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What To Do & See Downtown This Week - 1/10/13

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2nd Friday ArtWalk
Celebrating 10 years, the FREE 2nd Friday Artwalk continues to grow and draw our community into the rich arts & culture offerings throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro! On Friday, January 11 from 6PM to 9PM, experience local arts in community venues. Many of the venues will have live music, good food & drinks, and other art related entertainment. ArtWalk venues include Ackland Museum Store, FRANK Gallery, Art Therapy Institute, Open Eye Cafe, Creative Metalsmiths, The ArtsCenter, Jesse's Coffee and Bar, and more! Newest venue ... Zog's Pool Hall & Dive Bar featuring the "Make Your Own Art" Station!
Upcoming Shows at Local 506
Thursday, January 10 - The Young Rapscallions / The Record- Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / All Ages /Tickets $8 & $10
Friday, January 11 - Clockwork Kids /Morning Brigade/ The Ill Family- Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / All Ages /Tickets $5 Saturday, January 12 - Tar Heel Soundfest with White Cascade, Microwaves, Le Weekend, Antibubbles, ZamBamBooGee, Critical Junktion - Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 4:30 pm / All Ages / Tickets $5
Sunday, January 13- Poor Old Shine /Rob Nance Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / All Ages / Tickets $8 & $9  
Chapel Hill Barber Shop
Chapel Hill Barber Shop at University Square is a local institution for many! 
On Stage at PlayMakers
PlayMakers presents the "And God Created Great Whales," created, written and composed by Rinde Eckert. A haunting musical adventure into the psyche of a composer trying to create an opera based on the classic novel Moby Dick. Desperately fighting a degenerative disease eating away at his mind, each day the artist must rely on a tape recorder hung around his neck and a muse born of his imagination to instruct him on his work. Grammy Award-winner and
Pulitzer Prize finalist Rinde Eckert displays his full creative force in this frenzied,
funny and moving play. Until Sunday, January 13.  
Get Fit On Your Own Terms
Already over the packed gyms? A private, by-appointment only personal training studio with no memberships is what you need! Chapel Hill Training is the premiere personal training and group boot camp specialist serving Chapel Hill, Durham and surrounding areas. With Chapel Hill Training you can expect only the most qualified personal trainers with the most highly regarded certifications. It's time to train better!   
Shows at Nightlight Club
Friday, January 11 - Common Visions / Robert Breast / House Fire / Focus Group
Door : 9:00 pm // Music: 10:00 pm //  $5
Saturday, January 12 -Tar Heel Sound Fest Red Pyramid / Bryce Eiman / Rootzie / Jeb Bishop / Crowmeat Bob / Daughter Element. Music: 4:30 pm //  $5 
Sunday, January 13 - Jamaican Queens / Foxy Rabbit Door : 8:00 pm // Music: 9:00 pm // $5 
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Tex Mex Tuesdays 
Stop by Four Corners Grille on Tuesdays for $2.75 TACOS! (Chicken, Fish, or Shrimp) / $1.75 Margaritas / $8 Pitchers of Bud Light / $3 Single & $5.50 Double Absolut Drinks.   
Glee Kids Bucket Sale
Kick off the new year in style - up to 60% off kidswear from Tea Collection, Toobydoo,
Appaman, Pink Chicken, Hatley, and Winter Factory. Fall/Winter shoes & boots also included.  
Kids at Ackland Art Museum
 Seawell Elementary School 5th graders learn about quilting and it's history at the Ackland Art Museum. 

New Pub Specials at Kildare's

Kildare's Irish Pub is offering Endless Stew - available for a limited time only for $13.99. Enjoy all you can eat stew, choose from any of their signature items. Thursday, January 17 - St. Practice Day - with only two months left until St. Patrick's day, you'll want to get some practice. Irish dancers, music, and bagpipers. Celebrating the 78th anniversary of the beer can all month long - stop in and try limited time craft a can. 

