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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Bub's 80's Dance Party
Bub O'Malley's is celebrating it's 28th birthday with a totally rad dance party on Friday, April 17 at 9 pm. All 80's, all the time. Wear your finest neon, mullets, and leg warmers. Bub's is located at 157 E. Rosemary Street. Event details. 
[B]Ski's Online Ordering
[B]Ski's now offers online ordering! Order & pay online, save your faves, view your order history, & easy group orders too! Order your favorite SKI today! 
Chapel Hill Comics Sale
Friday, April 17 at 2 pm to Sunday, April 19 at 7 pm: Twenty-eight boxes from the back stock room are heading to the sales floor at Chapel Hill Comics! Shop for 50% off all back issues, 20% off toys & statues, 20% off apparel, and 10% off novelties & posters. 

Saturday, April 18 at 6 pm: Do not miss the best party in town, FRANK 5th Annual Gala Celebration fundraiser! This year they have two new elements: a live art auction and an end-of-evening special prize drawing. As always Art Ticket holders participate in the OFF THE WALL drawing to win one of 55 pieces of art donated by local artists. 
NC HomePun Derby
Tuesday, April 21 at 8:30 pm: DSI Comedy Theater hosts this major league funny business! Step up to the plate for the ultimate pun derby. Forty All-Stars will face off in round after round of head-to-head punishment until a HomePun Champion is crowned. It'll be an evening of spirited, fast-paced word play sure to amaze.
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Live 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 Liquid Pleasure on Wed, April 22. 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. 
Live & Local on the 140 West Plaza
Spring is here and we are all ready to get outside and enjoy ourselves! Friday, April 17 from 6 pm to 9 pm: The steel drum is a magical instrument creating music around the world. Wilton Dubois & Company will be performing steel drum sets throughout the evening. Tar Heel Voices will join in for an accapella performance at 7pm. All Live & Local events are free and open to all. For a listing of all the events visit  
Moonshine Tasting at Carolina Inn
Thursday, April 16 from 6 pm to 8 pm: Meet Wayne, cast member of the Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners", during a Moonshine Tasting. Sample a variety of North Carolina made moonshine and enjoy culinary delights while conversing with "Hill Billy" Wayne. One of his very own stills will be on display for you to view. For details and to purchase tickets visit 
Live Music on the Porch
Thursday, April 16 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: It's Music on the Porch season again at the Center for the Study of the American South with Ellis Dyson and the Shambles! Bring a chair or blanket and dinner from a downtown restaurant. Free and open to the public. Love House & Hutchins Forum is located at 410 E. Franklin Street. 
4000 Miles at PlayMakers
Last weekend -Showing until April 19: An elderly grandmother with a fading memory opens her door - and her life - to her wayward grandson. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths surprising commonality across generations in this emotionally compelling and humor-filled drama. For more information and to buy tickets, visit
Pillow Talk, Carolina Style!

Collect in comfort at Julian's! Five exclusive cotton-sateen throw pillows 100% made in North Carolina! Designed by Alexander Julian. Available online and in the store located at 135 East Franklin Street. Visit
  or call 919-942-4563.
Free Intro to Yoga Class
Saturday, April 18 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Franklin Street Yoga Center offers this class designed for beginners or students new to Vinyasa yoga. This is a perfect opportunity to learn the basic poses and get a solid foundation. No experience necessary. This class is offered monthly.
Trivia, a Movie & a Pizza Party!

Sunday, April 19 at 6:30 pm. Local 506 is hosting trivia, a screening of the movie Legend, and enjoying pizza from neighbors Italian Pizzeria 3. Trivia teams can be up to 4 players. The team with the most points at the end of the night gets a $25 bar tab as well as one pass per team member to an upcoming show at Local 506! 

Spring Comes to Coker Arboretum 

Spring blossoms welcome all in Coker Arboretum! Now is a fantastic time to take a stroll on the paths and explore this little oasis right downtown, next to Morehead
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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