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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 5/16/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
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Diamond Heels & Fireworks!
GO HEELS! The Diamond Heels take on the University of Virginia Cavaliers at Boshamer Stadium this weekend in baseball! Thursday, May 16 at 6PM, Friday May 17 at 7PM, and Saturday, May 18 at 2PM. Fireworks after the game on Friday, May 17! 
Family Law Workshop 
On Friday, May 16 at 6PM the Compass Center is offering a workshop- Introduction to Separation and Divorce- that will be facilitated by NC licensed attorneys. Registration required. Please call 919-968-4610.
Savage Weekend Fest 
Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18: Nightlight Club is hosting two days of nearly 70 bands from around the country and local favorites as well. $10 for each night or $17 for both nights. 
Fridays on the Front Porch
The Carolina Inn hosts Fridays on the Front Porch every week at 5PM. The Inn offers live music, a picnic menu with beer, wine and drink specials, and plenty of comfortable seating under the shady trees on the Inn's front lawn. No cover charge or reservations for the event. 
Kidzu kitchen
What's cooking in the kitchen? Young chefs have the culinary world at their fingertips in the Kidzu Children's Museum kitchen.
Craft Beer Week Continues
American Craft Beer Week continues until Sunday, May 19 with Carolina Brewery offering $3 Pint Night! All year round brews are on sale. They'll also be featuring a Shrimp and Red Snapper Pasta, which pairs great with
their classic Copperline Amber Ale. Cheers!  

Burrito Special at Lime Fresh

Every MONDAY - get your choice of burrito with chips and a drink for just $5.99 at  
Art of Hair - Photo by Barbara Wells
Aveda Institute Chapel Hill students and FRANK Gallery teamed up for the Art of Hair performance on 140 West Plaza for a Fridays on Franklin event. Stylists then created stylish hair-dos for audience members! Photo by Barbara Wells

He's Not Here Drink Specials

Monday: $6 Purple Haze Blue Cups 
Tuesday: $4 Domestic Blue Cups, $5 Craft Blue Cups, $8 Bottles of Wine
Wednesday: $6 Harpoon IPA Blue Cups
Thursday: $6 Natty Greene's Blue Cups
Friday: $5 Yuengling Blue 
Cups, $4 Miller Highlife Blue Cups
Saturday: $6 Sam Adams Lager Blue Cups
Sunday: $3 Coors Light Aluminum Pints 

Pop Trivia at East End 

Every Sunday, 9:30PM Come play Pop Trivia! The pop culture-based trivia game where the winning team can enjoy a $40 bar tab! Then stick around for dancing at STIR! 
Turn, Turn Tuesday!
West End Wine Bar and CD ALLEY celebrate wine, whiskey, and wax. Live show projected nightly at 11PM. Enjoy drinks specials: $7 Old"er" Fashioned, $6 Select Wines, $5 Peroni. 
Live @ Lunch on 140 West Plaza
Takeout Lunch Lecture Series
On Tuesday, May 21 at 12PM explore historic house restoration projects with Cameron-McCauley Neighborhood Association President Kurt Ribisl. Free.May is Preservation Month and preservation and Main Street organizations, both large and small, will take the time to celebrate history and historic places. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced this year's theme is "See! Save! Celebrate!" 
Star Families Show at Planetarium
Explore astronomy themes as a family on Saturday, May 18 from 3:30PM to 4:15PM. The engaging Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. Fees: $5 per person ($4 per Morehead member). This month learn how scientists explore the planets we see ... and those we cannot! How
can we tell if that spot of light in the night sky is a planet or a star? 
Don't Let Your Style Take the Summer Off! 
Come by Uniquities on Franklin Street and get a wardrobe refresher with new styles from Joie, Bella Dahl, Rebecca Minkoff, Joe's Jeans, Dolce Vita, and more! Make sure you check out their vacation section-with swimwear, cover-ups, and caftans waiting to be packed in your suitcase. Follow on Facebook  for updates and amazing giveaways! 
IP3 outdoor dining
Outdoor dining is calling you! The weather we all love is finally here, so don't stay inside! Italian Pizzeria 3 recently added outdoor dining on newly renovated sidewalks.  Check out many other great options downtown!
Ready for the Beach? Aveda Is! 
Stop by and refresh those highlights for the summer or add some peek- a-boo foils for a sun-kissed glow! Plenty of parking in the newly opened 140 West parking garage, enter from Rosemary Street! Call 919.960.4769 ext 3 to make an appointment today! 

