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What to Do and See Downtown this Week! 10/4/12

What to Do & See Downtown This Week! (Hint: Festifall!)

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
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Museum Store SALE
On sale now until October 6 - select merchandise at the Ackland Museum Store is discounted 40% or more! 
Great time to also check out Seeing the World, One Drawing at a Time: Urban Sketchers - now on exhibit in the store until October 6!  Ackland Members will receive an additional 10% off sale prices. Hurry in for best selection!
Carolina Science Cafe
Come to the Back Bar at Top of the Hill for the next installment of the popular Carolina Science Café series on Thursday, October 4 at 7PM (a special time!). Discuss Climate change and sea level rise with Dr. Stan Riggs, brought to you from the NC Coastal Federation. This informal program is free and, thanks to gracious sponsors Sigma Xi, there are free appetizers right before the show (while they last...). Bring your appetite and questions for a fun and informative program.
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! And on Halloween Night: Live music with Snowship and Live Misfits set from Chris Ross and the Something Stupids.; 9PM-close; $5 gets you admission and a drink ticket. 
FREE for members.
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Purchase quality handmade art at Festifall for you or as gifts! Explore our booming local art scene that makes our community and local economy so vibrant. 

FREE 'Go Heels' & 'Welcome Hokies' 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! 

Pre-Game at Spanky's
Opening early at 10:30AM on Satuday, October 6 for the Carolina vs Virginia Tech football game! Stop by for a Homemade Bloody Mary and some Carolina BBQ! GO HEELS! 
Game Day Brunch
Start your game day fun with brunch at Carolina Brewery on Saturday, October 6 when they open early at 9AM before the UNC vs. VA Tech game. The menu includes multigrain pancakes with sausage or bacon (pumpkin or chocolate chip options available), Shrimp & Grits with smoked polish sausage,  Breakfast Sandwiches on sourdough with scrambled eggs, cheddar and bacon, or Healthy Start Breakfast plate with granola, fruit and yogurt. 
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Park & Ride FREE to Festifall! Park close to downtown and take a free shuttle to the festival entrance. Download the FREE Shuttle Map.
Kids Eat Free at Qdoba
For a limited time only -- on Saturdays -- Kids eat free with a purchase of an adult entree. Located at 100 West Franlin Street. 
Read A Good Book Lately?
Stop by The Bookshop and wander through the stacks of the Bookshop's 100,000 book inventory, with 18,000 listed online; you are sure to find that perfect next read! And if you are lucky, one of the resident Bookshop cats might just browse with you. The Bookshop is located at 400 West Franklin Street. Visit 
Get Tix Now:The Eve Ball
Come celebrate Halloween with our 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. 
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NOW OPEN: Mei Asian
New lunch & dinner spot Mei Asian Rstaurant offers contemporary Asian fusion styles - featuring Japanese, Malaysian, & Thai. Located at 143 East Franklin Street
Dream Up Downtown Walk
TONIGHT - Thursday, October 4 at 6PM - Inspiring Innovative Spaces: with arts and tourism being significant economic drivers for downtown - arts-related spaces and businesses downtown draw national attention. We'll explore how public and private cultural arts spaces are key to the sharing of ideas and creativity. Hosted by Molly De Marco. The walk starts at the corner of Columbia & Franklin streets - in the University Baptist Church garden. The walks are meant to encourage discussion about and exploration of downtown; based on the principles of  urban activist Jane Jacobs.
Festifall - West Franklin Street
Festifall Arts Festival brings art alive in exciting interactive ways. Learn new dance moves, visit the Instrument Zoo, have the Poetry Fox create a unique poem just for you, be astounded by aerial acrobatics...and more.
FRANK In Focus For Kids 
TODAY - Thursday, October 4 from 4PM to 5PM! Tour FRANK's exhibit "Changing Focus" with professional artists Sudie Rakusin and Nerys Levy and learn about the art of photography. Then use your new knowledge to create camera crafts and see what "develops." Space is limited and registration is required. Takes place entirely at FRANK Gallery at 109 E. Franklin St. Cost: $8/child (ages: 4-9) To register: 919-933-1455 / 
Fight Cancer w/ Clothes Hound
On Friday, October 5 at 5:30PM The Clothes Hound is hosting a fundraiser with Davis Plastic Prancers at the shop at 145 East Franklin St. All are welcome to bid on skincare baskets, beauty gift certificates, spa items, photo shoots and more to raise money for a good cause! Then join their team for the 6th annual Get Heeled 5K on October 13 -100% of proceeds are going to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. You'll receive a Clothes Hound T-Shirt, breakfast before or after the race, a 20% off coupon, and some great surprises! After the race enjoy fun, freebies, and music! 
Carolina Inn Weekend Events 
Fridays on the Front Porch: Join the fun at The Carolina Inn on Friday, October 5 at 5PM for live music, beer, and wine. Enjoy a grill menu prepared to order coupled with Chef's hand-selected weekly featured dish. Purchase food and drink tickets: www.carolinainnestore.comTailgate'Inn on the Front Porch: Bring your Tar Heel Spirit to The Carolina Inn before each UNC home football game! Enjoy a build your own Bloody Mary Bar and an all-American tailgate menu.  
Go Heels! Game Day Info

