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FRANK, Franklin Street Arts Collective OPENS!
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FRANK - BTyroler
The FRANK Arts Collective will be opening this Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM.  The gallery 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 will be open Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM to 6:00PM, Thursdays until 8:00 PM for a Salon night with the artist and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. FRANK is located at 109 East Franklin Street. For more information please visit
A Time for Singing: Best of Broadway PerformanceBroadway Sign 
Friday, April 9 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 PM
Richard Wall, Chapel Hill-based musical director and singing coach, will present two performances featuring the Triangle's finest singers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Reception Hall at 300 East Rosemary Street. Musical selections will span the best of Broadway including songs from Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, Oliver, Follies, My Fair Lady, plus a 80th birthday tribute to Stephen Sondheim. Free and open to the public (donations accepted for the HTLC Malaria Project, The Children of Haiti and Global Vaccines. For more information please call (919) 942-0972.

Dance Party Benefit at Jack Sprat
Homeless Near and Far LogoCome out to Jack Sprat this Saturday, April 10 at 10:00 PMfor a dance party benefiting Homeless Near and Far 2010 and the Community Empowerment Fund! Cover charges: Over 21-$3, Under 21-$6. Jack Sprat Cafe is located at 161 E. Franklin Street. Visit

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 Homeless Near and Far concert - showcasing musical talents of local bands and the homeless community, and raising awareness about homelessness in OR CO! 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 ( Also, bring two cans of food to get a raffle ticket and a chance to win an awesome prize pack!
Second Friday Art Walk at Studio Supply
Come to Studio Supply on Friday, April 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMfor the opening reception of artist Nine Love. While you're there, make and trade artist trading cards and enjoy refreshments and cupcakes from Bliss Boutique Bakery. As always, this event is free and open to the public. Invite your friends! Studio Supply's featured artist this month is Nine Love from Burma. Nine moved to the U.S. two years ago to escape persecution from the military junta and has spent his short time here taking ESL classes and painting. Nine's work will be on display at Studio Supply through the end of the month. Studio Supply is located at 421 West Franklin Street, next door to Lantern Restaurant. For more information visit
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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 
GO HEELS! UNC Blue-White Football Game
The UNC Blue-White Spring Football Game will be on Saturday, April 10 at 3:00 PM, and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN. The game is FREE and open to all. Head coach Butch Davis will divide the teams into two squads and the Tar Heels will play four 12-minute quarters. Tar Heel Town moves to the Bell Tower and inside Kenan Stadium beginning at 12:00 noon. There will be a Pregame autograph session with the players and the head coach, live music, Rameses, face painting, Bell Tower climb, poster giveaways, fantastic prizes and more. For information on parking, public transportation options and more visit
EARTH JAM Benefit 2010 at Aveda
Earth Jam 2010 AvedaThe Scott J Salon Artistic Team from New York City, together with the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill Student/Educator Team, will sponsor a Fashion Night Benefit Tuesday, April 13, from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM at the Institute's 200 West Franklin St. location. Institute students and Scott J's team will present a runway show that will honor the icons of the hair industry over the past 50 years. There will be a silent/live auction and complimentary drinks and catering. General admission and VIP tickets are available for the annual event.For more information about the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill Earth Month activities, call 919.960.4769 ext. 1332, or visit
Free Financial Workshops at the Women's Center
Women's Center LogoThe Women's Center is offering Financial Workshops during the month of April. All workshops are FREE and open to both women and men; couples are welcome. Registration is required. Full descriptions and facilitator information can be found on the website. Call 919-968-4610 or visit
--Thursday, April 15: Medical Debt & The Law: Understanding Your Rights
--Thursday, April 22: Get Back On Track: Developing Your Financial Recovery Plan
--Thursday, April 29: Staying The Course: Investing In An Uncertain Economy
Thursday Talks at Ackland Art Museum
Jacob Lawrence PaintingAckland's new Thursday Talks program bring artists, scholars, and art lovers together during the extended Thursday evening hours at the museum. Thursday, April 15 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMfeatures a tour of the exhibition Jacob Lawrence and The Legend of John Brown with Zoe Trodd and Blake Gilpin, postdoctoral fellows at UNC-Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South who have written about both John Brown and Jacob Lawrence. Their tour will examine the artistic, historical, and literary contexts in which Lawrence made his narrative series, and will include brief presentations and opportunities to ask questions and look closely at the art together. For more information visit
DJ HYFI at Franklin Street Yoga Center
DJ HYFIIf you have not experienced anything like this before, it is absolutely amazing! This is a great opportunity to blend fresh live music with your yoga practice on Saturday, April 17 during the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM All Levels Classes. Regular class rates apply or use your passcard. DJ HYFI asks only for a small donation from $1-10 to cover his travel expenses from Boston! For more information call Franklin Street Yoga Center 919-929-0414 or visit
Daily Specials at Bandido's Mexican Cafe
: $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
Chapel Hill Scavenger Hunt with Love Chapel Hill
LOVE Chapel HillBe a part of the first annual Love Chapel Hill Scavenger Hunt on Friday, April 16 starting at 7:00 PM. Put together a team of 2 to 5 people and test your knowledge of icons, landmarks and the characters of Chapel Hill. There will be up to $500 in great prizes. The hunt starts and ends at Hyde Hall -- at 176 East Franklin Street (across Franklin Street from the courthouse/post office). To sign up go to

