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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 11/14/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Join Us for a Social Hour! 
Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm: Join us at the newly renovated Lantern Garden to enjoy free hors d'oeuvres, socialize with Downtown Partnership staff, board members, and other downtown community leaders as we build connections and community! Learn how your business can become a Bike Friendly Business. All are invited. Please RSVP here.
Comic Author Signing
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce that as part of their 10th/35th Anniversary Festivities, they'll host Ed Piskor on Saturday, November 16, from 6 pm until 9 pm! Ed will sign his newest book, Hip Hop Family Tree volume one! He's put together a comprehensive history of hip hop in comic form. 
Shows at Local 506
Friday, Nov 15 - Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Now, Now, Harrison Hudson, Missing Maps/ Show: 7:30 pm 
Saturday, Nov 16 - Andrew Belle, Leagues / Show: 8:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 17 - The Royal Concept, Three of Clubs, American Authors, MisterWives / Show: 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 23 - Consent Dance Party Benefit for OC Rape Crisis Center
/ Show: 9:30 pm 
NB4R Dance Party
Friday, November 15 at 10 pm: Chapel Hill Underground and Jermaine Landon hosts this monthly dance party; No But 4 Real. Featuring deep house from LuxePosh and Jermainia. 
Painting in the Afternoon
Friday, November 15, 3:30-5:00pm: At Kidzu Children's Museum this program is geared to kids 3-8 years to allow them to get creative with paint. Projects usually take about 15 minutes to complete and can be done at any time during this program. 
Music in the Galleries 
Sunday, November 17 from 2 pm to 3 pm: At Ackland Museum and featuring the music of UNC Sangeet, performers of
traditional Indian classical music. John Caldwell (Asian Studies, UNC-CH), whose research focuses on Indian music and popular culture, will host. 

Rosemary Imagined: 
Public Input Session

Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Join downtown business and property owners, community organizations, and residents for a Rosemary Imagined input session at Hargraves Community Center (216 Roberson Street, Chapel Hill). Rosemary Imagined is an innovative, community-led planning initiative that will refine our thinking of how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill.  

Tai Chi in the Galleries 
Monday, November 18 from 12 pm to 1 pm: Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes. .Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others (payments should be made at the door by cash or check). Register at  
NOW OPEN: Insomnia Cookies
Insomnia Cookies opened a new bakery at 145 East Franklin Street. Best known for its late night cookie delivery, this is the company's first store in North Carolina. The bakery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily and begins delivery at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. In honor of the company's official grand opening, they will serve a free cookie to all customers presenting a free cookie coupon in store (limit one per customer). There will also be a special delivery promotion for customers to order three Chocolate Chunk cookies for only $3 (not combinable with other offers). For more information and to receive a free cookie coupon, visit the Insomnia Cookies Facebook page at 
Triangle Startup Weekend 
Friday, November 15, through Sunday, November 17: Triangle Startup Weekend is a weekend-long (54 hour), hands-on experience for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to imagine and invent, and find out if their startup ideas are viable. Typically, about half of Startup Weekend attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. 
Be a Hero! Donate Blood!

Local high school teens in Venture Crew 9 of Chapel Hill hosts their fifth blood drive on Saturday, November 16 from 1:30 pm to 6 pm at The Franklin Hotel at 311 West Franklin Street. Go to  using sponsor code "chapelhill" to schedule your life-saving appointment. Contact with questions.
Weekly Night Cruiser Bike Rides
Every Thursday at 7 pm: Cruiser bike ride with FREE bike lights from the NC Watch for Me Campaign hosted by ReCYCLEry. The ride starts at the ReCYCLEry shop at 108 N. Graham Street. Riders of all shapes, sizes and skill levels are encouraged to attend. ReCYCLEry Facebook Page 
Family Science Day at Planetarium
Saturday, November 16 from 11 am to 3 pm: Have fun investigating your world! Morehead's Family Science Day series invites you to a day packed with amazing experiences including conducting your
own science experiments,learning about ongoing research at UNC and in the field, making your own take-home science swag, and more! Free.  
Harvesting HOPE: Benefit Dinner 
Sunday, November 17 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: HOPE Gardens is hosting Alice Ammerman to speak on the role of social enterprise in promoting a more equitable and resilient food system in the Triangle. Followed by a three-course dinner and a raffle at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. Buy tickets now!
Silent Auction with Larry Fedora Live 

Tuesday, November 19 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Volunteers for Youth hosts a silent auction in conjunction with the Larry Fedora Live radio show at Top of the Hill. The auction features sports-related items such as a Gio Bernard signed football, a Kendall Marshall signed basketball, Rousch Fenway Nascar package, and UNC basketball game tickets, as well as jewelry, framed art, and hotel

Spark creativity and ignite youth voices! TheSacrificial Poets is an award-winning spoken word poetry organization that serves middle, high school, and college- aged youth; located at 179 East Franklin Street in the Street Scene Teen Center.  
Star Families Show: Native American Skies
Saturday, November 16 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: Explore astronomy themes as a family! The engaging Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. Become familiar with the current night sky through stories that the Cherokee and other Native Americans have told about the Big Dipper, North Star, Pleiades and Milky Way.  
Get Ready for 
Winter at Julian's!
Stop by the store, located at 135 East Franklin Street, and check out their selection of Barbour Jackets. They carry the Classic Bedale Jacket in Olive and Navy!
In Rotating Repertory at PlayMakers
Metamorphoses: Set in and around a pool of water, Metamorphoses presents the poetic myths of Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Eros and Psyche, and others to juxtapose the ancient and contemporary in breathtaking storytelling and gorgeous imagery, exploring the timeless theme of love in all its forms. The Tempest: Shakespeare's last play - the theatre's first work of magical realism. In the aftermath of a shipwreck of his own conjuring, exiled Prospero wields magical powers and manipulation to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place. For dates and ticket information visit  
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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