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What to Do and See Downtown This Week!

Spring is (kind of) here!

Warmer temperatures will soon be here to stay - and with the warmer days come more opportunities to enjoy Downtown Chapel Hill outside! 

That could mean drinks and an appetizer in Lantern's very Instagrammable garden, a cold beer across the street at Carolina Brewery, or lunch at any of the countless other outdoor dining establishments along Franklin Street. Mediterranean Deli, Beer Study, Heavenly Buffaloes, Linda's, and many other Downtown restaurants come to mind. 

Heck - get a cone from Ben and Jerry's or a swirl of YoPo and get out there and stroll! Life (and froyo) is waiting for you. 
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.

Bengt and The Walkers at The Cave
Friday, March 15 at 9:00 PM

Head to The Cave for a show that’s a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a little punk too.
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Beans: Family Friendly Improv at The PIT Chapel Hill
Saturday, March 16 at 4:00 PM

I scream! You scream! We all scream for BEANS! But screaming is rude so more like an enthusiastic applause for this family friendly short form improv show.
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Atsuko Okatsuka at The PIT Chapel Hill
Sunday, March 17 at 9:30 PM

Atsuko's comedy has been described by Margaret Cho as "a silent slow fart that fills up a room with laughter."  She tours around the U.S. with Dis/orient/ed Comedy, the first ever all Asian, mostly female stand up comedy tour.
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Benefit Night at Buns
Monday, March 18 at 4:00 PM

Join the Initiative on Poverty and Inequality (IPI) in their first benefit night to kick off Workers' Appreciation Week.
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Stories that Matter at 
The Center for the Study of the American South
Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 AM

Past and present Chairs of the National Endowment for the Humanities, William R. Ferris and Jon Parrish Peede will discuss the critical importance of the humanities and how Southerners can continue to lead the conversation.
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John and June Allcott Gallery: Angela Kelly
Wednesday, March 20

Originally from Belfast, N. Ireland, Angela Kelly came to the US from the UK to serve as a full-time Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
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Trivia Night at The Pizza Press
Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM

You don’t have to think too hard about this one - craft beer, pizza, and trivia at The Pizza Press on Thursday nights.
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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.