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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. LAST WEEKEND of Performances: April 2-4. All performances begin at 7:30 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 
Beer Month Menu at   The Carolina Inn
April is North Carolina Beer Month and the Carolina Inn will offer a special month-long dinner menu. Executive Chef James Clark will prepare a delicious 3-course dinner paired with local craft beers from Carolina Brewery, Foothills Brewing Company and Lonerider Brewery. $50 per person (adults 21 and up). For reservations, call 919-918-2735 or visit  
Learn more about all April statewide events at 
Family Day at The Baxter
Every Sunday, The Baxter Bar & Arcade hosts Family Day from 12 pm to 5 pm. Kids (of all ages!) will enjoy the 40+ games and pinball machines. All arcade games are
25 cents! 

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 Legacy Motown Revue on Wed, April 8. 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. 
Pub Quiz at Fitzgerald's
Every Monday night at 8 pm Fitzgerald's Irish Pub hosts Geeks Who Drink! pub quiz. It's similar to trivia, but more exciting! There are 8 short rounds, which include 
a couple of multimedia rounds. Fitzgerald's has great food & drink specials and prizes too.  /
Spring Menu at Crook's Corner   
Make a reservation today at Crook's and try some of the new spring menu offerings like a Jalapeno Margarita, Nuevo Southern "Oxford" Tamales (ask about the chef's story behind the name!), Catfish Amandine, Crook's version of the Classic Caesar, and as always - plump, delicious Fried Oysters. For dessert enjoy Mt. Airy Chocolate Soufflé Cake or the Orange Red-Hot Sorbet. And as if the food wasn't enough to make you happy;  the patio and gardens at Crook's Corner are a tucked-away gem on Franklin Street just waiting for you! Call 919-929-7643 for reservations. 
7 Day Yoga Challenge 
April 6-April 12: Franklin Street Yoga Center challenges you to do 7 consecutive days of yoga! You can use your unlimited pass or 10 or 20 class pass for the challenge. If you do not have a pass they will make available an exclusive 7 day pass which you can purchase the first day of the challenge; $65 for 7 days of yoga. Those that complete the challenge are entered in to a drawing for prizes! 
Meet the Maker Craft Beer Event
Thursday, April 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm: In celebration of NC Beer month, Our State Magazine editor in chief Elizabeth Hudson hosts an evening event featuring Erik Lars Myers, the author of North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, and five of North Carolina's most celebrated brewers for a dynamic conversation about the craft brewery movement, their career successes and challenges, and what delights their taste buds. The panel discussion is followed by a casual beer tasting social and heavy hors d'oeuvre-pairing at the Great Room at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery. Buy Tickets Now! 
Spring Loaded at DSI 
Opening Night- Saturday, April 4 at 8:30 pm: A DSI-Original Sketch Comedy Revue conceived and created by a team of local comedy writers at DSI and directed by Zach Ward. Spring Loaded is an original sketch comedy show about coming into adulthood and maybe coming out, high school graduations and technical colleges, memories you'll remember forever and some "best friends forever" you would love to forget. The comedy in this show has been spring loaded. Tickets and information at 
Live & Local on the 140 West Plaza

Spring is here and we are all ready to get outside and enjoy ourselves! The spring series of Live & Local kicks-off on Friday, April 10 from 6 pm to 9 pm with music from Aslan Freeman and dance performances by Black Irish. The sculpture 'Breathe' will officially be turned back on too! Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy the performances. All Live & Local events are free and open to all. For a listing of all the events visit  
Star Families: Spring Skies 
Saturday, April 4 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: Explore astronomy themes as a family! The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their
families. Learn about the stars and constellations in the night sky during this time of the year. 
Yoga & Tai Chi at Ackland  
Monday, April 6: Take care of your mind, body, and soul at the Ackland Art Museum. Yoga and Tai Chi classes are being in the gallery as you are surrounded by art! Yoga at 12 pm and Tai Chi at 1 pm. Register online at 
Carolina Baseball: Go Heels! 
The sun is shining and spring is here. You need to be in Boshamer Stadium watching the Diamond Heels! Get game information and tickets at
Tue, Apr 7 vs Coastal Carolinaat 6 pm
Wed, Apr 8 vs Liberty at 6 pm
Fri, Apr 10 vs NC State at 7:30 pm
Sat, Apr 11 vs NC State at 6 pm
Sun, Apr 12 vs NC State at 2 pm
4000 Miles at PlayMakers
April 1-19: 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 
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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