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What to Do & See Downtown this Week! 9/16/10

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GO HEELS! UNC vs. Georgia Tech 
The first home game of the season, vs. Georgia Tech,is this Saturday, September 18 with kick off at noon. For complete details on Carolina Football, schedule, and ticket information visit 
TouchDowntown Chapel Hill  encourages football fans to start early and stay late in Chapel Hill after the game ends and enjoy our restaurants, retail stores, and family & cultural attractions. At the website, fans can get details on everything about the games including transportation options, Tar Heel Town, area accommodations, and other exciting things to do before & after the game. Please visit
Flyover of Kenan Stadium
Just prior to kick off, four F-16C jets based in South Carolina as part of the 157th Fighter Squadron known as "Swamp Fox" will do a flyover of Kenan Stadium.  In August, Swamp Fox returned from a combat tour in Iraq.  Two pilots are Carolina alums:  Lieutenant Colonel Scott "Chop" Lambe of Atlanta, Georgia, UNC class of 1987 and Major Brent "Wrench" Allen of Chapel Hill, UNC class of 1994.  The other two pilots are Lieutenant Colonel Tim "Rhino" Bennett, Commander of the 157th Fighter Squadron, from Charlotte, NC and Major Brian "Hawk" Ferguson from Newton, Iowa. 
Free 'Go Heels' & 'Welcome Tech Fans' Signs
Business Class Inc., a Chapel Hill business that provides resources for managers andGo Heels Sign business owners, has created ready-to-go signs that you can easily print and hang in your business or hold up during the game! To download the signs - click here. Business Class, Inc. makes these signs available for all Carolina home football games!
Somethin' Else Gallery: Every Gift is a Work of Art!
The autumn has brought lots of new and inspiring creations to Somethin' Else thanks to the hundreds of American and Canadian artists that continually amaze and delight our sense of whimsy!  Christmas and Halloween candles have arrived! Come in to take a look at the most unusual and elegant hand rolled beeswax candles. They add beauty to any home and make the most amazing hostess gifts! Check out the Yardbirds metal sculptures-these are a perfect way to spruce up those tired sun drenched gardens! Come visit Somethin' Else gift shop for a fun and funky treasure to brighten up your world or to bring a smile to the face of someone you care about. Somethin' Else is located at 318 West Franklin Street. For more information visit


J Style Therapy Event at Uniquities
Thursday, September 16
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Browse the latest fall trends handpicked by Uniquities' talented buyers. Expert advice from personal stylist, Jennifer Resnick of J Style Therapy. Enter for a chance to win a free style consultation ($100 value). Uniquities is the boutique southern women rely on to outfit themselves in the latest fashions. Uniquities is located at 452 West Franklin Street - look for the bright pink awning! For more information visit and
Thursday Artist Salon at FRANK
FRANK Clay Show
Thursday, September 16
6:00 PM
STARworks -- where and what is clay? The process of making the material with Daniel Johnston as he demonstrates his unique style of making pots. The North Carolina Clay Invitational at FRANK, features the work of over 30 of the state's best-known ceramic artists. Every type of work, from functional pottery to sculpture, will be represented by artists such as Mark Hewitt, Nick Joerling, Cynthia Bringle, Holly Fisher, and Mary-Ann Prack. FRANK is located at 109 East Franklin Street. FRANK is located at 109 East Franklin Street. For more information visit


Game Day Edition of Fridays on the Front Porch
Saturday, September 18

Join the Carolina Inn for the seasons first Game Day Edition of "Fridays on the Front Porch." Get geared up for the UNC vs. Georgia Tech game with music, cool drinks, and plenty of Carolina spirit! Kenan Stadium is only steps away. The Carolina Crossroads Bar will serve its complete bar menu with drink specials. The tailgate party will continue after the game with a southern style buffet. No cover charge or reservations required. Go Heels! For more information visit


Toots & Magoo Carolina-Themed Sale
Rock and Royalty Exhibit10% off of Carolina blue items now through Saturday, September 18 - including t-shirts, scarves, ties, and more!  10% off of one-of-a-kind Old Well paintings done by Louis St. Lewis! Stop by the gallery to see Lewis' exhibit 'Rock and Royalty'. Lewis, the Triangle's own enfant terrible of the art scene, the person Andre Leon Talley of VOGUE Magazine calls "a Tennessee Williams love-child, demon- wild- child -faun" takes over the new Toot's & Magoo gallery space with his personal twist on portraiture of the Empire period. Toots & Magoo is located at 142 East Franklin Street. For more information visit


