What To Do & See This Week! 4/22/10

To Do: Shop, Dine & Enjoy Downtown!

 
 
 
 
Downtown Chapel Hill Sales & Events!

Follow us to get the latest Downtown Chapel Hill news:

                   Forward this email

 
 

Homeless Near and Far Logo

Homeless Near and Far Concert on Wallace Plaza
On Friday, April 23 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM the community is invited to the Homeless Near and Far concert - showcasing musical talents of local bands and the homeless community, and raising awareness about homelessness in Orange County! Featuring keynote speakers, great music, great food and a grand time high above Rosemary Street! Admission is free; donations taken at the event will go directly to the Community Empowerment Fund -www.communityempowermentfund.org. Also, bring two cans of food to get a raffle ticket and a chance to win an awesome prize pack! www.homelessnearandfar.org.
 
2nd Annual Intro Summit at the CaveIntro Summit
The Cave is hosting this annual event featuring over seventeen bands starting on Friday, April 23 and ending on Sunday April, 25 all night long! Tickets are $10.00 per night on Friday and Saturday, and $8.00 on Sunday. The best deal is a three-day pass for $21 for the whole weekend! Bands include Killer Filler, The Guns of El Borracho, The Aqualads, The Mystery Men, The X-Rayons reunion, The Atom Bumz, Daikaiju, and much more. Visit www.caverntavern.comfor a complete line up.
Civil War Living History Day & Lantern Tour
Enjoy learning about life during the Civil War on the lawn of the Antebellum Horace Williams House on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Learn about women's fashion of the 1860s, watch as soldiers cook rations and demonstrate infantry tactics, enjoy a concert of wartime songs, and much more. Then starting at 6:00 PM join tour guides for "O! Cruel War", a guided tour of Chapel Hill in 1865. Meet residents, soldiers, and Freedmen and hear their story. Tickets $15 and reservations needed. (919) 942-7818. For more information visit www.chapelhillpreservation.com
Author Signing at Chapel Hill Comics
Voice Over BookCome meet the voice actors who have portrayed Superman (Legion of Superheroes), Ben 10 (Ben 10 Alien Force), Sasuke (Naruto), Wonder Woman (Mortal Kombat vs the DC Universe), Dream Girl (Legion of Superheroes), and many more at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday,April 24 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM! Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt have a new book, Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic, which they'll be signing and is available to purchase for $19.95. For more information visit www.chapelhillcomics.com.
 
Kay Kyser Honored by Local Author
Beasly Book - Kay KyserThe Chapel Hill Museum will host an afternoon of lighthearted nostalgia of forgotten musical and Hollywood history with author Steven Beasley on Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 PM. Beasley will explore Kyser's life through music, movies, radio and the contributions he made to his home state of North Carolina. A wonderful documentary short produced and written by Beasley will also be shown, as well as listening to the impeccable and familiar music of Kay Kyser and his Orchestra. The Chapel Hill Museum is located at 523 East Franklin Street. For more information call 919-967-1400 or visit www.chapelhillmuseum.org.
Yoga and Poetry Events at Ackland Art Museum 
Namasté! Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the museum galleries on Tuesday, April 27 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM! Yoga mats and museum cushions are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch. Since the Galleries can be cool, long sleeves are recommended. Sessions led by Joanne Marshall. Beginners are welcome. Registration limited. Free to members; $5 for non-members.
 
On Thursday, April 29, at 6:00 PM, the museum hosts award-winning poet DéLana R. A. Dameron, author of How God Ends Us (winner of the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize), for a public reading of works composed in response to the current Ackland exhibition Jacob Lawrence and The Legend of John Brown. On Saturday, May 1, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Dameron will host a free poetry writing workshop investigating methods of writing in response to art. Both events are free to the public. Reservations are required for the writing workshop - contact Kyle Fitch at kyle_fitch@unc.edu. For more information on these and all the exciting events at the Ackland visit www.ackland.org.
Southern Routes BandTunes on Tuesday on the La Residence Patio
La Residence Restaurant and Bar is featuring live music on the patio every Tuesday night starting now through the summer months. Enjoy dinner and drinks on the patio on Tuesday, April 27 at 5:30 PM as local band Southern Routes plays a variety of music with a southern flavor including jazz, blues, rock, and gospel. Enjoy food and drink specials too. Tunes on Tuesday features a rotating line up of local musicians playing folk, bluegrass, blues, and more. La Residence is located at 202 West Rosemary Street. For more information call 967-2506 or visit www.laresidencedining.com.
                                
Upcoming Events at Toots & Magoo
Salut! Join fellow francophiles for French Night on Tuesday, April 27 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Enjoy food, wine, excellent company, and games à la française and please bring an hors d'oeuvre to share! All levels of French are welcome. French Night is held every other Tuesday evening. Toots & Magoo is located at 142. E Franklin Street.
 
