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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 9/1/11

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New Business: At Last Salon and SpaAt Last Salon

At Last Salon and Spa has opened up at 109 B North Graham Street in the Midway Business Center. At Last Salon offers a full menu of hair services including extensions, as well as manicures, pedicures, and hydrating steam treatments at great prices. Grand opening  haircut specials starting at $10! Book your appointment with Jasmine or Lola today at -919-636-3100 or  

Walk-ins welcome too!


$4 Whichburger at SANDWHICH Whichburger

Thursday nights at SANDWHICH feature the delicious $4 Free-Range Whichburger!  The Whichburger starts with hand-formed ground beef, grilled medium, and is served with lettuce, juicy tomatoes, shaved red onion, and melty Wisconsin cheddar on a grilled potato bun. Visit Like us on Facebook 


Downtown This Week...
Carolina Football Information
Show Your School Spirit at Julian's
Carolina Science Cafe
Art Print & Poster Sale at Teen Center
Art Adventures at Ackland Museum
KIDS: Get Wild With Color!
Franklin Street Yoga Center Classes
New Items & Bargains at CH Comics
LIGHT Art+Design Exhibit
Carolina Performing Arts Show
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Show
Discounts at Chapel Hill Tire
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Carolina Football Home Game - Go Heels! Kenan Stadium

Carolina takes on James Madison on Saturday, September 3 at 3:30PM
Football game days bring excitement and activity to downtown that everyone enjoys- even if you don't have tickets to the game! In Tar Heel Town everyone in the family will enjoy the Old Well Walk, the Bell Tower Climb, face painting, meeting Rameses, bounce houses, food, and more. If you need more Carolina gear, stop by one of Downtown's five UNC Fan Gear shops that sell all things UNC-themed!

For information on Tar Heel Express, where to tailgate downtown, or FREE Valet Parking: CLICK HERE.

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FREE 'Go Heels' & 'Welcome JMU' Signs Go Heels Sign

Business Class Inc., a Chapel Hill business that provides resources for managers and business owners, has created ready-to-go signs that you can easily print and hang in your business or hold up during the game! Business Class, Inc. makes these signs available for all Carolina home football games - for FREE!


Show Your School Spirit at Julian's Julians logo

Julian's is excited about the Carolina Tar Heels starting off the season with a great home football game on Saturday, September 3! Plan on stopping by the store and enjoy ham buscuits and champagne before the game. It's also a great time to check out Julian's huge sale which includes Men's and Women's seasonal items and select Men's ties - the sale is ending soon. Visit Like us on Facebook


Carolina Science Cafe: Just Say NO Nitric Oxide

Can Nitric Oxide be used as a biomarker to diagnose disease? Join others at Top of the Hill's Back Bar on Thursday, September 1 at 6PM for this fascinating look into the world of bioanalytical chemistry hosted by Dr. Mark Schoenfisch of UNC's chemistry department.The Carolina Science Cafe is sponsored by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
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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.

Art Adventures at Ackland: Enter the Third Dimension Ackland Family Day
Calling all 6- to 9-year-olds: The Ackland's monthly Art Adventures program returns on Saturday, September 3 from 10:30AM to 12PM. Now only $5/child for non-members (free for members). This month, explore three- dimensional space and try your hand at using overlapping and shadow techniques to make a collage and a charcoal drawing with 3-D effects. Reservation required. 
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Attention Kids: Get Wild With Color!  Gordon Jameson Painting

Kidzu Children's Museum joins local artist Gordon Jameson at his solo exhibit at the FRANK gallery to lead kids through his own process for creating artwork on Sunday, September 4 at 3:30PM. Gordon will assist them with creating their own vibrant landscape! This program will take place entirely at FRANK gallery at 109 East Franklin Street. Don't miss this unique opportunity to work with a contemporary artist in his own solo exhibit! FREE. Visit  Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter


New Yoga Classes & Discounts at Downtown Businesses Franklin Street Yoga Center 2

Franklin Street Yoga Center will have two classes on Labor Day - Monday, September 5 (9:15AM Level 1-2 & 5:45PM Level 2). Starting on Sunday, September 11 begins a 9AM Level 1-2 class; and a 7:30PM Level 1-2 class...and this class will be FREE for the fall! Visit Like us on Facebook


Show Your Franklin Street Yoga Center Keytag for Discounts: 

--Get 10% off any purchase at Somethin' Else - during the month of September

-- $5 off a facial at Aveda Institute - during the month of September.

Let's hear it for businesses supporting other businesses!  


Chapel Hill Comics New Items & A Bustin' Bargain Room

Storefront - ComicsIn this week: the debut of the new DC Universe; FLASHPOINT #5 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #1; Marvel Tokidoki Frenzies: These little Marvel dudes are super adorable- Collect 'em all; ANGEL & FAITH #1. The Bargain Room is overflowing with liquidation books at 50% off, silver and bronze age back issues at $3, and a big collection of used manga and manga sets for sale! 

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Kimowan MetchewaisKimowan Metchewais Exhibit at Light Art+Design 
On view until September 17, this exhibit of mixed media, photography, and paintings explore symbols and icons of the artist's native Cree culture in the modern context. On Saturday, September 10 there will be a showing of 'Grow All Over Again', Christina Wegs' documentary about artist Kimowan Matchewais. Visit Like us on Facebook 
Deustch Kammerphilharmonie Bremen at Memorial Hall Carolina Performing Arts
One of Europe's most distinguished chamber orchestras, the spirited Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen enchants music lovers with its instinct for imaginative, well thought-out programs and unique, brilliantly conceived interpretations. Performing on Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 PM; this is their only North American performance for 2011 and they come to Chapel Hill after touring through South America. 
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'The Serpent's Egg' Performance - LAST CHANCE!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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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 


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!
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership leads and manages the downtown through partnership efforts; marketing and promotions; improving the visual appeal of downtown; and rebuilding downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses. Contact us at 967-9440 or
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