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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! GO HEELS! 3/22/12

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

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Salon at FRANK
On Thursday, March 22 at 6:30PM Shelly Hehenberger and fellow artists will share the trials and triumphs of writing and publishing their Tree Book. Currently on exhibit - the 2nd Annual Members Spotlight showcasing the work of 22 member artists at FRANK. Visit 
Spring Clearance Sale 
Glee Kids has 20% off everything in the store - including new and sale items! Get great deals on new spring clothing, bathing suits, hooded towels and even Petunia diaper bags. If ordering online - use the code 'spring' for the discount. Located in University Square, visit  
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Gear Up for the Game!
Tar Heel Fans: Need a new hat, mug, pom pom, or keychain that shows your Carolina pride? Well don't forget to stop by a UNC fan shop on Franklin Street to make sure you are properly attired before the game on Friday. Maybe you need a celebratory shirt - like Johnny T-shirt's NEW Sweet 16 Carolina tshirt! For a list of UNC fan gear shops - CLICK HERE.

Burger & Beer Night

Spanky's will be pairing their famous burgers with four Great Lakes beers on Friday, March 23 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM! Eliot Ness, Burning River, Edmund Fitzgerald and Commodore Perry IPA will be on tap to try with burger offerings to compliment. Like us on Facebook

Health on the Block Fair 
The 9th annual Health on the Block Community Health Fair will take place from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday, March 24 at the Hargraves Community Center at 216 Roberson St. in Chapel Hill. Join local health organizations and merchants for free on-site health screenings and health care information along with entertainment, food and prizes.
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Specials at Bandido's 

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 3 Dip Appetizer Sampler - guacamole, queso & bean dip
SUNDAY - With each adult meal purchase of $7 or more- kid's 10 and under receive a meal from the kid's menu for 99 cents, $5 Frozen Margarita Mugs. Food specials valid after 5PM and cannot be combined with any other discounts or coupons. Dine in only. Visit Like us on Facebook

