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 LOCALLY GROWN Rooftop Music and Movies Series Downtown 

LG - Love Language ShowLOCALLY GROWN is a summer-long series of FREE live concerts and movies on the Wallace Plaza, atop the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary Street. This summer's line up includes nationally-known but locally-based music acts as well as documentary and feature films created by local authors and directors. Details at LOCALLY GROWN is presented by the Town of Chapel Hill and the Downtown Partnership.
Concert nights feature some of Chapel Hill's most loved and upcoming bands. Featuring a beer garden offering hand-crafted beers along with a selection of wines; as well as food from some of Franklin Street's favorite restaurants. The movies include documentary and feature films as well as entertaining movies for the whole family. The Varsity on Franklin Theater will offer concessions at all movie nights. Movies start at sundown so bring a chair or blanket, grab food to-go from a downtown restaurant, and enjoy a picnic dinner under the stars!
Locally Grown Schedule:
Southern Culture on the SkidsThursday, June 24, 7:00 PM - Southern Culture on the Skids  w/ The Moaners(concert)
Thursday, July 8 - Big Fish (film)
Thursday, July 15 - The Neverending Story (film)
Thursday, July 22 - Moving Midway (film)
Thursday, July 29, 7:00 PM - The Old Ceremony w/ Ryan Gustafson (concert)
Thursday, August 5 - Babe (film)
Thursday, August 12 - Sherman's March (film)
Thursday, August 19 - Fantastic Mr. Fox (film)
Thursday, August 26, 7:00 PM - Lost in the Trees w/ The Physics of Meaning (concert)

Our mission is to promote the downtown community by encouraging people to come downtown and shop and eat at local businesses throughout the entire business district and enjoy local entertainment and activities summer evenings. Locally Grown is sponsored by 140 West, WCHL 1360, Local 506, Varsity on Franklin Theater, Town of Chapel Hill and the Downtown Partnership.
For more information visit or call 967-9440.
The Perfect Storm : A Celebration of Art and Antiques
Friday, June 11 (Second Friday Artwalk)Toots & Magoo - Annex Exhibit
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Toots and Magoo presents this exciting exhibit in a beautiful space next door to their store. It features the internationally celebrated artist Benjamin Long (UNC '67) - recently commissioned to paint the portrait of UNC system president Erskine Bowles - as well as a variety of other artists, including Jonathan Robinson, Deborah Oropallo, and Valerie Hammond. A new line of cast silver jewelry by Kiki Smith is on display, as is a selection from Magoo's incredible collection of antiques. Toots and Magoo is located at 142 East Franklin Street, and the gallery is right next door at 144 East Franklin Street. For more information, call visit
Ackland After Dark
Friday, June 11 (Second Friday Artwalk)
Museum open until 9:00 PM
Have a drink with friends, enjoy music from Black Swamp Bootleggers, and of course - take in the art! Black Swamp Bootleggers perform from 5:00 - 6:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Black Swamp Bootleggers are a three-piece bluegrass band out of Chapel Hill, featuring Seth Barden (bass), Chris Roszell (banjo), and Will Isley (guitar/vocals). Ackland After Dark is free and open to all with a cash bar for beer and wine. For more information visit
Spend Hot Summer Days in the Cool Galleries
All summer long Ackland Art Museum hosts a series of events in the Galleries! Bring your art supplies and draw amongst the works of art, bring a yoga mat and practice relaxing yoga in the galleries, learn from museum educators about pairing art and literature, and much more. Visit Ackland's online calendar for a full listing of the many programs and events hosted in the galleries -
2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa has started and many bars and restaurants downtown will be showing World Cup games on their big screens.  Who can forget celebrating Italy take on the world in 2006 at the Italian Pizzeria III? For a list of downtown Chapel Hill bars and restaurants - click here. For a complete list of World Cup matches visit
Fridays on the Front Porch at the Carolina InnFridays on the Front Porch band
Every Friday at
5:30 PM
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
Special Wine Dinner at Cypress on the Hill Restaurant
Thursday June 17 at 7:00 PM
A special prix fixe dinner featuring Perception and Melissa Kelly Winery with wine maker Mark Ray and Master Sommelier Brett Davis.  Enjoy a seasonal 5 course pairing by the chefs at Cypress, with appetizer and entrees featuring regional seafood, meats, vegetables and dessert. Call early to reserve your place - 919-587-8817. Cypress on the Hill is located at 308 W Franklin St. For more information visit Enjoy dinner and valet parking - Cypress on the Hill participates in the FREE valet parking service for patrons. Drop off your car at the valet stand located just up the block at 440 West Franklin Street. 
Crab Fest Every Wednesday at Kildares' Irish Pub
crab legsEvery Wednesday
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Don't miss the Crab Fest at Kildare's, an All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs special for only $19.99, every Wednesday! Price includes a baked potato and side salad. Follow up dinner with Trivia every Wednesday at 10:00 PM! Are you looking for a great venue for a private event?  Call today to schedule your own VIP event at Kildares! For more information call 919-932-7734 or visit                      
Southern Routes BandTunes on Tuesday at La Residence
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, June 15 at 5:30 PM as local band Vintage Blues performs. 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
The Buzz About Honey Workshop at Kidzu
Thursday, June 17 
honey4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
Join Kidzu Children's Museum for A Kids in the Kitchen Program! Did you know that the taste of honey depends on the type of flowers the bees visit? Find out all kinds of fun facts from local beekeepers Chris and Sara Laudeman see a live hive during this program. There will be a fun taste test and bee-related craft for all participants. $6 per child, ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Call Kidzu at 933-1455 or visit for more information.
Thursday Evening Salon at FRANK 
Photo by btyroler.
FRANK - BTyroler
Thursday, June 17 - Peg Bachenheimer & Lew Graham, "Techniques of Wax Encaustic"
Thursday, June 24
- Luna Lee Ray, "Enraptured and Ravenous"
Every Thursday FRANK hosts a Salon; open to all to view the gallery, chat with the artists, and hear speakers or watch a performance.
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
lululemon trunk show at Franklin Street Yoga Center 
Thursday, June 17th
lululemon athletica5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come discover what lululemon athletica is all about. You will have the opportunity to meet the wonderful staff, learn exciting details about the lululemon grand opening in July, and browse through a select collection of lululemon athletic apparel. All apparel will be available for purchase at the event. Yoga-inspired apparel for healthy living. lululemon athletica makes technical clothing for yoga, dancing, running, and most other sweaty pursuits. This company creates components for people to live longer, healthier, more fun lives. For more information visit and
Moda Dive Shopping Party at Limelight Boutique
Limelight Boutique - black/white dressSaturday, June 19
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join Limelight Boutique for wine and cheese, chocolate, music and of! Bring your girlfriends and make it a Saturday night Girl's Night while getting your summer wardrobe on! Limelight is located at 402 West Franklin Street.  For more information visit
Hominy Grill Dinner at LanternHominy Grill Dinner at Lantern Restaurant
Monday, June 21
Starting at 6:30 PM

