What To Do & See This Week! 3/25/10

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Easter Egg Surprise Discount at Peacock Alley Gifts
Peacock Alley bunniesRemember that special SOMEBUNNY! With any purchase pick an Easter Egg for a Surprise Discount to be taken off your total -- 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, & 30% OFF, Saturday March 27- Saturday, April 3. Peacock Alley offers a variety of gift alternatives from some of the most distinguished designers in the world, including a wide variety of luxury bed lines, fine soaps, home accessories, European antiques, furniture, crystal lamps, and the list goes on. Select items are excluded from discount. Peacock Alley is located at 123 West Franklin Street (University Square). For more information call 967-2152 or visit www.peacockalleygifts.com
Beauty for the Earth at Aveda Chapel Hill
Aveda Institute Chapel Hill is hosting Beauty for the Earth on Wednesday, March 31,
from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Offering FREE haircuts, nail polish changes and express
facials all day in efforts to raise money for Triangle Land Conservancy. Limited
appointments are available - walk ins will be accepted on a first come/ first served
basis. Aveda Chapel Hill is located at 200 West Franklin Street. For more information
call 960-4769 or visit www.avedachapelhill.com.  
Easter Sunday Brunch at La Residence Restaurant
Enjoy al fresco dining at its best in Downtown Chapel Hill at La Residence's outdoor patio. On Sunday, April 4 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Easter Brunch will be served a la carte. Rabbits and Easter eggs can be found throughout the grounds and restaurant! La Residence Restaurant is located at 202 West Rosemary Street. To make reservations or for more information call 919-967-2506 or visit www.laresidencedining.com.
Urban Easter Egg Hunt
egg hunt
Bring your basket and the family and join in the fun of an urban egg hunt
right in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday, April 4 at 1:00 PM.  The littlest kids go first and then the older ones - plenty of eggs and fun for all! Greenleaf Vineyard Church invites you to
Wallace Plaza (above the public parking deck on Rosemary St.) for an urban egg hunt. Remember: Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill!
 For more information visit www.greenleafvineyard.org.   This event is free and open to the public, so come join in the Easter fun!
A Night of Art and Live Music at The Artery
Artery Exhibit
The UNC student-run Artery will host Caroline Robinson and Abbey Herrmann, It Is Rain In My Face, and other live music on Friday, March 26 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. There will be a $3 cover to support UNC's Students of the World and the water crisis in
Tanzania. The exhibit at the Artery will be up into April, and photos are for sale--and
reasonably priced, if you're looking for some student art
that supports a great cause! The Artery is located on the back side of the Bank of America Building on Rosemary Street. For more information visit www.thestudentartery.com.
Family Fun Tour at Ackland 
From Felrath Hines' luminous explorations of shape and color to Do-Ho Suh's sculpture
Floor (made for viewers to walk upon), the Ackland is filled with art that will
fascinate and inspire even the youngest visitor. Explore these works and more with a
child you care about on Sunday, March 28 at 1:15 PM. These FREE interactive gallery
tours are led by Ackland educators and are designed for six- to twelve-year-olds and
their families. Family Fun Tours are the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with
your children.
For more information on these events and all the Ackland Art Museum has to offer please visit www.ackland.org.  
Benefit at Jack Sprat Cafe for House Fire Victims  Church Street House Fire
On March 1st, a Church Street house burned down in an accidental fire. Fortunately the four UNC students who lived there are fine -- but they lost everything they owned in the fire. On Saturday, April 3 at 10:00 PM, Jack Sprat Cafe will host a benefit show with ALL PROCEEDS going to the students. The show will cost $3 for those 21 and over; $5 for those under 21. Jack Sprat Cafe is located at 161 East Franklin Street. To find out how the students are doing read the article about them in the Daily Tar Heel-click here
...AYoung Lady From Rwanda 
Running until Sunday, March 28th, PlayMakers presents a heartbreaking, yet eloquently healing story of a Rwandan refugee in London as she
attempts to write a book recollecting her country's genocide; 'I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given to Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda'.
When she seeks guidance
from a burnt-out poet/novelist, their relationship becomes a hopeful exploration of
bridging cultural gaps. Inspired by actual experiences of young refugees living in the
United Kingdom. Visit www.playmakersrep.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
 
