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What to Do & See Downtown this Week - 8-29-12

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
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Read our blogger Megan's second post about shopping, eating, and playing excusively at locally-owned and operated businesses for 30 days! 
Salons at FRANK
Thursdays at FRANK bring musical and theater productions, talks by local authors and artists, poetry readings, and so much more. FRANK hosts weekly artists salons from 6PM to 8PM in the gallery - TONIGHT, August 23 - Guilty Pleasures Bluegrass. From Sept 6 - Nov 1: FRANK in Focus. Visit 
He's Not Here Online!
How many He's Not Here blue cups made it home with you over the years? Well now you can buy them online along with He's Not t-shirts! Their new website is live and lists upcoming specials, and events like karaoke and beer tastings. Visit 
Financial Classes For You!
Are you saving for something big? Maybe dreaming of that new-to-you car or home? Or just wishing you could get a handle on your finances? Compass Center for Women
and Families is offering an 8-week program, Financial Coaching and Support. These 90 minute workshops will be held every Wednesday, September 19- November 14 (excluding October 31), 6-7:30pm at the Henderson Street office of Compass Center for Women and Families. Register now: 
The Chocolate Door
The Chocolate Door features over 30 different handmade chocolates and truffles including bacon, chili and salty potato chip flavors. Located at 516 West Franklin Street, with free parking for customers.
Fridays on the Front Porch
Join the Carolina Inn on 
Friday, August 24 from 5PM to 8PM to celebrate the end of the work week. Enjoy delicious food, and live music. Enjoy beer, wine, and a grill menu prepared freshly upon order coupled with Chef's hand-selected weekly feature. Purchase food and drink tickets in advance online.  Visit  
Serve Others. Save Lives.
Give blood at University United Methodist Church Friday, August 24, from 2PM to 6:30PM in the fellowship hall. Sign up online at Use sponsor code universityumc. Volunteers are still needed to help out as well! University United Methodist Church is located at 150 East Franklin Street. Parking:  
The Bulls & Brew!
The Carolina Brewery brings you a special promotion - while supplies last...Purchase a $25 gift card and receive a voucher for a pair of Durham Bulls tickets! The Bulls are home from August 18-26 then back August 30-Sept 1. Just mention this to the bartender or manager on duty!
School starts next week for public school students and Glee Kids has great fall styles and back-to-school gear for kids up to 8 years old!
Sweetfrog Specials!
To honor the great relationships that exist between grandparents and their grandchildren-during the month of August Sweetfrog will give grandma or grandpa 50% off of their yogurt to thank them for bringing in their grandchildren! And best of all they can enjoy quality time with their grandchildren in sweet yogurt bliss! 
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LOCALLY GROWN - seriously, the best summer music & movie lineup out there!
TONIGHT...FREE concert Mipso Trio with Morning Brigade. Last LOCALLY GROWN event of the summer! Gates 6PM/ Show 7PM featuring a New Belgium Brewing Company Beer Garden.  Like us on Facebook
Blues & Rock LIVE at Crunkleton
Classic blues artist Samuel Moore will be playing at The Crunkleton TONIGHT - Thursday, August 23 at 7:30PM. Dubbed Ironing Board Sam for his unique invention of the "button board," a homemade portable keyboard which he mounted to an ironing board that simulated the Hammond B3 organ sound. Every Friday through December 28 at 7:30PM Chapel Hill's John Moye will perform on piano and vocals; playing rock and roll classics. Feel free to make requests! 
Farm to Fork Dinner at Elaine's
TONIGHT - Thursday, August 23 Elaine's on Franklin hosts a Peregrine Farm dinner featuring wonderful, amazing chiles! Try blistered shishito peppers with Japanese seaweed salt or the tortilla crusted wild salmon on refried black beans with guacamole, roasted corn & pepper relish & pico de gallo and even basil-jalapeño sherbet! Full Menu. $35 per person with additional $15 wine pairings. Reservations required.  
Chalk Drawing at LOCALLY GROWN
Colorful chalk drawings at a LOCALLY GROWN movie night!
Urban Sketchers Exhibit
From commuters on a packed rush-hour subway to coffee drinkers at sidewalk cafes, glimpses of everyday city life are captured by members of Urban Sketchers , a non-profit organization of artist-correspondents who share a passion for drawing in cities worldwide. Showcasing ninety art works by international contributors, the Ackland Museum Store's exhibition helps fulfill Urban Sketchers' aim of "showing the world, one drawing at a time." On exhibit until October 6. 
From the Bar at Crook's Corner
Whether you are joining the Crook's bartenders for a cocktail hour or enjoying the late-summer weather out on the patio, here are some patron-approved first course & cocktail combinations. Try the Jalapeño Margarita (house-infused jalapeño tequila, fresh lime juice & Cointreau) & an accompanying Crook's Cracker Plate with homemade pimento cheese & hot pepper jelly. Or how about the delicious Cool Peach Soup with the Dahlia! For a more classic pairing, try the Cheese Plate with a glass of the crisp & refreshing Meyer-Fonné Edelzwicker. The soft fruits & bold acidity pairs perfectly with the creamy goodness of local cheese.For the daily menu visit 
Gear Up for Carolina's Kick Off!
The Carolina Football season starts on Saturday, September 1 at 12:30PM against Elon University. Stop by Johnny T-shirt to make sure you are fully decked-out for season with adult and youth football jerseys, your own UNC Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Game, autographable UNC footballs, or a 2012 Football Schedule t-shirt!  
Upcoming Shows at LOCAL 506
Thurs, Aug 23 - Diali Cissokho & Kairaba w/ Zansa. Doors: 8:30 pm/Show: 9:00 pm. all ages. $8.00
Fri, Aug 24 -Big Something w/ Dangermuffin
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm. all ages. $8.00
Sat, Aug 25 - Lady DJ Night
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm.  all ages. $5.00
Wed, Aug 29 - Dash Rip Rock, Jeff Hart
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm.  all ages. $8.00
Top of  the Hill Restaurant  Top of the Hill beers have won 18 medals in the World Beer Championships and are recognized in the World Encyclopedia of Beer as one of the best breweries in the U.S. 
City of Frogs: Summer Show
The 13th annual giant puppet pageant - City of Frogs - is the summer event for all ages in Forest Theatre. Brought to us by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. The show includes masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, and live music. Running through September 9, every weekend with evening and matinee shows. $12, $8 kids - suggested donation. No one is turned away for lack of funds. For more information visit   

