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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 8/4/11

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LG - Dinner and  a Movie Banner LG - North by Northwest
Enjoy a FREE showing of Alfred Hitchcock's mind-thriller North by Northwest tonight; Thurs, Aug 4Gather your family and friends (only the smart ones!) for trivia at 8PM; prizes for winners! Free popcorn for everyone! Movie starts at dark; approximately 9PM. 
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! 


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...
Carolina Science Cafe
Artist Salon at FRANK
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Show
Bike Repair Workshop at ReCYCLEry
FREE Intro to Yoga Class
Family Fun Day at Hargraves
Cheese Making at Vimala's
Affordable Beauty at AVEDA
Special Offer at Chapel Hill Florist
Comedy Night at Back Bar
Seasonal Sale at Julian's
House Bands at West End Wine Bar
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New Business OPEN: bevello bevello logo
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. Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter 


Barefoot or Traditional? The Runner's Dilemma  

This week at the Morehead Planetarium's Carolina Science Cafe on Thursday, August 4 at 6PM: What's better for you - a traditional running shoe with lots of support or a minimalist approach with barefoot running? As physical therapists and UNC researchers studying different running styles, Don Goss (with Dr. Mike Gross) shares the scientists' point of view. Held at Top of the Hill Restaurant's Back Bar, enjoy drink specials. Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

Artist Salon at FRANK Gallery Gordon Jameson Painting
On Thursday, August 4 from 6PM to 8PM join Gordon Jameson as he talks about his paintings at FRANK. CURRENT EXHIBIT: What happens when you can't rely on color? FRANK takes on this question in it's latest exhibit 'Black & White' - an exploration of art using only black and white. Featuring Nadine Zenobi, Beatrice Coron, Bill Neville, Andy Fleishman & FRANK Artists. The exhibit runs through August 21, 2011. 
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'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 starting August 5 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


Open Bike Repair Workshop at ReCYCLEry ReCYCLEry NC
The ReCYCLEry is available the first Saturday of every month; Saturday, August 6 from 11AM to 4PM for open workshop hours. These hours are lightly paced and staffed by mechanics who will lead you in learning about your bike in an informal session. Mechanics will not repair your bike for you, but will aid you in learning. Everyone is welcome to bring their bike or work towards earning one of their own. Visit  


Have You Always Wanted to Learn Yoga? Yoga- FSYC

Now is a your chance! Stretch those muscles and your mind and join Franklin Street Yoga Center owner/teacher Lori for a FREE Intro to Yoga Workshop on Saturday, August 6 from 12:30PM to 2:30PM. Designed for beginners or students new to Vinyasa yoga. This is a perfect opportunity to learn the basic poses and get a solid foundation. No experience necessary. 

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Family Fun Day- All Are Welcome! Face Painting

Bring your family out for the 10th Annual Family Fun Day, a free event organized by the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department for youth and adults from 6PM to 10PM, Saturday, August 6 at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy live music, food, swimming, games and more. A basketball tournament for ages 14 to 18 will begin at 4 p.m. Register for the tournament by Friday, Aug. 5, at 919-968-2794.   

Cheese Making Workshop at Vimala's Hillsborough Cheese Co
Learn the general process of cheese making and history of traditional methods in relation to culture and environment. Join Laurel Shulman of Hillsborough Cheese Company for a Cheese Making Workshop on Sunday, August 7 from 2PM to 5PM at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. Make farmer's cheese and paneer, stretch mozzarella and take these skills home to try with family and friends. Suggested donation: $35-40. Space is limited to 15 people. Reserve your space by emailing Visit 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 


Comedy Night at Back Bar microphone

Every Tuesday at 9PM is Comedy Night at Back Bar at Top of the Hill; admission is FREE. Featuring the DSI Comedy Team. Enjoy drink specials, including the $3 Brewer's Choice Beer! Visit Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter


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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 House Band Every Tuesday West End Wine Bar
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 Jeff Crawford this Tuesday, August 9  - and later - 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 Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter


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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