The Lantern Restaurant will welcome James Beard award-winner Robert Stehling of Hominy Grill for a special evening. The dinner will begin with cocktails and snacks and continue with five courses of Hominy Grill flavor. The menu will feature both North and South Carolina ingredients and will be paired with wines from Jon-David Headrick's small, progressive producers of the Loire Valley. The dinner is $75 per person, including wine, but excluding tax and gratuity. Please call Lantern to make reservations or with any questions at 919-969-8846 or visit  
Picnic with McAlister's DeliMcAlisters Menu Picture
All summer long McAlister's Deli has a great offer: Any catering order made at McAlister's Deli will receive free tea or lemonade to complete your picnic!  As always McAlister's offers FREE delivery and orders only need to be placed a day in advance to encourage summer spontaneity!  McAlister's Deli offers something for everyone; sandwiches, spuds, salads, soups and sweets. McAlister's Deli is located at 205 East Franklin Street. For details or to place an order call 969-1102. Visit to view and download a menu.
 NOW SHOWING: at the Varsity on Franklin Kicking and Screaming movie 
Clash of the Titans (PG-13) and Kicking & Screaming (PG)
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 for more information.  
Don't Miss Getting The Varsity Theatre Annual Pass
This pass will be valid for all movies and show times until July 1, 2011 for $100. The pass will also include a small popcorn with each visit. The pass will not be valid for special events or private screenings. The Varsity Annual Passes will be available at the Box Office from June 7 - June 27, 2010. Varsity Annual Passes are Non-Transferable and Require Picture ID For Admission.
Beauty on a Budget at Aveda Chapel Hill Aveda Pedicure 
-$14 Haircuts (Available Tues-Thur before 5:00 PM until 6/30/2010)
- Receive any 60-minute facial or body treatment for $30 (offer excludes Green Science Facial at $45,Available Tues-Thur before 5pm until 6/30/2010)
- Spa Manicure for $15 (includes 1 free bottle of OPI polish).
- Spa Pedicure for $25 (includes 1 free bottle of OPI polish).
- Manicure/Pedicure combo for $40 (includes 1 free bottle of OPI polish and choice of travel size hand or foot relief). These specials are not valid with other offers. All work is done exclusively by supervised students. For more information or to book an appointment, visit
Starry Summer Nights at Morehead Planetarium
Starry NightTuesday, June 22
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Explore the seasonal skies in Morehead's star-filled planetarium dome. Learn to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations best seen at this time of year while enjoying stories from various cultures about star patterns in the heavens. Morehead educators will also share information about meteor showers and other current celestial events.Fees: $8 for Morehead members and UNC students; $12 for nonmembers. To Register: Call Morehead Guest Relations at (919) 962-1236. Space is limited. Or register online now at
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 at one of the participating restaurants. 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, 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