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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Kids Eat Free at LIME!
Every Thursday - same day as the Downtown Pop Up Farmers' Market - kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Located on the Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street, LIME Fresh Mexican offers fresh, locally-sourced food for lunch and dinner. Now offering catering for you special events too! 
Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill Meeting
Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pm: BACH is a bicycle advocacy group bringing together those interested in and supportive of bicycling in Chapel Hill. With a new meeting space at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, located at 206 West Franklin Street, all BACH meetings are open to the public. More Info
Show and Tell at DSI

Thursday, July 23 at 7 pm: Hear the stories of favorite records, inherited books, beloved dolls, found instruments and so much more. The only show where storytellers let you see and feel the objects that changed their lives. Do you have a story to share? Submit it at

Live Music at Vimala's
Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 pm: Vimala's Curryblossom Café hosts Musique Accordeon.
Enjoy fabulous Indian cuisine from Vimala's and listen to the music! 
Saturday, July 25 at 10 pm: Journey back in time to the sound system vibes of 1970s Jamaica while you enjoy the relaxing vibes, pool, darts & fine cocktails at Zog's Art Bar & Pool Hall. Veteran roots selector DJ Ras J spins classic reggae lp cuts & Jamaican 45s to make you jump & twist! Roots reggae, early dancehall, rocksteady, ska and obscure version selections. Strictly positive vibes. / More Info
Get Your Game On! 
Every Tuesday at 7 pm DSI Comedy Theater brings you game night. New games will be the focus each week, but anyone can come and play the assortment of games that are on site or bring your own, grab a drink & a table, meet new friends and play. TUESDAY 7/28: Always wanted to try your hand at poker or already a skilled card shark? Enjoy a Texas Hold 'Em night. Doors open at 6:30 pm for game table sign ups and FREE pizza from neighbors at IP3.
Movies Under the Stars Tonight
TONIGHT- Thursday, July 23 at 8:30 pm: Let the stars be your guide all summer long! Free showing of Muppets From Space on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary Street. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities before the movie. Morehead Planetarium will be here to teach us all about summer constellations and stargazing. For more info visit   

Dinner & a Movie Special from Four Corners!
Four Corners Restaurant, located at 175 East Franklin Street just across the alley from Wallace Plaza, is offering 15% off meals for all Movies Under the Stars movie-goers! Just mention this deal, get dinner, and have a picnic under the stars while you enjoy the show! 
Bare Theatre's Macbeth in Forest Theatre
July 24 - 25 & Jul 30 - Aug 1: Few plays, if any, are as notorious as this one. Many actors and practitioners won't even utter the name in a theater, such is the reputation for Shakespeare's "cursed" tribute to King James I of England. The king had a fascination with witchcraft and spirits and this play delivered - with a heavy dose of betrayal and bloodshed along the way. Bare Theatre brings this performance to a gorgeous setting in Forest Theatre. Food trucks will be on hand, and picnicking is permitted. Alcohol may be purchased at concessions stand only. Tickets and information at 
Barre at the Bar at Fitzgerald's
Saturday, July 25 from 4 pm to 6 pm: Fitzgerald's Irish Pub and reCharge Pilates and Barre are teaming up again to offer you an evening at the Bar(re)! Join Kimberly for a 60-minute Barre workout, followed by a fun social hour with drinks and appetizers by Fitzgerald's. Enjoy a signature reCharge drink for the evening--you won't want to miss this free event! Bring your mat and a friend! 
PlayMakers SYC: Guys and Dolls
Performances: 7:30pm, July 24-25 With a cast of colorful characters straight off the streets of 1930s Broadway, "Guys and Dolls" is one of America's greatest musicals. Bet your bottom dollar this is the summer musical not to be missed, featuring the hottest young talent from 14 Triangle-area schools. 
Music & Trivia & Movies, Oh My!
All week long you can find live music of every different genre at Local 506. When there isn't a show, be sure to come out for a double-header movie nights, trivia, and pizza parties. There's something for everyone at Local 506. Check out and grab tickets for an upcoming show now!
Annual Sale at Johnny T-Shirt! 
Fridays on the Front Porch
Every Friday at 5 pm: Join the Carolina Inn for the weekly Fridays on the Front Porch now until October. Relax on the shady front porch while enjoying live music and delicious fare. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere, bring a chair or a picnic blanket! No cover charge or reservations required.  
Family & Friends Day at Ackland

Sunday, July 26: On the fourth Sunday of the month, 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. 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 all ages. 

Bad Movie Night at Baxter Arcade
Baxter Bar & Arcade and NCComicon present BadMovie Night on Wednesday, July 29 at 8 pm. You want the best of the best of the worst of bad films? Well, you've come to the right place! Baxter Arcade shamefully presents the Andy Sidaris classic: Hard Ticket to Hawaii! They'll be raffling off prizes like a 3 day passes to NCComicon and Oak City Comic and Toy Show t-shirts! 
CHDP Logo 2011
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