What to Do & See Downtown This Week! GO HEELS! 3/15/12

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
     
 
 
 
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FREE Parking downtown in all municipal lots and on-street meters EVERY SUNDAY. 
 
 
 

Tar Heel 10 Miler
 
 
 
 Art Show Opening
Nightlight hosts an opening for a collective art show on Thursday, March 15 at 7PM for the legendary Philadelphian art space, Space 1026; a 20-ft sampler-plate of some the space's most recent prints, drawings, paintings, and other inscrutable wall stuff.  Live performances to follow the reception. The exhibit is on display until April 15. Visit www.nightlightclub.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Estate Boutique Sale
Stop by the shop at 400 West Rosemary Street today to save on all seasonal denim, sneakers and apparel - up to 50% off this week only! Estate Boutique is a men's boutique carring cutting edge, creative, and influential lines like 10Deep, Diamond Supply, Stussy, G Shock, and more. Visit www.estateboutiquenc.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Bski's
 
 
 
Madness at Sweet Frog
On Friday, March 16 from 2PM to 5PM stop in the store and get 10% OFF any frozen yogurt - just mention March Madness to the cashier! Sweet Frog will have all televisions tuned into the games so you can enjoy your frozen yogurt and not miss a minute of the action! www.sweetfrog.biz Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
MONSTER SALE is Here!
Friday, March 16 is the Annual Monster Sale at Chapel Hill Comics from 11AM to 7PM. Graphic novels - buy two, get one free! Tshirts, posters, magnets, and more - 20% off! New dollar comics and cheap back issues! With some of the best customer service around - Chapel Hill Comics staff members are always willing to help you find that perfect gift for someone -- or yourself! Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Sun, March 25 - Benefiting IFC
 
 
 
Elaine's Wine Dinner  
On Sunday, March 18 at 6PM Elaine's on Franklin hosts a Loire Valley Wine Dinner with the owners and winemakers as hosts, $75 per person. The three course meal includes special wine pairings with each choice. Call 960-2770 or visit www.elainesonfranklin.com Like us on Facebook 
 
 
 

Luck O' The Irish To You

Celebrate St. Patty's Day at the Carolina Brewery - all weekend long! Green beer, coffee stout, Irish food specials, and all NCAA Tourney on HD tv's. And whoever orders the last beer of each green beer keg gets a $25 gift certificate!
Visit www.carolinabrewery.com. Like us on Facebook

 
 
 
Irish Whiskey Tasting  
To honor all that is Irish - on Saturday, March 17 at 5PM The Crunkleton will be offering a tasting of ten Irish Whiskeys. Come learn about the characteristics of each spirit.  $60 per person; email gary@thecrunkleton.com  to reserve a spot. Visit www.thecrunkleton.comLike us on Facebook
 
 
 
Jack Sprat Cafe- sandwich board
 
 
 
Pick-up Basketball Games
Every Sunday from 5PM to 7:45PM at Hargraves Community Center's Northside Gym join others (ages 18 and up) for pick-up basketball. The cost is $2 for Orange County residents, $3 for non-residents.  For more information - CLICK HERE.
 
 
 
Spring Mala for Animals 
Franklin Street Yoga Center invites all on Sunday, March 18 at 1PM
to come meet Susie, Bailey, and Laila Ali - dogs rescued from abusive situations- and help raise money for Susie's Hope and hear about current North Carolina rights issues and what we can do to make a difference. Also, celebrate the changing of the seasons with 108 rounds of sun salutations honoring the Vernal Equinox. Visit
 
 
 
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March Madness is Upon Us: GO HEELS!
The Tar Heels first game in the NCAA Tournament is Friday, March 16 at 4:10PM against Vermont. Downtown will be buzzing with game watchers - so get out early and enjoy drinks and food while you watch the game! And with this gorgeous weather -- outdoor dining is hopping.  Stop by The Dead MuleThe Standard,  SANDWHICHWest End Wine BarCrook's CornerThe Thrill at Hector'sKildare's Irish PubVespa RistoranteCarolina BreweryTalulla's and many more! For a complete list of downtown bars and restaurants- CLICK HERE. 
 
 
 

Pint Nights at Spanky's

Bring a thirsty friend to the debut of Great Lakes Beer at Spanky's on Thursday, March 15 at 5:30PM - the first of two events with Great Lakes Beer! They'll be pouring the delicious Dortmunder Gold. Buy the beer, keep the pint. And don't miss Beer and Burger Night on Friday, March 23 at 5PM! Visit www.spankysrestaurant.com. Like us on Facebook

 
 
 
The Standard - Kitchen Crew
The Standard's Kitchen Crew! The Standard will be open early on Fri, 3/16, with full menu, for UNC's 4:10PM NCAA Tourney game!
 
