What to Do & See Downtown This Week! Valentine's Day Edition

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A Carolina Valentine
Poet and recently retired UNC Library employee Jeffery Beam will read from his poetry on Thursday, February 9 at 5:30PM at Historic PlayMakers Theatre. A reception and book-signing will follow immediately in the Anne Queen Faculty Commons of the nearby Campus Y. Visit www.lib.unc.edu. 
 
 
 
Art Installation Reception
Join the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership on Friday, February 10 from 6PM to 9PM (2nd Friday ArtWalk) at the West End Wine Bar a reception for artist Adrian Schlesinger. She'll be talking about her beautiful winter art installation currently on view at 409 West Franklin Street (aka the Yates Motor Company building). Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
World Happy Day at FSYC
Franklin Street Yoga Center offers a monthly free Intro to Yoga class as a great way for people to try yoga for the first time or refresh skills. This month on Saturday, February 11 at 12:30PM.  Also on Saturday, February 11 at 7PM - celebrate World Happy Day! The yoga center will be showing The Happy Movie. It is free and open to all. Eat dinner before or after and bring snacks if you want. Visit  www.franklinstyoga.comLike us on Facebook  
 
 
 
Sugarland - sidewalk dining
 
 
 
AVEDA Service Specials 
Valentine's Day Gift Alert: AVEDA is 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. Stop by the salon on Tuesday, February 14 for a  Wax BOGO Special for 1 day only & a make-up event in the retail area!   Like us on Facebookwww.avedainstitutechapelhill.com
 
 
 
Sweets for Your Sweetie
The Chocolate Door has Valentines Day Specialty Boxes - a chocolate box filled with your choice of truffles! Seriously - it's a pound and a quarter in weight! And of course - chocolate covered strawberries! Call today to place an order - 919-240-7290. Visit www.thechocolatedoor.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Valentine's Dance Party
WXYC DJ's bring the party for this annual romantic Valentine's Dance Party on Saturday, February 11. Come dressed up and bring a date or get ready to meet someone new. Rumor has it there will be a kissing booth! Doors open at 9PM/ Show at 9:30PM. Admission: $5. Visit www.nightlightclub.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Tar Heel Love 
Make it clear to everyone that your heart belongs to Carolina with a special Valentine's Day t-shirt from Johnny T-Shirt. Visit www.johnnytshirt.com to purchase it as well as other great Carolina items for your special Valentine. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
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Valentine's Day Prom
Love Valentines? Rock it! Hate Valentines? Mock it! Zog's is hosting a High-School-Style adult prom for this day of all days on Tuesday, February 14 from 8PM to 11:30PM. Prizes for the best prom get-up. Visit www.zogsbar.wordpress.com. 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 www.julianstyle.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gone with the Wind at Varsity
Don't miss this annual Valentine's Weekend Red Carpet Event featuring "Gone with the Wind". The $20.00 ticket includes unlimited concessions (popcorn/fountain drinks) and an Intermission Buffet catered by Mediterranean Deli. Only six showings on February 10, 11, 12, & 14! Tickets only sold in advance at the box office or by phone (919-967-8665). 
 
 
 
Lock And Key Event for Singles
Kildare's Irish Pub is hosting a singles social just in time for Valentine's Day! Meet your Valentine and win over $500 in cash and prizes on Friday, February 10 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Enjoy free appetizers too. Recommended for singles from 30-49 years of age but all are welcome! Prepay online at: LockandKeyEvents.com/RD. Use Promo Code: IRISH and receive a special $20 rate. Call 919-727-4LUV to RSVP.  
 
