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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 10/13/11

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Downtown Chapel Hill Turns Pink Turn the Town Pink

For the whole month of October, help UNC Lineberger and community partners "Turn the Town Pink" to benefit the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. It's full out, fuchsia filled fun with many downtown businesses participating! Visit


Ye Olde Waffle Shop Serves Breakfast for Dinner
That's right -- bacon at dinnertime! Ye Olde Waffle Shop will serve breakfast for dinner from 4:30PM to 8:30PM TODAY - Thursday, October 13 with 100% of proceeds to benefit Turn the Town Pink campaign for the Lineberger Cancer Center.   

FRANK Artist Salon Sadie Rakusin
October's Featured Artist at FRANK Gallery, Sudie Rakusin, will speak about how her series of paintings "Chorus of Saints" led to the creation of her "Journey Cards" deck on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30PM. FRANK's current show - Dining With Frank- includes artists' take on tableware, furniture and 2-D art all about food and dining. On display until November 6. Visit Like us on Facebook 
Downtown This Week...
Rebecca Minkoff Trunk Show
Ackland Film Forum Series
Late Night With Roy!
Go Heels! Football Game Day Info
Community Tailgate: All are Invited!
Rap Performance at Chapel Hill Comics
40 Day Personal Challenge with Yoga
Nightlight Fall Fundraiser
Great Style for Less at Aveda
Memorial Hall Performances
Music in the Galleries at Ackland
Visions Series at Playmakers
Voices From the Grave
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Stop in to GLEE KIDS...TODAY! glee kids- girl
GLEE KIDS is having a special one-day sale TODAY - Thursday, October 13- with 15% off all clothing; plus free shipping for online orders. The coupon code for online orders is octsale. Local customers who want to shop online can pick up in the store. Just make a note in the comment section. GLEE KIDS is located in University Square.
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Rebecca Minkoff Trunk Show at Uniquities  Uniquities - store front   
Check out new and exclusive styles of handbags and ready-to-wear from designer Rebecca Minkoff on Thursday, October 13- TODAY - from 12PM to 7PM. Free Rebecca Minkoff accessories gift with purchase. Visit Like us on Facebook

Ackland Film Forum at Varsity Theatre the Collector - Ackland

A collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and numerous departments at UNC present a series of films that explore topics that the Carolina community is talking about in exhibitions, courses, and campus-wide initiatives.  Thursday, October 13: The Collector: Allan Stone's Life in Art (2007) director Olympia Stone. Admission free with University ID/$4 for all others. Visit Like us on Facebook 
Late Night with Roy! Late Night with Roy 2011
Don't miss your first chance to see the 2011-12 men's and women's basketball teams at Late Night with Roy 2011 on Friday, October 14. But it's really the skits, dancing, comedy, and general shenanigans that you'll really want to see! Doors open at 4PM and the event will kick off with the Carolina volleyball team's 5PM match against Virginia. Chapel Hill Transit will run from the Friday Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. for $5 (round-trip).Visit 

Carolina Football Home Game - Go Heels! UNC Football
Carolina takes on Miami on Saturday, October 15 at 12:30PM. Football game days bring excitement and activity to downtown that everyone enjoys- even if you don't have tickets to the game! In Tar Heel Town everyone in the family will enjoy the Old Well Walk, the Bell Tower Climb, face painting, meeting Rameses, bounce houses, food, and more. If you need more Carolina gear, stop by one of downtown's  UNC Fan Gear shops that sell all things UNC-themed!

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FREE 'Go Heels' & 'Welcome Miami' Signs Go Heels Sign

Business Class Inc., a Chapel Hill business that provides resources for managers and business owners, has created ready-to-go signs that you can easily print and hang in your business or hold up during the game! Business Class, Inc. makes these signs available for all Carolina home football games - for FREE!


