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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 3/14/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
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Kipos Greet Taverna 
Located at 431 W. Franklin Street, The Courtyard. The menu features Greek classics such as mousaka, lamb youvetsi and baklava, as well as signature items like handmade phyllo pies, youvarelakia and rabbit stifado. Mezzes (small plates) meant to be shared, rotisserie cooked meats sourced from local farms, and slow cooked foods and vegetarian dishes made from the finest olive oils and ingredients. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner. Kipos also features an all-day corner bakery, offering fresh baked breads, pastries, and coffee.  
Poetry on the Bus!
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Carolina Quarterly is recognizing the poetic talents of the entire Orange County community! Send your most creative ballads, haikus, , or free verse compositions by 11:59pm on March 15 for consideration.The best pieces will be featured on Chapel Hill Transit buses throughout the month of April. One grand prize winner will receive $50. Details here:
See you at the Mule!
The Dead Mule will open at noon on Friday, March 15 for the ACC Tourney. Go Heels! They'll be open Saturday, March 16 at 1pm for more basketball. Don't forget this Sunday is St.Patrick's Day and the Dead Mule will start celebrating early on Saturday with Irish beer and whiskey on special all weekend. Corned beef and cabbage is on the menu. 
Go Heels! Baseball 
The Heels take on Miami Hurricanes at Boshamer Stadium this weekend in baseball! Friday, March 15 at 7PM; Saturday, March 16 at 6PM; and Sunday, March 17 at 1PM.  
FSYC Offering Massage
Carole L. Pope LMBT #12671, who finished teacher training in 2009, is offering 10% off massages during the month of March only to Franklin Street Yoga Center students. She is using the Red Lotus Room at the studio with a heated table. You can reach her at 919-619-6446 to set up an appointment. Brochures are available at the studio. 
Banquet for OCRCC
On Sunday, March 17 from 6PM to 8PM Mediterranean Deli hosts a banquet for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center in its spacious banquet room, featuring food, wine and beer plus live music by pianist and singer Parker Emmerson. The restaurant will donate all proceeds and costs to the OCRCC. $50.  

Walk This Way! Tour

On Sunday, March 17 from 2PM to 3PM take a walking tour of downtown Chapel Hill exploring the impact of women on the history of our downtown. Start at Horace Williams House. $5 per person.
Varsity Theatre Logo Dinner & A Movie For Two
Line up a date night and enjoy dinner at Top of the Hill and a movie at The Varsity for only $29! Available everyday - offered from 5PM to 6:30PM, includes two entrees, two n/a beverages & two tickets to the Varsity's early show. FREE Valet Parking provided by
 Top of the Hill.  
 Tea at Two at Ackland

What do light weight long lasting batteries,, 4chan, Kittehz, SnapChat, Skype, Open Source software, Wikileaks and texting have to do with Love and Art? They put very contemporary twists on Walter Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and on More Love's subtitle " Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s". Speaker Paul Jones leads the discussion on Wednesday, March 20 at 2PM. Free for members, $10 for non-member guests. Space is limited, so please RSVP to 

Monday Night Trivia

Gather up a team of four friends (only the smart ones!) and come to Nightlight for this challenging round with local trivia host Montgomery Morris! Winners of each round win free prizes and the overall winner of the night gets a gift certificate to Nightlight! Doors open at 9PM/ Free. 
Historical Author Talk
For all those in Chapel Hill that won't be watching basketball on Sunday afternoon...The Chapel Hill Historical Society presents Dixie Bohemia, A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s, a talk by John Shelton Reed on Sunday, March 17 from 3PM to 5PM. A reception immediately follows the talk. The event is free and open to the public.Reed will have some copies of his new book for sale and signing. The Historical Society is located at 523 East Franklin Street.
Comm. Love Jukebox 
On Sunday, March 17 from 2PM to 4PM Ackland Museum welcomes you to help create a Community Love Jukebox by bringing recordings of the love songs you love. Bring vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs, iPhones, and/or iPods with recordings of the love songs you love. Work with your fellow music- lovers and WXYC DJs to create a great "love mix." The playlist will be compiled and made available on the Ackland website. Free and open to the public. 
Vote for Franklin Street as a Great Main Street!
A panel of experts from the American Planning Association - North Carolina Chapter (NCAPA) have chosen Franklin Street as one of six finalists in the "Great Places: People's Choice - Great Main Street" competition. Now the winner will be determined by the community -- based on online votes. The online voting ends at 5PM on Friday, March 15. It requires registering with your name, email, and other information --this information will not be shared. Please vote and spread the word throughout the community! We know Franklin Street is the greatest main street in the world, but why not make sure everyone else does too? 
Watch ACC Tourney, Win Prizes!
Johnny T-shirt wants to see how Tar Heel fans cheer on the team during the ACC Tournament this weekend! Send them a photo of your family and friends watching the Tournament and you'll be entered to win a UNC Party Pack valued at over $150. Email photos to by 11:59pm EST Sunday, March 17, 2013. Please include your name, address and phone number. Winner will be chosen on Monday, March 18, 2013. Please read the official rules before entering:  
Nate the Magician
Nate the Magician performed on Franklin Street this weekend with a little assistance from the audience!
Walking Tours with Artist Parasol B 

