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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 2/23/12

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Artist Salon at FRANK
TODAY- Thursday, February 23 from 6PM to 8PM, photographer Alex Harris and producer/co-director Paula Ehrlich present The Time of Our Lives, a story of two individuals and their families who are thinking about their lives and, more importantly, living their lives in the knowledge and context of brain cancer.
Told through a collection of still photographs. Visit Like us on Facebook
UNC Black History Tour
As a part of the Priceless Gems Series the UNC Visitor's Center will be hosting the Black & Blue Tour of UNC discussing the African American Experience here at Chapel Hill throughout history on Friday, February 24 at 3PM. The tour leaves from the UNC Visitor Center at 250 East Franklin Street; FREE. Visit 
Top of the Hill Outdoor Dining
Masquerave at Nightlight
On Friday, February 24, doors open at 9PM/ Show at 9:30PM - Generation Productions Presents a Masquerave with Synergy, T-Buck, Symbiotik, AudioRush, and Shatta. Admission is $10...or $8 with a mask! Visit Like us on Facebook  
Really Free Punk Show
Shambhala and Massive Malfunction will play at Internationalist Books and Community Center on Saturday, February 25 at 8PM. These two local high school punk bands will perform a free show. Visit 
GO Heels! Beat Duke!
The UNC Women's Basketball team takes on the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday, February 26 at 3PM at the Dean Smith Center. Don't have tickets? Watch the game downtown - every television in town will be tuned in! Visit    
The Sea Turtles - Restored
Sunday Open House
140 West Franklin Sales Center is hosting a BBQ & Open House at 126 W. Franklin Street on Sunday, February 26 from 1PM to 4PM. Come and get an update on the progress and enjoy food by Crook's Corner, wine and beer provided. Visit Like us on Facebook
Gospel Music on the Hill
Please join the Center for the Study of the American South on Wednesday, February 29 at 7PM in Person Hall on UNC Campus, as they host two of the best know local gospel groups, the New Sons of New Bethel, and the Branchettes - both from North Carolina. There will be a brief introduction by Glenn Hinson, associate professor in Anthropology at UNC-CH. Free and open to the public. Visit Like us on Facebook
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Kids Eat Free
...and parents enjoy a good meal too! Kildare's Irish Pub offers this deal every SUNDAY, and Carolina Brewery offers it every MONDAY - both with the purchase of an adult entree. Visit and to see other great daily specials that both restaurants offer to patrons.
"Cellular Obscura" Gallery Talk
Photographer Shawn Rocco's "Cellular Obscura" photos are currently on display at the Ackland Museum Store and he will be giving a talk at the store TODAY - Thursday, February 23 at 7PM. He'll be discussing his stylistically distinctive documentary work made with a Motorola E815 cell phone camera using no apps. Please RSVP for the talk by calling 919.962.0216. Visit Like us on Facebook
New Spring Arrivals at Uniquities
Uniquities has spring fever! New arrivals just in from, Rebecca Taylor, Vince, and Splendid. Colored denim from J Brand, Citizens, and Joe's. Wedges and sandals from Seychelles, Dolce Vita, and DVF. Become a fan on Facebook for specials and promotions. Visit Like us on Facebook
Waiting for the Bus
Coming Soon: To Memorial Hall  
March is right around the corner and Carolina
Performing Arts continues to bring us awe-inspiring performances -
tickets on sale now!  Christian McBride & Inside Straight visit Memorial Hall on Friday, February 24 at 8PM. Grammy Award-winning bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger and educator Christian McBride is one of the most omnipresent figures in jazz. On Wednesday, February 29 & Thursday, March 1 - The Process Series with Scar Tissue and Thisability - two new short plays by Gabriel Rivas Gomez with guest director Jorge Huerta.  Visit Like us on Facebook
Family Day at Ackland
Build museum memories with your family at Ackland's monthly Family Day. This month's theme is "Use Your Imagination: The Art of Monsters" on Sunday, February 26 from 2PM to 4PM. Join a Family Tour to learn more ways to interact with art, or stop to enjoy Story Time. Hands-on activities at the Creation Station and Scavenger Hunts in the galleries are available throughout the program. FREE and open to all.  Visit  Like us on Facebook 
The Courtyard
Get Ready for Spring at AVEDA!
From 2/27 to 3/3 AVEDA has a BONUS WEEK again - purchase $50 in products and receive a free $10 service card. Perfect timing to get a pedicure in time for sandal weather. Also, AVEDA is offering NEW quarterly specials: Haircut $15; Pure Focus Facial $30; and Mani/Pedi combo $35 with 1 free OPI nail polish. The Early Bird Specials are offered before noon: Simple highlight $15;Any color service $40;Buy One/Get One 50% off wax special. Visit Like us on Facebook
Chocolate Tasting & Meditation
Franklin Street Yoga Center is holding a tasting of raw organic chocolates with Chapel Hill native Micah Intrator on Friday, February 24 at 7:15PM. There will be a Q&A during the tasting so you can learn about the health benefits of the fine ingredients used in these chocolates. Suggested donation $5.00. On Sunday, February 26 at 12:15PM, learn how meditation can be a positive addition to your daily life with a FREE Introduction to Meditation class. Visit Like us on Facebook
Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Soup!
Kidzu and local restaurant, Butternut Squash, are teaming up for an exciting hands-on food workshop on Monday, February 27 at 4PM. Children will have the chance to get up close and personal with cooking and learn about various fruits and vegetables and how to create a delicious and healthy soup. Program will be held at Butternut Squash at 133E West Franklin Street in University Square. $12/child 4-8 years of age. Registration required, call (919) 933-1455 or sign-up online. Visit Like us on Facebook 
Mediterannean Deli, Bakery, Catering
Women's Center Annual Art Show
Through Women's Eye, By Women's Hands, annual art show supports the important work of The Women's Center and will be held on Friday, March 2 at 7PM at the Top of the Hill Great Room. Established and emerging artists have created 5"x7" Anonymous Mini Masterpieces - each is signed on the back and will remain anonymous until sold.  For just $50 you can purchase one of these gems, with all proceeds benefiting The Women's Center. Enjoy savory Top of the Hill hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts, courtesy of local women chefs, as you survey the canvasses and make your selections. Individual tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at or by calling 919-968-4610. 
Daily Specials at Bandido's
MONDAY - $1.99 house margaritas
TUESDAY - $2.50 Tecate Mexican Beer & Margarita Chicken lunch $6.95, dinner $10.95
WEDNESDAY - $2 Select domestic beer & after 5PM students presenting a valid ID get 25% off their food purchase - one discount per ID.
THURSDAY - $14 pitchers of house margaritas, Margarita Chicken lunch $6.95, dinner $10.95
FRIDAY & SATURDAY - Jose Cuervo Margatinis $5.95 (the best margaritas in the Triangle) & $5 Three Dip Appetizer Sampler - guacamole, queso & bean dip.
Senior Citizen Daily Special - Order from the lunch menu until 6:30PM. Perfect portion - perfect price.
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