 
 
Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition
It's the most unique Valentine's tradition you'll ever experience- the special star show "Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition" explores the legends of love told by ancient cultures through constellations. Shows on Saturday, February 11 at 7PM and 8:30PM; and Tuesday, February 14 at 8PM. Tickets available at the door, beginning 30 minutes before showtime: $7.25/adult, $6/student or senior. This program is recommended only for ages 18 and older. Visit www.moreheadplanetarium.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
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Carolina Brewery's 17th Anniversary
The week long celebration culminates on Saturday, February 11 at 9PM with a concert featuring Birds & Arrows at West End Public. Travelling around NC and wondering where you can find Carolina Brewery beer on tap? Check out their new interactive map so you'll never be far from your favorite brew! Visit www.carolinabrewery.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Pajama Party: Winter Wonders
Get those lovies and woobies ready - an Ackland favorite returns on Sunday, February 12 from 3PM to 5PM! Children are invited to come to the Ackland Art Museum in their favorite pajamas for winter-themed stories, hands-on snowy crafts, a wintery scavenger hunt in the galleries, milk and cookies, and fun surprises! Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years old. Free and open to all. Visit www.ackland.org. Like us on Facebook 
 
 
 
Order Those Roses Today! 
Don't wait until the last minute! Downtown Chapel Hill boasts two wonderful locally-owned and operated florists. With numerous beautiful arrangements to choose from, you are sure to brighten Valentine's Day this year for that special someone. Chapel Hill Florist is located at 200 West Franklin Street.  Call (919) 929-2903 or order online at www.chapelhillfloristltd.com. University Florist and Gift Shop is located at 124 East Franklin Street. Call (919) 929-1119 or order online at www.universityflorist.com. 
 
 
 
Love Cocktails at The Crunkleton
Stop by before or after dinner on Valentine's Day to have a specially crafted Valentine's Day champagne cocktail. Also, The Crunkleton is offering a Valentine's special: two Valentine's cocktails, chocolate covered strawberries, and a surprise for the ladies! Open to members and their guests, $25. No reservations required. Visit www.thecrunkleton.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Father-Daughter Valentine's Dance
University Baptist Church is hosting their annual Father- Daughter Valentine's Day Dance and the community is invited to attend! All ages are welcome. The dance is on Saturday, Februrary 11 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Tickets are $20 per father. Please come by the church office to buy tickets or call to make a reservation - 942-2157. University Baptist Church is located in the heart of downtown, at 100 South Columbia Street. Visit www.ubc-ch.org. 
 
 
 
Dad & kid walking down Franklin Street
 
 
 
Alvin Ailey Dance Performances 
Carolina
Performing Arts continues to bring amazing performances in February -
tickets on sale now! On Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14, both nights at 8:30PM - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  Heralded as America's Cultural Ambassador to the World, the group comes to Memorial Hall to showcase the vision of new Artistic Director Robert Battle with programming that embraces the Ailey tradition of such beloved classics as Revelations and extends the legacy in dynamic new directions. Visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner for Two
Talulla's Restaurant has created a delicious Valentine's Day menu with a four course preix fixe menu for $40 per person with optional wine pairing for $15. Multiple seating options are available, yet seating is limited, so call now for reservations 919-933-1177. Visit www.talullas.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Sweep Your Valentine Off Their Feet!
Give your love a gift that is sure to be appreciated, some free time - with a a gift certificate to Sweeps! Sweeps can help with: moving, cleaning or yard work, event help, tech support and tutoring, odd jobs and errands, staffing, & more. Just visit the online store to purchase a gift certificate or call 1-855-SWEEPS7. Enter code "valentine" to receive your first hour free with a minimum of two hours. Offer ends 2/16/2012. Visit www.sweeps.jobs. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Valentine's Day Cask Event 
Need a spot to bring a date on Valentine's Day?! Come on by Spanky's Restaurant from 5PM to 9:30PM on Tuesday, February 14 for a special event featuring a cask from Haw River Farmhouse Ales! This beer is a special version of their flagship Rusted Plow Farmhouse Saison, made specially this time with locally grown barley and honey. Suggested donations include $2 for a half pint of beer and $4 for a pint of beer, and every dollar raised goes directly to the American Heart Association! Visit www.spankysrestaurant.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Kidzu Children's Museum
 
 
 
 
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