Arts & Culture

This area has been known for decades for its thriving creative music scene. Many people travel from around the region – and sometimes around the world – to attend shows at the Cat's Cradle and other venues in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Less famous, but also doing us proud, are visual artists, dancers, actors, and filmmakers around the Triangle. In fact, Chapel Hill was home to the first Flicker festival, which now takes place in ten cities around the world!

Carrboro Food Truck Rodeo

My wife and I attended the food truck rodeo near Al's Garage this recent Saturday.  There were five food trucks: Captain Ponchos Tacos, Parlez Vous Crepe, Only Burger, Will and Pops, Blue Sky Dining.  I enjoyed the event, and since I have frequented all of the vendors except for Blue Sky, that is where I bought my dinner.  There was a good turnout, and many of my friends were there too.  We all had a good time.  Here are a few comments I have about the experience.

Food Truck Rodeo

Five Amazing Food Trucks--March 19th--At Al's Garage in Carrboro from 4pm until 7pm. Music, good weather, top notch cuisine. Captain Ponchos Tacos, Parlez Vous Crepe, Will and Pops, Only Burger, and Blue Sky Dining. Pet friendly. Cash accepted. No admission fee. On Main Street in Carrboro (near Crooks Corner, Jiffy Lube) as it begins to turn into Franklin Street.

Round-up your friends for Street Cuisine multiplied by FIVE


Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm


Al's Garage, 100 S Merritt Mill Rd

Public forum on food trucks in Chapel Hill

Via Town of Chapel Hill e-mail:

Food Trucks in Chapel Hill?
Posted Date: 
Food truck
The Town Council will hold a public forum on the issue of food trucks in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
The Town received a citizen's petition to consider permitting and regulating food trucks. The Council invites input into the questions of whether food trucks should be allowed to operate on private property in town and under what restrictions. 
Town zoning regulations are silent on food trucks on private property. Under state regulations, a food truck must operate in conjunction with a permitted restaurant for daily cleaning and servicing, and for solid and liquid waste disposal. 

Residents with an interest in this topic are encouraged to attend the Council meeting of Feb. 28. If you are unable to attend the meeting, ideas and comments about this issue may be sent to Kendal Brown, Town of Chapel Hill planner, at or 919-968-2728. 


Monday, February 28, 2011 - 7:00pm


Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

Hard to believe: ArtsCenter says they're "not in trouble" despite eliminating the Executive Director's position.

Local Histories exhibit - opening reception

This is a great temporary use for what some of you think of as The Old Chapel Hill Museum, although it's still The Old Chapel Hill Library to me.  It's an exhibit curated by UNC professor elin o'Hara slavick about the meaning of place.  The show opens January 28 and runs through April 28th with special events on February 11th, March 18th, and April 4th. 

Read on or visit their web site to learn more...

Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On”

an exhibition of over 50 artists from across the U.S. exploring Alfredo Jaar’s idea that “place can not be global,” curated by artist elin o’Hara slavick + art historian Carol Magee

January 28 – April 29, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION: February 11, 5-9pm

523 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA (the old Chapel Hill Museum)

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-7pm; Saturday 12-7pm; closed Sunday + Monday

Performances by Cathy McLaurin, Neill Prewitt and Lance Winn March 18, 7pm

Mildred’s Lane Goes Elsewhere: a collaboration between artist J. Morgan Puett and Elsewhere, a living museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, a conversation, April 4, 7pm

Artists: Alexis Bravos, Lauren F. Adams, Sophia Allison, Dave Alsobrooks, Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Erik Benjamins, Joshua Bienko, Lynn Bregman Blass, Molly Brewer, Ian Brownlee, Ann Chwatsky, María DeGuzmán, Lee Delegard, Travis Donovan, Jordan Essoe, Ashley Florence, Matthew Garcia, Gail Goers, Heather Gordon,  Michael Gurganus, Elizabeth Hull, Brett Hunter, Michelle Illuminato, Michael Itkoff, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Ann Pegelow Kaplan, Susan Alta Martin, Mario Marzan, Cathy McLaurin, Morgan Muhs, Shaw Osha, Lillian Outterbridge, Freddie Outterbridge, Allyson Packer, Jessica Almy-Pagán, John Douglas Powers, Neill Prewitt, Susanne Slavick, Leah Sobsey, Spectres of Liberty, Tracy Spencer, Cici Stevens, Mary Carter Taub, Julie Thomson, Montana Torrey, Paul Valadez, Jeff Waites, Michael Webster, Cathy Weiss, Amy White, Ripley Whiteside, Lance Winn, Denis Wood 


Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm


523 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill



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