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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



JULY 17-28

This musical is Grammy-nominated with an original story set in 1920s and 1940s North Carolina. Reserve your tickets now for “Bright Star: A Carolina Musical,”put on by the Summer Youth Conservatory at Playmakers Repertory Company. The show will run Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $20, faculty and staff is $18 and students and youths $12. The Summer Youth Conservatory is a six-week practicum program that highlights the theatrical talents of high schoolers in the area. They are able to work with professionals in the field to create a professional level production.



JULY 18 

“Spatial Justice”is the theme for this year’s MURAP Academic Conference. Over the course of two days, the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program’s 25th annual conference allows attendees to engage on this topic, in which “space” refers to sites where justice has been denied or achieved, including but not limited to neighborhoods, cities, and institutions. Highlights include panel discussions, a keynote address by Mary Pat Brady of Cornell University and a featured presentation by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva of Duke University. The free public event will be hosted in the Stone Center. For more information, visit



JULY 22 

The Carolina Women’s Center is expecting questions and they’ll have answers.What to Expect When You’re Expecting at UNC is a session for anyone pregnant, planning to adopt or foster to give them information on different initiatives at UNC to improve their parenting experience. This includes lactation rooms, resources, advice for work and life balance and more. The free session will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Dey Hall in the Toy Lounge. Register today at


JULY 25 

Follow the story of war veteran Alex Sutton in the film“Farmer/Veteran”as Alex begins a new life as a farmer in rural North Carolina. The director of the film, Jeremy Lange, will facilitate a discussion following the screening. The film begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center and refreshments will be served. The screening is free and open to the public. The Southern Culture Movie Series is a summer initiative to provide an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South.












Bonjour! If you want to speak more French and better your language skills, register for the French Language Lunch at Weathervane Restaurant in Chapel Hill. Participants will only be allowed to speak in French. The lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. and seats are limited. The registration fee is $20 and you can get started at





JULY 22 & 27


UNC Music Workshop is a program for high school pianists and singers to learn music theory and practice with professionals. The workshops run from July 21 through July 27. As part of the weeklong event, come see the amazing stylings of the music faculty at the UNC Music Workshop Faculty Recital. This free concert is at 8 p.m. July 22 in Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. It is open to the public. Then, after six days of music theory, practice and fun, all of the participants from the UNC Music Workshop are getting together to host the All-Participant Finale Concert at 10 a.m. July 27. The concert is free and will be hosted in Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall.



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