ABC Rummage Sale at The Chapel of the Cross ChurchYard Sale Sign

This annual sale is one you won't want to miss-- get there early! The sale is on Saturday, April 17 starting at 9:00 AM. With church members emptying their attics, basements and closets, you're sure to find a new treasure that needs to go home with you. Proceeds from the ABC Sale are granted to local organizations. Last year Chapel of the Cross contributed $27,000 to area groups focusing on issues like homelessness, poverty and children - another great reason to go to the sale! Chapel of the Cross is located at 304 East Franklin Street. For more information visit

Bilingual Storytime at Kidzu! 
Kids will love the Spanish/English Storytime at Kidzu on Sunday, April 18 at 1:30pm. Once a month Kidzu hosts these FREE bilingual storytimes filled with interactive and educational activities games & stories and a fun craft project too. Presented in Spanish and English for children ages 2 to 8 with an adult. 
No registration is required. For more information please call Kidzu at 919-933-1455 or visit
Don't Miss Out on Kidzu's Weekly Programs:
Tuesday-Friday: Arts & Crafts 11AM and 2PM
Every Tuesday: Toddler Tunes (ages 1-5) 10:30AM-10:50AM 
Every Wednesday: Hands-on Art Time 4:00PM
Scoop OffScoop Off! Ice Cream Making Contest
What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Win the VFY Scoop-Off and Maple View Ice Cream will sell it at their stores! To enter fill out a registration form at It's FREE to compete in the contest! Even if you do not plan to enter the contest, enjoy all you can eat ice cream and tons of kids activities at the event on Saturday, April 17 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Children under 2 are FREE, ages 3-12 are $3 each, and adult tickets are $5 per person for all the ice cream you can eat! All proceeds benefit Volunteers for Youth, an Orange County nonprofit, making a difference for local, at-risk youth since 1982.
Bingo Drag Bingo Benefit at Nightlight Club
Enjoy an evening of drag bingo on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 PM; and raffle prizes, baked goods galore and a chance to get your hands on some cool informative zines -- all to benefit the Prisons Book Collective at Internationalist Books & Community Center. Nightlight is located at 405 1/2 West Rosemary Street. For more information visit and
Darling Art Photography Mini Sessions at Glee Kids
Join Glee Kids for photography mini-sessions at the store on Saturday, April 17 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Darling Art Photography pictures are perfect for mothers day gifts!The price is $75 and includes an online gallery with 5-7 portrait choices. Come in to the store to sign up and check out the truly stunning photographs at
Spring Fashions Have Arrived at Glee Kids-
Kit + Lili offers dresses for girls and bubbles for babies. This season features lots of flowers and leaves in yellows, blues, greens. For babies and girls up to size 8. Spring Cotton Caboodle offers comfy cropped pants, tees, and skirts for girls 2 through 8 years. Glee Kids is located on the front side of University Square. For more information call 919-942-6881 or visit
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!
Compañía Nacional de Danza Performance
Photo by Jong Duk.
Danza 2 - Jong Duk
Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 8:00 PM  
Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:30 PM
Spain's Compañía Nacional de Danza performs a deeply felt homage to Johann Sebastian Bach with Multiplicity - a fluid, shifting collage of music, costumes and settings exploring his life - and Forms of Silence and Emptiness. Synthesizing classical and modern dance with a distinctly Spanish flair and passion, choreographer Nacho Duato creates dramatically charged works of remarkable beauty. Visit 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! Contact us at 919-967-9440 or