What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 1/26/12


     
 
 
 
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FREE Parking downtown in all municipal lots and on-street meters EVERY Sunday. 
 
 
 
University Florist Sale
From now until the end of January, University Florist is selling all accessories and decorator items for 50% Off. Sale includes vases, ceramics, silks, permanent plants/flowers, and Christmas items. Located at 124 East Franklin Street. 
 
 
 
Sweet Frog Celebration
Bring your friends and family for a grand opening celebration at Sweet Frog from Thursday, January 26 to Saturday, January 28. They'll be giving away prizes every hour from 8PM to 12AM on Thursday & Friday; and all day on Saturday. Located at 105 East Franklin Street. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Chocolate Door Party 
Stop by The Chocolate Door on Saturday, January 28 and celebrate their three year anniversary on West Franklin Street. They'll have free cupcakes, raffle prizes and a "pick your discount" bowl that allows customers to draw to get 5%-50% off any purchase. Check out their selection of great Valentine's Day gifts and pre-order before the rush! 
 
 
 
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Gift Card Specials
AVEDA is offering great quarterly specials (until March 31) on haircuts, facials, and a mani/pedi combo. Valentine's Day Gift Alert: Starting now AVEDA is also offering a great gift card special- Buy $100 worth of gift cards/get a $25 service card for free & Buy $50 worth of gift cards/get a $10 service card for free! Offer good until Feb. 18. 
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Cave's Holiday Party 
OK, so they're a bit late on this one, but it's gonna be fun! Come to the Cave on Sunday, January 29 from 5PM to 8PM, bring a dish to share, enjoy beer specials and guest bartenders. Bring a gift for a fun holiday gift exchange game. Bring a wrapped gift and Mouse will buy you a (cheap) drink! 
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Pint Night at Spanky's 
Spanky's will be tapping Ruthless Rye IPA from Sierra Nevada at 5PM on Tuesday, January 31 and will pour it until it runs out! Come for a pint and keep the glass when you buy the beer. A rep from Sierra Nevada will be there to answer questions. Visit www.spankysrestaurant.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Red Ribbon Throw Down
On Saturday, February 4
at 7:30PM
The Thrill at Hector's will be hosting a show featuring The Beast, Chit Nasty, and Andrea and Pete Connolly of Birds & Arrows. Sponsored by the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Federation, all proceedds from this special show support the Greater than AIDS Campaign.  Tickets are $3 presale,  $2 w/ College ID,  $5 for 21 and over, $7 under 21. Like us on Facebook
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Live Band Karaoke at LOCAL 506
On Thursday, January 26 at 9:30PM get your parachute pants on, spray those bangs high, and bring your best 80's singing voice for bandaoke! Bandaoke is karaoke but with a real guitarist, bass player, keyboardist and drummer. Instead of a lead singer, the band Voices Carry has an empty microphone stand on stage just waiting for you! On Sunday, January 29 at 8PM bring your friends (only the smart ones!) for FREE 506 Music Trivia Night. Visit www.local506.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Trunk Show at Estate Boutique
From Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29 Estate Boutique has partnered with designer Laced Alternative for a trunk show featuring men's outerwear and knits. All t-shirts- $8! Visit www.estateboutiquenc.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
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Star Families at the Planetarium
Explore the winter night sky as a family on Saturday, January 28 at 9:30AM. Based on the same themes as Starry Nights, this engaging program series is designed for learners ages 7-12 and their families. General Public: $20/family; Morehead Members: $15/family -$2 for each additional family member after the first four. To register visit www.moreheadplanetarium.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
The Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase
Join the wedding professionals of The Carolina Inn on Sunday, January 29 from 1PM to 4PM for an elegant afternoon with the most creative and experienced wedding vendors in the area. The luxury Bridal Showcase will allow you to sample cake from several bakeries, hold bouquets of flowers in your hands, listen to music, and see the most exquisite wedding gowns from top couture designers. 
 
 
 
Tavern Talks with Chapel Hill 2020
The Chapel Hill community is creating Chapel Hill 2020 - an imaginative and innovative process that will help plan our community's future. All are invited to a series of talks at downtown businesses to be a part of the conversation. Two meetings are being held simultaneously each night on February 2, February 16, and March 1 at 7PM to 8:30PM in downtown venues, so find a topic that interests you, and join your neighbors to share thoughts. Visit www.2020buzz.wordpress.com. Like us on Facebook 
 
 
 
FREE Intro to Meditation Classes
A meditation teacher from the Kosala Center in Carrboro will be visiting the Franklin Street Yoga Center on Sunday, January 29 at 12PM to instruct people on how to engage in simple guided meditation to reduce stress, tension, and distractions. This is the first in a series of four classes. After the instructions, there will be time for questions. Class is free; donations welcomed. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Visit www.franklinstyoga.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Mediterranean Deli - Sidewalk dining
 
 
 
Healthy Teeth Story Time at Kidzu
Join the staff of Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry for an interactive story-time geared toward "Growing Healthy Smiles!" on Thursday, February 2 at 10:30AM. The staff will read dental related stories, answer questions from parents, and use a puppet to demonstrate proper brushing techniques. Each child will get a chance to practice their brushing skills with the puppet, and will take home a "dental goodie bag." Appropriate for children ages 1-5. Visit www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Carolina Chocolate Drops Show
All about innovation and serious fun, the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops are widely credited with reviving the rich sounds of black string band music from the Piedmont region of the Carolinas. They collaborate here with New York gypsy punk band Luminescent Orchestrii in an unprecedented mix of jazz, string-band, Balkan and beat-box inventiveness on Friday, February 3 at 8PM at Memorial Hall. Visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Art for Lunch: Feminist Art 
On Wednesday, February 1 at 12PM bring a bag lunch and enjoy an hour with John Bowles, Associate Professor in the Art Department at UNC-Chapel Hill, as he examines feminist art in "The Spectacular of Vernacular". Bowles' recent book, "Adrian Piper: Race, Gender, and Embodiment", explores feminist conceptual and performance art of the 1960s-1980s. Free to members and valid UNC One Card holders; $5 non-members. Visit www.ackland.org. Like us on Facebook 
 
 
 
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You're Invited: Cirque des Sciences 
Combining the artistry and impact of the circus with amazing science, Cirque des Sciences will be an exhilarating evening of fun and excitement for adults of all ages on Friday, February 10 at 7:30PM. Featuring outstanding food and drink from some of the area's top chefs, a silent auction,  and dancing under the stars in the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater. Proceeds support Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Visit www.moreheadplanetarium.org. Like us on Facebook 
 
 
 
 
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