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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 4/12/12

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is FREE every Sunday in municipal lots and on-street meters!
New Menu at La Residence
The warm sunshine and spring flowers are beckoning you to La Residence's gorgeous outdoor patio for dining and drinks! Enjoy a new small plate menu featuring Pulled Pork Sliders, Black Angus Filet Burgers, Mussels in Lobster Broth, and much more. The menu features the option for a two-course or three-course wine pairing! Visit Like us on Facebook
Kidzu Members Night
Celebrate the Earth with Kidzu TONIGHT- Thursday, April 12 from 6PM to 8PM. Mix and mingle with other member families during this exclusive event. Kids can make crafts, enjoy sustainably produced snacks, and there will be fun earth day songs for dancing in the exhibit areas. Feel free to wear your pajamas. Like us on Facebook
Top of the Hill
Top of the Hill owner Scott Maitland chosen by UNC seniors to give the Last Lecture this spring! 

Dinner & A Movie For Two 

Line up a date night and enjoy dinner at Top of the Hill and a movie at The Varsity for only $29! Available everyday - offered from 5PM to 6:30PM, includes two 
entrees, two n/a beverages & two tickets to the Varsity's early show. FREE Valet Parkingprovided by Top of the Hill. Visit and 

Shows at The Cave

Fri, April 13-7:30PM Jon Shain w/ Joe Newberry, 10PM  Garge-Rock Blowout w/ The Nervous Ticks, Temperance Leauge, The Milkstains, The Fooligans,

No Eyes; $5
Sat, April 14- 7:30PM  Great Big Gone;   10PM Climb Jacobs Ladder
Sun, April 15-7:30PM  Old Lady Bowers in the Lounge; 10PM Lucid; $5 Like us on Facebook


Really Free Punk Show
Internationalist Books and Community Center is hosting The Hissy Fits and SiBANNAC on Saturday,
April 14 at 8PM. Visit 
Recovery Room, TriDelt Senior Cocktail Night
Congratulations to the TriDelts celebrating Senior Night this week at 
Karaoke at Kildare's
Evey Tuesday at Kildare's show 'em your best stuff and you could win a $25 gift card to the restaurant! Visit Like us on Facebook 

UNC Science Expo

On Saturday, April 14 from 11AM to 3PM the UNC Science Expo invites science enthusiasts of all ages to UNC's Campus (between New Venable Hall and Chapman Hall) for science activities, demonstrations, hands-on science experiments, story-telling, and much more. And there's a chance to get on the 50-yard line of Kenan Stadium during the spring football game, too! Science Expo Brochure (PDF) . This event is the kick-off to the NC Science Festival, for complete details. Like us on Facebook

Restock at Chapel Hill Comics
A huge selection of 30% OFF graphic novels have just been added to the back room! There's a whole 6-foot table full of Marvel graphic novels, from Ghost Rider to NYX to Pride & Prejudice, to the X-Men! New items added every week. Plus, ten boxes of dollar comics, manga and
back issue sets, and cheap back issues!
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Spring Football Game
Carolina invites fans of all ages to its annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 14 at 11AM at Kenan Stadium. Featuring live music from Liquid Pleasure and former football player Chase Rice, now a country music artist! Food vendors, merchandise tents and interactive games including inflatables and face painting. Take photos with Rameses and the UNC Cheerleaders. Carolina players will be available for autographs beginning at 1PM. Autographs cards will be given to the first 3,000 fans. Details Here.
FRANK Off the Wall Party
Join FRANK on Saturday, April 21 at 6PM to celebrate it's 2nd birthday at the Off the Wall Party where 100 pieces of artwork are donated by FRANK artists and supporting artists from the area. Only 100 tickets to be sold that will guarantee your taking home one of theses pieces of art. Frank Stasio will be emceeing again this year and the event is catered with an open bar. Art work is on display at FRANK and available for viewing now at Like us on Facebook
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!
Trunk Show at Uniquities
Rebecca Minkoff Trunk Show TODAY- Thursday, April 12! Includes ready-to-wear, handbags, and accessories. Gift with purchase. Uniquities is turning 20 this year and to celebrate- you get the gift! Spend $75 or more and receive a 20th Anniversary Tote. While supplies last. Not valid on prior purchases. Watch the Uniquities video created by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership! 
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Opening Reception at Ackland
Each spring, the Ackland Art Museum presents a highly-anticipated exhibition of works by graduating UNC-Chapel Hill master of fine arts students. Marking the culmination of a two-year program, New Currents in Contemporary Art: MFA 2012 introduces eight emerging artists exhibiting in a wide variety of media and styles.The reception is TODAY - Thursday, April 12 from 6PM to 8PM. The exhibition will be on view through May 13th.
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Join Us: Artist's Reception Reception for Charles Chace - Spring West Franklin Art Installation
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is hosting a 
reception on Friday, April 13 at 6PM (2nd Friday ArtWalk) at West End Wine Bar for Charles Chace - spring artist for the West Franklin Art Installation in the Yates building.  Like us on Facebook
Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour
Gorgeous spring weather welcomes you into eight private gardens, a school garden, and the NC Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 14 from 10AM to 4PM and Sunday, April 15 from 11AM to 4PM. Proceeds from the self-guided tour benefit the Botanical Garden and the educational/community service projects of the Chapel Hill Garden Club. Tickets cost $25 per person in advance or $30 the day of the tour; children 16 and younger accompanied by an adult get in free. Buy tickets on-line at Like us on Facebook
Spring Skies at Planetarium
Learn about the constellations you can see in tonight's sky with "Spring Skies," the upcoming Star Families program Saturday, April 14, 9:30AM to 10:15AM. Star Families is especially for children ages 7-12 and their families. Visit www.moreheadplanetarium.orgLike us on Facebook
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. Visit 

