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What To Do & See This Week! 11/5/09

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Roy Williams To Sign New Autobiography!Roy Williams Hard Work
Thursday, November 5
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Coach Roy Williams will sign copies of his new autobiography at the Bull's Head Bookshop on campus.Williams' book "Hard Work: A Life On And Off the Court" went on sale on November 3rd. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. the Bull's Head will distribute 75 tickets to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be given only to those who buy the book then or show a receipt for it from the Bull's Head. Anyone presenting a ticket by 7 p.m. will be granted a space near the front of the line. Ticket holders arriving after 7 p.m. will need to go to the line's end. For more information on the signing, visit the Bull's Head or call (919) 962-5060.
Sentinel II sculptureAckland Extends Thursday Hours!
Starting Thursday, November 5, the Ackland Art Museum will extend its public hours until 8:00 PM every Thursday, establishing regular weekly evening hours for the first time in the history of the Museum. To celebrate the start of this new schedule, Curator of Collections Timothy Riggs will offer a free gallery talk in the special exhibition The Guardian and the Avant-Garde on Thursday, November 5, starting at 6:30 PM. The public is welcome. 
The Museum's open hours are now 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday (starting November 5, 2009); 1:00 - 5:00 PM Sunday; and 10:00 -9:00 PM on the second Friday of every month, when the museum hosts Art after Dark, part of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro 2ndFriday Artwalk. As always, admission to the Museum will remain free, with donations encouraged. For more information visit
Sushi Specials at Penang! Penang Sign
Every Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
Buy One, Get One Free Sushi!

Penang Malaysian and Thai Cuisine is influenced by traditional culinary styles of Penang - one of 13 states of Malaysia. Penang offers daily specials, a full bar, patio seating, and vegetarian & vegan options! Penang is located at 431 West Franklin Street, at the Courtyard; with parking in the back. For more information visit
Peacock Alley Hosts Linen and MonogramPeacock Alley - Festive Table Extravaganza!

Stop in Peacock Alley November 2nd-7th to receive Free Monogramming on Bed Linens and Buy 1 Get One Monogram Get 1 Free on Bath Linens, Table Lines, and other items with purchase on select items. See store for exact details. New arrivals from Sferra, Kelly Wearstler by Sferra, John Matouk, NC Souther, & Manuel Canovas. Peacock Alley also offers a variety of gift alternatives from some of the most distinguished designers in the world, including a wide variety of luxury bed lines, home accessories, European antiques, furniture, crystal lamps, and the list goes on. Peacock Alley islocated at 123 West Franklin Street (University Square). For more information call 967-2152 or visit
Butternut Squash - Pizza Special of the Day!Butternut Squash Logo
Butternut Squash Restaurant, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant located in University Square, is offering a 'Buy One Pizza and Get the Second Half Price' Special. The special runs on Saturday, November 7th ONLY! Visit
 New Specials at Vespa Restaurant! 
Thirsty Thursdays featuring half price drinks from 10:30pm -2:00amVespa
Sunday - Half price wine all day
Vespa features fine Italian cuisine and a beautiful dining experience. Vespa can also accommodate private parties and special events - perfect for the holiday season! Vespa  is located at 306 West Franklin Street. FREE VALET PARKING - Vespa participates in the West End Valet Parking  Service- Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 11pm. For more information visit
UNC Homecoming Parade Tradition Returns!
Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 amUNC Football
East Franklin Street
UNC vs Duke - kickoff at 3:30 pm -
UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones spearheaded the effort to bring back a long forgotten tradition of students parading down Franklin Street before the annual Homecoming football game. This year the event is even more special as Carolina takes on perpetual arch-rivals - Duke! This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Carolina football victory over Duke - 50 to 0!  The parade will showcase the UNC Marching band, cheerleaders, Rameses, student groups, Town & Gown officials, and much more!For details - click here!
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 bandGet 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!
People 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.

Live Music and Entertainment all Weekend!


Thursday - 9:30  - F**k Buttons, Growing  : $10
Friday - 9:30  -  Le Loup, Yardwork, Doug Keith  :  $8
Saturday  -  9:00  - Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, Middle Distance Runner, Arc  :  $8

Located at 506 West Franklin Street. For more information call 942-5506 or visit  
THE CAVE The Cave Logo
Thursday, Oct. 5 -Early - Brandon Herndon & John Pardue's Songslingers Showcase: Late: $5 - Danger Train, Randy Whitt & Scatterbones, Taz Halloween
Friday, Oct. 6  -  Early  -  Comedy Night w/ Johnny Cook : Late  -  Vinyl Strangers w/Bustello! (Ben Clarke from Metal Flake Mother, John and Jody from Sex Police)
Saturday, Oct. 7  -  Early -  Rev. Brandon Hayes : Late:  Joe Swank & The Zen Pirates w/ The New Town Drunks
Sunday, Oct. 8  - Early - Angela Faye Martin : Late - Endway w/ The Youngers (rescheduled)
 Thursday, Oct 5. -Old Bricks / Hymns , Ventricles , Attached Hands : 9:30 - $6 
 Friday, Oct 6. - Folk "Wedding" Party: pre-wedding reception with Blind Tiger String Band, reading by mc, Katie Herzog, and postnuptial throw down with Gmish Klezmer Band, dress fancy and get ready to dancy! $5
 Saturday, Oct 7  - 30th Birthday Party throwdown for Melissa Connolly - Hardcore show with: Vanguard, Bad Idea, Shoot First ; 10:00 : $5
JACK SPRAT CAFEJack Sprat Cafe Logo
Friday, Oct. 6 - Goodbye, Titan w/ Gunslinger and Where the Buffalo Roamed 10:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 7 - Soulless Dogs

TALULLASTallulas Lantern
Thursday, Oct. 5 - Dance Party 10:30

MANSION 462Mansion 462 logo
Thursday, Oct. 5 - 8:00 - Soulstice Lounge
Saturday, Oct. 7  -  10:00 - Better Off Dead

Eat Out to Help Cure Hunger!RSVVP
RSVVP Day - (Restaurants Sharing V/5 & V/5 Percent)
Tuesday, November 10
This popular fund-raiser invites diners to eat out or take out on one day each year (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner) and 10% of their tab is pledged to the hunger-relief programs of the Inter-Faith Council (IFC); the Community Kitchen and the Emergency Food Pantry. The total list of participating restaurants may be found  and click on the RSVVP logo.  There is a wide variety of cuisines, price ranges and geographic locations from which to choose.   
Laser Light Shows at Morehead End 11/22!
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.
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