Vespa Ristorante is OPEN for Lunch
Vespa has begun serving lunch daily from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Lunch specials include $10.99 for two courses. Vespa's outdoor dining is perfect on a wonderfully, warm spring afternoon. Visit www.vespanc.com to view menus and check out nightly drink specials, Early Bird Dinner Specials, and more!
Gear Up for the 2010 UNC Football SeasonFootball Schedule t-shirt 
Johnny T-shirt has new t-shirts
featuring the 2010 UNC Football schedule! In sizes from Small to 3XL this Carolina Blue t-shirt is 100% cotton and features a screen printed
designs with the UNC football helmet and interlocking NC on the front; and the entire season's schedule on the back!
Johnny T-shirt is located at 123 East Franklin Street or shop online at 
Get your shirt in time for the
Blue-White Spring Football Game on April 10!
PING PONG Night at Nightlight Club
ping pongEvery Thursday night join Nightlight for PING-PONG...FREE! Come and play from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and check out the drink specials. Stay for the live music afterwards! NIGHTLIGHT Bar & Club is located at 405 1/2 W. Rosemary St. For more information visit www.nightlightclub.com.
 
 
Celebrate NanoDays at Morehead Planetarium
Join educators and UNC scientists to learn about nanoscience, the study of really tiny things like molecules and atoms on Saturday, March 27 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Morehead's NanoDays will feature current nanoscience research and technology, particularly as it relates to medicine and human health. Participate in hands-on activities featuring big research at the smallest scale. For more information visit www.moreheadplanetarium.org.
 
Preservation Society of Chapel Hill's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Easter EggsHeld on the grounds of the Horace Williams House on Saturday, April 3 at 10:00 AM, this hunt is great for children under the age of 9 years old
. Children
should bring a basket for egg gathering. Search for 1,000 eggs with candy; ten eggs
contain special prizes. Also enjoy games and contests for children, including spelling games, egg races and
'bowling for bunnies.' Bertha Bunny will make a visit.
Horace Williams House is located at 610 E. Rosemary Street. Visit www.chapelhillpreservation.com for more information.
The Crunleton Bar Lecture Series
The Crunkleton Bar hosts "The Social History of the Martini with Dale DeGroff" on Wednesday, April 7 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Dale DeGroff single handedly created the pre-prohibition renaissance that has become so popular in America, Europe, and Asia.  While enjoying various martini concoctions and canape pairings, master mixologist,  DeGroff, will lead attendees through the evolution of the Martini.  Guests will also receive a copy of Dale's newest book, "The Essential Cocktail". Tickets are $75 and reservations are encouraged. Email gary@thecrunkleton.com to reserve your seat today. For more information visit www.thecrunkleton.com.
Locopops LogoLOCOPOPS Is Now Open With Full Hours 
Get your
fix daily from 12-9 PM.  Enjoy flavors like Mojito, Cherry Lime, Chocolate Brownie and Strawberries & Cream. But keep an eye out for special guest appearances by Mango Kiwi, Cherry Pineapple, Raspberry Tangerine and Vanilla Plum!LOCOPOPS is located at 128 East Franklin Street - near Salon 135 & Johnny T-Shirt. For more information visit www.locopops.com.
NOW SHOWING: At the Varsity on Franklin
The Varsity on Franklin continues to bring everyone's favorite movies to the big screen downtown! Playing this weekend: ET The Extra-Terrestrial and Ghostbusters! Coming Soon: National Lampoons Animal House, The Godfather, and more!Don't miss out on Date Night: Every Tuesday Night - 2 Admissions + 2 Small Popcorns + 2 Medium Fountain Drinks = $10.00 ! For more information visit www.varsityonfranklin.com.
 Birdhouses on ParadeBirdhouses on Parade at the Carolina Inn
Get ready for spring during the annual Birdhouses on Parade until Sunday, April 11. The historic inn will showcase uniquely crafted birdhouses and feeders by NC artists. Complement your experience with lunch, afternoon tea, or one of a dozen spring-themed events. Events include Build Your Own Birdhouse, Easter Egg Decorating and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Visit www.carolinainn.com or call 919-918-2711 for more information.
Vintage CarsFREE Valet Parking on the West End!
Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Monday through Saturday. 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: 411 West Italian CafeBonne 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. Visit www.DowntownChapelHill.com! Contact us at 919-967-9440 or partnership@downtownchapelhill.com.