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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! Go Heels!

What to Do & See Downtown This Week! Go Heels!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Tasting at the Crunkleton
Thursday, March 20 at 7 pm: Understand, taste, and enjoy single malt Scotch whisky like never before. The Crunkleton welcomes Scotch whisky expert David Allardice for a tasting of a variety of the world's most awarded single malt Scotch whisky from one of the last independent and family-owned distilleries in Scotland.  
Whole Planet Foundation Benefit Concert
Friday, March 21, at 8 pm: Nightlight hosts a fundraising concert for the Whole Planet Foundation featuring a stacked line-up of music groups containing Whole Foods of Chapel Hill employees. The all-ages show starts at 8 PM, with the doors opening up at 7 PM. Tickets are $8 for members / $10 non-members (includes membership). 

Shop Local,Shop Upcycled
UPCYCLE: The process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products
of better quality or a higher. The Clothing Warehouse is receiving new vintage merchandise and upcycled merchandise from local designers every day! Carrying classic Levi's and Wrangler jeans, sunglasses, cowboy boots, western shirts, corduroys and t-shirts as well as vintage dresses, skirts and shirts from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. They offer plus-sized
vintage wear, and even stock a few vintage children's pieces! 
Walk This Way!
Saturday, March 22, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm: Did you ever wonder why there is a cemetery on the UNC campus? Take this tour to learn about the creation of this National Register cemetery and about the famous - and infamous - interred. Tour is over uneven ground. Tour begins at the Horace Williams House at 610 East Rosemary Street, free parking is available. Tour is $5 per person, no reservation necessary.  
5 Plays, 10 Minutes Each 
In its third year, Activated Art at the Ackland presents five 10-minute original plays inspired by works of art at the Museum-and performed live in front of those works! Performance dates from April 4to April 13. Tickets will be ON SALE on Friday, MARCH 21 at the Ackland Museum Store. Stop by or call 919.962.0216. Tickets are $20 for the general public; $10 for UNC OneCard holders. 
March Madness is Upon Us: GO HEELS!
Downtown will be buzzing with game watchers - so get out early and enjoy drinks and food while you watch the game! And with the spring weather coming -- outdoor dining will be ideal! For a list of downtown bars and restaurants -  
Photo Credit: Harrison Haynes
Windows on Chapel Hill Opening Reception

Friday, March 21 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Join us for an opening reception in the garden patio at Lantern Restaurant. Meet the artists, enjoy food & drinks, participate in an interactive artist- hosted craft, and hear about this great collaborative arts initiative. Windows on Chapel Hill is a collaborative art project to install works of art in underused storefronts downtown. / 

Author Reading at Internationalist
Thursday, March 20 at 7 pm: Internationalist Books and Community Center hosts renowned feminist poet and activist Margaret Randall as she reads from her new work Che on My Mind, an impressionistic look at the life, death, and legacy of Che Guevara. 
GillingsX: Stories of Global Health
Thursday, March 20 at 7 pm: Do you like TED talks? Do you like global health? Do you want to be inspired? The first-ever GillingsX is an evening of riveting talks from 5 of Gillings' most innovative and inspiring students as they share their stories of work around the globe. They will be joined by performance's from UNC's Ukulele Ensemble and Bhangra Elite Dance Team. FREE and catered by Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. RSVP Here.
Have Books to Sell? 
The Bookshop has book-buying hours Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am-5:30 pm, no appointment necessary! Sell your books then take some time to wander through the stacks of the Bookshop's 80,000 book inventory, with 13,000 listed online. You are sure to find that perfect next read! And if you are lucky, one of the resident Bookshop cats might just browse with you. Located at 400 West Franklin Street.  
Family Day at Ackland Museum
Sunday, March 23, 2 pm to 5 pm: Families with children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited to the FREE monthly Family Day! Be inspired by prints of American cities and landscapes from the 1930s and 1940s and create your own collaged cityscape. Construct buildings and communities using blocks and enjoy story time at 3:00 and 4:00 pm.  
Downtown Kidical Mass Bike Ride

Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 pm: All kids are invited for a fun ride on the streets of Chapel Hill starting at Hargraves Community Center in the Northside neighborhood downown. Helmets are required, but a few will be availalbe. Families are encouraged to ride and parents & guardians should accompany their kids.   
Chapel Hill/ Carrboro CROP Walk
The 2014 Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk will be held on March 23. The walk is a four mile stroll along the streets of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and through the UNC campus. A shorter route also is available. Registration begins at 1:30 and the walk kicks off from Carrboro Town Commons at 2:30. A celebration with food and music will follow the walk's successful completion. The Crop Walk benefits The Inter-faith Council for Social Services.  
Diamond Heels Baseball at Home
Friday, March 21 to Sunday, March 23 the Diamond Heels take on Georgia Tech in Boshamer Stadium on the UNC campus. For tickets and times visit Baseball season means no more snow & ice, RIGHT? 
10 Day Meditation Challenge
Sunday, March 23- Tuesday, April 1 at Franklin Street Yoga Center: Curious about meditation? Meditation can help you feel less stressed, boost your concentration and improve your sense of wellbeing, but to get the benefits you need to do it regularly. Meet Sunday afternoons and you will be emailed daily guided meditations to inspire transformation and to help you get into a daily meditation practice. 
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Tuesday, March 25 at Memorial Hal: A 15-time Grammy Award-winner, Fleck has collaborated with Chick Corea, Dave Matthews, Earl Scruggs, and other celebrated artists from across the world. Washburn's beguiling song writing, playing, and singing blend with Fleck's riveting musicianship to create music that's unique and personal, letting the audience into their living room. 
The Ackland Film Forum at Varsity
Tuesday, March 25 at 7 pm: Bridges, From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale. The Ackland Film Forum is a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum, UNC Music Library, The Music Department, The Center for the Study of the American South, and the Southern Folklife Collection. This series highlights the film history of popular music. Participants are invited to stay for a post-film discussion after each screening moderated by Allison Portnow (Public Programs Manager, Ackland Art Museum) and a guest expert on the evening's musical genre.

For the full calendar of events CLICK HERE.
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or