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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 10/3/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Paint Nite: Drink Creatively
Chelsea Fields, a Carrboro Pop-Art Portrait painter, hosts Paint Nite. She supplies the inspiration and paints, you bring the fun!Sunday, October 6 at 7:00 pm at West End Wine Bar; Wednesday, October 9 at 7 pm at TRU Wine + Deli; and more! For prices and details visit  
India Bazaar on Franklin St
In conjunction with The Sahmat Collective at the Ackland Art Museum, the Museum Store offers an Indian market featuring a wide array of beautifully designed and handcrafted products made in India. Goods range from colorful textiles and jewelry, to handcrafted journals and paper, to items for the home. All items are for sale, and all proceeds support the Museum. 
Jazz on Franklin Street
Every Wednesday from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm Jim Crisp Trio performs live at Roberts at the Franklin Hotel.  
Fitzgerald's Appy Hour
1/2 priced appetizers when you sit at the bar Monday-Friday 4 pm to 8 pm. Pair with one of their weekday drink specials and you have a perfect pick-me-up after work! women's fashions exclusively available at Julian's. Stop by the store today - at 135 East Franklin Street - and check out the quintessential Chapel Hill southern style! 
Bike Corral Park & Party!
Chapel Hill has it's first on-street bike parking corral! Come celebrate with us on Thursday, October 10 from 6 pm to 7 pm. Free bike giveaways and a downtown cruiser ride to follow hosted by The ReCYCLEry.  
Compass Center Events
Compass Center for Women and Families invites you to participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) events in October. With your support, we can all start a dialogue and raise public awareness about domestic violence. Visit for a list of events like: October 12- The Wedding Dress Project and Art of Healing Reception; and October 15- Sweet Frog Benefit on Franklin Street.
Bike Skills Workshop

Held the first Saturday of every month: Saturday, October 5 from 11 am to 4 pm. This workshop is dedicated to working onReCYCLEry projects. Voluneers will learn skills that could include fixing bikes for giveaways to children, stripping bikes, organizing the shop, or projects aimed at exercising the artistic vision of recycling bikes. No personal projects will be worked on during these Saturday hours.  Come get service learning hours or just volunteer your time. No experience necessary.  Children welcomed! 

Chapel Hill's annual celebration of the arts transforms Franklin Street with a diverse artist market, live entertainment for all ages, hands-on activities, and local food on Sunday, October 6 from 12 pm to 6 pm. Explore our booming local art scene supporting the artists that make our communities and local economy vibrant. Enjoy a day with family & friends with loads of free, fun activities for all ages and interests. Bring your appetite to sample some of Chapel Hill's finest food offerings! 
Fridays on the Front Porch
Join the fun this Friday, October 4 on the Carolina Inn's Front Porch at 5 p.m. for seasonal picnic boxes, live music performed by Big Fat Gap, beer, and wine. 919.918.2735 
"Art on the Move" at Festifall!
Transform your bicycle into a work of art promoting social justice, taking inspiration from the fall exhibition The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989, at the Ackland Art Museum. BYOBike and people of all ages are invited to build movable sculptures on their bikes on Sunday, October 6. Free and open to all. 
TerraVITA Crawl BannerTerraVITA Food & Wine showcases the very best in food and drink in our local community. On the Small Plate Crawl enjoy over 16 local restaurants in Chapel Hill & Carrboro. Each business will offer a 100% locally sourced dish or drink. Download the Small Plate Crawl Map. Tweet a picture of yourself enjoying your dish or drink at each venue with the hashtag #SmallPlateCrawl; and the person who visits the most venues will win a free night at The Siena Hotel! More Info
First Fridays at Linda's Bar & Grill
Every First Friday of the month in Linda's DOWNBAR will be Graduate Student/Young Professional Night from 5 pm-2 am. Sorry undergrads, this one's not for you. Come out for great specials and unique selections from Chef Carini.  
The Cave's 45th 1st Anniversary 
Chapel Hill's oldest bar has gotten another year older, but it's a little more special for 'new' owners Mark, Richard and Van who will be celebrating their first anniversary as owners of The Cave on Sunday, October 6 at 9 pm! Lonnie Walker and Airstrip will perform. $7, 21+ 
 Love Live Concert at Forest Theatre
On Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm come out for an amazing night of music under the stars in Forest Theatre. Three bands - Judah and the Lion, Delta Son, and Look Homeward. Tickets are $8. This is an all ages show and children 12 & under are free with adult ticket purchase! 
Beauty for a Cure Event at Aveda
The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill hosts Beauty for a Cure on Wednesday, October 9 at the salon. Students will provide complimentary haircuts, makeup applications, express facials, polish changes and neck and shoulder massages to support breast cancer awareness and research. A $10 donation is requested for each service during the event. One hundred percent of the donations received on the day of the event will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
CHDP Logo 2011
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works 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