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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 1/12/11

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FREE Parking downtown in all municipal lots and on-street meters on MLK, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16. 
Uniquities Attic Sale
Up to 85% off this Saturday, January 14 from 10AM to 7PM. Great items from JBrand, Diane Von Furstenberg, Theory, Yosi Samra, and more! Uniquities is located at 452 West Franklin Street.
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Body & Soul Exhibit 
FRANK is hosting an opening reception on Friday, January 13 from 6PM to 9PM. This exhibit shows the interpretation and exploration of human relationships through birth, death, religion and myth. Come see how FRANK artists address these universal themes. On display January 10 to March 4. 
Friday the 13th Party 
Beat bad luck and come to Linda's Downbar on Friday, January 13. Watch the Friday the 13th movies from 6-11PM on the big screen projector,  enjoy free giveaways, and drink specials. The Fooligans with Johnny Staxx & the Durty Boyz perform from 11PM to 1AM.
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Apple Boutique Sale
Dresses, tops, denim and accessories - all drastic markdowns - on Saturday, January 14. Doors open at 10:30AM. Get there early for promo picks. Apple Boutique is located at 133 West Franklin Street in University Square. Visit Like us on Facebook 
Ackland-Kidzu Workshop 
On Thursday, January 19 from 4Pm to 5:30PM Kidzu and Ackland museums have partnered to offer Creating a Fantastical Story Through Art. Kids meet at the Ackland Art Museum to investigate imaginative fantasy-based art. At Kidzu, children use what they have learned to create fantastical artwork. $5 per child, ages 4-8 years. Registration is required. 
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 Mini Photo Sessions
Does your child have a special blanket or stuffed animal that is loved, worn, and just so perfect? This Valentine's Day capture that love with a photo session. On Saturday, January 21 from 10AM to 3PM local photographer Abigail Blosser will be doing mini-photo sessions at GLEE KIDS. Call 942-6881 to schedule a session. 
60% Off at Light Years
Light Years Jewelry has lots of fabulous items coming in daily for 2012 so they've marked down all sale merchandise to 60% off! Located at 121 E. Franklin Street, next to Varsity Theatre. Like us on Facebook
University Florist 50% Off Sale
From now until the end of January, University Florist is selling all accessories and decorator items - vases, ceramics, silks, permanent plants/flowers- for 50% off. University Florist is located at 124 East Franklin Street. Visit Like us on Facebook
Taco Tuesdays at Qdoba
Every Tuesday in January only - enjoy Taco Tuesday at Qdoba! Every customer can order up to six tacos for $1 each. Includes steak, chicken, ground beef, and veggie! Qdoba is located at 100 West Franklin Street.
Chapel Hill Training Special
Chapel Hill Training, located at 400 W. Rosemary St. Suite 1003, is offering a 2012 Fitness Jump Start Discount!  Get 10% off any new personal training or group boot camp purchase all month long!  This is the perfect opportunity to start the year off right- treat yourself to health.
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The Spectacular of Vernacular 
On Friday, January 13 from 6PM to 8PM, celebrate the opening of the newest exhibit at Ackland Art Museum of nearly 40 art works by more than two dozen contemporary artists. Inspired by artist Mike Kelley's observation that "the mass art of today is the folk art of tomorrow," the exhibition embraces the rustic, the folkloric, and the humbly homemade as well as the crass clash of street spectacle and commercial culture. Free and open to all. Visit Like us on Facebook
Resolve to Start Doing Yoga!  
On Saturday, January 14 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM Franklin Street Yoga Center is offering a free class 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. This class is offered monthly. On Monday, January 16 -in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all classes are free.
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The Process Series 2012
The Process Series kicks off on January 20 & 21, 8PM at Gerrard Hall with Painting the Town: A Rock 'n' Roll Life and the Souls of Four Great American Cities by DjangoHaskins. The Process Series provides artists who are in the throes of creating new work a community to share it with. All of events are free and open to the public. Audiences are encouraged to stay after the performances for a discussion with the artists. For schedule and details visit  
No Child at PlayMakers
Written and performed by Nilaja Sun and directed by Hal Brooks; running until to Sunday, January 15. Sun turns years of personal experience as a teaching-artist in the New York public school system into a rapid-fire, kaleidoscopic look at a multiethnic classroom of students, plus their parents, school administrators, even the janitor and security guard - all shaping America's next generation. Visit Like us on Facebook 
 MLK, Jr. Day Rally & March
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally on Monday, January 16 at 9AM on Peace & Justice Plaza in front of the Post Office/Courthouse on Franklin Street. The theme is "Environmental Racism"; keynote speaker is Rev. Robert Campbell of the Rogers Road community. Followed by a march down Franklin Street to First Baptist Church on North Roberson Street where a worship service will begin at 10:30AM. Visit 
For a list of the week-long series of events on the UNC campus visit 
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