Chapel Hill Garden Club
Special THANK YOU to the Chapel Hill Garden Club for planting and maintaining four brick planters along Franklin Street! We appreciate your dedication to helping us keep downtown beautiful!
Priceless Gem Tours of UNC
The UNC Visitors' Center offers tours in the Priceless Gem Series (which takes its name from a line in the UNC alma mater "Hark the Sound") starting from the Visitors' Center, located inside Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Tours typically last 1-1.5 hours.  On Friday, April 13 at 3PM-Tour Coker Arboretum with Grant Parkins, NC Botanical Garden natural science educator. On Friday, April 20 -Experience a Carolina Classic campus tour on the hour, EVERY HOUR, 9AM to 4PM. Visit 
Learn Yoga & Meditation
On Saturday, April 14 at 12:30PM join Franklin Street Yoga Center instructor Christy as she teaches an Introduction to Yoga class for anyone interested in learning about or strengthening yoga skills; free. 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, April 15 at 3PM Monica from the Kosala
Buddhist Center will teach you how to get started with and sustain a meditation practice. Donation class. 
Youth Orchestra Performance 
On Friday, April 13 at 8PM the European Union Youth Orchestra with Music Director and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy will be performing at Memorial Hall. The rapturous European Union Youth Orchestra unites Europe's most gifted and magnetic young musicians with the world's most famous conductors and soloists, transcending cultural boundaries in a European ideal of community working together to achieve peace and social understanding. To purchase tickets visit or call the Memorial Hall Box Office at (919) 843-3333. Like us on Facebook
Bicycle Chain Crew
The Bicycle Chain crew waiting for you to take advantage of their close-out sale on 2011 bike models. And they are currently hiring for sales associates and bike mechanics.
Pint Night at Spanky's
On Tuesday, April 17 featuring LoneRider's deliciously awesome Saison called "The Preacher!" Spanky's will be tapping the keg at 5PM and serving up 1/2 priced appetizers at the bar until 7PM. Remember, buy the beer, keep the pint! Visit us on Facebook
Beauty for the Earth at Aveda
Now mid-way through the campaign- 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
NEW Downtown Business Guide & Map Available
Newly updated and available for FREE!
Call us - 919-967-9440 - we deliver!
Downtown Scavenger Hunt
On Saturday, April 21 from 2PM to 5PM, Love Chapel Hill will hold the third annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt. The scavenger hunt is open to all in the community - including UNC students, families, and anyone that wants to form a team of between 2 to 5 players. Teams must solve riddles to determine their next stop at various landmarks and icons throughout downtown and campus-taking photos of themselves at each destination. As you test your knowledge of Chapel Hill, you compete for prizes! Register your team at  Like us on Facebook 2011 CLUE: You told your mom you were here until 2AM. She was so proud. If she only knew. (ANSWER)
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership leads and manages the downtown through partnership efforts; marketing and promotions; improving the visual appeal of downtown; and rebuilding downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses.
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