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What To Do & See This Week! 10/8/09

Downtown Chapel Hill Events & Sales! 10/08/09

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Afternoon Tea at the Franklin Hotel!
Every Friday and SaturdayWalking on Sidewalk w/ stone wall
Seatings at 2pm and 3pm

The Franklin Hotel now hosts Afternoon Tea at Roberts featuring exquisite hot & iced teas along with delicate tea cookies and pastries. Interested parties can call the hotel at 442-9000 ext. 4093 or visit The Franklin Hotel is located at 311 West Franklin Street.
Second Friday Art Walk at Studio Supply!
Friday, October 9Studio Supply storefront
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join Studio Supply for their first Halloween Show during the 2nd Friday Art Walk. They will be showing the work of Amanda Barr, Neil Hershberger, Hugh Jones, Edward Larson, Kurt Meyer, Y.A. Ponce de Leon (of Barehanded Press) and MORE! As always they will be making Artist Trading cards, and enjoying amazing treats from Bliss Boutique Bakery. Door prizes and fun for all! Studio Supply is located at 421 West Franklin Street. Visit
SandwHich Special Prix Fixe Menu!
October 1 to October 15 Walking on Sidewalk w/ stone wall
SANDWHICH is offering a special prix fixe option - for $9.99, customers receive their choice of sandwich, as well as a choice of small chips or cup of soup, bottled water or house beverage, and an "Antidepressant Chocolate Chip Cookie".  The regular menu is also available. Sandwhich is known for its eclectic combinations of flavors, and for its creative preparation of outstanding, often locally-grown ingredients.  For a tiny, hidden-away spot in Chapel Hill, Sandwhich has earned high praise, both from local and national press, such as Bon Appetit and Vanity Fair.  Located in the Courtyard at 431 West Franklin Street. Visit
"We Shall Not Be Moved" at Wilson Library!
October 8 - Feb 5We Shall Not Be Moved Exhibit
"We Shall Not Be Moved: African Americans in the South, 18th Centery to Present" exhibit includes a set of 19th-century shackles, reportedly used for slaves, and an original brochure from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the occasion of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.These items and 100 more will be displayed in a free public exhibit at the Wilson Special Collections Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For information about the initiative and exhibits, visit
Walking on Sidewalk w/ stone wallExpress Yourself at Kidzu!
Saturday, October 10
10:30 am and 11:30 am
Kidzu Children's Museum's popular family program celebrates the joy of making art. Explore the artistic process and unleash your creative talents at Express Yourself! October 10th - Paper Batik: Kids will use crayons, construction paper, and tempera paint to learn about the batik process. Space is limited, sign up now! Space is limited, sign up now! Two sessions each week: Saturdays,10:30-11:15 am or 11:30 am-12:15 pm. Cost $2.00/child. Visit for more information or to sign up.

Live Music All Weekend Long Downtown!

