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New Spring Arrivals at LIMELIGHT Boutique!
LIMELIGHT Boutique has new spring fashions from BB Dakota, Free People, Betsey Johnson, Glam, Sweeties, Haven, MinkPink and Eva Franco! LIMELIGHT is the best of new and consignment clothing for savvy fashionistas. Located at 402 W. Franklin St., next to Med Deli. For more information call 929-8119 or visit

Sunday Brunch at Butternut Squash Restaurant features biscuits with shitake and onion gravy, stacked pancakes with real maple syrup, organic egg omelettes filled with fresh vegetables and herbs, creamy grits blended with white cheddar cheese...and so much more! Don't miss Butternut Squash's amazing lunch and dinner specials. Buttnernut Squash is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant located at University Square; open seven days a week. For more information visit
Stormy's Return
Ackland Art Museum Events for All
Join the Ackland Art Museum for special evening hours and experience Art After Dark on Friday, March 12 until 9:00 PM. Have a drink with friends, enjoy music from DJ Misty Touch, and of course - take in the art! DJ Misty Touch will play from 5:00 - 6:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The event is free with a cash bar for beer and wine.
Drawing in the Galleries & Drawing for Kids on Saturday, March 13 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM invites the artist inside of you to get creative in the galleries. All levels are welcome to bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.) and sketch amongst the artworks - for free! Drawing for Kids invites children ages 9 to 12 to experience drawing in the galleries. Registration is required for this event. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. For more information on these events and all the Ackland Art Museum has to offer please visit
LEGO-palooza Returns to Morehead
Saturday, March 13, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, March 14, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The exhibit features dozens of LEGO models and scenes created by members of the North Carolina LEGO Users Group (NCLUG).  This FREE exhibit is created especially for children 4 and older.  For more information visit
Vespa Ristorante is OPEN for Lunch!
Starting March 1st, Vespa has begun serving lunch daily from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Lunch specials include $10.99 for two courses. Vespa's outdoor dining is perfect on a wonderfully, warm spring afternoon. Visit to view menus and check out nightly drink specials, Early Bird Dinner Specials, and more!
Stormy's Return
Toots & Magoo Winter Apparel Sale
 Spring is just around the corner and Toots & Magoo has all winter apparel on sale! This includes CoVelo sweaters and jackets, Parisian scarves, Matt Bernson boots and much more! Don't miss out on the last few days of these awesome deals! The sale ends Sunday, March 14. Also, stay tuned in for the gallery's Spring workshop schedule! Visit the gallery at 142 East Franklin Street or shop online at
Terence BlanchardFranklin Street Yoga Center Celebrates Spring
Franklin Street Yoga Center is offering a new Sunday Class starting on March 14 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM for FREE! This free class is taught by qualified teachers-in-training, following the basic format.  It's a great way to drop by and check out the center and new blossoming teachers. 
CELEBRATE SPRING on Saturday, March 20 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Vernal Equinox is a time of rebirth and new life. Join Amanda, Andrea, Lori and Mike for a dynamic flow class to shake out the cobwebs and celebrate the return of spring. You can pay a drop in fee or apply your class pass. For more information visit
Sunday Evening Jazz at West End Wine Bar
Every Sunday evening enjoy jazz at the West End Wine Bar starting at 7:30 PM; admission is $4. Sunday,
March 14 features Jon Metzger Quartet. Sunday,  
March 21 features Peter Lamb and the Wolves -music from the 1920s on up! The
West End Wine Bar is located at 450 West Franklin St. For details visit
Irish Food, Drinks and Music for a Good Cause!
La Residence Restaurant will celebrate St Patrick's Day with a special fundraiser for the East Chapel Hill High School PTSA on Wednesday, March 17 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.  La Residence will donate 10% of all food sales to the PTSA! Bring friends and family to enjoy Irish food, drinks and music! Seating is limited-reservations suggested.  La Residence is located at 202 West Rosemary Street. For more information visit or call 967-2506.
Raiders of the Lost ArkNOW SHOWING: At the Varsity on Franklin
March is 80's month at the Varsity on Franklin! Check out the totally rad line up of movies - Indiana Jones Trilogy, ET The Extra-Terrestrial, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Breakfast Club, Princess Bride and Ghostbusters!
And Every Tuesday Night is Date Night: 2 Admissions + 2 Small Popcorns + 2 Medium Fountain Drinks = $10.00 ! For more information visit
Build a Book
Build A Book with Kidzu and Toots & Magoo
Join them on Wednesday, March 17 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and celebrate National Reading Month with your children by bringing art to life as they learn to decorate and bind their own blank book filled with their original stories and illustrations. Space is limited and prepaid registration is required.  The fee is $12 per child (ages 4-8). Register by calling Kidzu at 933-1455. Visit for details.
Celebrate St. Patty's Day at Kildare's Irish Pub!
Kildare's Irish Pub will feature Irish music, dance, menu specials and of course... beer on Wednesday, March 17. With a VIP Weekend Pass for $20, you get a free VIP t-shirt, free breakfast at 7AM on St. Patrick's Day, plus no cover on St. Patty's Day! For more information visit
MONSTER Sale at Chapel Hill Comics!
Friday, March 19 from 10 AM until 9 PM - one day only!
This sale truly is a monster of a deal, check out some bargains:
--Graphic Novels, Books, Manga: BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE!
--Marvel Essential Paperbacks: 50% OFF!
--Bronze-Age Back Issues: $3 Each!
--DC Direct Action Figures: BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!
Chapel Hill Comics is located at 316 West Franklin Street. For more information visit
pow wow danceCarolina Indian Circle's 23rd Annual Pow Wow
Saturday, March 20 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The FREE public program organized by a UNC student group, will be in Fetzer Gymnasium on South Road, across from Raleigh Street. Free parking will be available in the Cobb deck off Manning Drive. Food, craft and jewelry vendors will be on hand. Dancers in traditional regalia will compete for cash prizes in categories including fancy dance and traditional dance. For more information visit
Birdhouses on ParadeBirdhouses on Parade at the Carolina Inn
Get ready for spring during the annual Birdhouses on Parade from Sunday, March 21 to Sunday, April 11. The historic inn will showcase uniquely crafted birdhouses and feeders by NC artists. Complement your experience with lunch, afternoon tea, or one of a dozen spring-themed events. Events include Birds of Prey - Live Raptor Exhibit, Build Your Own Birdhouse, Easter Egg Decorating and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Visit or call 919-918-2711 for more information.
  Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest at PlayMakers
The Importance of Being Earnest brings wicked wit and dead-on social satire wrapped in a Victorian confection of dual identities to the PlayMakers stage. Running until Sunday, March 21, Wilde's dialogue and hilarious turns of phrase are an irresistible delivery system for his subversive look at society. To purchase tickets visit
Vintage Cars  FREE Valet Parking on the West End!

Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Monday through Saturday. Downtown visitors enjoying other establishments can also use the valet service for a $5.00 charge. Drop cars off at the Valet Parking stand located in front of the UNC Information Technology building (440 West Franklin Street), near the West End Wine Bar.

Participating Businesses:
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is charged with leading and managing downtown.  We build human and financial resources through partnership efforts; we market and promote the assets of downtown; we improve the visual appeal of downtown; and we rebuild downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses. Visit! Contact us at 919-967-9440 or