Fall Skies Showing at Morehead Planetarium
Saturday, Sept. 18
9:30 AM
What's that up in the sky? It's not Superman! Learn to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations best seen this autumn while enjoying stories from various cultures about star patterns in the heavens. Also learn about meteor showers and other current celestial events. Explore the night sky as a family. Based on the same themes as Starry Nights, this engaging program series is designed for learners ages 7-12 and their families. Call Morehead Guest Relations at (919) 962-1236 or visit
Women's Center FREE Homebuyer Workshop 
Saturday, September 18
9:30 PM to 5:30 PM
The Homebuyer Education Program is designed to support and educate homebuyers about the process and responsibilities involved in purchasing, owning and maintaining a home. Attending classes and acquiring certification for 8 hours of homebuyer education is a requirement of affordable homeownership programs, as well as many loan packages for first-time homebuyers. Registration is required. Please call 919-968-4610 or visit   
Varsity Now Showing NFL Games
Sunday, September 19 - Giants vs. Colts 
Every Sunday the Varsity on Franklin will be showing Sunday Night NFL Football games on the biggest screen in town! Admission is free with a $5 concession purchase. Gather your fantasy football league friends and watch the action live! For more information visit
Jeff Martin Art Exhibit at West End Wine Bar
Exhibit Opening - Saturday, September 18
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The West End Wine Bar will be showing the art of Jeff Martin and donating a percentage of all art sales to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The exhibit entitled "Windows Revisited", is a display of antique windows that Martin has collected from old farmhouses nearby his home in Boone, NC. He works with oil-sticks and employs non-traditional techniques to create beautiful, unique paintings. For more information on Martin and to see some of his work, please visit For more information about the West End Wine Bar visit Enjoy FREE valet parking right outside the Wine Bar!
Get Your Fix at The Chocolate Door
In addition to the delicious chocolates and truffles The Chocolate Door produces daily, they will now be baking more cupcakes, brownies, cookies and muffins! And the Chocolate Door is available for catering for all events, including weddings, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, graduations, anniversaries, corporate events, and more. The Chocolate Door will work with you to create treats using any type of flavors or styles you like to make something totally personal (and allergy-friendly if needed) for your event or gift. Located at 516 West Franklin Street. For more information visit
DIY Grrrl Zine Night
Wednesday, September 22 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Internationalist Books & Community Center is hosting Kelly Wooten, Research Services and Collection Development Librarian at Duke University's Bingham Center Zine Collections, to speak briefly about the history of grrrl zines and host a DIY zine-making workshop. To learn more about the Sallie Bingham Zine Collections - click here.  Located at 405 West Franklin street, visit for more information.
Butch Davis Live!
Every Wednesday
The Great Room at Top of the Hill
Join Coach Davis as he talks strategy about the weekly UNC Tar Heel football game at Top of the Hill! The show will also be broadcast live over TV's and sound in Back Bar and Upstairs. To see the show live, $20 minimum to sit in the Great Room. Call for reservations! Top of the Hill Restaurant is located at 100 East Franklin St., Third Floor. For more information please call (919) 929-8676 or visit Top of the Hill offers FREE Valet Parking Service too!
Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum
Tuesday, September 21
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Namasté! Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! 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 and $5 for non-members. For more information visit


As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Sep 22 - Oct 10, 2010
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Escape with the Bard's sharp-witted, full-blooded heroine Rosalind into the lush Forest of Arden for a charming tale of love at first sight, mix-ups, mistaken identities, and comedy high and low. Learn a little about wooing and winning and why "all the world's a stage." And be assured that all wrongs will be righted and all couples united before the final curtain. For more information visit        
SIGNAL: The Southeast Electronic Music Festival
September 22 through 25, 2010
Scheduled performers will include Le Castlevania, Pac Div, Roy Davis Jr., Tittsworth, Nick Catchdubs, Jubilee,  DJ Odi, The Beast, The Alpha Theory, Lake Inferior, Casual Curious, among other with more to be announced. SIGNAL is about much more than performances, music workshops will also be held during the festival on various topics including new software demos and seminars with some of the scheduled performers.  The venues for this year's festival include Local 506, Nightlight, Talulla's, Vespa, The Library, Jack Sprat, and more. For more information visit  
La Residence Celebrates 35 Years in September
Throughout the month of September La Residence Restaurant is celebrating 35 wonderful years with a series of specials!  La Residence Restaurant & Bar is located at 202 West Rosemary Street. For more information visit
Three Course Chef's Special available 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday - Friday, only $35!
Happy Hour Thursdays starting at 5:30 PM; featuring complimentary assorted fruit and local cheeses at the bar - don't come late and miss out!
Thursday Wine Tastings starting at 5:30 PM, $15. Relax on the patio and enjoy a variety of wines; a great way to expand your wine knowledge in a gorgeous setting!
La Residence Restaurant & Bar now offers FREE Downtown Valet Parking!
FREE Valet Parking Downtown!
Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking from Monday through Saturday at one of 18 participating downtown businesses. Patrons enjoying other establishments can also use the valet service for a $5.00 charge. Drop-off your car at two conveniently located valet parking stands; in front of the UNC Information Technology building(440 West Franklin Street), near the West End Wine Bar or in front of Spanky's Restaurant (101 East Franklin Street).

Participating Businesses: 411 West Italian CafeBonne Soiree,Carolina Brewery, Elaine's on Franklin, Mediterranean Deli & Catering, Jack Sprat Cafe, La Residence Restaurant & Bar, Lantern Restaurant, Talulla's Restaurant, Vespa Restaurant, West End Wine Bar, Cypress on the Hill , Mint Restaurant, FRANK: Franklin Street Arts Collective, Franklin Street Pizza & Pasta, R&R Grill, Salon 135, SANDWHICH, Spanky's Restaurant, Top of the Hill Brewery & Restaurant.

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is charged with leading and managing downtown through partnership efforts; marketing and promoting the assets of downtown; improving the visual appeal of downtown; and rebuilding downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses. Visit! Contact us at 919-967-9440 or