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Skin Care Event at Aveda
Stop by the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill from Thursday, January 17 to Saturday, January 19 to participate in a winter skincare event! Knowledgeable students will analyze your skin through a Wood's lamp, perform a complimentary mini facial, and offer helpful advice.
Winter Sale at Underground Printing 
Welcome back, students! Shop at 
Underground Printing  before January 20 
New Year's Yoga Detox
Start a-fresh for 2013 with a dynamic cleanse of body and mind at Franklin Street Yoga on Saturday, January 19 from 12:30PM to 2PM. Instructor Jennie will focus on practices which cleanse and renew, including flowing vinyasa sequences to help rid the system of seasonal excesses and old tensions, breath practices to renew your energy reserves and a deep meditation and relaxation to fully re-center and quiet the mind. 
From Russia with Love
Light up a mid-winter night on Friday, January 18 from 7PM to 10PM at FRANK Gallery. From Russia with Love, and a Touch of the Blues- an evening featuring music by mahaloJazz, refreshments and appearances by special guests. There will also be drawings for FRANK gift certificates. Single tickets are $40 and two tickets are $75; purchase them at  or by calling (919) 636-4135. 
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Game Night at Vimala's 
Every Monday night play games and flex your brainy/ silly/ adventuresome/ competitive/ cooperative muscles with friends at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. 
Home of the Perfect Pint
Located at 149 1/2 East Franklin Street, Goodfellows offers 18 draft beers, over 40 varieties of domestics and imports, and nightly drink specials. Tuesdays are Trivia Night, Wednesdays are Karaoke Night, Thursdays are 90s Night, Fridays are DJ Night, & Saturdays feature drink specials. Sundays conclude the week with 1/2 off all  drinks. 
Aspiring Musicians Wanted
Caribou Coffee Shop on West Franklin Street is looking for musicians to perform live in the shop. Email Jessica at for information.
Support Groups at Compass Center
The Domestic Violence Support Group will run for 8-10 weeks and is free of charge. The
Divorce and Separation Group is an 8-week group with a $40 total fee, which can be waived as needed.Anyone interested in joining these groups is invited to contact the Support Group Coordinator at (919)929-7122 or to set up the required screening interview. 
Beatles vs Beach Boys Benefit Show
Clothes Hound Winter Sale
Clothes Hound is making room for all the new spring arrivals so Friday, January 18 - Sunday January 20: Items starting at $5! Shop the racks for fashions at $20, $40, & $60. saturday is National Popcorn Day- drop by for some popcorn and old fashioned soda!  
Carolina Inn's Briday Fair
Chapel Hill's Carolina Inn joins 75 premier vendors to offer an elegant day full of
information and ideas for all things wedding for more than 1,200 attendees at The Carolina Inn's Bridal Fair 2013 on Sunday, January 27 from 1PM to 4PM Event tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online. For more information, call (919) 918-2749, or visit 
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13th Annual Comedy Festival
The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival produced by the DSI Comedy Theater in Carrboro is the largest comedy festival in the southern U.S. and features sketch comedy, standup and improv. The 13th annual festival is Jan 30-Feb 17 and features acts from all over North America performing in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham venues. Ticket prices and show times vary. Standup is Jan 30-Feb 5, Sketch is Feb 7-10 and Improv is Feb 12-17. Visit 
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.   
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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! 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!   
The Downtown Free Library
Take a book. Leave a book. READ! The Downtown Free Library has two branches on Columbia and Franklin streets. Stop by today! 
Book Reading at Internationalist
Rosalie Riegle, editor of the new book "Doing Time for Peace" will be at Internationalist Books on Friday, January 18 at 6PMDoing Time for Peaceis a compelling collection of oral histories, more than seventy-five peacemakers describe how they say no to war-making in the strongest way possible-by engaging in civil disobedience and paying the consequences in
jail or prison. 
Music, Magic, & Trivia at LOCAL 506
Thursday, January 17 - New Town Drunks/Big Daddy Love
Doors: 8:30 pm / Tickets $8/ All Ages
Friday, January 18 - Annuals / Lollipops, Eros and Eschaton
Doors: 9PM / Tickets $8-$10 / All Ages
Saturday, January 19- ECHHS Battle of the Bands
Doors: 6:30 pm / Tickets 5-$8 / All Ages
Sunday, January 20 - 506 Music Trivia
Doors: 7:30 pm / FREE / All Ages
Monday, January 21 - 506 Front Room Presents Magic Monday featuring Magic Mike (with Special Guests) Doors: 8:30 pm / All Ages  
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 
Winter Pajama Party at Ackland
The popular Winter Pajama Party is back on Saturday, January 19 from 2PM to 5PM. This year, PJs will be accessorized with mustaches and neckties, beards and bows! Kids 4- to 8-years-old are invited to come to the Ackland ready to dress up like the people they'll find in the artworks on view. Hands-on activities will include trying on costumes and making jewelry and mustaches. Read-aloud stories related to dressing up will give little ones a chance to snuggle up with their loved ones. PJ attire encouraged; "binkies" and "lovies" welcome!
Presented in collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company. 
Snowball fight on UNC campus - 2009
Back in 2009 we actually got enough snow for students to swarm to McCorkle Place for an epic snowball fight. Will it happen again tonight?
Sunday Workshop at ReCYCLEry
Every Sunday from 9AM until noon The ReCYCLery holds an open workshop. These hours are lightly paced and staffed by mechanics who will lead you in learning about your bike in an informal session. Mechanics will not repair your bike for you, but will aid you in repairing your own bicycle. Workshop participants must sign in and are taken on a first come, first 
served basis.  All are welcome to bring their bike or work towards earning one of their own. 
Music in the Galleries at Ackland 
Jonathon Kirk and Lee Weisert will be Creating a complex, winter-inspired soundscape on Sunday, January 20 from 1PM to 5PM. "Cryoacoustic Orb" involves an illuminated acrylic orb filled with slowly melting ice. Hydrophones frozen inside the ice amplify the sounds of the melting process, which are electronically processed and spatialized throughout the Museum gallery. The result is a unique ambient soundscape that evolves over the course of several hours.Free and open to the public. 
MLK,Jr. Day: Rally, March, Service 
Mobilize. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro and UNC-Chapel Hill chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Rally, March, and Worship Service. On Monday, January 21 meet for the rally at 9AM at the Post Office at the corner of Henderson and East Franklin streets; and then join the march down Franklin Street ending at Historic First Baptist Church. The service at First Baptist Church (106 North Roberson Street) will begin at 11AM. followed by a guest speaker and performances. All are welcome! For information about the week long activities on UNC's campus to celebrate MLK, Jr Day visit 
A Raisin in the Sun at PlayMakers
Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges and performed in rotating repertory with Clybourne Park January 26 - March 3. Debuting in 1959 and nominated for multiple Tony Awards, A Raisin in
the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.In this groundbreaking drama proceeds from a life insurance policy give the Younger family hope for a
better life. Can their "dreams deferred" be realized by moving into a home in an all-white neighborhood when they are confronted with conflicting desires within the family and racial
prejudice outside their door? 
Coming Soon: 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