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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 7/14/11

What to Do & See Downtown this Week!

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Calling all Wizards & Muggles: 

Enjoy a FREE showing of  Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) at LOCALLY GROWN tonight; Thurs, July 14! Dress as your favorite character & play Harry Potter-themed trivia; prizes for winners! Free kids activities on the plaza before the movie & free popcorn for everyone! Activities at 8PM, movie starts approx 9PM. Visit www.locally-grown.comFind us on Facebook

Enjoy Dinner & A Movie at LOCALLY GROWN! Dine at a downtown restaurant or get your meal to-go and eat under the stars on a cool summer evening while you enjoy the movie! Participating businesses: Bandido's Mexican Cafe, The Grille at Four Corners, Kildare's Irish Pub, Krispy Kreme, McAlister's Deli, and R&R Grill. 
This Week...
Dinner & A Movie at LOCALLY GROWN
Seasonal Sale at Julian's
TGIThursdays at FRANK Gallery
Fridays on the Front Porch
Nightlight Club Beach Party
Cooking Class at Vimala's
Cupcakes at Horace Williams House
West End Wine Bar House Bands
Starry Nights Show at Planetarium
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Julian's Seasonal Sale-Going on NOW!


Don't Miss Julian's Seasonal Sale! Stop by Julian's right now for an
 amazing seasonal sale. ALL Men's and Women's seasonal apparel is 40% OFF!  Spring Longchamp is 40% OFF! Select neckwear up to 50% OFF! Julian's is located at 135 East Franklin Street. Visit  Find us on Facebook


FRANK Gallery

TGIThursdays at FRANK 

On Thursday, July 14 from 6PM to 8PM join artist Andy Fleishman as he talks about his work in the ceramic tile and wallpaper industry. FRANKS current exhibit 'Black & White' is an exploration of art using only black and white. Featuring Nadine Zenobi, Beatrice Coron, Bill Neville, & FRANK Artists. The exhibit runs through August 21. Visit Find us on Facebook 


Aveda - Happy Hour Special


Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn FOFP - Women Picnicing

Live bluegrass music creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump start on the weekend. Local favorites Big Fat Gap will perform this Friday, July 15 beginning at 5PM. Enjoy a picnic menu with beer and wine.  

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Nightlight Brings the Beach Party to Downtown  Nightlight Bar & Club

Can't make it to the beach this weekend to beat the heat? Then make the beach come to you! Nightlight Bar & Club is hosting a Beach Party on Friday, July 15 starting at 9PM with Corona and Margarita specials, a private tiki lounge, beach music - and it's all FREE. Visit Find us on Facebook

Cooking Classes at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Learn Vimala's secrets as she hosts a cooking class on Sunday July 17 from 2PM to 5PM. Vimala will discuss proportions and spices. Participants will make a meal together. Space is limited to 12 people- must RSVP. Cost is $65 payable at the time of the class. Scholarships are available to those who can not afford to pay the entire price; talk to us about a work trade. Visit Find us on Facebook
Talullas Summer Dance

Do You Bake the Most Luscious Cupcake?  

Put it to the test by entering the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill's Cupcake Challenge. Local celebrity judges will decide who goes home with a gift and bragging rights.  Deadline for registering is Wednesday, August 24 at 4PM, no exceptions.  Judging is Friday August 26 at 6PM at the Horace Williams Memorial Cupcake Festival at the Horace Williams House. Visit  Find us on Facebook


West End House Bands Every Tuesday Skylar Gudasz and the Ugly Girls

Enjoy live music every Tuesday at 8PM, through the end of September at West End Wine Bar. No cover, $2 beer & wine specials. Musicians include Skylar Gudasz & The Ugly Girls this Thursday, July 12 - and later - Chris Stamey, Jeff Crawford, and Birds & Arrows. Great music and drink specials all in a comfortable place to relax and enjoy your summer evenings. Visit Find us on Facebook

Shop and Discover Art at the Ackland Museum Store

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Visit the Ackland Museum Store at the Corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets for that perfect and unique gift for someone you love...or yourself! All proceeds from the Store support the Ackland Art Museum's exhibition and education programs. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all Museum Store purchases and enjoy special discounts during several designated Member Shopping Days throughout the year. 

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Starry Nights Show at Morehead Planetarium Starry Night

From late nights at the beach to evenings at the ballparks, we live our lives under the night skies in the summer. So learn what's up there this season while enjoying stories from various cultures about star patterns in the heavens on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30PM. Starry Night programs are designed for adult learners; and for families & children enjoy the "Star Families" show on Saturday, July 23. 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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