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Starry Nights: Spring Skies
at Morehead Planetarium

Visit Morehead Planetarium for their quarterly adults-only evening to explore the spring skies over Chapel Hill

You'll learn how to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations that are easiest to find during the current season, under the planetarium dome, with expert guidance from a Morehead astronomy educator. You'll hear legends from various cultures and receive a season-specific update on eclipses, meteor showers and other astronomical phenomena.

Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 PM
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Use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.
If you're driving, visit for parking information.
St Paddy's Eve w/ Fiddlin' at Nightlight
Friday, March 16 at 8:00 PM

On the eve of St. Patrick's Day, see an excellent early, seated performance of Irish music by Nightlight's good friend and folklorist Cece Conway.
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Bourbon and Whiskey Dinner at La Residence
Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 PM

Enjoy a 5-course menu specially arranged by Executive Chef John Fearrington to highlight the different characteristics of 10 spirits from the Jim Beam and Suntory family. 
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8th Annual I HEART ART! at The Great Room
Sunday, March 18 at 1:00 PM

Join Art Therapy Institute's 8th annual I HEART ART community fundraiser for light refreshments, a silent art auction, local music, art-making activities, and information about ATI. 
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Zeta Tau Alpha Franklin 5K Benefit Night
Monday, March 19 at 4:00 PM

Come out to Purple Bowl on Franklin Street between 4pm-8pm for a pink pitaya bowl or other menu item and support UNC ZTA's Franklin 5K for breast cancer education!
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Forever Came Calling w/ In Her Own Words at Local 506
Tuesday, March 20 at 6:00 PM

Check out this American pop punk band from California on a nationwide tour during their stop at Local 506. 
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Humanities Happy Hour: “What’s Love Got to Do With It: Misguided Patriotism & Its Discontents” at Back Bar
Wednesday, March 21 at 6:00 PM

The fantastic Kumi Silva (UNC Department of Communication) will present "What's love got to do with it: Misguided patriotism and its discontents"  Free pizza and other delicious snacks are offered, but get there early in case of hungry undergrads. Humanities Happy Hours are free & open to the public. All ages.
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Dumbells and DJs at Chapel Hill Training
Thursday, March 22 at 6:00 PM

Expert Trainers lead a welcoming and supportive community through an electrifying full body workout. An onsite DJ mixes music to keep the energy flowing through the whole class. Trainers can help modify workouts for any skill level or injury, and small class sizes ensure you get the attention you deserve.
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership brings 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.