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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 8/11/11

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LG - Dinner and  a Movie BannerToy Story 3
Enjoy a FREE showing of Toy Story 3 tonight; Thurs, Aug 11Kidzu Children's Museum will provide fun materials and recycled supplied for kids to make musical instruments, including drums, maracas, and kazoos. Kidzu will also have a fun instrument station where you can try out instruments staff has created from reused items.  Perhaps a little jam session on the Plaza will break out if we're lucky! Free popcorn for  everyone! Movie starts as it gets dark, approx: 8:45PM. 
Dinner and a Movie - 1360 WCHL

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. Enjoy a discount on your meal and a FREE movie - a great combination!


Participating businesses include: Bandido's Mexican Cafe, The Grille at Four Corners, Kildare's Irish Pub , Krispy Kreme, McAlister's Deli, and R&R Grill.  


Downtown This Week...
Upcoming LOCAL 506 Shows
Panera Offering Free Cookies
Exhibit at Chapel Hill Underground
School Shopping at Studio Supply
Drawing in the Galleries at Ackland
PlayMakers Season Subscriptions
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Show
Travel Back in Time at the Planetarium
Affordable Beauty at AVEDA
Special Offer at Chapel Hill Florist
Seasonal Sale at Julian's
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Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)
The Hangover Part II (R)
Green Lantern (PG-13) 

Seeing in Black and White: Artist Salon at FRANK  FRANK - Black & White Exhibit
On Thursday, August 11 from 6PM to 8PM FRANK hosts "Seeing in Black and White " with FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler and guest photographers Bill McAllister and Sam Wang. The three will present a brief historical overview of their work and their personal and professional influences followed by an informal gathering to view prints.  Through grant support from the Orange County Arts Council, Tyroler will be hosting the first series of photographic arts and education workshops with FRANK this fall. Visit Find us on Facebook   


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Friday, August 12 - MARY JOHNSON ROCKERS CD Release Show, with BIRDS & ARROWS, 40 FINGERS & A MISSING TOOTH (Doors: 8:30PM; Show:9PM; $8)


Saturday, August 13 - SCATTERED TREES, THE ALTERNATE ROUTES, PAUL DEMPSEY  (Doors: 8:30PM; Show:9PM; $9 Advance, $11 door; All Ages)


Sunday, August 14 - TRIPP, THE RIVERBREAKS (Doors: 9PM; Show: 9:30PM; $5 )

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Donate to Backpack Buddies, Get a Cookie! Panera cookie

On Friday, August 12 Panera Bread, located at 213 West Franklin Street, is partnering with WRAL-FM and the Interfaith Food Shuttle to raise money for Backpack Buddies. Anyone who donates at least $2 will receive a free cookie! The BackPack Buddies Program provides children from food-insecure homes with weekend meals during the school year. 


Opening Reception for Chapel Hill Underground Art Show Mark Mothersbaugh Art

On Friday, August 12 at 7PM, Chapel Hill Underground hosts an opening reception for an exhibition of Mark Mothersbaugh's visual art including his limited edition "Postcard Diaries" prints & art rugs! They'll be hosting a live video chat with Mark at the reception. Art prints, rugs, and limited edition merchandise will be available for purchase. Stick around for the New Wave Dance Party to follow! 

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Back to School Shopping at Studio Supply  Sonia Harris Art
The back-to-school season is a bust time of year so Studio Supply is stockpiling the items that every artist needs to kick the year off right. Take advantage of incredibly low everyday prices as well the 10% off Studio Supply ALWAYS extend to students and teachers! On Friday, August 13 at 6PM, Studio Supply welcomes Sonya Harris, the Local Artist of the Month for August. On display will be her large-scale portraits in paint, fabric, collage, and mixed media. Visit us on Facebook


Drawing in the Galleries at Ackland  Ackland - Drawing in the Galleries
On Saturday, August 13, 10AM to 12PM, if you have an interest in practicing and strengthening your drawing skills join others for Drawing in the Galleries. Participants have the opportunity to uncover the challenges the original artists faced and experience the pleasure of sharing in the creative process. Each session incorporates a short discussion on a work of art. Bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome; FREE. Visit  Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter  


PlayMakers: Season Subscriptions Up To 25% Off  Playmakers Logo

The 2011/12 season has been announced and subscriptions are onsale now; save up to 25%. Subscribe today and you'll be invited to an exclusive Q & A session with Joseph Haj, PlayMakers Producing Artistic Director. Joe will speak about the state of the theatre, discuss artists who will join PlayMakers this season, and answer subscriber questions about anything from show selection to national theatre trends. Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter


'The Serpent's Egg' Performance - Don't Miss It!Paperhand Puppet

Paperhand Puppet Intervention brings it's 12th annual summer show to the Forest Theater now running through September 5. The show features new masks, giant puppets, stilts, painted cardboard, and shadows all brought to life by the award winning Paperhand band. The show explores the unending cyclical nature of the universe through the lens of our humanity as well as retelling some old stories with a Paperhand twist. Come early with a picnic and blankets! Visit Find us on Facebook


Want to Go Back in Time? Starry Night

A peek at the most distant stars from Earth is almost like having a time machine! Learn more during the "Time Machine in the Sky" program, offered for August's "Starry Nights" series for adults and teens on Wednesday, August 17, and the "Star Families" series for parents and children on Saturday, August 20. Register at Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter 


Beauty Just Got More Affordable at AVEDA Aveda- Hair

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.  Visit  Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter


Special Offer at Chapel Hill Florist Chapel Hill Florist Store Front

Who doesn't deserve some love in the form of flowers & a teddy bear? Chapel Hill Florist is offering a great deal right now: mention this email and get a free small plush teddy bear with a purchase of $35 or more - while supplies last - now through August 12! A special deal just for YOU! Chapel Hill Florist is located at 200 West Franklin Street, between Aveda Institute Chapel Hill and Lime & Basil Restaurant. Visit  Find us on Facebook 


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Julian's Seasonal Sale-Further Reduced!

Don't Miss Julian's Seasonal Sale! Stop by Julian's right now for an

amazing seasonal sale with prices reduced even more. ALL Men's and Women's seasonal apparel is NOW 50% off!  Spring Longchamp is 50% off! Select neckwear up to 50% off! Julian's is located at 135 East Franklin Street. 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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