Toots & Magoo is hosting "The Perfect Storm : In Celebration of Art, Antiques & Community" on Tuesday, May 4 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Join them for good drinks, good hors d'oeuvres, and good conversation - at their annex gallery, 144 East Franklin Street (right next door to the store). A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Women's Center of Chapel Hill. Questions? Call 919.942.3339 or email info@tootsandmagoo.com. For more information please visit www.tootsandmagoo.com.
 
Thursday Evening Salon at FRANK 
Photo by btyroler.
FRANK - BTyroler
Every Thursday FRANK hosts a Salon; open to all to view the gallery, chat with the artists, and hear speakers or watch a performance. On Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 PM, join local photographer Barbara Tyroler as she gives a talk entitled "Photography: Capture and Printmaking in the Digital Age". FRANK features work from over 70 local artists and offers paintings, ceramics and sculpture as well as a wide selection of fine art, craft, wearables, and gifts. FRANK is located at 109 East Franklin Street. For more information please visit www.frankisart.com
 
Reading Day Pajama Party at McAlister's Deli
cookieMcAlister's Deli is hosting its first annual Reading Day Pajama Party on Thursday, April 29-UNC's first reading day before exams. All are invited to stop by McAlister's Deli...in your pajamas...and receive a free cookie or drink! McAlister's Deli is located at 205 East Franklin Street.
Fridays on the Front Porch at the Carolina InnFridays on the Front Porch band
Starting Friday, April 30 at 5:30 PM Fridays on the Front Porch returns!  Spend your end-of-the-week evening relaxing and enjoying good food, music, and the company of friends on the shady lawn at the Carolina Inn. There is no cover charge, and you can enjoy drinks and appetizers from a special menu offered by the Inn on its Tiny Vittles menu with full bar service. Every week features some of the best local music around. For more information and a line up of the bands, visit www.carolinainn.com.
                     
 
Daily Specials at Bandido's Mexican Cafe
BandidosMONDAY
: $1 House 9 oz. Margaritas & Dinner for Two $20!
TUESDAY: Men's Day - Half price on certain dinner plates!
WEDNESDAY: 99 cent regular tacos with beverage purchase!
THURSDAY: Ladies Day - Half price certain dinner plates!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Free queso dip with each dinner plate purchase! And Kids Eat Free with each adult dinner plate purchase ($6.95 or higher).
SUNDAY:25% Student Discount-present UNC student ID and get 25% off food purchase! KIDS EAT FREE with each adult dinner late purchase ($6.95 or higher) receive one meal from the kids menu.
These specials are valid only at the downtown Chapel Hill location at 159 1/2 E. Franklin Street. Food specials begin at 5:00 PM -  dine in only, can not to be combined with any other special, discount or coupon; ask your server for details! For more information call 919-967-5048 or visit www.bandidoscafe.com.
 
Baaba Maal Performance at Memorial Hall
On Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30 PM, Memorial Hall hosts Senegalese world music giant Baaba Maal. His unique blend of traditional West African song, Senegalese pop, reggae and dance has established him as a seminal artist in his field.An explosion of sound, singing and dancing, his intense and awe-inducing stage shows and his spine-tingling vocals have inspired devotion around the world for nearly two decades. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org.
World Cocktail Week Celebration at The Crunkleton
Crunkleton Bar 1The Crunkleton will be celebrating World Cocktail Week from May 6 to May 13! World Cocktail Week promotes a better understanding and appreciation of the art and history of the cocktail, while also supporting responsible drinking. The Crunkleton will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Museum of the American Cocktail. For more information on the week long celebration visit www.thecrunkleton.com.
Peacock Alley is Having a SPRING SALE
Peacock Alley Display 2
 
Bring in this ad and get 20% off!
Sale includes up to 75% off Select Items!

 
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.
 
                   Kildare's Calendar April
Annie Hall NOW SHOWING: at the Varsity on Franklin
The Varsity movie theater continues 70's month with two perennial favorites: Woody Allen's Annie Hall and Mel Brook's Blazing Saddles. Both movies are running from Friday, April 23 to Thursday, April 29. Don't miss the Tuesday Date Night Special: 2 Admissions + 2 Drinks + 2 Popcorns = $10! And when you sign up for the theater newsletter at their website you get a free small popcorn! The theater is located at 123 East Franklin Street. Visit www.varsityonfranklin.com for more information.
 
Weekly Poker Tournaments at Four Corners
Four CornersEvery Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Four Corners hosts FREE poker tournaments. Come in and compete for prizes and points with the chance of moving on to the Tavern, Regional, and National Championships. Whether you are just learning the game or are a seasoned veteran, stop by each week for the chance to meet new people, have some food and drinks, and play cards! For more information click here!
 
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.