Windows on Chapel Hill artist Parasol B will be hosting a walking tour of her piece Depiction on Saturday, March 16 at 2PM; starting at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. The walk lasts between 1 to 2 hours. Depiction is an interactive installation using multiple mediums ranging from the most traditional--paint, canvas, photography--to the newest of the new--smartphones, geo-locational information, crowd-sourcing and the web. Viewers of  Depiction use their smartphones to scan barcode paintings. From there, the participant is instructed to find a variety of specific sites within walking distance in downtown Chapel Hill. At each site the viewer is given specific instructions, via barcode, to stage or compose a photo, using their smartphone, then submit their photo to the resulting community-created photo collection. 

LEGO-palooza Comes to Downtown!
For eight years, the North Carolina LEGO Users Group (NC-LUG) has created amazing displays of unique LEGO scenes, from settlements in outer space to hometowns throughout America (including forts, amusement parks, city landmarks and more), for Morehead visitors to enjoy during LEGO-palooza.NC-LUG members will build a large-scale LEGO castle on site throughout the weekend - Saturday, March 16 11AM to 4PM and Sunday, March 17 1PM to 4PM. Admission to the LEGO-palooza exhibit area is free.  
Member's Spotlight at FRANK 
FRANK presents it's 3rd Annual Member's Spotlight. Nineteen member artists keep this unique non-profit in the heart of Chapel Hill thriving. This is a great opportunity to see more work by each of this core group of talented artists. Curated by FRANK's own exhibition committee, each artist will be given a space to showcase their own work. Running until May 5.  
17 Days of St. Patrick's Day 
Join Kildare's Irish Pub every day until March 17 to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. Each day Kildare's will feature an authentic Irish dish, drink or event to warm you up for the biggest Irish holiday of the year! From bangers and mash to Guinness beef stew, to perfect pints of Guinness and Jameson Whiskey tastings, to the Irish dancers and music -- something for everyone! 
New Arrivals at Somethin' Else
Artist Shari Dixon has done it again! She has created new and exciting floral design jewelry that screams Spring. Just in - a new shipment of Royal Woods puzzle boxes. They are hard to come by and go fast. Great gifts for Easter baskets or a soon-to-be graduate! And the very popular Savory Seasoning - the ingredient that makes a saltine the most delicious treat is due in any day! So come on in and browse; take a break from life and step into the world of Somethin' Else.  
Four Corners
March Madness is Upon Us: GO HEELS!
The Tar Heels first game in the ACC Tournament is Friday, March 15 at 9PM. Downtown will be buzzing with game watchers - so get out early and enjoy drinks and food while you watch the game! And with this gorgeous weather -- outdoor dining is hopping.  
For a complete list of downtown bars and restaurants-
Uniquities Has Your Spring Fashions
Uniquities is celebrating Spring with March Giveaway Month! Follow them on Facebook for giveaways throughout the week and stop by the stores for special in-store events. Uniquities loves their customers and want you to know! Shop all March for your Spring essentials!  Check out new arrivals on 
Carolina Performing Arts Events
On Sunday, March 17 at 7PM The Cleveland Orchestra comes to Memorial Hall. The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world and is considered one of the most important orchestras in the United States. On tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming and community engagement.  
On Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30PM Kurt Elling performs at Memorial Hall. Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling's rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth with command of rhythm, texture, phrasing and dynamics. Elling is a renowned artist of vocalese - the writing and performing of words over recorded improvised jazz solos. 
Cutest kid ever eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream
We believe this may be the cutest kid ever! Brothers stick together, but they don't share their Ben & Jerry's ice cream - smart kid!
Kidzu Children's Museum Events
Sunday, March 17 at 4:00pm: Spanish-English Storytime with Craft: Free drop-in program. Sundays are always free (1-5pm).  Monday, March 4-April 1, 9:00-9:45am: Miss Kat's Rhythm and Movement Classes is a fun-filled, open-formatted class geared toward children. You will find kids from ages two to ten jumping, skipping, clapping, tapping, shimmying and whirling their way around to everything from children's songs, to family-friendly pop tunes.  
Wednesday, March 20, 10:00am-12:00pm: Messy Morning in the Art Room: This month make fun four-leaf clovers in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Ages 2-5. Projects usually take about 15 minutes to complete and can be done at any time during this program. 
Visit  for details on cost or to RSVP for classes.
Upcoming Shows at LOCAL 506
Friday, March 15- Birds and Arrows Record Release Show, June Star, Katherine Whalen  Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm / $8 
Saturday, March 16 - A Mad Affair, The Morning After 
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm / $6-$8 
Monday, March 18 - Little Green Cars, Morning Brigade 
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / $10 
Tuesday, March 19 - Patrick Krief (of The Dears), Russell Howard, Eros and the Eschaton  Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / $8- $10
Tar Heel 10 Miler Register Today and Save $5! Fees increase TONIGHT at midnight, so if you're thinking about running the"Best 10 Miler in North Carolina" or the Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run - be sure to sign up today! 
No promo code necessary. 
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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