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Travel Journal Workshop

Saturday, March 25 | 10 AM

FRANK Gallery hosts this workshop, facilitated by fine-art photographer and award-winning teacher Peter Filene, where you will learn how to combine photographs with words and sketches and create a visual story. Visit to register. 

Crook's Corner Celebrates 35 Years!

When you visit Crook's until April 4th, say "Happy Birthday" (or "HB-35"), and they'll have a little sweet for you. Enjoy the Pink Pig-a Birthday Cocktail, and on April 4th they'll host the 2nd Red Beans Roadshow. They want to hear from all former employees too! See the daily menu at
Now accepting applications: The Well is a social club for women interested in thriving, collaborating, and making an impact.  The Well has three components: a co-working space, wellness activities, and a speaker series.

Music on the Porch

Thursday, March 30 | 5:30 PM

Counterclockwise String Band bridges the traditional and the progressive through their unique takes on time-tested melodies.
Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while! Performing at the Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 East Franklin Street. More Info

Vimala's Cooking Class

Sunday, April 2 | 2-5 PM

Chef Vimala Rajendran of Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe will be teaching the class "For the Love of Good Food". You'll learn the uses of Indian spices that bring together a 5-course vegetarian Indian meal. Grind spices, make chutneys, learn about ingredients. For more information click here.

A Taste of Lazio Class

Friday, March 31 | 6:30 PM

Midway Community Kitchen brings Chef Brian Adornetto to teach a class focused on authentic Lazio, Italy dishes while using local ingredients from farmers in and around the Triangle area. For more information and register, visit

April Blues Day 

Saturday, April 1 | all day

Top of the Hill will host its annual “April Blues Day” event to celebrate the return of their most popular seasonal beer, the Blueridge Blueberry Wheat. This year’s theme is “Blueberry Beers Forever”, a play on “Strawberry Fields Forever” — so expect all things Beatles! Guests will enjoy blue-berry themed food & drink specials, games, and prizes. More Info 

#MeetDowntown to Cheer on our Tar Heels!

La Residence is hosting a game viewing party. Book a table on the patio or inside for a sweet view and a sweet menu treat as the Heels head into the Sweet 16.

Family & Friends Sunday at Ackland Museum

Sunday, March 26 | 1-5 PM

Ackland Museum invites you to create music and dance-inspired crafts, go on a scavenger hunt for artworks featuring dance and music, or play around with art-inspired poses in the galleries. Be sure to visit the Rosemary Food Truck Rodeo (12-5 PM) on your way to or from Family and Friends Sunday!

Trivia Night 

Tuesdays | 9-11 PM

Join Carolina Brewery, located at 460 West Franklin Street, for trivia every Tuesday night. Compete to win prizes including Brewery Gift Certificates. 

My Fair Lady

April 5 thru April 29, 2017

PlayMakers invite you to be transported by glorious music and cheer Eliza on as she grabs her chance for reinvention, breaking barriers and changing the lives of Henry Higgins and everyone she meets along the way.

An Evening with Astronaut James Lovell

Thursday, April 6 | 7:30 PM 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is proud to present an evening with American Hero and Astronaut James Lovell as part of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival. The Commander of Apollo 13 in 1970 is coming back to UNC-Chapel Hill to share his wisdom and stories at a one-time event at Memorial Hall. For more information and to buy tickets click here. 

Earlyoke for All

Every Monday | 6 PM

Earlyoke (early karaoke) goes all night til 2am w/ Michael Wood. But it's an opportunity for all - young and old- to get together and sing some karaoke at a reasonable hour! Enjoy drink specials too.

#MeetDowntown for Laughs and Improv

DSI Comedy Theater brings the best improv, sketch comedy and standup comics in the Triangle to Franklin Street. Performers from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and guest comedians from all over North Carolina. No age restriction for comedy shows, but only some performances are guaranteed clean - like Family Improv! For a calendar of shows and classes, visit
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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