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GO Heels! Beat Duke!
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will keep the Heels from beating the Blue Devils on Saturday, March 8 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham at 9 pm.   Watch the game at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub,Varsity TheatreTop of the Hill, and many other businesses downtown. Seriously, what television won't be tuned in?  
20% Off Your First Order
Your first online order at Sandwhich is 20% off and only available for a limited time!
Shop for a Reason 
Every Tuesday from 4 pm to 7 pm Rumors Vintage Thrift donates 20% of all sales to a different local cause. From nonprofits to art projects to the vision of an inspirational indiviual. Each purchase gives back to the community. If you work, volunteer, or love a local group you think Rumors should partner with, get in touch! Located at 106 N. Graham St. 

Love Alone at PlayMakers
Love Alone, presented by PlayMakers, is a drama that explores medical error and its aftermath as it follows a patient's family and a doctor charged with her care after a routine medical procedure goes tragically wrong. Witness the two households navigate uncharted waters of loss, anger, humor and longing on their path to healing. Tickets start at $15.

New Live Music & Arts Series Downtown

The Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street will host a new, weekly series of 
entertainment events starting in the spring. Featuring live concerts, art performances, dancing, and much more. Larger festivals and events will be featured monthly, as we close Church Street to host a live stage and numerous cultural arts and community exhibits. 
For the full calendar of events CLICK HERE.
Compass Center Fundrasier
Through Women's Eyes, By Women's Hands on Friday, March 7 from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Great Room at Top of the Hill; a fundraising event for Compass Center for Women and Families. Enjoy an art exhibition and sale, raffle prizes, cocktail recpetion with cash bar, a live auction, and more! Can't make the event? You can still participate by entering the raffle! (Winners do not need to be present to win) For more info:
Diamond Heels Baseball at Home
Baseball season means no more snow & ice RIGHT? Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 9 the Diamond Heels take on Pittsburgh in Boshamer Stadium on the UNC campus. For tickets and times visit 
Drawing in the Galleries at Ackland
Saturday, March 8 at 10 am: Amanda Hughes (the Museum's Director of External Affairs) leads participants in this creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland's collection. Bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. No registration is necessary.Free and open to the public.  
New Exhibit Open at Planetarium
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's new exhibit is now open! "Water in our World" immerses you in water and doesn't even get you wet. Explore how people get water, why we need clean water and what the future is for this most precious of resources. "Water in our World" replaces "A Sticky Situation" in the Lower Exhibit Gallery of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.  
Intro to Inversions Yoga Workshop
Saturday, March 8 at 12:30 pm: Franklin Street Yoga Center will help you learn how to explore arm balances and inversions and make them accessible and enjoyable. This workshop will explore proper preparation and alignment for each pose, entering and exiting the poses safely, and discuss where it is best to practice these poses within a class setting. You do not have to have any experience with these poses to take this workshop. 
Celebrate St. Pat's 
at Carolina Brewery
They'll have delicious Irish inspired dishes including Stout Stew, Beer Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Breakfast Plate,Reuben Spring Rolls and more. Also featuring their famous Shamrock Ale, available on tap and in growlers, as well as a special cask of Phil N. Topemov Imperial Stout with Counter Culture CoffeeMake plans now to join them for upcoming basketball tournament action, and look for outdoor patios to open soon! 
Leaving the Table Now On Exhibit 
Leaving the Table: The Furniture of Bill Neville; on exhibit  at the Ackland Museum Store until March 30. During the last 30 years, Bill Neville has become a master at producing functional interiors in wood and the objects which inhabit them, designing and building custom tables, chairs, case goods, as well as yacht interiors. The show will also include many large turned vessels in a variety of native and exotic woods and a large photo montage chronicling Bill's career devoted to wood. Stop in the store today!  
The Ackland Film Forum at Varsity
Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm- High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass. 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.   
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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