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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 7/21/11

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Enjoy a FREE showing of Megamind (PG) at LOCALLY GROWN tonight; Thurs, July 21! Gather your family and friends (only the smart ones!) for family-friendly trivia, prizes for winners! Free kids crafts & activities before the movie. Free popcorn for everyone! Activities at 8PM, movie starts at dark; 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. 
Uniquities Sidewalk Sale Uniquities - Pink Awning

Take an additional 50% off sale merchandise including J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Alice+Olive, Elizabeth and James, Shosanna, Theory, Joie, Splendid, Ella Moss, Kooba, and more! Visit www.uniquities.comFind us on Facebook 

This Week...
Uniquities Extends Sale
Affordable Beauty at AVEDA
Fundraiser for Internationalist Books
Upscale Menu at East End Martini Bar
Fridays on the Front Porch
Seasonal Sale at Julian's
Simmer Down Reggae at Tallula's
Battle of the Bands at Kildare's
Star Families Show at Planetarium
Family Day at Ackland Art Museum
Summery Specials at Sugarland
Cupcakes at Horace Williams House
West End Wine Bar House Bands
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Aveda - 3rd Qtr Specials

Beauty Just Got More Affordable at AVEDA

Current quarterly specials include: HAIR-$15 haircut (Valid Tues-Thurs); SPA- $30 Pure Focus Facial (Valid Tues-Thurs); for NAILS- Free OPI nail polish with a spa mani ($15) or spa pedi ($25). All valid until 9/30/2011; not valid with other offers. Career Night at Aveda - Thursday, July 21 from 6PM to 8PM. Meet current and future students, gain insight into the industry, speak with instructors, receive Aveda rituals, and more.  

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Fundraiser to Celebrate Internationalist Books Internationalist Logo
Celebrate with Internationalist Books and Community Center at a silent auction at the Chapel of the Cross on Friday, July 22 from 7PM to 10PM. Come meet and mingle with fellow Internationalist Books members & volunteers and help support the store and community space by bidding on items, renewing your membership, or by signing up for the monthly sustainer program. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be lovingly provided by Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe . Visit  Find us on Facebook


East End Martini Bar Features Upscale Menu east end

The East End Martini Bar is excited to share their favorite menu items with you. Now serving the freshest, locally available ingredients combined with BIG flavors. Enjoy wild-caught North Carolina Shrimp and Blue Crab that comes straight from the crystal coast every week; as well as local, grass-fed beef from Chapel Hill's own Hogan's Magnolia View Farm. And the extensive Martini List has something to suit everyone's taste buds. East End is already getting great reviews on its food, drinks, and service so come on out and see for yourself what everyone is raving about! Find us on Facebook
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 Mick Mixon and The Franklin Street Band will perform this Friday, July 22 beginning at 5PM. Enjoy a picnic menu with beer and wine.  Visit  Find us on Facebook

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


SIMMER DOWN: Summer Reggae Sessions One Love
Talulla's is hosting a reggae revival with DJ Ras J on Saturday, July 23 at 10PM. The roots reggae vinyl session gives fans a regular place to listen and enjoy old school reggae. Celebrate the birthday of Desmond Dekker; enjoy artists like Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Tenor Saw, Steel Pulse, and more. Drink specials, no cover, strictly positive vibes. Visit .  Find us on Facebook


Battle of the Bands at Kildare's Irish Pub Kildare's Logo

Have you signed your band up yet for the battle of the bands? Enter today at the pub for your chance to compete in the Kildare's Battle of the Bands, Saturday, July 23, starting at 2PM. Winner will get a $200 prize and the opportunity to perform at the Kildare's Back to School Party! Come cheer on your favorite band from the area and enjoy great food and drink specials! Visit Find us on Facebook 

Star Families 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 Saturday, July 23 at 9:30AM. This Star Families Show program is designed for families & children ages 7-12. 

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Family Day and a Closing Exhibit at Ackland Art Museum Ackland Family Day 
Many of the contemporary German artists whose works are included in the exhibit DE-NATURED are rarely seen in North Carolina. Don't let the last week of this exhibition slip away without seeing it - closes Sunday, July 24! Ackland is also hosting Family Day: Encountering Ancient Art on Sunday, July 24 from 1PM to 4PM. Art-related activities including scavenger hunts, an art-making station, story time, and a family tour. This month, families will be inspired by ancient art from the Ackland's permanent collection. Visit Find us on Facebook


Summery Specials at Sugarland  Sugarland Window

Every Monday - $5 Frozen Martini
Every Tuesday- Half Price Cupcake Day (Dine-in) & 4 for $10 (Pick-up)
Every Wednesday- Buy 1, Get 1 Free Gelato & $1.50 Dom. Beer
Sugarland is Chapel Hill's own locally owned dessert cafe right in the heart of Franklin Street. Start your day off with beignets and cafe au lait in the morning and move on into the night with cabernet and creme brulee. Sugarland makes everything from scratch with great local ingredients. Visit Find us on Facebook 


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 Birds and Arrows

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 Birds and Arrows  this Tuesday, July 26 - and later - Chris Stamey, Jeff Crawford, and Skylar Gudasz & The Ugly Girls. Great music & drink specials in a comfortable place to relax and enjoy your summer evenings. 
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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