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What to Boo & Scare Downtown This Week! 10/25/12

What to BOO & SCARE Downtown This Week!

What to Boo & Scare Downtown This Week!
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Gojira (Godzilla) Attacks...
on the Big Screen! TODAY - Thursday, October 25 at 7PM at the Varsity Theatre - the Ackland Film Forum is screening this classic of Japanese science fiction film. Godzilla tells the story of a giant reptilian creature mutated by nuclear 
radiation that attacks the people of Japan, forcing them to relive the horrors nuclear  devastation.  Students free with valid university or high school ID, $4 for all others. Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre.  or 
Comic Author Signing
Chapel Hill Comics is excited to announce another huge signing: Brandon Graham will be in the house on Saturday, October 27 from 5PM to 7PM! Chapel Hill is the last stop on a four-city nationwide tour for Brandon's MULTIPLE WARHEADS LAUNCH TOUR! They'll have an exclusive Tour Cover to Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity #1 as well as the regular cover, plus copies of Brandon's Prophet and King City collections! Come by, meet the creator, pick up some books, and get them signed!  
Zogtoberfest is Here!
All month long Zog's Pool Hall is hosting trivia, bingo, beer tastings, theme parties, scary movie marathons, potlucks, and live music. The month is jam-packed with fun, and most events are free! 
Get Tix Now:The Eve Ball
Come celebrate Halloween at a costume dance party which will benefit the Eve Carson Scholarship and PORCH on Friday, October 26 at the Carolina Club. DJ Jessica Dilday will perform, enjoy desserts and a cash bar. Come dressed in your Halloween finest! Costume contest with cash prizes for sexiest, best couple, best group, most original, and more. $20 in advance/ $30 cash at door/ $60 no costume! The Eve ball is hosted by the Franklin Street Yoga Center. 
It's Scary Not to be a Tar Heel Fan
It's SCARY not to be a TAR HEEL t-shirt is a very favorite Johnny T-shirt Halloween staple on Franklin Street every year! 
Charity Walk on Campus
Compass Center along with Delta Sigma Theta are teaming up for their 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Walk on Sunday,
October 28 at 3PM starting at the South Building on UNC's campus. All proceeds benefit the Compass Center.  
Family Day at the Ackland
Build museum memories with the children in your life at the Ackland's monthly Family Day on Sunday, October 28 from 2PM to 4PM - "Animals in Japanese Art"! Throughout Family Day, museum docents will be available for Artful Conversations for families in the galleries, providing touchables, stories, and information about the works of art on view. Free! Activities are recommended for children ages 4-8 years old.  

Win $500 at Kildare's!

Get your Halloween costume ready because Kildare's Irish Pub is having a Monster Halloween Pub Party on Saturday, October 27 - registration from 8PM to 10PM. Best costume wins $500! DJ dance party starts at 10PM. 

Time After Time costume shopping
Time After Time Vintage Shop on West Franklin Street is THE place to get costumes and tons of accessories for Halloween!
Uniquities Turns Pink!
Come by Uniquities clothing boutique on West Franklin Street to purchase items from Chan Luu and Twistband -
proceeds from purchases will benefit Breast Cancer research! Shop for other pink items to show your support
throughout October! 

Dance Dance Dance!

On Wednesday, October 31 at 7:30PM - DJ Steph Russ with special guest Nicole Campbell will be laying down the Vinyl for a monsterly good dance party! With drink specials, prizes for best costumes, and they'll be tapping a super rare keg of Nosferatu from Great Lakes that is blood red in color! The Standard will be all decked out with spooky decorations and Halloween inspired cocktails. Like us on Facebook

Shows at Nightlight

Thursday, October 25- Fenster (French pop duo) / Isabel Gunn. Door: 9pm/  $5
Friday, October 26 - EP Release Party for TOW3RS / Boykiller / Jenny Besezt
Door: 9pm /FREE
Saturday, October 27 -Stranger Spirits / Morning Brigade / Isaak Krautwurst
Door: 9pm / $TBA
Monday, October 29 - Monday Night Trivia with Montgomery Morris!
Round up a team of our and come on down to win free prizes!  FREE  

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Pecha Kucha Night 

Japanese for 'the sound of conversation' Pecha Kucha Night, Monday, November 5 at 6PM at Top of the Hill Restaurant, brings together 8 presenters, each with 20 slides and 20 seconds a slide to amaze the crowd! Sponsored by the Abundance Foundation. $5 suggested donation. 

What Will You Be For Halloween? 

 In Chapel Hill this question has no age limit! Don't know what to be yet?  Time After Time Vintage Thrift and The Clothing Warehouse are great stops for those that are still undecided - walk in, ask for suggestions and store staff will help you pull together a winning costume. Don't forget the UNC fan gear shops -- these shops have tons of unique accessories that can go with any costume (think jewelry, hats, gloves). Walgreens has those final touches like makeup, hair accessories, rope, and tape (what good costume doesn't involve rope & tape? NONE!). And Light Years Jewelry, bevello, Uniquities, The Clothes Hound have scarves, sunglasses, and costume jewelry to complete an ensemble. 