Carolina takes on Virginia Tech on Saturday, October 6 at 12:30PM. Football game days bring excitement and

UNC Football Gameactivity 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 UNC-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). 

Graphic Novel Author Signing 
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce a signing event on Sunday, October 7, from 2PM until 4PM, cartoonist Hope Larson will sign her new graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's a Wrinkle in Time! Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read. Hope Larson is the author of four graphic novels, including Mercury and Chiggers. 
End of Week Lunch at La Res
La Residence Restaurant is now offering a lighter version of their fresh locally grown menu on Fridays from 11:30AM-1:30PM. On site parking is available. Experience La Residence's Fall Wine Dinner featuring Aveniu Brands Wines on Wednesday, October 24; 6:30 Cocktail Hour, 7:30 Dinner. The wine dinner offers six courses with wine pairings ~ $65 per person. 
PlayMakers Presents "Red"
John Logan's Tony Award-winning play "Red" - running until Sunday, October 7- should not be missed! The play goes into the studio of Mark Rothko, pioneer of abstract expressionism, and into the mind of an artist wrestling with the eternal struggle between art and commerce. Seen through the eyes of his young, increasingly challenging assistant, Rothko agonizes over a lucrative project painting murals for the then-new Four Seasons restaurant. For a schedule and to purchase tickets:   
Tea At Two + Book Signing
In 1942, Bill Manbo (1908-1992) and his family were forced from their home into a Japanese American internment camp. While there, Manbo documented both the bleakness and beauty of his surroundings using Kodachrome film. His images captured community celebrations and recorded his family's struggle to maintain a normal life under the harsh conditions of racial imprisonment. Eric Muller will discuss Manbo's photographs and sign his book "Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of japanese American Incarceration in World War II" at Ackland Museum on Wednesday, October 10 at 2PM. Free to members / $10 for each non-member guest. Pre-registration is required: or 919.843.3687.  

Mondo Slide Show: Submit Pics!

FRANK Gallery's October exhibit FRANK IN FOCUS is celebrating YOU as a photographer! On Saturday, October 13 at 6PM on Wallace Plaza (atop the parking deck at 150 E Rosemary St) Share your work with the whole community at a giant public slide show! Bring a folding chair or blanket, get dinner to go from a downtown restaurant, enjoy live music from Alison Weiner and friends - and see your photographic work on the big screen! This will be a first come, first served arrangement. So email your work in advance to (15 to 3 images, include a title image with your name). Or bring a CD or thumbdrive. The show will begin as soon as it is dark enough to project and go until 10pm or until they run out of images! 
Admissions - AVEDA
The Aveda Institute is more than a beauty school. It's an internationally renowned, cutting edge, eco-friendly cosmetology and esthiology institution dedicated to shaping the future of beauty, and the world.  Your rewarding career in the beauty industry begins by contacting the admissions department at 919-960-4769 ext. 1339 or at Call Today! 
Turn the Town Pink!
From bagels, barbeques and beautiful makeovers to field hockey, football fun and 5K runs, take your pick of the pink activities planned in our community and help fight cancer! The Crunkleton will donate $10 to UNC Lineberger Hospital for every pink drink you enjoy in the month of October!  Tuesday, October 9 - The Carolina Brewery celebrates Pink Pint Night - 15% of sales benefit Turn the Town Pink. Thursday, October 11 - at Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe enjoy breakfast for dinner! 
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