Campus Entertainment and Community Entertainment
The University offers a variety of cultural, educational and athletic events right on campus. The triangle area also offers plenty of entertainment opportunities including museums, film festivals, food-related events and musical performances.
- The Ackland Art Museum organizes more than a dozen special collections each year. On a normal day, the museum houses more than 15,000 works of art featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art, plus significant collections of European masterworks, 20th century and contemporary art, African art and North Carolina pottery.
- Carolina Athletics offers UNC employees complimentary tickets and discounts on season tickets for a range of athletic contests.
- Carolina Basketball Museum features artifacts, videos, photos, statistical and historical panels that highlight the history of the Carolina Basketball program.
- Carolina Club is a member-supported dining club created for alumni, faculty and staff. It provides a pleasant, upscale environment for meeting colleagues and friends, entertaining guests and dining in warm and friendly on-campus surroundings.
- Carolina Performing Arts presents a calendar of spectacular performances by both local and world-renowned artists. Faculty can purchase ticket packages at a discount.
- The Department of Music offers musical performances each year, many of them with free admission. Annual highlights include the Carolina Jazz Festival, Festival on the Hill, Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture and an array of master classes with visiting artists. UNC Community Music School offers music classes to Triangle residents.
- Morehead Planetarium and Science Center offers dazzling multimedia star shows, interactive exhibits featuring current science research and an array of classes, lectures, camps and other special events year-round.
- The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a regional research center for the conservation and interpretation of plants that are native to the Southeastern United States. The Coker Arboretum, the William Hunt Arboretum, the Coker Pinetum and the Mason Farm Biological Reserve are included in the Garden’s nearly 600 acres.
- PlayMakers Repertory Company presents a mix of both classical and contemporary plays in the Paul Green Theatre on campus. Each year, PlayMakers showcases the talents of students, faculty and staff alongside visiting members of the larger theater community.
- The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is one of the preeminent sites in the nation for the critical examination of African and African-American diaspora cultures, providing intellectual and cultural programming that is both timely and informative.
- University Events Calendar houses a listing of events from across campus and allows filtering by audience and event type.
- Entertainment and Recreation lists a variety of venues that offer discounts to UNC employees.
- Town of Carrboro webpage provides an overview of parks, libraries and special events.
- Town of Chapel Hill webpage contains information about arts, leisure, recreation, greenways, library access and festivals.
- City of Durham webpage contains information about festivals, sporting events, performing arts venues, museums and parks.
- City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources provides information about parks, events, museums and performing arts venues.
- The Carolina Inn hosts a number of year-round events for those within the Carolina community.
- The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University organizes and presents leading-edge exhibitions that travel to institutions worldwide.