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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 11/7/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is Friday, November 8 from 6 pm to 9 pm with 21 venues participating this month with live music, good food & drinks, and other art related entertainment. Venues are featuring art products perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. Even the hardest to shop for on your list will love a hand-made, artistic item! Shop local art like unique jewelry, scarves, handmade paper goods, ceramics, fine art, and more. 
Crafts at Kidzu
Every Saturday in November, 10:00 am-5:00 pm: Kidzu will have a different craft to make to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Crafts will include Pendants, Nez Perce Tribe inspired Pouches, Dream Catchers, Northwest Indian inspired Rattles, and Tlingit Indian inspired Collages. Crafts are free with admission.
Ackland's Take Two Tours
Sunday, November 10 at 2 pm: Learn about how the current exhibit is situated in a global context of art and activism. UNC-CH faculty members join experts from the Museum's staff for conversational tours that explore the work of Sahmat in greater detail, adding insights from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Free.  
Beer Tasting & Events
Tuesday, November 12 at 8:30 pm: Free BSki's catered party and beer tasting with Great Lakes Brewing Company at Goodfellows Bar. Every Tuesday Trivia at 10 pm and DJ/Karaoke 12 pm. Sundays means half-off everything!  
Trivia at Fitzgerald's 
Every Monday, 9:30 pm until 11:30 pm: Prizes every round! Drink specials and 1/2 priced appetizers from 8 pm to 11 pm. Gather your friends - but only the smart ones!
Carolina Brewery Specials
Monday through Friday: $5.95 Brew Plate Lunch Special includes sandwich, chips & iced tea
Monday: Kids Night,12 & under eat free off Kids Menu with paying adult
Tuesday: Pint Night, Year Round Pints only $3.00
Wednesday: Trivia at 8 pm, Match Wits & Win Prizes, $12 Pitchers
Thursday: Small Batch Thursdays, $1 off Small Batch Glasses & Growlers  
Be a Downtown Hero! 
You don't have to save someone from a tall building or stop a villain from taking over the world to be a hero. Real heroes walk our streets every day. They are blood donors - people we know who care about saving lives and helping others live. 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
NOW OPEN: Thrill City
A new pop-up store has opened at 422 West Franklin Street - Thrill City, is an online magazine and lifestyle clothing store aimed at a young, urban audience. Carrying original and NC made products, the store also features artist exhibitions and performances.
Savory Sunday Pop Up Kitchen
Enjoy a very special Popup Kitchen multi course dinner event at The Dead Mule featuring chefs Trey & Mary Beth. Seatings are at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm with reservations requested. Please call 919-969-7659 to make reservations. Tickets $20/person. 
Teen Science Cafe: Virtually Cool
On Friday, November 8, Dr. Russell Taylor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will talk about virtual reality and how it's helping people do more than just play video games. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pizza, and the talk will begin at 6 p.m. Remember, Open Minds Cafe is just for teens -- you must be at least 13 to attend.
Reception for Windows on Chapel Hill
Friday, November 8, 6 pm to 8 pm: All are invited to an opening reception at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe for three artists currently with store front installations for Windows on Chapel Hill. Meet the artists, enjoy food & drinks, and hear about these great collaborative arts initiatives. For more information on Windows on Chapel Hill visit 
The ReCYCLEry, at 108 Graham Street, has a Balance Bike Lending Library for parents to check out a Balance Bike in 6 month increments, free of charge. Balance bikes are a great alternative to training wheels. When the child becomes confident, the parent can return the balance bike for a pedal-bike. All bikes come with helmets!  
Go Heels! Football Game Day Info
Carolina takes on University of Virginia on Saturday, November 9 at 12:30 pm in Kenan Stadium! Football game days bring excitement and UNC Football Game activity to downtown that everyone enjoys. Buy tickets to the game. Enjoy dining downtown before or after the game. Stop by one of downtown's bustling UNC fan gear shops that sell all things UNC-themed! Take the Tar Heel Express downtown and to the game! 

Fifteen Day Yoga Challenge

Monday, November 11-Monday, November 25: Practice your yoga 15 straight days and see firsthand the growth in your Yoga practice! Complete the challenge and your name goes into a drawing for prizes which include a six month unlimited yoga pass at Franklin Street Yoga Center, an iPad mini, a month of unlimited yoga, and a lululemon yoga mat. 

Financial Education Workshop
Thursday, November 14 at 6 pm: If money makes the world go round, where does your money go? This workshop will help reveal what is most important to you and how the choices you make with your money are shaped by your values. This is your chance to discuss and
discover new ways to make your dollars go further. Space is limited. Sign up now:  
25th Annual RSVVP Day
On RSVVP (Restaurants Sharing Ten Percent) Day, participating restaurants contribute 10% of their total proceeds to benefit the IFC's food programs: Food Pantry and Community Kitchen. So eat out early and often (breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between snacks) on
Tuesday, November 12! For a list of restaurants visit
Don't Wait To Make a Resolution!
Start the new you now! 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. 

Venture Crew 9 hosting a blood drive in downtown Chapel Hill last spring at The Franklin Hotel.
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