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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)

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]