Still Looking for Summer Camps?

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center still has openings! Become a Super Hero of Science! Super heroes of science are preparing to save the world! When they grow up, they become the scientists, researchers and medical professionals who find ways to make our world a better place. Is there a young Super Hero of Science in your family? Morehead offers exciting one-week camp sessions for grades K-8. Camp activities focus on science themes and are led by UNC students and graduates, trained to
provide a safe and fun educational environment for your child. 
Celebrate with Sun Salutations!
Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois (July 26, 1915 - May 18, 2009) is also known as Guruji to all ashtangis. He spread the "scientific method" of ashtanga vinyasa yoga to the world. He was leading international
workshops even at the age of 92. Franklin Street Yoga Center will celebrate on Saturday, May 18 by uniting energies and remembering Guruji with 18 sun salutations in the 7:45 level 1 class, the 9:00 level 2 class, the 11:00 level 1-2 class and the 4:15 level 1-2 class. As Bhagavad Gita says "there is no beginning, no
middle, no end" we are simply energy moving in and out of form. 
The Clothing Warehouse - sunglasses
Summer's So Bright...

...and The Clothing Warehouse has SHADES! They just got tons of new spring and summer inventory in, including 100's of new sunglasses. This weekend they'll be having a buy one get one free sale on all dresses!   

Look Inside the Book Nook at Kidzu
2013 Piedmont Laureate, author of The Prince who Fell from the Sky and The Clockwork Dark Trilogy, and Hillsborough resident, John Claude Bemis, is coming to Kidzu on Saturday, May 18! At 10:30am John Claude Bemis will read a segment from his latest book. Don't miss this chance to meet an author! This story time is free with admission. Geared to children 4 years and older. 
Central West Community Workshop
Join the Central West Steering Committee and your fellow community members for the upcoming Central West Community Workshop and engage in your communities future! Held at the Chapel Hill Public Library on Saturday, May 18 from 8:30AM to 12:30PM. The workshop will gather feedback on planning concepts, including the elements of land use, urban design, density and intensity, street networks, and transportation improvements for pedestrians, bicycles, transit and cars. 
Author Signing at Chapel Hill Comics
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce that as part of their 10th/35th Anniversary Festivities, they will host Lucy Knisley on Saturday, May 18, from 1PM until 3PM, when she will sign her new memoir, Relish! Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her
obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Relish is a graphic novel for our time: it invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product. 
Spring Roll
Cyclists unite for a family-friendly cruise around Chapel Hill and Carrboro on

Friday, May 17. The 8 mile cruise - with a shorter course also available - starts and ends at Wallace Plaza. Enjoy games, prizes, bike demonstrations, and more. Decorate you helmet and bike; costume 

contest too!  Events start at 5:30PM, ride starts at 6:45PM.   

Wild Foods Fundraising Dinner 
Vimala's Curryblossom Café hosts an evening of music and wild edible delights on Sunday, May 19 from 6PM to 9PM. Enjoy a fixed-plate gourmet, feast featuring wild-harvested super nourishing foods from the Piedmont, including wild mushrooms, traditionally processed acorns and a plethora of wild greens and flowers. $25-$50 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Vegan and gluten-free options available upon request. Proceeds go to benefit the fight to prevent hydrofracking in North Carolina and to benefit Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. 
Screening of The House I Live In 
Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America's longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications. A FREE screening at the Varsity Theatre on Tuesday May 21 at 7PM will be followed by a panel discussion. 
Fridays on Franklin
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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