bull’s Head Book Shop!  Come pick up his latest book North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries: A Traveler’s Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners, and Barbecue Joints. Chat with the author and get your copy signed; it’ll make a perfect gift for the family foodie!

Holiday Event and Grinch Reading

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Location: UNC Student Stores

Contact: UNC Student Stores

Description: Join us at the UNC Student Stores on Tuesday, December 6th from 4:00 – 6:00pm for a fun and festive holiday party! We will start with the Bull’s Head annual reading of Dr. Suess’ beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas in English and Latin. Afterwards, you can relax with a cup of cider, decorate a gingerbread […]

PlayMakers: THE MAY QUEEN

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Location: Paul Green Theatre

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: Whatever happened to your high school ‘queen’? Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘97. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of […]

Buy Hyundai Sun Bowl tickets

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Location: Unnamed Venue

Contact: UNC Athletics

Description: Buy your tickets to the December 30 Hyundai Sun Bowl and see Carolina take on Stanford Visit Raise Up Carolina, then click on the bowl information link to find out how to order tickets.  

Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection Every Wednesday at 2:30 PM, a free, 30-minute docent-led tour enables visitors to explore the Ackland Art Museum collection with a guide. Meet at the visitor services desk in the Ackland’s lobby and experience the Ackland in a new way! Free. No reservation needed.

PlayMakers: THE MAY QUEEN

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Location: Paul Green Theatre

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: Whatever happened to your high school ‘queen’? Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘97. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of […]

Buy Hyundai Sun Bowl tickets

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Location: Unnamed Venue

Contact: UNC Athletics

Description: Buy your tickets to the December 30 Hyundai Sun Bowl and see Carolina take on Stanford Visit Raise Up Carolina, then click on the bowl information link to find out how to order tickets.  

Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Class: Free Screening of “A Christmas Carol”

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Description: Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Class: Free Screening of “A Christmas Carol” THURSDAY, DEC 8, 10 AM–NOON INSTRUCTOR: KIMBALL KING Join the Friday Center for a free screening of the 1951 original black and white version of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, followed by discussion led by noted film professor, Kimball King. Thursday, December 8, 10 am […]

Food and the Humanities Series: Food Insecurity in the Triangle

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Location: Hyde Hall, University Room

Cost: Free

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: Join the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in discussing the various challenges around food insecurity in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area. This event will feature representatives from key community organizations in a Q&A format with facilitation provided by Department of Nutrition Professor Alice S. Ammerman, Director for the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. […]

Winter 2016 Student Showcase

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Winter 2016 Student Showcase Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:00-3:00 PM Presentations by UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines — including Art History, English and Comparative Literature, and Modern Dance — will showcase student research and interpretation of the Ackland’s collection and exhibitions Light refreshments will be served. Free and open […]

Ackland Study Session – Exam Week Kickoff

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Ackland Study Session – Exam Week Kickoff Thursday, 8 December 2016 5:00 – 9:00 PM To kick off UNC’s Final Exam Week(s!), we’re turning the Ackland’s galleries into the perfect place to study. Free coffee from 5:00-9:00 PM Wifi and plenty of places to plug in Tables and chairs for group and solo studying Comfy […]

China Philharmonic Orchestra with Long Yu, music director and conductor

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Location: Memorial Hall

Contact: Carolina Performing Arts

Description: The founding of the China Philharmonic Orchestra marks a new chapter in symphonic music in China, now a leading musical center of the world. With unswerving commitment to quality and determined ambition, it ranks as one of the largest and best known orchestras in Asia. Performances under the inspiring baton of Maestro Long Yu have included Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand with nearly one thousand […]

PlayMakers: THE MAY QUEEN

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Location: Paul Green Theatre

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: Whatever happened to your high school ‘queen’? Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘97. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of […]

Buy Hyundai Sun Bowl tickets

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Location: Unnamed Venue

Contact: UNC Athletics

Description: Buy your tickets to the December 30 Hyundai Sun Bowl and see Carolina take on Stanford Visit Raise Up Carolina, then click on the bowl information link to find out how to order tickets.  

Artist Talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on her Site-Specific Mural “Please Don’t Shoot Me”

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Lauren Turner

Description: During this month’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk, Durham-based artist and UNC-Chapel Hill alum (MFA ’07) Stacy Lynn Waddell will speak about her newly-installed, site-specific mural Please Don’t Shoot Me, on view in the Ackland’s ART& community space. Waddell’s presentation will address issues related to the recent and ongoing incidents of police violence against African American populations […]

PlayMakers: THE MAY QUEEN

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Location: Paul Green Theatre

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: Whatever happened to your high school ‘queen’? Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘97. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of […]

Buy Hyundai Sun Bowl tickets

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Location: Unnamed Venue

Contact: UNC Athletics

Description: Buy your tickets to the December 30 Hyundai Sun Bowl and see Carolina take on Stanford Visit Raise Up Carolina, then click on the bowl information link to find out how to order tickets.  

Basics of Bird Photography

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 18 - 20

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Mary Sonis and Mike Dunn, Naturalists Saturday, December 10; 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $20 ($18 Members) Learn how to improve your bird photography. Includes classroom time on basic equipment, tips and techniques, followed by time in the Garden to practice what you have learned.

Drawing in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: The second Saturday of every month, Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection. For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free and open to the public. No reservation necessary.

Art Adventures: Block Printed Cards (AM Session)

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: 5

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Art Adventures Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.  10 December 2016: Block-Printed Cards) […]

Drawing for Tweens

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: 5

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: 10 Dec 2016 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Register here! This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix […]

Lichen: A Painting in Miniature

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 45 - 50

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Kathy Schermer-Gramm, Artist Saturday, December 10; 12:30–4:30 p.m. • $50 ($45 Members) Lichens’ small and intricate structures are challenging subjects for the watercolor artist. Drawing for accuracy, working under magnification, using fine-point drybrush, maintaining small-scale clarity and incorporating pencil and dip pen for precision will be covered in this workshop.

Art Adventures: Block Printed Cards (PM Session)

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: 5

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Art Adventures Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.  10 December 2016: Block-Printed Cards) […]

Owl Prowl

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 8 - 10

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Saturday, December 10; 6–8 p.m. • $10 ($8 Members); no fee for accompanying adult Ages 6-12 with accompanying adult. In early winter, local owls are preparing to build nests and raise families. Learn what kinds of owls live here, their habits and nocturnal adaptations, enjoy the classic story Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, dissect owl […]

PlayMakers: THE MAY QUEEN

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Location: Paul Green Theatre

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: Whatever happened to your high school ‘queen’? Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘97. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of […]

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Big Band Holidays

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Location: Memorial Hall

Contact: Carolina Performing Arts

Description: In this much-anticipated annual tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis offers swinging performances of your favorite holiday music, arranged this season by saxophonist Sherman Irby. In addition to classic selections from Blue Engine Records’ Big Band Holidays, the program includes new arrangements of sacred and secular songs, from Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me […]