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What to Do & See Downtown this Week! 3/8/12

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
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Best of the Triangle
Vote for your favorite downtown businesses, organizations, locations, and more in the Independent Weekly's annual "Best of The Triangle" poll. There are seven major categories - Wine & Dine, Music & Clubs, Out & About, Goods, Services, Media, and the always-fun Comments section! VOTE NOW!
Shows at LOCAL 506
Thurs, March 8, 9PM: Milagres, The Big Sleep, Baobab. Tickets: $8/$10  Fri, March 9, 9:30PM: Tennis Music, Hospitality. Tickets: $9/$11  Sat, Mar 10, 9:30PM: Born Gold, KUHRYE-OO, Machines of Maybe. Tickets: $8/$9.
NOT TO BE MISSED: On Tuesday, March 13, 9PM; Leslie & The Ly's, Pennyhawk, and Ramona & The Swimsuits! Wear your gemmiest sweater for this kind of fun!
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New FRANK Exhibit

FRANK's 2nd Annual Member Spotlight showcases the work of the 22 member artists who donate their time, skills and sweat equity so that FRANK can continue to operate, thrive and participate as valuable member of this very rich art community. Opening reception is on Friday, March 9 from 6PM to 9PM. The exhibit will be on display until May 6. Visit  

Hip Hop Show at Zog's
On Friday, March 9 at 8PM Zog's hosts Chillen with Icebox (PT Burnem, Paulie Think, & Eyenine). These three artists will be performing tantalizing sets of hip hop, free-styling. FREE. Visit   
Triumph on Tobacco Road - Johnny Tshirt
Only $17.99 at Johnny T-shirt!
Free Yoga Introduction
Franklin Street Yoga Center is offering a free class for beginners or students new to Vinyasa yoga on Saturday, March 10 at 12:30. This is a great opportunity to learn the basic poses and get a solid foundation. No experience necessary. This class is offered monthly. Visit 
Monday is Burger Night
Every Monday at The Standard enjoy several specialty burgers for only $8.95, and $3 drafts. Open 7 days a week 5PM to 2AM,  The Standard offers delicious food, fine spirits and beer with a relaxing atmosphere at great prices. Like us on Facebook
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Weekly Group Bike Ride

Get out early and enjoy the morning sunshine on this community ride every Wednesday morning at 9:30AM. This casual, conversational road ride leaves from the Bicycle Chain at 210 West Franklin Street. It's a 12-15 mph avg pace, ~25 miles, no-drop ride. Fun is the goal - all are welcome! Visit

Winter Inventory Sale  
It may be hard to turn your thoughts away from springtime with the gorgeous Carolina blue skies out there, but Clothing Warehouse is offering 1/2 off all winter inventory! Featuring stylish and unique vintage fashions for every season, size, and age! 
Book Signing, Q&A
Chapel Hill Comics welcomes John Porcellino of King Cat Comics on Wednesday, March 14 from 5PM to 7PM. John will sign his zines & books, do a slideshow, and Q & A session, so bring all your questions about self-publishing! Take note - Friday, March 16 is the stores Annual Monster Sale! Visit 
ACC Tournament Starts Today-Go HEELS!
The tournament kicks off today but our beloved Heels - the ACC Regular Season Champions- play on Friday, March 9 at noon.  Downtown will be buzzing and PACKED with game watchers - so get out early and enjoy lunch while you watch the game. The West End Wine Bar will have their 9 foot HD screen down for the game. For all four days of the tournament R&R Grill will be offering daily drinks specials and $5 BBQ Cheese Nachos & Grilled Wings appetizers! The Cave will be open early on both Friday and Saturday for game viewing. For a complete list of downtown bars and restaurants- CLICK HERE. For total ACC coverage - CLICK HERE.
Members-Only Night at Kidzu
On Thursday, March 9, 6PM to 8PM, celebrate Kidzu's 6th birthday with other member families during this exclusive event. Kidzu will have supplies for kids to make fun party crowns in the art room and all will enjoy the dance party! Feel free to wear your pajamas and enjoy a special birthday cake! Visit And if you aren't a member - become one NOW!
SandWhich - And two of the cutest kids in this town!
Come Along on the 2nd Friday Artwalk
The 2ndFriday Artwalk is will be taking place in Carrboro and Chapel Hill on Friday, March 9th, from 6PM to 9PM. This popular once-a-month event brings residents and visitors from all over the Triangle who enjoy the opportunity to see a large variety of artwork during a single evening while socializing with their fellow art lovers. Many of the venues also have live music and other art related entertainment. Admission is free and open to the public. For a listing of all venues and a map visit 
STAR FAMILIES Show at the Planetarium
Learn about the constellations you can see in the night sky right now! In honor of Women's History Month don't miss the "Women in Astronomy" theme for Star Families on Saturday, March 10, 9:30-10:15AM. Star Families is especially for children ages 7-12 and their families. 
West Franklin Art Installation - Spring - Charles Chace
LEGO-Palooza Comes to Morehead
For the eighth year, LEGO-Palooza returns to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Saturday, March 10, 11AM to 4PM and Sunday, March 11, 1PM to 4PM. In addition to the hundreds of LEGO models created by the NC LEGO User Group, new this year are 'brickfilms' - stop-motion animated videos created with LEGO figures! The exhibit is free and is appropriate for ages 6 and older. 
Drawing for Tweens at Ackland    
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Saturday, March 10 at 10:30AM, invites 9- to 12-year-olds to look at artists' techniques and tricks in the Ackland's permanent collections and special exhibitions. Skilled gallery teachers demonstrate and teach students skills, which they can apply in their own art. Materials provided. Free to members | $5 non-members. Registration required and limited: or 919.962.0479.
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RISE Dance Party at Talulla's
RISE occurs every second Saturday at Talulla's with Sound Cartel bringing you the best in elektronika DJs and producers! On Saturday, March 10 from 10:30PM to 2AM, RISE hosts DJ Chris Corsello's farewell party with openers Marshall Jones and DJ Nugz. Enjoy free CD giveaways while supplies last. No cover. Visit and 
Coming Soon to Memorial Hall  
Carolina Performing Arts welcomes the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14, 7:30PM, to Memorial Hall. Boundless enthusiasm and energy coupled with internationally celebrated baroque mastery and scholarship contribute to the lasting appeal of this gifted group. Visit 
Eating lunch at Memorial Garden - University Baptist Church
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. And Kildare's Irish Pub has a great promotion going - build your NCAA bracket online for free and you could win a Play Station VITA or a 42" flat screen tv. Sign up by March 11! Visit 
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