LOCAL 506 
Thursday, Oct 8- Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Phoebe's Carousel,
Friday, Oct 9- Titus Adronicus, The So So Glos, Wild Wild Geese
Saturday, Oct 10 - Birds & Arrows CD Release Party, The Never, Mt. Moriah
Sunday, Oct 11 - Phosphorescent, Alberta Cross
Located at 506 West Franklin Street. For more information call 942-5506 or visit
Thursday, Oct 8 - Ilad w/ Only Living BoyWalking on Sidewalk w/ stone wall
Friday, Oct 9 - Ashley Chambliss w/ Jimmy Landry, Another Night of Danny Mason
Saturday, Oct 10 - Mary Johnson Rockers, Matt Urmy, The Red Hot Poker Dots
Sunday, Oct 11 - Andrew Vladeck w/ Bill Malchow
The Cave is located at 452 1/2 West Franklin Street. For more information visit
TALULLA'S Restaurant
Friday, Oct 9- Reverb Electronic Music - Featuring Dj Will and guest DJ's playing dub, raga and electronic dance music.
Saturday, Oct 10- MASALA BEAT CLUB - Dj Marco,Dj Raj,Dj Turbanator,  Dj Rang and live drummer Dholi G2! Bhangra, bollywood, asian electronic, hip-hop, dancehall and Reggaeton with a desi twist! Plus Indian music videos on big screen!
Talulla's is located at 456 West Franklin Street. For more information visit
NIGHTLIGHT CLUBWalking on Sidewalk w/ stone wall
Thursday, Oct 8 - Phonetic Dance Party, Uprite Lions, Tyler Hipnosis
Friday, Oct 9 - Gray Young, Jews and Catholics, The Dry Heathens, The Solar Powered Sun Destroyer
Saturday, Oct 10 - Tone Ghosting, Promute, Ben Miller
Nightlight is located at 405 1/2 West Rosemary Street. For more information visit
Pink Ribbon Bagels at Panera! pink bagel
Visit Panera Bread on Franklin Street during the month of October to enjoy the Pink Ribbon Bagel. During the month of October, 10-cents from the sale of each Pink Ribbon Bagel will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure NC Triangle Affiliate. Panera is located at 213 West Franklin Street. Visit for more information.
Bakery Now Open at Mediterranean Deli!
Join Mediterranean Deli & Catering in celebrating their newly remodeled dining room and Bakery. They now bake fresh pita bread and Middle eastern Hummus and Pita daily using local certified organic flour from Lindley Mills (Graham, NC). Also stop by to see their newly expanded menu. Mediterranean Deli participates in the FREE West End Valet Parking Monday through Saturday - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm! Located at 410 West Franklin Street, visit for more information.
Walking on Sidewalk w/ stone wallTouchDowntown Chapel Hill! 
Touch Downtown Chapel Hill encourages football fans to start early and stay late after football games and enjoy downtown Chapel Hill! And there are still tickets available to upcoming home games! Click here - for ticket information.
Upcoming UNC Home Football Games:
Saturday, October 10 at 3:30 pm - UNC vs. Georgia Southern
Thursday, October 22 at TBD - UNC vs. Florida State
Saturday, November 7 at TBD - UNC vs. Duke
Saturday, November 14 at TBD - UNC vs. Miami
Don't have tickets? There is still plenty to see and do even if you aren't going to the game!  For information on Touch Downtown and UNC football please visit  
Tar Heel Cupcakes at Peacock Alley!
Saturday, October 10Bliss Cupcake - Carolina Blue
Join Peacock Alley and get into the game day spirit with Bliss Boutique Bakery's Tar Heel Cupcakes! Shop and blissfully enjoy cupcakes!Peacock Alley offers a variety of gift alternatives for some of the most distinguished designers in the world, including a wide variety of luxury bed linens, home accessories, European antiques, furniture, crystal lamps, and the list goes on. New shipments arriving daily! Peacock Alley is located at 123 West Franklin Street (University Square). For more information call 919-967-2152 or visit
Football Game Day Shopping at Uniquities!
Uniquities - football display
Uniquities gets into the game day spirit by offering  shoppers refreshments and snacks, a clean restroom and comfortable couches for customers to relax on while their friends and family are shopping! Specializing in emerging to established designer clothing and accessories, Uniquities is the boutique southern women rely on to outfit themselves in the latest fashions. Uniquities is located at 452 West Franklin Street - look for the bright pink awning! For more information visit
Park & Shop at the Museum on Game Day!
The Chapel Hill Museum offers parking (a $10 donation is suggested) on football game days! Don't miss the opportunity to stop by the museum to visit the Meet Me on Franklin Street exhibit and the museum's Gift & Book Shop. The shop is specially decorated in game day blue and white, and features North Carolina and Chapel Hill merchandise guaranteed to delight all Carolina fans! The Chapel Hill Museum is located at  523 E. Franklin Street. For more information call 929-SHOP (7467) or visit
Carolina Moon Cake at Sugarland!
 Sugarland Window
Sugarland brings a new tradition to Franklin Street - the Carolina Moon Cake!  Each week, the cake featurea the opposition's football team mascot displayed for a Carolina Moon Salute from the Carolina Ram in the front window. Don't miss Sugarland's famous Tar Heel Cookies, the beloved Blue & Whites, Carolina Victory Swirl Cupcakes, Carolina Blue Oatmeal Pies, and all the game day treats Sugarland has grown famous for. Come and pick up Tailgate Treats, or Victory Booty to celebrate the victory, or take home to family and friends as souvenirs of the trip to Chapel Hill. Sugarland is located at 140 East Franklin Street. Visit for more information.
Game Day Tailgating at Carolina Inn!
fridays on the front porch bandSaturday, October 10 
Starting three hours before kick off!
Get geared up for the game with live bluegrass music, cool drinks, great food and plenty of Carolina spirit! When it's time to cheer on those Tar Heels, Kenan Stadium is only steps away. The tailgate party opens three hours before kick-off every home football game. The Carolina Crossroads Bar will serve its complete bar menu and offer a southern style buffet along with drink specials - on the porch overlooking the inn's tree-shaded north lawn. No cover charge or reservations required. The Carolina Inn is located at 211 Pittsboro St.  For more information please call 800-962-8519 or visit  
Noodles & Company - Parties on the Patio!
Saturday, October 10People on Bench
Noodles & Company celebrates Tar Heel football with parties on their spacious, outdoor patio after each home game in October. Be a SUPER FAN - bring five friends with you and you eat for FREE! You have to mention that you saw the SUPER FAN deal here at the Downtown Partnerships events calendar or weekly email! Noodles & Company is located 214 West Franklin Street. Visit for more information.
Laser Light Shows are Back at Morehead!
Friday and Saturday Nightslaser light show
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Experience your favorite rock music with your eyes as well as your ears! Morehead Planetarium and Science Center hosts five amazing laser shows on Friday and Saturday nights this fall: Laser Classic Rock, 7 p.m.; Laser U2, 8 p.m.; Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, 9 p.m.; Laser Zeppelin, 10 p.m.; Pink Floyd's The Wall, 11 p.m. Each show combines hit music with choreographed multicolor laser imagery for a sensory experience unlike any other! Tickets for each laser show experience are $9.50 per adult, $7.50 per student or Morehead member. Because these are premium shows, discount coupons, passes and "free admission" membership benefits are NOT VALID for laser shows.  Visit for more information.
UNC Celebrates 216th University Day!
Monday, October 12Walking on Sidewalk w/ stone wall
11:00 am