 
 
Uniquities Celebrates 20th Anniversary!
Uniquities is celebrating 20 years on Franklin Street and to kick-off the anniversary year they have a great deal: Spend $250 or more and get a summery tote bag that includes your top summer essentials;  retail value of $75! Tons of NEW ARRIVALS this week from: Citizens of Humanity, Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, Parker, Milly, Diane Von Furstenberg, J Brand, and House of Harlow. Visit www.uniquities.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Documentary Showing at Internationalist
Free showing of The Pipe at Internationalist on Thursday, March 15 at 7PM. The film follows three members of a small Ireland community from a quiet rural life to the arrival of Shell into their community, and the fear and anxiety which the impending project brings.Brought to you by Croatan Earth First! Visit www.internationalistbooks.org. Like us on Facebook 
 
 
 
Meet a Scientist at Morehead Planetarium
Dr. Adrian Marchetti, assistant professor of marine sciences at UNC, is leading Morehead's "Meet A Scientist" program Saturday, March 17 at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Join Dr. Marchetti in discussing phytoplankton and learning about marine sciences. This free program is for children and 
their families. Visit www.moreheadplanetarium.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Chocolate Guinness Truffles at The Chocolate Door
 
 
 
St. Patrick's Day Specials at Aveda
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Aveda Institute Chapel Hill this Friday, March 16 & Saturday, March 17 with $15 Simple Highlights all day! Don't miss out on this pot of gold! And AVEDA has great quarterly service specials too, valid on Tues-Thurs only they include: Haircut $15, Pure Focus Facial $30, Mani/Pedi Combo $35 with 1 FREE OPI nail polish! Specials for appointments booked before noon: Any color service $40, Simple Highlights $15, and Wax BOGO 50% off. Visit www.avedainstitutechapelhill.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
The Process Series & Circa, Circa 
On Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 8PM Carolina Performing Arts welcomes Tori Ralston and the Theater of Performing Objects for Harvesting Pomegranate DreamsThe Process Series provides a positive atmosphere at UNC for artists who are in the throes of creating important new work to share with the community. Free and open to the public. COMING SOON TO MEMORIAL HALL: Circa, Circus that Moves the Heart, Mind, Soul on Tuesday, March 20 at 7PM - a jaw-dropping fusion of dance, extreme circus skills and raw emotion! 
Visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
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Become a St. Patrick's Day VIP   
It's never too soon to plan the day so  Kildare's Irish Pub is offering a St. Patrick's Day VIP Package! For $20 you get a special tshirt, VIP Pass, no cover the entire week of St. Pat's, and free brunch or breakfast the day after. Kildare's opens at 7AM on Saturday, March 17 with Irish Dancers, Musicians, Bag Pipers, Straight on Fire performs at 8PM, DJ FWB at 10PM. Visit www.kildaresirishpub.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Last Look: Spectacular of Vernacular    
The current Ackland Art Museum exhibit ends this weekend, you'll not want to miss this one! On Sunday, March 18 at 2PM enjoy a moderated panel by Peter Nisbet (Chief Curator at the Ackland) entitled "Spectacular Self/Vernacular Self". Free and open to all, reception to follow. The exhibit will be open from 1PM to 5PM on Sunday for a last look - and a free musical performance by contemporary artist MGL that includes samples from sound recordings made in the Ackland's galleries during the run of The Spectacular of Vernacular. Visit
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Happy 30th Birthday Crook's Corner!
Come celebrate on Monday, March 19 from 5:30PM to 8PM with a pig pickin' and good sippin' while supplies last! Located at 610 West Franklin Street -- or just look for the flying pig in the sky! Visit www.crookscorner.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
Birdhouses on Parade
The Carolina Inn's 2012 Birdhouses on Parade kicks off on Wednesday, March 21, with the opening of this year's birdhouse displays. Drop by anytime to enjoy beautiful artist creations! Make your reservation now for Afternoon Tea, Easter Brunch, and Brunch with the Easter Bunny at www.carolinainn.com. Like us on Facebook
 
 
 
The Perfect Spring Accessories at Jackson
Jackson, a fun and casual women's clothing and accessories store, features product lines that have a global impact - and nothing is over $20! Lines include Aban totes and travel bags; and jewelry created by Carolina for Amani - with sales of all beaded products going to the Amani Children's Foundation. Located on the 2nd floor, 149 East Franklin Street. Visit www.jacksonchapelhill.com. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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