Ackland Art Museum launched it's 60th anniversary celebration with a gala of more than 300 guests on September 20th with "Birthday Presents," a display of extraordinary works of art given to the Ackland by generous donors explicitly in honor of the Museum’s 60th anniversary. Photography by Steve Exum of


Come join The PIT for Chet Chats, where comedians will hold discussions about “the things that matter.” This presentation of Chet Chats will include lectures from comedians across the state!


It’s GENE-UARY at The Lumina Theatre! Celebrate film’s greatest Genes all month! To kick the month off, come see Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain” at midnight on both Friday and Saturday. Tickets are only $1!


Discover your next treasure at 19th annual New Years Auction at Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales. This exciting sale features large selections of Asian art, decorative accessories, fine art, English and American furniture, garden and architectural, glass, carpets and rugs, porcelain, prints and multiples, silver and more.


Join exhibition curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Peter Nisbet for a final look at Birthday Presents, an exhibition featuring 60 gifts of art joining the Ackland’s permanent collection.

Other Picks:

Lego Workshop: Hogwarts Castle, Friday, Kidzu Children’s Museum

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Friday-Saturday, Cedar Ridge Theatre

Chapel Hill Farmers Market, Saturday, University Place

Winter Hayride Tour, Saturday-Sunday, 1870 Farms

Indoor Goat Infused Yoga, Saturday-Sunday, Spring Haven Farm

Cooking Class: Master the Element – Salt, Sunday, Southern Season

The Sunday Show – Standup Comedy in Hillsborough, Sunday, King Street Bar

Body Beautiful Brunch, Sunday, Aesthetic Solutions

Hannah is the editorial assistant for Chapel Hill Magazine, Durham Magazine and Chatham Magazine. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Electronic/Broadcast Journalism and German Literature and Culture. She's an avid runner and ice cream enthusiast.