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Artist Talk at FRANK

Thursday, March 3 | 6-8 pm

Join FRANK Gallery featured artists Mark Elliott and Harriet Bellows in the exhibits Morphology and the Biomorphic Impluse, as they discuss their work, influences, and inspirations. 

Through Women's Eyes, by Women's Hands

Friday, March 4 | 6-10 pm

The Compass Center for Women and Families is holding their annual Art Exhibition & Sale at the Top of the Hill Great Room. Featuring works by North Carolina women artists in a silent auction with raffle prizes and a cocktail reception. 

29th Annual CIC Powwow at UNC

Saturday, March 5 | 12 pm

29th Annual Carolina Indian Circle Powwow (Rain or Shine) will be held on Hooker Fields on the UNC Campus. Admission is $2, free parking at Cobb Deck. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event! 

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 5 at 6:30 pm. Check out the list of downtown restaurants and bars to find your spot to cheer on the Heels! 

Comic Author Signing

Saturday, March 5 | 11-2 pm

Brockton McKinney, writer of the brand new comic Gingerdead Man from Action Lab, will be at Chapel Hill Comics signing his comics. Brockton is also the creator of Ehmm Theory and a writer of short stories & horror films! 

Family Science Day

Sunday, March 6 | 1-4 pm

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center celebrates its newest fulldome planetarium show, “Take Flight,” with a special event. Enjoy presentations by guest speakers and hands-on activities all free! Regular ticket prices apply to planetarium shows; all shows will be “Take Flight” on this day only. 

Friday, March 4 | 7-9 pm

Ackland Museum hosts a a '60s-themed FUNdraiser inspired by the current exhibition Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann. Brimming with bright colors and bold signature cocktails, ARTINI will feature live lounge music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, party games, and more! For information and tickets visit 

Yoga Hootenanny 

Friday, Mar 4 | 7:30-11:00 pm

Join KLW YOGA CO. for its grand opening HOOTENANNY at the new studio location at 601 West Rosemary Street in Greenbridge! Celebrate with live music to dance to and beer from Beer Study.

New Yoga Class

Franklin Street Yoga Center is offering the new Handstand Class March 5-April 30: Learn techniques and conditioning exercises needed to achieve a stable handstand as well as different ways to get into it and out of it. 

Benefit for Table NC

Sunday, Mar 6 | 5:30-7:30 pm

Mediterranean Deli is generously sponsoring a benefit dinner for TABLE with 100% of the event’s proceeds going directly towards providing food for hungry children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area.  Tickets are $45. The evening also features a silent auction. /

Doug Largent Trio Live

Sunday, March 6 | 7-9 pm

The Doug Largent Trio features Doug Largent on the organ, Brad Maiani on guitar, and Dan Davis on drums. Live at the West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill. 

Monday Night Open Mic 

Local 506 hosts the brand new location for the legendary Monday Night Open Mic carried on from the now-closed Station at Southern Rail in Carrboro. New location, new sound, bigger stage.
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