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Entertainment and Culture

Spend a casual evening sipping a latte on an outdoor patio, listening to live music, wandering through eclectic shopping districts or screaming and bouncing in a crowd of people as you cheer on your favorite team. Get involved in intramural sports or join a service group. 

If you are inspired by history, science or art, visit one of the area's museums. Study local flora and botanicals at the North Carolina Botanical Garden or treat yourself to a concert at Memorial Hall. 

Whatever your preference, UNC and the Triangle area offer plenty of social, entertainment and cultural opportunities to keep you busy, happy, and constantly making new discoveries.

Social venues

Restaurants and nightlife
Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro
University Mall, Chapel Hill
The Streets at Southpoint, Durham

Sports and recreation

UNC athletics
Campus recreation and intramural sports
Durham Bulls (professional AAA baseball)
Carolina Hurricanes (professional hockey)

Performing and visual arts

Carolina Performing Arts
Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission
Deep Dish Theater
Durham Arts Council
The Carolina Theater


Ackland Art Museum
Kidzu Children's Museum
Morehead Planetarium
The Chapel Hill Museum


North Carolina Botanical Garden
Duke Gardens


The Campus Y
North Carolina Center for Public Service