Launch Chapel Hill is HERE!
Launch Chapel Hill Community entrepreneurs and startup ventures are encouraged to apply through January 28 for admission to LAUNCH Chapel Hill, a laboratory for entrepreneurs or "venture lab" located at 321 W. Rosemary St. LAUNCH Chapel Hill is a best-in-class venture lab and co-working space for students and residents of Chapel Hill. The incubator model helps entrepreneurs to develop ventures from early stage efforts into self-sustaining enterprises. This venture is made possible by the collaboration of the Town of Chapel Hill, Orange County, UNC-Chapel Hill and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.   
Fluid Thursdays at The City is proud to present Fluid Thursdays- starting Tonight - January 10 at 10PM! The new weekly 18+ LGBT dance party featuring the very best in drag entertainment hosted by Jermaine Landon. This week features performances by: Vivian Vaughn + Chloe Cassidy DJ Chocolate Rice will be on the decks with house, R&B throwbacks and vogue/ballroom music. The City is located at 201 A East Franklin Street (above East End). Drink specials, 21+FREE, 18+ $5. Part of Fluid's cover will go to SAGA -- UNC's Sexuality and Gender Alliance!  
Musicians busking on Franklin Street.
Musicians and street buskers are always welcome on Franklin Street!
Carolina Brewery Doubles Taps
There's something new brewing at the Triangle's oldest brewpub - Carolina Brewery has doubled its taps to 12, including a rotating selection of small batch beers. The small batch beers will be available for a limited time only and include new offerings and old favorites, sold by the pint, pitcher, growler or mini keg in Chapel Hill only (current line-up below). When one batch is finished another boutique beer will take its place at the tap, making selection and offerings an ever-changing experience for beer fans.Taste (and see) them soon! 
New Cooking Class at Vimala's 
Now Open Mondays through Saturdays from 11:30AM until 9PM, with the new bar open until late. Join Vimala on Sunday, January 13 from 2PM to 5PM as she teaches a cooking class exploring dosa/uttapam batter and chutneys. Cost is $65 / Reserve your space by emailing 
Uniquities Annual Attic Sale 
On Saturday, January 12 - doors open at 10AM -find discounts on your Uniquities favorites including Citizens of Humanity, Joie, J Brand, Theory, Vince, Diane von Furstenberg, Seven for All Mankind, and more! First come, first served-so get there early for the pick of the
I'm Not Sure What That Pose Is!
Join Franklin Street Yoga instructor Christy on Saturday, January 12 from 12:30 to 2PM to demystify crow, side crow, flip dog, wild thing, headstand, shoulder stand and handstand hops and make them accessible and enjoyable. This workshop will explore proper preparation and alignment for each pose, entering and exiting the poses safely, and discuss where it is best to practice these poses within a class setting.You do not have to have any experience with these poses to take this workshop. 
Sidewalk dining at Ben & Jerry's
The temperatures will reach the 70's this weekend - in early January! Expect prime sidewalk dining spots to be filled, like outside of 
Ben & Jerry's on East Franklin Street. 
Jammin' Baby Classes at Kidzu
Starting Saturday, January 12 Jammin' Baby is proud to present Music Together at Kidzu Children's Museum this Winter. Music Together is an early childhood music education program for children 5 and under. Each family will receive a CD and a book to use throughout your session. This session is focused on the Drum Collection. Go to  to register for this class.  
Drawing in the Galleries at Ackland
On Saturday, January 12 at 10 AM, Amanda Hughes (Director of External Affairs) leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland's collection. Bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free - all are welcome! 
Drawing for Tweens: On Saturday January 12 at 10:30, this program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland's galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. Materials are provided. Free to members/$5 non-members. Register at 
Top This! Opens January 14  Top This! Logo
Imagine creating the sandwich you want, using a wide variety of high-quality sandwich meats, a full selection of bread and cheese options and over 40 different toppings and sauces! Next week Franklin Street welcomes our newest business - Top This! Roast Beef, Burgers & More! You choose every part of your sandwich and they pile it high. Then enjoy it in a casual, relaxed restaurant, along with a wide range of sides, beer, wine, soft drinks, shakes and desserts!   
Fiddle Concert at Memorial Hall
On Friday, January 11 at 7:30PM Memorial Hall hosts a free fiddle concert featuring the Nashville Bluegrass Band, three-time national fiddle champion Byron Berline, and Matt Glaser, fiddler and director of the American Roots program at the Berklee College of Music. The concert is FREE but requires tickets from the Memorial Hall Box Office. The concert will be followed on Saturday by a day of lectures and performances that are part of the Southern Folklife Collection's Instrument Series. Details Here. 
Pianist Radu Lupu Performance
Widely recognized as one of the leading interpreters of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert, Radu Lupu is viewed as one of the most seminal musicians of his generation. Coming to Memorial Hall on Saturday, January 19 at 8PM - tickets & info at 
Cirque des Sciences
Fire-eating performers. Hair-raising science demonstrations. The very best circus-style food. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center presents its second annual Cirque des Sciences on Friday, February 8 from 7:30 pm to midnight. This evening event for adults ages 21 and up combines the artistry and fun of the circus with amazing science demonstrations! Cirque des Sciences also features fine food and drinks from some of the areas's most popular dining establishments and a silent auction, followed by dessert and dancing under the stars of the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater. Proceeds from the event support programs which provide high-quality science education experiences to nearly 170,000 guests each year, including more than 75,000 K-12 students. Tickets are $85 each or $150 for two. 
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or