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Pizza With a Side of Competition

There's plenty of pizza to choose from in Downtown Chapel Hill. MidiCi has you covered on the Neapolitan pizza, the guys at IP3 serve up a great lunch special with a heaping of Carolina pride, Mellow has your back if you are looking for an eccentric pie, and Benny's has a slice bigger than my plate.

If you want the taste of victory (and maybe a handpicked craft ale or two), check out The Pizza Press on Thursday nights for trivia. Parking is available in Carolina Square, and it's pretty much guaranteed to be a good time. You may even learn a thing or two! 

Trivia Night at The Pizza Press
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM

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.

Houn' Dawg: Life and Times of Big Mama Thornton
at Stone Center
Friday, March 1 at 7:00 PM

Step back in time with vocal powerhouse Big Mama Thornton. This musical comedy shows her experience as a Blues singer, songwriter, and entertainer dealing with racial and sexual tensions in the music industry.
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Disco Sweat XLII at Nightlight Bar and Club
Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 PM

Disco Sweat promises one thing: disco will never die! 
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9th Annual I HEART ART! at TOPO Great Room
Sunday, March 3 at 1:00 PM

Attend the Art Therapy Institute’s 9th Annual I HEART ART community fundraiser on Sunday afternoon, March 3rd at the TOPO Great Room.
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Stretch and Wine Down at AC Hotel Chapel Hill
Monday, March 4 at 6:00 PM

Enjoy this hour-long deep stretch class with a free glass of wine to follow at AC Chapel Hill Downtown.
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Mardi Gras 2019 at Zog's Art Bar
Tuesday, March 5 at 8:00 PM

Zog’s is celebrating Mardi Gras 2019 with special Nola taps, giveaways, great food and more! 
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The Science of Cooking Meat Class at Blue Dogwood Market
Wednesday, March 6 at 5:00 PM

Want to learn  how to cook quick, easy, healthy, and super delicious meals in minutes? Get creative in the kitchen by becoming familiar with the key principles of cooking any cut of meat.
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Coronato Pizza Pop-Up to Benefit TABLE at TOPO Distillery
Thursday, March 7

Chef Teddy is firing up 100 tomato, mozzarella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano Roman pizzas throughout the night to support TABLE. One pizza and one complimentary beer or craft cocktail from TOPO will provided per ticketed guest.
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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.