5 Events Not to Miss in March

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Spend an evening with Garrison Keillor March 29 at Memorial Hall.

St. Patrick’s Day Beer Pairing
MARCH 17, 6PM southernseason.com
Remember to wear something green for this traditional feast on the holiday honoring Ireland’s patron saint! The tasty menu includes dishes like shepherd’s pie and chocolate Guinness stout cake – each paired with beer. Tickets: $45.

Author Stephanie Evanovich
MARCH 17, 7PM flyleafbooks.com
The New York Times best-selling author of novels like “The Sweet Spot” will discuss and sign copies of her newest book “The Total Package.” A sweet and funny read about love, redemption and second chances, the story follows the comeback of a heartthrob star quarterback, the rising career of a sports commentator and their shared past.

Drive-By Truckers
MARCH 17 & 18 catscradle.com
The American Southern rock band stops by Cat’s Cradle for two nights of music off their album “English Oceans.” It’s a big year for Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, co-founding members of the Athens, Ga., band, as they celebrate two decades of critically acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll. Tickets: $25-$28.

Community Egg Hunt
MARCH 19, 11:30AM-1:30PM townofchapelhill.org
The Easter Bunny hops back to town to hide 25,000 eggs throughout Southern Community Park. Kids ages 2 to 10 can bring their own basket and track down each one during the annual event that also includes live entertainment, games and prizes.

An Evening with Garrison Keillor
MARCH 29, 7:30PM carolinaperformingarts.org
The master storyteller has an audience of more than 17 million each week as host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Now hear the humorist in a more intimate setting as he shares his tales of becoming a father late in life, growing up in the Midwest and the people of Lake Wobegon. Tickets: $25+.

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