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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 11/15/12

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Featured Jeweler's Salon
TODAY -Thursday November 15th at  6PM several of the jewelers who are featured in STONE METAL LIGHT show at FRANK will be talk about their work in the gallery. Mirinda Kossoff, Rebecca Neigher, Sheila Stillman and Madelyn Smoak will discuss their backgrounds, processes, and answer questions.  
Ye Olde turns 40!
On Friday, November 16 Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe celebrates 40 pancakey years on Franklin Street! Join them from 7AM to 4PM (extended hours) as Ye Olde serves their menu at 1972 prices - eat in only! 40th anniversary coffee mugs and T-shirts available. 

Voice Box Youth Slam

Come out for a night of amazing youth slam poetry on Friday, November 16 at 7PM at Street Scene Teen Center! Youth from across the Triangle will compete in a three round poetry show down. Bring your friends and family, all are welcome! $5. Voicebox Slam Series is a monthly slam competition where youth participants have the opportunity to earn a spot in the annual Sacrificial Poets Grand Slam Finals, and be chosen as one of six young poets that will attend the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in July.  

La Residence Fireplace
With the colder weather upon us, the fire is ready and waiting for you at La Residence!
1/2 Price Gift Certificates
Kildare's Irish Pub will be open at 7AM on Black Friday, November 23- and offer gift cards for 1/2 price until 8PM. A great holiday gift for that person on your list that has everything!  
Johnny T-shirt Deal of the Day
Every day until December 20 Johnny T-shirt is offering the DEAL OF THE DAY! You can get a head start on holiday shopping for all the UNC Fans on your list. Like them on Facebook or follow on Twitter to learn about the great UNC deal each day. The deal will last for one day only, and a new deal every day!  
Music in the Galleries
Every third Sunday of the month, enjoy music in the Ackland galleries. A wide variety of performers can be heard, from classical quartets to bluegrass, to enhance your Museum experience.On Sunday, November 18 at 2PM Onjukai, literally meaning "music tree," a trio of local musicians will play a wide variety of Japanese songs -- from traditional works to anime songs. The group features flute (Wakana Nishiyama), koto (Tomomi Thorbjornsen), and viola (Yuka Yoshie). Free and open to the public. 
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Taco Tues & Wild Wed!
Taco Tuesday at Qdoba means ANY Tacos ordered are only $1 each with a purchase of a drink; limit of 6 per person! Just text 67463 to get the coupon, show it to the cashier - no coupon needed! Wild Wednesdays means ANY Entrée for $5! Of course any additions cost a little extra but still $5 for any entrée is awesome. Qdoba is located at 100 West Franklin Street. 
Calling All Artists! 
Downtown Chapel Hill storefronts have come to life with site-specific installations by local artists! A collaborative year-long project between the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Town of Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts Office brings eye-catching pop-up art displays to downtown storefronts, promotes artists in our community and further establish downtown Chapel Hill as a dynamic space for art. We are currently looking for artists for the spring series of installations. 
Famous Hair - West Franklin Street
Famous Hair, 306 West Franklin Street, is offering haircuts starting at $14; color treatments at $25. 
Members Only Night at Kidzu
TODAY-Thursday, November 15 from 6PM to 8PM enjoy a fun filled fall-themed Members Night at Kidzu Children's Museum! Stop by the art room to paint a fun turkey craft; listen to music while playing in the exhibit areas and mingling with other Kidzu member families; and treat yourself to apple slices, scarecrow crunch, and refreshments. To register call the museum at 919-933-1455 or sign-up  
Silent Films w/ Original Live Music 
In this special Ackland Film Forum program TODAY -Thursday, November 15 at 7PM -the Ascolta Ensemble performs live film underscoring to a number of silent films at Varsity Theatre. Among other pieces of existing and newly-composed film scores, the ensemble will premiere a work by UNC Professor of Composition Allen Anderson to accompany the iconic experimental short film Filmstudie by Hans Richter. Students free with valid university or high school ID. $4 for all others. Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre Box.  / 
Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe
A Chapel Hill institution since 1972, Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe is celebrating 40 years on Franklin Street!
Medium: 50% Store /50% Exhibit /100% Art
On Friday, November 16 at 9PM Thrill City will debut the first ever winter collection of clothing in the form of an art exhibit- "Medium," which refers to apparel sizes as well as the various ways art can be created and received. The items will be designed by a number of local and student artists, spanning multiple mediums of fine art. Add some champagne, a chill house set from EverVida, and you have one of the coolest events to hit downtown. 
Homebrew for Hunger Festival
Presented by Fifth Season Gardening Co., this unique event allows the public to taste and learn about beer from local homebrewers and craft breweries. All proceeds will benefit PORCH.The second annual event, on Saturday, November 17 will be at West End Public. 25 homebrewers will serve a variety of their own beers  joined by local craft breweries including Fullsteam, Carolina Brewery, Bull City Burger & Brewery. Tickets $20/ advance. Must be 21 or older. /   
Explore Native American Skies 
In recognition of American Indian Heritage Month, Morehead Planetarium's Star Families educational program will highlight Native American myths and legends about the stars, Moon and Milky Way on Saturday, November 17 at 3PM. Star Families is for ages 7-12 accompanied by parents or caregivers. Register online at  
WWII Archivist to Give Lecture
The Chapel Hill Historical Society presents "UNC during World War II: The University at War, 1941-1945" with Janis Holder on Sunday, November 18 from 3PM to 5PM at their offices at 523 East Franklin Street. The event is free and open to the public. In honor of Veterans Day, former UNC University Archivist Janis Holder will talk about the University's contributions to the war effort and how WWII transformed the campus, particularly with the establishment of the Navy Pre-Flight School. A reception will follow the program. For information call 919-929-1793.
La Residence is Waiting for You!
In the mood to be pampered? Come sit by the fire and enjoy a classic martini with a charcuterie plate. Then, indulge yourself with an Arugula Cobb salad and Lump Crab Cake. For your entrée, try the Poussin Hen, Scallops or Duck Breast. Don't forget wine and dessert cocktails! La Residence Restaurant has daily specials - Tuesdays enjoy $2 glasses of wine; Wednesday get 10% off for senior citizens; Thursday 1/2 price on all bottles in the wine cellar!  
Musical Youth Mural  
Local blogger and historian Nancy Largent has created a fun and comprehensive walking tour of Michael Brown's iconic downtown murals on her blog: A great activity for family in town visiting for the holidays!
Downtown Brings Holiday Cheer
Downtown Chapel Hill shines bright with holiday spirit and cheer! As the holiday season rapidly approaches, mark your calendars now for a cheerful list of family-friendly activities and traditional holiday events in downtown Chapel Hill. Visit for events, sales, concerts, and more starting now through the New Year!
Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, November 25 at 6PM.  Join us in kicking off the holiday season at the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Memorial Garden of University Baptist Church; 100 S. Columbia Street. Enjoy caroling by the church choir. Bring your camera - children can meet Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus!  
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or