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NEW BUSINESS: Camos Brothers Pizza

Now open at 431 West Franklin Street, in The Courtyard. Featuring authentic New York pizza, pasta dishes, strombolis, calzones, heroes, and giant salads made to order. Made from the best ingredients available, all natural cheeses and no fillers or anything artificial! From the founder of Fuhgeddaboudit Pizza in Cary. Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

CSAS BuildingMusic on the Porch   

The Center for the Study of the American South hosts Shana Tucker, Gabriel Pelli, and Jane Francis on Thursday, April 28 from 5PM to 7PM on the front porch of the Love House and Hutchins Forum. FREE. Moderated by Andrew Magill. Bring a blanket and picnic! Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter 

Sacrificial Poets Workshop
On Thursday, April 28 at 6PM at Ackland spoken-word poets and educators Kane Smego and Will McInerney will perform original works of poetry and speak about their experiences organizing Sacrificial Poets, a poetry-based youth movement. FREE. On Saturday, April 30 from 1PM to 4PM, experience a Slam Poetry Workshop with Sacrificial Poets, featuring both writing and performance techniques. Free to high school students, $25 Ackland members; $30 non-members. Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter 
This Week...
Nightlight Club Block Party
Fridays on the Front Porch
The Cave: Instro Summit
Sprout-Out at Vimala's
Lunch Specials at Four Corners
Toxic-Free Kids at Kidzu
Comedy Night at Back Bar
Yoga in the Galleries
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 Varsity Theatre
Gnomeo & Juliet (G)
Just Go With It (PG-13)
Manchurian Candidate (PG-13)
Nightlight Block Party  Nightlight Bar & Club

Nighlight will showcase a wide range of bands on both Friday, April 29 ($6) & Saturday, April 30 ($7) at 8PM. Each night features a Chili-Cook Off; bring a dish to enter into the contest or pay $5 and just enjoy delicious food. Browse the Silent Auction offering records, art, and more. Visit  Find us on Facebook   

Fridays on the Front Porch at Carolina Inn
Live bluegrass music creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump start on the weekend. The series kicks-off on Friday, April 29 from 5PM to 9PM with Big Fat Gap. Enjoy a picnic menu with beer, wine, and drink specials. FREE.

3rd Annual Instro Summit at the Cave 

The Southeast's largest all-instrumental music festival is Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1. With twenty bands playing their finest lyric-free rock, surf, soul, rockabilly, and more. The schedule features guitar & bass contests, raffle prizes, the Phatlynx Rumble Jam, and some secret surprises! Tickets available at the Cave; $11 per night in advance or 3-day pass for $24. Visit  Find us on Facebook 

FRANK's 1st Birthday: OFF THE WALL Off the Wall Gala

Join FRANK Gallery and host WUNC's Frank Stasio for an evening as original as FRANK's art on Saturday, April 30 at 6PM.  Celebrate FRANK's success, enjoy good food & drinks; and take home an original piece of fine art! All 100 pieces of art are donated by FRANK's and other superb regional artists. Tickets are limited. Visit Find us on Facebook  

Sprout-Out 2011 Fundraiser at Vimala's Generic_gift_image_with_nonprofit_logo_4737_thumbnail

Vimala's CurryBlossom Cafe is hosting Sprout-Out 2011 on Sunday, May 1 from 5PM to 8PM to raise funds for HOPE Gardens Plant the Seed Campaign. All are welcome. Enjoy live music from Civil Wolf and The Screaming Crayons; and delicious food prepared by Vimala with veggies from the HOPE garden. Dinner plates are $10 or what you can afford. Donations accepted. Visit and  Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter  

Four Corners Grille $6 Lunch Specials Four Corners 2

Monday through Friday Four Corners Grille offers great lunch specials from 11AM to 3PM. Specials include shrimp tacos with black beans & rice, chicken parmesan sandwich with french fries, and fish & chips. And come back from 4PM to 6PM for 1/2 price appetizers. Visit Find us on Facebook

Kidzu LogoToxic-Free Kids Party at Kidzu

At Kidzu Children's Museum on Sunday, May 1 from 2:30Pm to 4:30PM join NC and Toxic Free NC for a collaborative event that will feature crafts, make your own toxic-free household cleaners, healthy snacks and opportunities for parents and kids to support Toxic Chemical Reform. FREE. Visit and Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter **This will be the last day that Kidzu is open at this location. They will skip over to University Square into a temporary space and re-open in June.**

Comedy Night at Back Bar Top of the Hill patio
Every Tuesday is Comedy Night at Back Bar at Top of the Hill; admission is FREE. Featuring the DSI Comedy Team, starting at 9PM. Enjoy drink specials, including the $3 Brewer's Choice Beer! Visit  Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Yoga - Ackland
Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland
Namasté! Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland on Tuesday, May 3 at 12PM. Yoga mats and museum cushions are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.   All levels are welcome. Free to museum members; $5 non-members. Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter  
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!
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