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Patio Dining at La Res

Spring is in full bloom around the La Residence Restaurant patio. Rosemary Street’s garden restaurant is serving crepes and more this Thursday and Friday. Get a dessert crepe for 50% off when  you purchase a savory item.

Artist Talk in the Gallery

Thursday, April 21 | 6-8 pm

FRANK Gallery hosts member artists to walk and talk with you throughout the current exhibit. Artists will talk about what motivates them and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. 

Family and Friends Day 

Sunday, April 24 |1-5 pm

Spend an interactive, art-filled afternoon with family and friends at the Ackland Art
Museum. Take a tour, create your own works of art, and explore the museum. All ages of art-lovers are invited. Free. 

Tuesday Paired Tastings

Tuesday, April 26 

Imbibe, 108 Henderson Street, is hosting a smoke beer and food pairing with cicerone (google it!) Evan from 11 am to 11 pm. Cost is only $12 per person for 4oz pours of each beer and the food pairing. Menu items include: Stillwater Fear of Ghosts Smoked Sour Saison with Smoked Salmon and Benford Smoked O'Hickory Brown Ale with Smoked Gouda. More Info.

Star Families Show

Saturday, April 30 | 3:30 pm

Morehead Planetarium's popular Star Families program (for ages 7-12 and their parents or caregivers) will help you identify the stars, constellations and other celestial objects best seen this season. Register at 

Members Only Sale

Ackland Museum Store is offering Museum Members 20% off all purchases. You can become a member at the store while you shop! The sale runs Thursday, April 21 to Sunday, April 24. The store is located at 109 E. Franklin St., right next door to FRANK Gallery. 

Dancing on the Plaza

Friday, April 22 | 6-9 pm

Got that dancing fever? Live and Local is presenting a slam-packed lineup of
Triangle dance groups on the 140 West Plaza. Feel the beat with UNC Chalkaa and UNC Moonlight Hip Hop, get into step with the Carolina Irish Association and the Carolina Dancing Divas, swish and swing with UNC Flying Silk and the Bravo Dance Company! Free. 

UNC Priceless Gems Tour

Friday, April 22 | 3 pm

Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel led by Freddie Kiger. His tour will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places. The tour begins at UNC Visitors’ Center, located in the west wing of the Morehead Planetarium Building, at 250 East Franklin Street.  Cal 919-962-1630 with questions.

Game of Thrones Party

Sunday, April 24 | 8 pm

Baxter Arcade is hosting a Game of Thrones party as the new Season 6 premieres. They'll be showing it on the big screen, plus drink specials, free pizza, and prizes. 

Nickelpoint Garden Party 

Tuesday, April 26 | 6:30 pm

Lantern Table celebrates North Carolina Beer Month with the first of three spring
beer garden parties. Andrea and Miguel will collaborate with Bruce Corregan and Dave Haydysch from Nickelpoint Brewing Company on a cocktail-style party that pairs handcrafted local beers with a spring dim sum menu. $75 per person plus tax and fees. Price includes gratuity. Seating is limited, tickets can be purchased at

LDOC with Clef Hangers

Wednesday, April 27 | 5:15 pm

Celebrate the Last Day of Class for UNC's spring semester with the traditional Old Well Sing. Free and open to all. 

Final Exam Show 

Thursday, April 28 | 8:30 pm

Local 506 hosts the Final Exam Show for UNC student bands enrolled in MUSC 158 class. Suzie Warthog, Identity Crisis, Blonde and a Half, Peanut Butter and the Jellies will all perform. Tickets $5. 
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Learn more at
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