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db sutton & company Wins Window Contest

For yet another year, Downtown Chapel Hill merchants duked it out to see who would win the award for the most festive holiday display on the block! 

It was a close competition, but with the majority of votes, db sutton & company took home this year's top prize of $500 to spend on marketing their business. Last year, Cold Stone Creamery on East Franklin Street opted to sponsor varsity athletics at Chapel Hill High School with their winnings. 

Cha House is just a few doors down from db sutton & company, and they were not far behind in the 2018 contest. Regardless of the final standings, all eight businesses that participated helped make Chapel Hill-idays happen! 
Parking is easier than ever in Downtown Chapel Hill! 
Visit to find out where to park. Or, use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.

Holly & Hess & Hunnicutt at The PIT Chapel Hill
Friday, January 18 at 9:30 PM

Holly & Hess & Hunicutt have over 10,000 years of improv comedy to their names. All three are veteran performers in Chicago and Los Angeles, having played together regularly over the past two decades at Chicago's iO Theater, iO West in Los Angeles, and UCB, among others.
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THUNDERFEST at Local 506
Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 PM 

Introducing THUNDERFEST! A ridiculous (and totally necessary) gathering of five killer bands + innumerable gimmicks at Local 506 on Saturday, January 19th. 
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Carolina Skies: Lunar Eclipse at Morehead Planetarium
Sunday, January 20 at 9:30 PM

Get ready for a total lunar eclipse under the climate-controlled, always-clear planetarium sky. 
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Grewen and Griffanzo at Imbibe
Monday, January 21 at 7:00 PM

Smooth tunes at Imbibe every Monday night!
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Los Angeles Master Chorale at Carolina Performing Arts
Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 PM

In a production dramatically staged by Peter Sellars, 21 singers transform Orlando di Lasso’s 21 Renaissance madrigals on the seven stages of St. Peter’s grief into a resonant contemporary allegory about responsibility and the power of regret.
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Nixie Unterwelt//Distributed Systems at NIGHTLIGHT
Wednesday, January 23 at 9:30 PM

Nightlight puts on a great show! 
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Winter in Italy at Midway Community Kitchen
Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 PM

Learn to make Italian comfort food favorites, paired with fabulous wines, perfect for winter-time cooking!
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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.