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Downtown "in Bloom" This Weekend

Hey, check it out! The folks over at @NCArtMuseum are doing a thing in Downtown Chapel Hill!

It's a really great thing in fact - they are transforming Downtown Chapel Hill trash cans into extravagant flower displays! Two bouquets already popped up at the Peace and Justice Plaza and the Chapel Hill Public Library, with three more Franklin Street locations planned through Sunday, March 10.

The Town of Chapel Hill coordinated locations ahead of this Friday's ArtWalk and Saturday’s UNC vs. Duke game in Chapel Hill. Check out the displays at the following locations: 

Friday - 109 East Franklin St., near Starbucks
Saturday - 100 East Franklin St., near Top of the Hill / MidiCi
Sunday - West Franklin Street near Hops Burger Bar and 140 West

Art in Bloom

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.

2nd Friday ArtWalk 
Friday, March 8 at 6:00 PM

The ArtWalk is in “full bloom” this month with floral street displays and a Pop Up Quilt Show and Sale in Downtown Chapel Hill
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Pop Up Quilt Show and Sale in Downtown Chapel Hill
Saturday, March 9 at 9:00 AM

Durham-Orange Quilters will display and sell gorgeous handmade quilts and fabric art pieces at a pop-up show and sale at 109 East Franklin Street. The show and sale will be open from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Friday, March 8 and from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 9.
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Life of Galileo at PlayMakers Repertory Company
Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 PM

Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority.
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Asian Fusion Cooking Class at Blue Dogwood Public Market
Monday, March 11 at 6:00 PM

The menu includes: Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Thai Larb with Tofu, Peanuts and Shredded Cabbage
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WanderbUS in Downtown Chapel Hill
Tuesday, March 12 at 10:30 AM

The WanderbUS brings a team of educational professionals to host "Germany-shows" - combining fun games with exciting opportunities to speak German. Learn more about the German language and opportunities to study or work in Germany. Enjoy the WanderbUS!
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Chapel Hill Pints & Pitches at TOPO Back Bar
Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30 PM

Join fellow founders, startup teams, freelancers, and local professionals for introductions and network. At the event, attendees can watch or participate in quick pitch sessions. 
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Parks and Rec Trivia Night at The PIT Chapel Hill
Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 PM

Gather your friends for the first ever Pi Day "Pi Mary" - a super-awesome night of games and prizes!
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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.