Carolina officials will remember the University's past and celebrate its future during the 216th annual University Day at Memorial Hall. Gov. Beverly Perdue will give the keynote speech at the celebration. Classes will be canceled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. University Day marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the institution's first building and the oldest state university building in the nation. The Carolina community first celebrated University Day in 1877. For more information about University Day, see
Get REAL & HEEL for Breast Cancer at Vespa!
Wednesday, October 14Get Real & Heel logo
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Vespa is hosting a GET REAL & HEEL fundraising dinner! The dinner is open to the public. Each ticket will cost $35 and includes a choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage (tax and gratuity are included in the price). A portion of the dinner proceeds, as well as 10% of all alcohol sales will benefit Get REAL & HEEL. The evening will conclude with a raffle drawing, with all proceeds benefiting Get REAL & HEEL. For more information contact Eric martin at To purchase tickets online click here! Vespa is located at 306 West Franklin Street. and participates in the FREE West End Valet Parking Service!
West End Valet Parking is FREE! West End Logo
Spend the evening on the West End and take advantage of FREE Valet Parking six nights a week! Monday through Saturday - 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Courtesy Valet Parking is provided to patrons of participating businesses with a validated parking receipt. Downtown visitors enjoying other establishments can also use the valet service for a $5.00 charge. Drop cars off at the Valet Parking stand located in front of the UNC Information Technology building (440 West Franklin Street), near the West End Wine Bar. Parking is always FREE in Downtown Chapel Hill every Sunday!
Participating Businesses:
411 West Italian Cafe                                 Bonne Soiree
Carolina Brewery                                        Elaine's on Franklin
Mediterranean Deli & Catering                    Lantern Restaurant
La Residence Restaurant & Bar                   Mansion 462
Talulla's Restaurant                                    Vespa Restaurant         
West End Wine Bar                                    Cypress on the Hill
Mint Restaurant
Visit the Downtown Calendar of Events to find out about all the exciting events going on in Downtown Chapel Hill everyday!  
Listings include: 
*Art & Culture                           *Meetings
*Food & Drinks                          *UNC Events                                                                          *Sales & Promotions                  *Lectures & Classes
*Special Events                         *LIVE Music & Entertainment
 Does your Downtown Chapel Hill business, agency or organization have something to include on the calendar or in the Weekend Event emails?  Send us an email or add our email to your listserv:
Grinch! The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is charged with leading and managing downtown.  We build human and financial resources through partnership efforts; we market and promote the assets of downtown; we improve the visual appeal of downtown; and we rebuild downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses.
 We invite you to come LearnPlayLive! Please contact us at 919-967-9440 or