Healthy Moms Class at Kidzu

On Tuesday, August 28 at 10:15am "Healthy Moms" Get Active! Join Healthy Moms of Durham & Chapel Hill for this Healthy Parent, Healthy Child demonstration class. Come ready to move your body along with your little one(s) during this program. For more information about Healthy Moms visit their website. Free with museum admission, no registration required. 
Friends of the Downtown Meeting
On the last Thursday of every month  - local downtown booster group Friends of the The Downtown gather to hear a speaker talk about a downtown topic at the Franklin Hotel. On Thursday, August 30 at 10AM come hear UNC's new Director of Athletics - Bubba Cunningham.  He will offer his thoughts on the shared objectives of his department (which includes football and 27 other sports programs) and downtown Chapel Hill.  Rick Steinbacher, UNC associate athletic director, will join Bubba and may have several surprises to share.  Meetings are free and open to the public, with parking available in the lot behind the Franklin Hotel (on the side by the hotel) and also in the hotel's gated lots as available. Parking is also available in the NEW Town lot behind Chipotle and in the Town lot next to 411 West. 
It's Time For Tailgating!
Football season is just around the corner, and to celebrate, Top of the Hill is hosting a fall beer dinner on September 20 in their private event space, The Great Room. Enjoy a sampling of seasonal drafts, with a high-end tailgating menu to accompany as dinner.Complimentary Top of the Hill pint glass included. Ticket price is $50/single or $90/couples. Reserve seats today: (919)929 -8676 Ext.3. Space is limited. 
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