What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

 
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PARK ON THE HILL
Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! www.parkonthehill.com 
 
Shakespeare is Coming to Franklin Street!
The Bare Theatre is bringing the comedy Measure for Measure to the historic Varsity Theatre. Measure for Measure deals with very contemporary themes of sex and desire, and raises questions about the separation of church and state - taboo during the Renaissance. Performances are March 19-21, 26-28, and April 2-4. All performances begin at 7:30 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.baretheatre.org. 
 
"Anonymous was a Woman" Walking Tour
Saturday, March 21 at 10 am: Chapel Hill history is abundant with strong, influential women. On this walking tour, sponsored by Preservation Chapel Hill,
learn about the women who helped shape the history of the town and the University. Tour is $5 per person, no reservation necessary. Meet at Horace Williams House at 610 East Rosemary Street.
 
Spring Music at R&R Grill
Every Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm R&R Grill invites you to the Spring Music Series with local bands. This week features the Castaways on Wed, March 25. The
series continues every Wednesday until May 27th. $10 cover with drink specials. Get there early from 4 pm to 6 pm and get 1/2 priced appetizers. www.rnrgrill.com 
 
 
"Wrap Your Head Around It" 
Exhibit Reception at FRANK Gallery on Thursday, March 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Join FRANK Gallery for an opening reception for "Wrap Your Head Around It: Art scarves" featuring original poetry exploring the theme of the Heroic Journey; a project dedicated to engaging cancer patients and survivors, and community artists. www.frankisart.com
 
ARTINI Returns to the Ackland!
Saturday, March 21, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Enjoy a modern French masquerade featuring artisanal cocktails and inspired hors d'oeuvres by the area's leading bars and restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Ackland. Buy your ticket TODAY, in person at the Ackland Museum Store or by phone: 919.962.0216. www.ackland.org  
 
Chapel of the Cross ABC Sale
Saturday, March 21 from 8 am to 2 pm: The much-anticipated sale of the year! The ABC (Attics, Basements, Closets) Sale at The Chapel of the Cross offers high-quality yet affordable items ranging from day-to-day necessities to one of a kind treasures. Plus delicious baked goods. All sale proceeds benefit area nonprofit organizations that target children and family services.
 
"The End of Night" Author Talk
Saturday, March 21: You've seen the effects of light pollution. Now learn about the importance of dark skies! Author Paul Bogard comes to Morehead Planetarium for a
free presentation especially for adults and teens. Bogard shares his story with a blend of personal narrative, natural history, science and astronomy.  www.moreheadplanetarium.org 
 
Family & Friends Day at Ackland 
Sunday, March 22 from 1 pm to 5 pm: Spend an interactive, art-filled day with family and friends at the Ackland Art Museum. Conduct an "Art Interview" with your friend or family member - pick up a question sheet and pencil at the Information Desk. Play art games like Ackland Art Bingo, or challenge yourself and your friends to solving Ackland "Art in a Jar" puzzles. Make your own version of the Ackland's "Artwork of the Month". Free and open to folks of all ages! www.ackland.org 
 
PopUp Chorus at DSI Comedy
Monday, March 23 at 6 pm: Popup Chorus is the only chorus where you can show up when you want and skip it when you're too busy. No audition, no weekly commitment, just show up and sing. Get tickets now to join PopUp Chorus and learn Roberta Flacks' "Killing Me Softly" and Jenny Lewis' "Just One of the Guys." Conductor Seamus Kenney will be leading as usual. www.dsicomedy.com  / www.popupchorus.org  
 

 
Music on the Porch 
Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 pm: Durham natives Sally South Derr and Isaac Derr (a brother-sister duo) recorded their two albums, the 2014 release Set Sail and the
2015 release Where Nobody Knows Me, at the Rubber Room Studio in Chapel Hill. Join the Center for the Study of the American South for this free concert at the Love
House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. http://south.unc.edu/ 
 
Starry Nights: Spring Skies 
Online registration is open for the next Starry Nights program (for adults and older teens) on Wednesday, March 25 (7:30 to 9 pm). If you're curious about the night sky, this is a perfect opportunity to learn about the stars, constellations and planets best observed this season. Enjoy the nighttime view from the comfort of Morehead's fulldome theater! www.moreheadplanetarium.org 
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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 meg@downtownchapelhill.com.