Six Events for Your Chapel Hill Summer Bucket List

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From concerts to a 5K for a cause, here are a half-dozen can’t miss things this season in Chapel Hill

Durham poet Ayanna Albertson performs at The Colonial Inn during Last Fridays this spring. Photo by Joshua Collins, The Digital Butler

Compiled by Elizabeth Egan

Fridays on the Front Porch
Fridays through Oct. 1, 5-8 p.m. 
Kick off your weekend at The Carolina Inn with an evening of drinks, food and live music. Performers such as Lee Gildersleeve & The Bad Dogs and Barefoot Manner Bluegrass as well as food trucks including Jessica’s Food Truck, How ‘Bout Burger and Cilantro will be featured. 

Compose Carolina
July 9, 16, 23 and 30, noon
Carolina Performing Arts and the UNC Department of Music present the second annual series which premieres original works based around the theme “In The Now.” Alumni Trinity Vélez-Justo, Alex Van Gils
and Stewart Engart will debut solo compositions while a group of current UNC students in the composition program will reinterpret a Greek tale. 

Sundays at Sundown 
July 11, 18 and 25, 8 p.m.
Southern Village hosts a series of live outdoor concerts on the Village Green this summer. The Pagan Hellcats will perform on July 11, Idlewild South on July 18 and David Burney and Rebecca Newton on July 25. 

5K for Unity 
July 17, 11 a.m.
Vecino Brewing Co. is one of five breweries hosting this social run/walk in partnership with Together We Stand NC. There are both in-person and virtual options, with a portion of the registration fees benefiting Girls on the Run of the Triangle. 

Last Fridays
July 30 and Aug. 27
Get outside and gallery hop during Hillsborough Arts Council’s monthly series to listen to live music, view performances and explore shopping and dining options.

Paperhand Puppet summer show 
Weekends, Aug. 27-Oct. 3 
Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents its 21st annual show titled “Unfolding Seeds – Invocations of Transformation” featuring giant puppets and sharing stories of love for the community at the Forest TheatreCHM

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