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Romance Abounds at the Varsity on Franklin!
Gone with the WindEvery Tuesday is Date Night at the Varsity on Franklin! No one can afford to miss this deal: Two Admissions + Two Small Popcorns + Two Medium Fountain Drinks = $10.00 ! Valentine's Weekend Red Carpet Event - February 12 to February 14 - Gone with the Wind! Tickets for the show are $15 and are on sale at the box office now until Thursday, February 11. The event includes concessions and a small plate buffet. All tickets will be sold in advance! For more information on show times and events visit
There's Love In the Toots & Magoo!
Tar Heel SweetheartToots & Magoo is now offering 20% OFF all jewelry through February 14th! The gallery has a new stock of love-inspired pieces from Betsy & Iya, fabric-rose earrings by Dos Riberas and porcelain key necklaces by Klein Reid. The new Tar Heel Sweetheart tees are another great gift idea for your Valentine! Whoever you may be shopping for this Valentine's Day, Toots & Magoo has you covered. 
Also, Toots & Magoo is hosting a Valentine craft session on Saturday, February 13th from noon to 4! Make your own Valentine for your sweetheart! Materials will be provided - all you have to bring is your creativity! Visit the gallery at 142 East Franklin Street or shop online at! For more information c
all 924-3339 or email
Romance in the Stars at Morehead Planetarium Heart Nebula 
Friday, February 12 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 13 at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Sunday, February 14 at 7:00 PM 
The Valentine's Edition of Carolina Skies returns this Valentine's Day weekend! Learn the romantic stories in the skies at this seasonal version of popular planetarium star show Carolina Skies. It's a once-a-year opportunity so don't miss it! Normal tickets prices apply. $7.25 for adults, $6 for children, seniors and students. This program is recommended for adults and older teens. For more information, call Morehead Guest Relations at 962-1236 or visit
Valentine's Show at Bliss Boutique Bakery 
Saturday, February 13 at 7:00 PM
 Local musical artists Gary Mitchell and Sarah Howell will be performing their second annual Valentine's Day show. Bliss will also be serving their famous Chocolate Bliss and chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes, with additional treats like delicious crepes provided by Veronique and high class wine poured by Bonne Soiree. Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, good music and decadent cupcakes are just as sweet solo or in groups of friends as they are in couples. For more information visit

Be My Tar Heel Valentine!  Be My Valentines tshirt

This Valentine's Day give your Tar Heel sweetheart this great t-shirt from Johnny T-shirt! The azalea pink t-shirt is 100% cotton and comes in a wide range of sizes. The front features "CAROLINA" in Carolina Blue and the back features "Be My Valentine!". Check out all of Johnny T-shirt's great Valentine's Day gifts for every Tar Heel that you love! Johnny T-shirt is located at 128 East Franklin Street. For more information visit  

Father - Daughter Valentine's Dance
HeartsSaturday, February 13 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Fathers and daughters can dance the night away at the University Baptist Church's Valentine's Dance! Light hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served. Tickets are $20 per father (includes one photo). University Baptist Church is located at 100 S. Columbia Street. For more information call 942-2157 or visit
Kidzu Children's Museum Valentine Crafts
Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
paint with handsCalling all budding young artists - Express Yourself! Show your love and creativity by painting a personal valentine using your hands as the paintbrush. Explore the artistic process and unleash your creative talents. Space is limited, sign up now! $2 per child - ages 3 to 8 years old. Kidzu Children's Museum is located at 105 E. Franklin Street. For more information visit   
Valentine's Dinner Specials at La Rez!
Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14
Romantinc dinnerLa Residence Restaurant will be featuring a three course and a two course menu in honor of Valentine's Day! Menu items include Blue Point Oysters, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, Roasted Duck Breast, Seared Rib Eye and much more. Red rose flower arrangements are also available.  Enter Promo Code "Bubbly" when making your reservation online & receive two complimentary glasses of champagne upon arrival! *Online reservations only. To make reservations or for more information please visit

Give Aveda- Watch Love Grow!
aveda productsThis Valentine's Day, give a gift certificate from the Aveda Institute of Chapel Hill. Buy a $100 gift card or $100 in Aveda products, get a free $25 services gift card. Buy a $50 gift card, get a free $10 services gift card. Buy 2 facials or body treatments, get 1 free (of equal or lesser value). Aveda Chapel Hill is located at 200 West Franklin Street. For more information call 960-4769 or visit

Gifts For All Your Loves at Chapel Hill Comics!
Stop in to pick up something perfect for your Valentine at Chapel Hill Comics. Featuring Old Fashioned Pop-up Valentines, vintage flip books and tiny fairy tales for children and the young at heart, romance comics for love birds, Japanese candies for everyone, and very special limited edition Ice Lodge (white) Uglydolls. Check out their web site for Valentine recommendations for children, ladies, lovers and the ever-hopeful amongst you -!
Community Day At Ackland Museum!
Saturday, February 13 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Ackland Art Museum invites families to spend the day together at the Museum! Community Day, on Saturday, February 6, is a day-long exploration of art and ideas from around the world. Artists will lead workshops, gallery teachers and docents will lead guided tours, and a full schedule of other programs and events offer something for the whole family. Admission is free. More information at 
CHAT Festival Offers FREE Registrations
CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology) draws together the diverse digital resources of the Triangle area in a series of performances, discussions, exhibitions and workshops February 16-20, 2010 on the UNC Campus. CHAT Festival events will showcase existing collaborations among these resources while exploring the ways digital technologies are transforming the practices of the arts and humanities, including how we learn, think, know, teach and express ourselves both as individuals and as communities. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is coordinating the festival.
Want free festival registration? Become a fan on Facebook before noon on Friday, 2/12, when they'll randomly select 10 fans to receive free registration! Visit the festival web site for more information
Carolina Brewery Celebrates 15 Years!     
Local 506 is hosting the Brewery's 15th Anniversary show with live music from The Mugs, featuring Jon Connolly on lead guitar, Graveyard Fields and Butterflies on Saturday, February 13 at 9:00 PM.  Enjoy $2.50 pints of Carolina Brewery and a great night of music! Tickets are $7 and on sale now at Carolina Brewery and Local 506. And don't miss the Brewery's Valentine's menu
February 12th to 14th only - featuring Fresh Outer Banks Tuna, Beef Tenderloin and Homemade Chocolate Lava Cake! For more information visit
Enjoy FREE Valet Parking on Valentine's Day! LOVE
Enjoy a romantic dinner downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Valentine's Day. 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.
Participating Businesses:
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. Visit! Contact us at 919-967-9440 or