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TONIGHT: Last LOCALLY GROWN Concert of the Summer

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Bike On Over to LOCALLY GROWN 
Tonight's FREE concert features New Belgium Brewing Company beers like Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, and seasonal brews. Focused on a green manufacturing philosophy, New Belgium has launched a pedal-powered club that has pledged to offset 14 million driver miles! So, cruise on in to Wallace Plaza on your bike for tonight's concert and be eligible to win great prizes! We'll have bike racks on the plaza waiting for you.
Downtown This Week...
Art Print & Poster Sale at Teen Center
Fridays on the Front Porch
Cupcake Festival at H. Williams House
Discounts at Chapel Hill Tire
Trunk Show at GLEE KIDS
Aladdin Performance at Memorial Hall
Peace & Justice Plaza Ceremony
Family Day at Ackland Art Museum
Fall Favorites at Uniquities
Affordable Beauty at AVEDA
Sale at Ackland Museum Store
West End Wine Bar House Bands
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Show
American Dreams Exhibit
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Calling All Grad Students: Come out to LOCALLY GROWN and meet your fellow grad students at the Graduate and Professional Student Federation table. You'll probably also enjoy the beer, food, and music too!
New Business, New Video: bevello!Bevello Video

Located at 142 East Franklin Street, bevello is a women's clothing boutique that offers a contemporary shopping experience. With eight locations in NC & VA - bevello offers designer lines like laundry by Shelli Segal, Michael Kors, True Religion Jeans, BCBGeneration, TOMS shoes, Judith March, and more. 

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Art Print & Poster Sale at Teen Center Poster Sale

The Street Scene Teen Center hosts a poster and art print sale every year at the beginning of the fall UNC semester. The sale runs now until Friday, September 2. The teen center is located under the post office/courthouse at 179 E. Franklin Street. The sale features 1000's of art, photography, and music posters - great for the dorm room, class room or living room! A portion of the sales support the Street Scene Teen Center in providing a safe environment and arts programming for teens after-school and on the weekends.

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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. Local favorites Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojo will perform this Friday, August 26 beginning at 5PM. Enjoy a picnic menu with beer and wine.  Visit Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter



Horace Williams Memorial Cupcake Festival  

Join the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill for their annual cupcake festival on Friday, August 26 at 7PM! Local celebrity judges will decide who goes home with prizes and bragging rights.  The $5 admission will get you some of those freshly baked goodies! The band Twilighter will be playing on the front lawn, bring a chair and enjoy the show. There will be a raffle, $5 for 3 tickets. Lemonade and wine will be available too. Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter 


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Discounts at Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center  

Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center, a GreenPlus certified business, offers discounts on automotive services like oil changes and tire rotations to UNC employees & students as well as downtown merchants and employees. Take advantage of complimentary shuttle service to the surrounding area! They offer full service automotive repair, ASE certified technicians, and award winning service. Visit Like us on Facebook 


Pink Chicken Trunk Show at GLEE KIDS Glee Kids - Pink Chicken

GLEE KIDS is hosting a trunk show for Pink Chicken and their new tween line Poulet Rose (sizes 7 to 14) on Friday, August 26 from 5:30PM to 8PM and Saturday, August 27 from 10AM to 2PM. All pieces from these lines will be available for immediate delivery. GLEE KIDS features great designers making amazing things for kids, and they all have a story. GLEE KIDS shares these stories. Each brand is selected with love and care and the idea that greatness earns a smile. It spreads a little glee. Visit Like us on Facebook

Aladdin - Memorial HallAladdin: The Musical at Memorial Hall 
Payal Dance Academy and UNC Sangam presents a musical, Indian version
of Aladdin at Memorial Hall on
 Saturday, August 27 at 6:30PM. While the musical is mainly based off the original story from "A Thousand and One Nights", this rendition will have Hindi songs and English dialogues along with a few twists in the plot-line as well as 3-D animated backgrounds...all for a mesmerizing production of a beloved classic presented with a fresh Bollywood flavor. Tickets $10 for General Admission; $6 for Seniors & Students. Visit Like us on Facebook  
Town to Honor Social Justice Leaders Peace & Justice Marker

The Town of Chapel Hill will recognize unique individuals who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to furthering the causes of social justice on Sunday, August 28 from 3PM to 4PM at Peace and Justice Plaza in front of the Post Office-Courthouse, 179 E. Franklin St. The names of four local leaders - Yonni Chapman, Rebecca Clark, Rev. Charles M. Jones, and Dan Pollitt - will be added to a granite marker that pays tribute to their contributions. Sunday's ceremony will be opened by Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, NC Senator Ellie Kinnaird and the Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP. A reception is scheduled to follow the ceremony at FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St. The Rev. J.R. Manley of First Baptist Church will preside over the unveiling of the tribute marker.

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Family Day: Oh, the Places We'll Go! 
This month's Family Day at Ackland Art Museum, on Sunday, August 28 from 1PM to 4PM, uses the many landscapes on view at the Ackland to spark the imagination. Art-related activities for all ages include scavenger hunts, an art-making station, story time, and a family tour. Come for a little while or stay for the whole afternoon -- it's all FREE! Visit  Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter


Fall Favorites & New Arrivals at Uniquities Uniquities - store front

Velvet, Ella Moss, Tart Kelsi Dagger, House of Harlow, James Jeans, and more- Uniquities has them! And Uniquities has everything you need for that back-to-school-cool look: boots & booties, colored denim & cords, fur vests & sweaters, cross body handbags, jewelry for layering. Located at 452 West Franklin Street - look for the bright pink awning! Visit www.uniquities.comLike us on Facebook 


New School Year Means Time for A New Look Aveda Offer 8-18

Start the year off with a fresh and polished new look at Aveda Institute Chapel Hill. Aveda offers great specials to keep you and your wallet feeling great! 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


End-of-Summer Sale at Ackland Art Museum Store Ackland Art Museum Store - LIberti Posters

Until August 28 - get 30% off selected merchandise. Ackland Art Museum Members receive an additional 10% off! In addition, members enjoy special discounts during several designated Member Shopping Days throughout the year. Become a member today! All proceeds from the Store support the Ackland Art Museum's exhibition and education programs. Call for Artist Entries: The Ackland Museum Store seeks paper-based works (e.g. books, letterpress, calligraphy, screen printing, etc.) for a book and paper arts show to be held in its retail gallery space Oct- Dec, 2011. Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter


West End Wine Bar: All Together Jam West End Wine Bar

West End Wine Bar has featured a rotating schedule of local bands every Tuesday all summer - join them this Tuesday, August 30 at 8PM for a unique performance of all the musicians playing together. No cover, $2 beer & wine specials.  Musicians include Jeff Crawford, Chris Stamey, Birds & Arrows, and Skylar Gudasz & The Ugly Girls. Great music & drink specials in a comfortable place to relax and enjoy your summer evenings.  Visit www.westendwinebar.comLike us on Facebook 

'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


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Sueños Americanos/American Dreams Exhibit 

Modern yet traditional, and deeply personal, the paintings of Cornelio Campos illustrate complex realities of migrant life that are often concealed. A Mexican-born artist now residing in the U.S., Campos shares emotions and explores contemporary political issues, such as immigration, the U.S.-Mexico border and cultural identity. The FedEx Global Education Center is exhibiting his work now until October 15. 



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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