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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 10/31/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Opening Show Reception
Located at Greenbridge, join Light Art + Design for an opening reception on Saturday, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. New show: Contemporaries features new works by Amanda Barr,
Charles Chace, Lynda Curry, Ron Liberti, Leigh Suggs, and many more.  
hand relief at AVEDA
For the first time, full-size hand relief™ infused with one of AVEDA's most loved aromas, rosemary mint, is available for a limited time only. $4 of the purchase price will go to support cruelty-free research through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
Only a Few Days Left!
Jane at FRANK features new work by locally and internationally collected artist Jane Filer. Also pottery by Mark Hewitt, and others. Gallery Hours this week: 11am-6pm Tues. - Sat. 1pm-5pm Sunday.  
Music at Franklin Hotel
Enjoy a cocktail and relaxing music at Roberts at the Franklin in the Franklin Hotel every Wednesday from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm Jim Crisp Trio performs jazz. 

Bread & Butter Bakery, at 503 West Rosemary Street, offers a rotating assortment of muffins, scones, cookies, brioche a'tete, and brioche Cinnamon Rolls.  Pies, tarts and croissants pop up on the menu too!   
Art for Lunch at Ackland 
The artist and activist collective known as Sahmat pursues "a mission of resistance against forces that threaten the essentially pluralist and democratic spirit of creative expression in India." Professor Gene Nichol will explore the underpinnings of Sahmat's bold charge, both abroad and in North Carolina on Wednesdaay, November 6 at 12 pm. Free, RSVP is requested.  
Italian Pizzeria 3 Specials
Every Sunday & Tuesday get a large cheese pizza and pitch of beer for $14 (after tax). With two giant TV's IP3 is a great place to watch the big game! 
Homegrown Halloween Information
Have Fun! Be safe! That's the message of Homegrown Halloween this year. A shared effort among the Town, University and downtown businesses, Homegrown Halloween aims to keep Halloween on Franklin Street a community gathering with enjoyable and safer crowd sizes. Enjoy the celebration, but please take care of each other! 
Halloween Happenings: For a list of downtown Halloween events, visit 
Celebration at The Bookshop!
After a wonderful, new redesign that brings light and openness to the store, The Bookshop is celebrating November 2 & 3 with 15% off all used books. Now For Sale: Bookshop Bags ($2.50 each)! Stop by and see the new look, and say Hi to Elmo and Red in their new digs.
Downtown Scavenger Hunt
The fifth annual Love Chapel Hill Scavenger Hunt will be held on Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! Put together a team of 2 to 5 people and solve clues about our community. Free to participate, but register online. Lot's of great prizes including serious bragging rights! Family-friendly, and fun! 
Lantern Private Dining Now Open
Lantern's new community kitchen and private dining room is open and hosting celebrations and private events for all occasions. This week they are celebrating fall with whey-fed pork, persimmons, foraged mushrooms and pound net caught flounder. Dinner nightly until 2am.  
Free Outdoor Yoga at Forest Theatre
On Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 am join Franklin Street Yoga Center in Forest Theatre and connect with fellow yogis and nature while practicing sun salutations in the sun. Wear your neon colors and create an unforgettable morning together. If it rains, we will hold classes as usual at the studio. BYOM - Bring Your Own Mat. The UNC Loreleis will be serenading you in savasana.  
Kidical Mass Bike Ride
Saturday, November 2 at 2:30 pm: All kids are invited for a fun ride on the streets of Chapel Hill starting at Northside Elementary. Helmets are required, but a few will be availalbe. All riders are eligible to win prizes. Families are encouraged to ride and parents & guardians should accompany their kids.  
The Cellar on the West End

The Cellar is appropriately located below West End Wine Bar on West Franklin Street. A late night favorite since it opened ten years ago, The Cellar offers cocktails, pool, and a much renowned jukebox. DJs and live music are sprinkled in to keep in interesting. It's the perfect place to start or end your evening. The Cellar is open Mon-Tues 8pm-2am, Wed-Sat 7pm-2am, Sun 9pm-2am. 

It's Time to Train Better!
Whether you are looking for one-on-one, small group, or a class setting, Chapel Hill Training has just what you want and need. Private personal training starts with an assessment; then trainers will design a program based on what you need. Or experience Bootcamp; a group setting with a qualified trainer for an hour long workout that combines total body exercises with cardio spurts. Also offering nutritional counseling and triathlon & race training. Located at 400 West Rosemary Street, Suite 1003. 
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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