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What To Do & See This Week! 1/14/10

Downtown Events & Sales! 1/14/10

Downtown Chapel Hill Sales & Events


Watching a game - Four Corners 
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Studio Supply Holds Month Long Book Sale!
As a special "thank you" to customers Studio Supply is holding a month-long book sale! All through January, stop by Studio Supply and take 20% off any North Light publication. If you've ever thought of taking up a new medium or wondered what you could do to brush up on your technique, now's your chance to purchase art books on a wide variety of subjects at great discount. Visit and find them on Facebook!
Cater Your Tar Heel Bash with McCalisters!
Ice Tea
Welcome back UNC! Get your basketball parties started with McAlister's Deli sandwich trays. Now through
April 5, 2010 feed all your Heels fans for $5 a person with McAlister's Signature assorted sandwich trays, chips or potato salad, and gallons of tea or lemonade for everyone.  Call McAlister's Deli at (919) 969-1102 or fax orders to (919) 969-1105.  Mention this ad and get an additional *BONUS* for your order!
Get Messy and Express Yourself at Kidzu! 
Saturday, January 16
10:30 & 11:30

Children can experience the joy of making and experiencing all types of art at Kidzu's Express Yourself! classes which are held every Saturday at the museum. Classes are $2.00 per child and geared for 3-8 years olds. Space is limited, so sign-up now.  Kidzu Children's Museum is located at 105 East Franklin Street. Visit for more information.

Uniquities Attic Sale
Saturday, January 16
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Save up to 85% off on designer fashions at Uniquities 14th Annual Attic Sale. The sale is at the Chapel Hill location only from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 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
Beauty Just Got Affordable at Aveda!Aveda Hair Specials
Don't miss out on Aveda's Quarterly Specials: 
Get $5 off any hair color or highlight;  B
uy one wax service, get one 50% off; and 
20% off a manicure or pedicure
*equal or lesser value on waxing service. Valid Tues - Thurs, not valid with other offers. Valid until March 31, 2010. All services performed by supervised students. Print and present the coupon from -
Soweto Gospel Choir at Memorial Hall
Sunday, January 17Soweto Gospel Choir
7:30 PM 
The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir boasts glorious voices, rich harmonies and dance-in-your-seat rhythms. The dynamic young singers offer an inspirational program of traditional and contemporary gospel music. Drawing on the best talent from the churches and communities in and around Soweto, South Africa, the choir has become an overnight, award-winning sensation. This performance is a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Visit for more information.
Fall and Winter Sale at Glee Kids!
Glee Kids is having a 40% off all Fall and Winter clothing and hats. Glee Kids features lots of great stuff for boys and girls ages 0 to 8, including clothes, shoes, gifts, toys and accessories. Glee Kids is located at 133-C West Franklin Street, on the front side of University Square. For more information visit 
Sunday Evening Jazz at West End Wine Bar
Sunday, January 17; 7:30 PM - NCCU & UNC Student Jazz Combos
Great sets by two stellar university jazz groups ending with a final jam session.
Sunday, January 24; 7:30 PM - Mark Wells Quintet
Sextet from Greensboro featuring NC legend trumpeter Alan Neese.
The Wine Bar features an extensive wine list that spans the globe and a tapas menu that can fill your hunger void or make a complete meal. The Wine Bar is located at 450 West Franklin Street. Visit for more information and membership guidelines.
Sunday Evening Jazz is sponsored by Carolina Brewery & the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.
Toots & Magoo's Holiday Sale - 30% Off!
 Go Heels Ornament
Toots & Magoo is now offering 30% off all of their Christmas merchandise! Stock up on beautiful ornaments, letterpress cards and much more for the 2010 holiday season. Also, check out their website at to shop, view new products and read their blog!
Toots & Magoo is located at 142 E. Franklin Street. The gallery is open for business Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am-6 pm and Sunday from Noon-5 pm. Questions or comments? Please call at 919.942.3339 or email at
Martin L. King Jr. Day --Rally, March, Service!
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr
9:00 AM
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will sponsor its annual Martin L. King Jr. Day Rally, March and Worship Service. Starting at the Franklin Street Post Office & Court Building located at 179 East Franklin Street. Everyone is welcome to join them for a peaceful rally, followed with a march down Franklin Street that starts at 10:15 a.m. The march will end at First Baptist Church, where the worship service will start at 10:30 a.m.
Campus Events Honoring MLK Day:
The UNC community is holding many campus events commemorating and celebrating the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. For a complete list visit
Come Out of the Cold! Donation Drop Off: 
The Chapel Hill Youth Council will be accepting donations for the Come Out of the Cold! Donation Drive on Monday, January 18 before and during the MLK, Jr Rally & March. Donations can be dropped off at the Street Scene Teen Center located under the post office!

Live Music Downtown All Weekend Long!

LOCAL 506 -
Thursday, January 14 - Jocelyn Ellis & The Alpha Theory, Lucky Five
Friday, January 15 - The Public Good, Bustello, Greg Humphreys
Saturday, January 16 - Movits, Juan Huevos
Sunday, January 17 - 506 Music Trivia - FREE!
The Cave Logo
Thursday, January 14 - Patrick Phelan Solo, Willie Neal Heath w/ John Howie Jr. & The Sweethearts
Friday, January 15 - Bob Funck & The New World Heroes, A Night of Danny mason & Friends w/ Fuse Band
Saturday, January 16 - Left on Franklin, Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
Sunday, January 17 - Burning Streets w/ Richard Bacchus & The Luckiest Girls, RYAT
TALULLASTallulas Lantern -
Friday, January 15 -Turkish /Greek DJ Night!
Saturday, January 16- DJ NYT-Playing the hottest International Dance Beats,Club Hits and requests
Thursday, January 14 - Tomahawks, Bellman Barker, Dylan Sneed
Friday, January 15 - Prison Books Collective Benefit - Radical Short Film Showing followed by Dance Party
Saturday, January 16 - Credit Bubble - Hip Hop Dance Party w/ DJ Steph Russ & DJ Family Vacation
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 on 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
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. Contact us at 919-967-9440 or or visit