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What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

What to Do & See Downtown this Week!

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Sale at GLEE KIDS   
Don't miss this exclusive warehouse sale of the Olive Juice clothing line from Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4 from 10AM to 5:30PM at GLEE KIDS. There will be items from this season and past seasons. Olive Juice sells classic and European-inspired children's clothing, baby clothes, and children's shoes as sophisticated and unique as your boy or girl. Visit Find us on Facebook

Carolina Science Cafe 

You know your hair or skin can be affected by a dip in the pool, but what about your genes? Join Dr. David Marini to discuss mutagenicity and carcinogenicity of swimming pool water and drinking water at Top of the Hill's 

Back Bar on Thursday, June 2 at 7PM.  

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TGI Thursdays at FRANK FRANK Gallery
On Thursday, June 2 from 6PM to 8PM join the Black Socks Poets as they read poetry and talk about the many ways visual art and poetry partner. Member Spotlight: The focus of the current show is on FRANK's member artists; gallery visitors will get concentrated looks at a small body of work by each of the twenty-four member artists. Visit Find us on Facebook 

Summer Style at AVEDA 

On Friday, June 3 from 10AM to 4PM AVEDA is offering complimentary shampoo, style and conditioning treatments to get your hair prepared for the hot, summer sun! Call 919-960-4769 to make a reservation ($10 reservation fee towards product purchase). Visit  Find us on Facebook
This Week...
GLEE Kids Warehouse Sale
Carolina Science Cafe
TGI THursdays at FRANK
Summer Solutions at AVEDA
The Bookshop
Live Music at R&R Grill
Fridays on the Front Porch
Crafts & Cocktails at Nightlight
Panera Supports Kidzu
Artisan Pizza Kitchen Specials
Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland
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What's on Your Summer Reading List? Bookshop Sign
Before you head out to the beach or mountains on your summer vacation stop by The Bookshop and wander through the stacks of the Bookshop's 100,000 book inventory, with 18,000 listed online;  you are sure to find that perfect summer read! And if you are lucky, one of the resident Bookshop cats might just browse with you. The Bookshop is located at 400 West Franklin Street. Visit

Live Music at R&R Grill      Rnr Grill

Every Friday and Saturday from 5PM to 8PM enjoy live music on the patio at R&R Grill this summer! Enjoy music from Greg Hoover on Friday, June 3 and Billy Stewart on Saturday, June 4. A great way to end a weekend evening enjoying a meal and drinks in the cool shade of the R&R Grill. Visit www.rnrgrill.comFind us on Facebook

Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn
Live bluegrass music creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump start on the weekend. Mick Mixon and The Franklin Street Band perform this Friday, June 3 beginning at 5PM. Enjoy a picnic menu with beer and wine. Complimentary. Visit  Find us on Facebook

Crafts & Cocktails at Nightlight
On Saturday, June 4 from 6PM to 8PM Nightlight will be hosting a special fundraiser for the Scrap Exchange and a closing reception for the RE-USE Elements Art Show. Enjoy drinks as you take in the show and stop by the Make 'N Take station to create your own re-purposed art! Donations encouraged. Artists will be there for a Q&A session at 7PM. Visit Find us on Facebook

Support Kidzu Children's Museum at Panera
Panera Bread has partnered with Kidzu to raise funds for downtown Chapel Hill's own children's museum. Kicking off this partnership, Panera recently served as the food sponsor for a Kidzu workshop.  Customers can contribute by dropping change in the new Kidzu donation canisters, located by the registers at Panera's 213 West Franklin Street location. Kidzu is currently relocating to a temporary space at 123 West Franklin Street in University Square as it raises funds for it's permanent location on Wallace Plaza. Visit  Find us on Facebook

Artisan Pizza Kitchen Specials         

Stop by Artisan Pizza Kitchen (formerly Artichoke Basil) on Friday and Saturday evenings after 5PM and enjoy 50% off bottle beer with the purchase of any pizza pie! The name may be different but it's the same great food, at great prices, served by great people! Located at 153 E. Franklin Street.Visit Find us on Facebook

Yoga - AcklandYoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum  

On Tuesday, June 7 at noon Joanne Marshall teaches yoga in the relaxing and inspiring galleries at the Ackland Art Museum. Yoga mats and museum cushions are provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Since the galleries can be cool, long sleeves are recommended. Cost is $5 for nonmembers and free for members. All levels are welcome. Visit Find us on Facebook

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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