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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 2/2/12

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FREE Parking downtown in all municipal lots and on-street meters EVERY Sunday. 
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NC Comedy Arts Festival
The Largest Comedy Festival in the Southern United States, produced by the DSI Comedy Theater, starts with STANDUP WEEK, February 1-4 at Varsity Theatre. Followed by SKETCH WEEK, February 8-12 and IMPROV WEEK, February 14-19. Events are held at venues throughout Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham. Visit Like us on Facebook
Carolina Science Cafe
On Thursday, February 2 at 6PM, in the Back Bar at Top of the Hill, Morehead Planetarium & Science Centers hosts a science expert who will give a short presentation on a relevant scientific topic followed by a question and answer session.This month features Dr. Orrin Pilkey and a discussion titled Global Climate Change: A Primer. Grab some food and a drink and expand your mind!  Like us on Facebook
Julian's Fall/Winter Sale
Great time to stock up for next year on men's and women's clothing starting at 50% Off! All men's seasonal sportcoats, seasonal trousers, and select navy blazers on sale. All women's seasonal apparel including sweaters, blouses, skirts, trousers, and dresses! Visit Like us on Facebook
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AVEDA Service Specials
From Feb. 6 to Feb. 11 Aveda is offering Bonus Week- if you buy $50 worth of products you will receive a $10 service card to the Institute! 
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. Like us on
Elaine's Benefit Dinner
On Tuesday, February 7, Elaine's will host Glenwood Elementary Night! Glenwood Elementary is raising funds for a new playground and Elaine's will be donating a percentage of proceeds from the night to help them in their efforts. Make a reservation today - a delicious meal that lends a helping hand! Call 960-2770 or visit Like us on Facebook
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Go Heels at Kildare's!
Kildare's has 18 HD screens just waiting for you to come out and cheer on the Heels against Maryland on Saturday, February 4 at 4PM. Enjoy great drink specials like $2 Miller Lites & $3 SoCo Limes; and meal special $9.99 Boxty's! Wear your Carolina Blue gear and no cover for late night! Like us on Facebook  Visit 
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GO HEELS! BEAT DUKE! Wed, Feb. 8 at 9PM
Every television and radio downtown will be tuned into the big game this week...and we don't mean the Super Bowl. If you don't have a golden ticket (or rather a Carolina blue ticket!) come watch the game and celebrate downtown!
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 proceeds from this special show support the Greater than AIDS Campaign.  $3 presale,  $2 w/ College ID,  $5 for 21 and over, $7 under 21. Visit us on Facebook 
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 friends to share thoughts. Visit Like us on Facebook 
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Bicycle Chain 50% Off Tune-Ups
This warm weather may mean you've put extra miles on your bike - so The Bicycle Chain is slashing the price of Service Package 3 by 50%! From now until Sunday, February 5, bring in your bike and this coupon and get $50 off a Service Package 3 (normally priced $100). *Discount cannot be combined with other offers, including, but not limited to, the $30 service discount normally applied for bikes purchased at our stores. Visit Like us on Facebook
Coming Soon: To Memorial Hall  
Performing Arts continues to bring amazing performances in February -
tickets on sale now! On Friday, February 3 at 8PM - The Carolina Chocolate Drops. 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.  On Friday, February 8 at 8PM - Overtone Quartet, featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Jason Moran and Eric Harland. Grammy-winning bassist Dave Holland is acknowledged as one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world.  Here he joins the next generation of masters in the Overtone Quartet.  Visit Like us on Facebook
Celebrating 1 Year: Light Art+Design
On Saturday, February 4 from 6PM to 9PM, Light Art+Design Gallery will host an opening reception for the new exhibit ILLUME: "to brighten...lighten". The gallery is also celebrating it's first anniversary! The exhibition features new works by: Katherine Armacost, Amanda Barr, Beverly Dawson, Peg Gignoux, Amy Tavern, Michael Waller, Sarah West, and many other local artists. Visit Like us on Facebook
Look Inside the Book Nook at Kidzu
Kidzu Children's Museum and Glee Kids are teaming up to offer this fun reading event on Saturday, February 4 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM. Meet at Glee Kids, just around the corner from Kidzu in University Square and hear a great story by a local author. This is a FREE drop-in program at Glee Kids. Regular admission payment will be required at Kidzu where a themed craft from the book can be made. Visit Like us on Facebook & Like us on Facebook 
Art Adventures: Love is Spectacular
This very popular arts program for children at Ackland Art Museum has added a second session on Saturday, February 4 ! Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland's galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited. RSVP to or 962-3342.  Visit Like us on Facebook 
Carolina Brewery's 17th Anniversary
The week long celebration, starting on Sunday, February 5 includes a Super Bowl Party, the debut of Anniversary Ale, viewing of the Duke vs. UNC game, a giveaway of commemorative logo glasses, and culminates on Saturday, February 11 with a concert featuring Birds & Arrows at West End Public at 9PM. Visit Like us on Facebook
Super Bowl Party at R&R Grill
Looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl? On Sunday, February 5 starting at 6PM, kick-off at 6:30PM -come to the Super Bowl Party at R&R Grill! Watch the game on the big screens and enjoy an unlimited buffet - $15/adults and $7/kids - which includes hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, and more! A portion of the proceeds goes towards programming for Kidzu Children's Museum! Visit Like us on Facebook
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 Like us on Facebook 
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