FREE Tax Preparation 
Earn it, Get it, Keep it! Community Empowerment Fund can help you prepare your taxes for free with certified volunteers. It's simple and easy and you can E-file your taxes right on the spot. CEF is a nonprofit agency, located on East Franklin Street, that offers savings opportunities, micro-loans, financial education, and assertive support to individuals who are underemployed and unemployed. 
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Women's History Tour
Although sometimes left out of the history books, women were a strong force in the development of Chapel Hill, its organizations, and its University. Join the Preservation Society on a walking tour of the places Chapel Hill's women lived and worked on Sunday, March 25 from 1PM to 2PM. The tour is free and open to the public. It will leave from the Horace Williams House and last one hour. 
SPRUNG Music + Arts Festival
Thrill City is hosting SPRUNG  Music + Arts Festival in downtown Chapel Hill. With 20+ local acts, performing at 8 venues, over 5 weeks - the festival kick-off is Thursday, March 22 at 9PM at The Standard with Priscilla Tounsend, Virgins, and Will Wildfire. This event is FREE, tickets for the festival will be on sale for $5 (for the WHOLE festival) - with proceeds benefiting the Marian Cheek Jackson Center. Only ticket holders get access to surprise guests and artists for special performances! Visit to purchase tickets and for more information. Like us on Facebook
Poetry on the Hill Festival
On Saturday, March 24 from 10AM to 9PM downtown Chapel Hill hosts the Poetry on the Hill Festival. Created by members of the Sacrificial Poets, the one-day festival will offer poetry and spoken word workshops and performances to participants. Workshops will take place during the day in Franklin Street businesses and organizations that are lending their space. The festival culminates on Wallace Plaza (on top of the parking deck) with an open mic, musical performances, and The March Youth Slam. All workshops and performances are FREE; pre-registration at  Like us on Facebook
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How Sweet the Sixteen Is! Go Heels!
The Tar Heels take on Ohio on Friday, March 23 with tip-off at 7:47PM. Enjoy the evening downtown eating dinner, shopping for fan gear, and cheering for the Heels! Nothing beats watching the game with your fellow Carolina fans! Top of the HillThe Standard, and La Residence will be showing the game on large projection screens; coupled with patio dining - nothing gets better than this for a Carolina game! Also showing the game on large screens, Varsity Theatre, West End Wine Bar, and Carolina Brewery For a complete list of downtown bars and restaurants- CLICK HERE. 
Locally-Grown Goods at Lucky Star Market
Lucky Star is downtown's friendly neighborhood market, offering fresh local eggs, milk, butter, and locally-grown flowers! A coffee-shop with free wi-fi is the perfect stop on your next bike ride downtown (conveniently located next to Back Alley Bikes) selling cycling apparel and accessories. Now every Saturday morning enjoy freshly-baked sweets and savories from Chicken Bridge Bakery! Visit Like us on Facebook
Beauty for the Earth at Aveda
During the months of March, April and May- Aveda Institute Chapel Hill has a goal to raise $25,000 to benefit the Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), through a variety of student-focused activities. Specifically they are raising money for TLC's Clean Water Campaign which helps to protect the drinking water of six counties, located in the Triangle region. With a Fashion Night Benefit, Jeans for Green, and Tips for a Cause - you will benefit beautifully (get it?) and help the earth. Visit Like us on Facebook
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Family Day at Ackland: Signs of Spring
Build museum memories with your family at the Ackland's monthly Family Day on Sunday, March 25! Join a Family Tour at 2PM to learn more ways to interact with art, and enjoy Story Time together at 3PM. Hands-on activities at the Creation Station and Scavenger Hunts in the galleries are available throughout the program. Come to Family Day for a little while or stay for the whole afternoon-it's all FREE! Visit Like us on Facebook
Birdhouses on Parade at The Carolina Inn
Spring is the season for birds in the garden and The Carolina Inn's 2012 Birdhouses on Parade! Drop by anytime to enjoy one-of-a-kind birdhouses and feeders crafted by North Carolina artisans! Make your reservation now for Afternoon Tea, Easter Brunch, and Brunch with the Easter Bunny at Like us on Facebook 
Performance Art at Memorial Hall 
April is right around the corner and Carolina Performing Arts continues to bring us awe-inspiring performances - tickets on sale now! Whispering Pines with Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett comes to the stage on Tuesday, March 27 & Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30PM. With a wry, unsettling humor and a low-tech, pop sensibility, the wildly creative New York video/performance artist Shana Moulton's hilarious multi-part Whispering Pines features her alter ego Cynthia, a confused, hypochondriac agoraphobe prone to colorful hallucinations and absurd fantasies. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for UNC-Chapel Hill students. To purchase, call the Memorial Hall Box Office at (919) 843-3333. Visit Like us on Facebook
Intro to Meditation at Yoga Center
If you've wanted to try meditation, or wanted a teacher to help you learn how to meditate, this is the class for you! On Sunday, March 25 at 12:15PM join Spencer Perraut, a student and teacher at Kosala Buddhist Center, to learn about getting started with and sustaining a meditation practice. The theme is 'Creating Joy by cultivating Love and Compassion'. Donation class. 
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New Career Workshop at Women's Center
Are you in a career transition? Do you feel exhausted or overwhelmed by the process? On Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30Pm to 8PM join the Women's Center for a new workshop about self-care during career changes! Self-Care & Career Transitions, presented by Stacey Hayes, MA, LPCA, will offer a time of renewal through the expressive arts. Explore comforting and stress-relieving activities to rejuvenate yourself and energize your job search. The workshop is FREE; registration is required. Please call 919-968-4610 to register or visit 
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 Like us on Facebook
Ackland Museum Store Sale 
Starting Friday, March 23 through Sunday, April 1 get 50% off and more! Take advantage of huge savings on textiles, homewares, stationery, jewelry, artist supplies, toys, and much more, as the store makes way for new merchandise! No additional discounts apply. Visit Like us on Facebook  
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