For more costume suggestions and insider tips on how to celebrate on Franklin Street - check out our yearly blog post for the insider perspective!

Halloween Celebration Information
The Town of  Chapel Hill and the downtown community are committed to focusing on the safety of all downtown on this night. There are restrictions in place with regards to parking, alcohol sales, and access; so if you plan to celebrate on Franklin Street - please read the Town's website for complete details.  Enjoy the celebration, but please take care of each other! 
The Bookshop Halloween display
Red the cat sleeps under a BOO-tiful display of Halloween books at The Bookshop on West Franklin Street. Hopefully Red isn't taking the "Bad Kitty" book too personally! 
Studio Tour Reception at FRANK
Join FRANK Gallery for the opening reception for Orange County Artists Guild Annual Open Studio Tour TODAY -Thursday, October 25, 6PM to 9PM. The Studio Tour starts November 3. Help FRANK by voting for FRANK Gallery in the innOVATION Grant Program. Click here for details and voting. 
Go Heels! Game Day Info UNC Football Game

Carolina takes on NC State on Saturday, October 27 at 12:30PMFootball 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. Stop by one of downtown's bustling UNC Fan Gear shops that sell all things Carolina-themed! Check our out Top Ten Things to do downtown on a game day! Take the Tar Heel Express downtown and to the game!  Or better yet -- come downtown and TAILGATE (Printable Map).



FREE 'Go Heels' &  'Welcome Wolfpack' Signs 

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- FREE!    

Are You Ready for Some Football? 
Tailgate with The Carolina Inn Saturday, October 27 starting at 9AM with a build your own Bloody Mary Bar. Try
the signature hot-n-spicy InnCinerator Bloody Mary, and purchase an "I Survived the InnCinerator" t-shirt to
memorialize the experience. They'll also be featuring late day games on multiple large screen TVs and bar service
on the Front Porch from 3:30PM - 8PM. Go Heels!   
Halloween Dance Party at Talulla's
On Wednesday, October 31st Talulla's is bringing style to Halloween night on West End! Enjoy the costume stroll along Franklin Street then hit Talulla's for dinner and dancing with DJ NYT. Spinning the best of Top 40, International and House. 21+. Prizes for best costumes of course! 
tetris Halloween costume
Group costumes are crowd pleasers on Halloween night on Franklin Street. And you are here to please us - so get creative! Here friends form Tetris shapes.
The Rite of Spring Conference
Carolina Performing Arts in partnership with the University's Department of Music and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities will host Reassessing the Rite: A Centennial Conference, a major scholarly contribution to The Rite of Spring at 100 October 25-28 at UNC. The four-day conference includes 17 presentations addressing the artistic impact of The Rite Spring in the history of Modernism, across the fields of music, dance and design. For a full schedule of conference events and to download the conference program, please visit Conference events, excluding the Studio for New Music Ensemble performance, are free and open to the public.
Scare-olina Skies over Chapel Hill
Celebrate the season with a special fulldome star show at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center! Scare-olina
Skies 2012: Madness and Mayhem in the Night Sky explores the dark legends behind the constellations in this
Halloween version of the "Carolina Skies" show on Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 at 8PM. This version is appropriate for adults and older teens. "Scare-olina Skies 2012: Family Edition" is a milder version of the show perfect choice for families with elementary school-age children on Saturday, October 27 at 2:30PM and Sunday, October 28 at 3:30PM. This version is appropriate for ages 5 and older. Regular ticket prices apply for both versions.  
Trick or Healthy Treat at Kidzu
Scare up lots of fun on Halloween at University Square from 10AM to 4PM on Wednesday, October 31 -families are invited to visit University Square merchants that display the sign, "Trick or Treat Here!" and collect Halloween themed goodies.At Kidzu the fun starts at 10:30am with a not-so-scary story time and crafts in the art studio. Kidzu will have spooky tunes and festive games throughout the exhibit areas all day. No admission is required to trick or treat throughout the Square. Admission or membership is required to stay and play at Kidzu. Come dressed to impress in a costume and receive $1.00 off your Kidzu admission. 
One Stop, Early Voting Starts TODAY!
i votedThere is nothing like the pride of wearing an "I VOTED" sticker! With two early voting locations close to downtown - Ram's Head Dining Hall on UNC's campus and Carrboro Town Hall- it's a great reason to take a break from your day, enjoy a beautiful fall walk or bike ride, and do your civic duty. For complete voting information contact the Orange County Board of Elections: 919-245-2350 or visit  
Need more incentive? Bring in your I VOTED sticker to Sugarland for a FREE cupcake!
Downtown Valet Parking
Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking Monday-Saturday at one of 18 participating downtown businesses.  Drop-off your car at two conveniently located valet parking stands on East and West Franklin Street.  
Elaine's Celebrates 13 Years! 
Call now- 919.960.2770- to reserve your spot for Elaine's 13th anniversary dinner on Monday, October 29. Featuring wine parings by Danny Haas. $150/person (includes tax & gratuity). Menu available HERE! 
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