Community Tailgate - Open to All! University United Methodist Church
Go Heels! Tailgate with friends and family on the church's front lawn prior to the football game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, October 15 starting at 9:30AM. All are invited to this family-friendly event featuring food, music and lawn games. Rameses, the Tar Heels' live mascot, will make an appearance before heading to Tar Heel Town for pre-game festivities. Stay and watch the game on the church's large screen tv. Visit  

Rap Performance at Chapel Hill Comicsadam warrock

Adam WarRock and Mega Ran will perform at Chapel Hill Comics on Sunday, October 16 at 1PM -in advance of their appearance at the Cat's Cradle with mc chris! Do you like rap? Do you like comics and video games? Do you like dudes who rap a lot about comics and video games? Then don't miss this amazing performance. 
40 Days to a Personal Revolution at Franklin Street Yoga Yoga- FSYC 

Looking to change your habits and rid your life of "things" that are holding you back? Join the FSYC team as they gently guide you through a personal, life-changing transformation in this challenge to change your life. The next session starts on Monday, October 24. It includes weekly journal writing, group meditation, nutritional guidelines, and individual yoga coaching for maximum results; $199 for 6 weeks of unlimited yoga and includes the instruction book. And get your tickets NOW for the Eve Ball! Visit Like us on Facebook


Support Experimental Art at Nightligh's Fall Fundraiser Nightlight Logo
Nightlight Club celebrates its commitment to maintaining a space for community events and experimental art since 2003 with a fundraising event on Sunday, October 16 at 5PM. Ticket prices will be $10.00 - $20.00 (sliding scale) with larger donations gratefully accepted. Enjoy a delicious buffet-style dinner of local food and beverages. Dinnertime music will be provided by local musicians Skylar Gudasz and Slingshot Cash, Gmish Klezmer Band, Ryan Gustafson, DJ Nasty Boots, and more! Visit  Like us on Facebook


Aveda Pink Hair

Great Style for Less at Aveda
Aveda is helping to Turn the Town Pink by naming the Lineberger Cancer Center their Tips for a Cause partner for the entire month of October! What a great reason to stop in and take advantage of Aveda's quarterly specials. Specials include: haircut 1/2 price w/color service*;  $10 off any 90-minute facial*;  buy 1 wax service over $20, get a lip, chin or cheek wax FREE*. *Not valid with other offers. Wax services must be scheduled together. Valid Tues-Thurs. until 12/31/11. Work done exclusively by supervised students. Visit Like us on Facebook  

Angelique Kidjo & Mary Chapin Carpenter at Memorial Hall 

Mary Chapin Carpenter
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Afro-pop phenomenon Angelique Kidjo performs at Memorial Hall on Sunday, October 16 at 7:30PM. Her music blends the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of R&B, funk, jazz, and European and Latin American influences. On Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30PM enjoy a special evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter. The five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter continues to reach a devoted audience as she navigates with humor and compassion the political and spiritual struggles of her life and experiences. 

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Music in the Galleries at AcklandThe Shondes

Best known for potent political anthems and heartbreaking violin hooks, the Brooklyn-based band The Shondes bring their riot grrrl sound and unique brand of Jewish-inflected rock to the Ackland for an exceptional live show on Sunday, October 16 at 2PM. Free, come early! Visit Like us on Facebook


Vision Series with Playmakers  
Parchman HourThe Vision Series invites you to the Paul Green Theatre for a glass of wine and the chance to learn about a production in process. On Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30PM join the director and designers of The Parchman Hour in an intimate conversation, get a behind-the-scenes look at the set as its being built, and learn about the artistic vision for our shows. The Parchman Hour by playwright and director Mike Wiley - will run at Playmakers from October 26 to November 13.  Visit Like us on Facebook

Voices From the Grave: Haunted Cemetery Tour 

The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill and the Deep Dish Theater Company are teaming up once more, just in time for Halloween, to present "Voices from the Grave," a haunted walking tour of the cemetery and fundraiser to benefit ongoing preservation efforts.  This haunted, lantern-lit cemetery tour will be held October 21-22 at 7PM. This will sell out fast -- so get your tickets in advance- $10 and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Preservation Society at 942-7818. Visit Like us on Facebook

Explore Downtown Chapel Hill APP Mobile APP Intro Page

Chapel Hill's first mobile business guide helps people find the business they're interested in, how to get there, and where to park downtown! Developed in-kind by Laney Dale in cooperation with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.  Mr. Dale is a web development entrepreneur who runs Appuware and is a candidate for Chapel Hill Town Council.  Explore Downtown Chapel Hill is available in the Iphone and Android Appstores for FREE!  Download it and start exploring Franklin Street and beyond!
West End ValetFree Valet Parking Downtown
Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking Monday - Saturday at one of 19 participating downtown businesses.  Patrons enjoying other establishments can also use the valet service for $5.00. For details click here!
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership leads and manages the downtown through partnership efforts; marketing and promotions; improving the visual appeal of downtown; and rebuilding downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses. Contact us at 967-9440 or
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