What to Do & See Downtown This Week! (Hint: Celebrate Dad)

What to Do & See Downtown This Week! (Hint: Celebrate Dad!)
 
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PARK ON THE HILL
You can now pay for parking downtown with your smart phone! www.parkonthehill.com 
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Shop Local Art at the ArtWalk!
The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is Friday, June 14 from 6PM to 9PM. Many of the venues will have live music, good food & drinks, and other art related entertainment.  www.2ndFridayArtWalk.com  
 
ArtWalk venues include: 
Join the ArtRide for bicycling, art enthusiasts and visit 2nd Friday ArtWalk venues! Meet at the Carrboro Farmers Market and get rolling at about 6:30PM to see all the exciting art openings and exhibits. The group will do a self-directed ride from venue to venue spending a little while at each place, all the way from the west end of Carrboro to the east end of Chapel Hill! Stay with the pack or venture out at your own pace. CLICK HERE for a detailed map of venues along with bike rack locations! 
What's on Your Reading List?
Before you hit the beach or the mountains this summer- stop by these Franklin Street spots to make sure you have enough books to get you through your relaxing vacation! Check out The Bookshop, Chapel Hill Comics, Internationalist Books & Community Center, Morehead Planetarium Gift Shop, and Ackland Museum Store. Or if you have some books to share - drop them off at one of the three branches of the Downtown Free Library! 
Get Maxi-ed Out at Uniquities! 
Just arrived at Uniquities: New maxi dresses from Tart, Splendid and Lavender Brown-plus maxi skirts in bold brights and sea-worthy stripes. Don't forget your feet this summer-shop new sandals from Vince
Camuto, Steve Madden and Sam Edelman. Open on Franklin Street until 7pm, and until 6pm on Sundays-come by before dinner and let's have some fun! www.uniquities.com 
Give Dad a Work of Art
Somethin' Else boasts an eclectic and unique collection of Handmade American Craft comprised of local and national artists - where every gift is a work of art! Whether you are looking for gift ideas for Dad, handmade silver jewelry or a funky fun piece for your home, Somethin' Else has the perfect gift for that someone on your list that seems impossible to buy for! Also offering ceramics, clocks, cards, and more!  www.somethinelsenc.com  
Pint Night at Fitzgerald's
On Wednesday, June 19 from 7PM to 10PM Fitzgerald's Irish Pub is hosting a Natty Green's Pint Night! Enjoy $3 pints of Elm Street IPA. Buy the pint, keep the glass!
Free Book Market at Zog's
Do books line your shelves, your walls, your sills, and your shower? Do you want to replace them with more books, or give your beloved, well-read books a new home? Bring those books to the Free Literature Market at Zog's on Saturday June 15 from 11AM to 4PM. All genres and ages are welcome. Put your books in the pile; leave what you want and take what you want! Any books leftover will go into their Super Cheap Book Sale; selling for less than $5 a piece, and proceeds  go to various charities!
Right about this time of year one realizes that heaven on earth is a college town in the summertime
Live Bluegrass on Weds!
Every Wednesday at 9PM at Mellow Mushroom- Free!  $3.50 for local beers!
June 19- The Long Leaf Trio
June 26- Guilty Pleasures w/ Leila Belle Hashemi   
Game Night at Vimala's
Every Monday night play games and flex your brainy/ silly/ adventuresome/ competitive/ cooperative muscles with friends at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. Enjoy the late night menu from 8:30PM until midnight!  www.curryblossom.com 
Sign Up Now for a Blood Drive
Approximately 60% of our population is eligible to donate blood, and only 5% actually donate! Rex Blood Services needs to collect 100 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of local patients. On Wednesday, June 26 from 10AM to 2PM - Investors Title Company is looking to break their current record of 34 people who have donated blood; and saved lives at their bi-annual blood drive! Sign up TODAY - and show your commitment to your community! Located at 121 N. Columbia Street, Investors Title Company will provide a free boxed lunch for all blood donors! For more information contact Jennifer Hilkert at 919- 945-2593. 
What's for Dinner Tonight?
Whichburger® and a milkshake every Thursday night at SandwHich -- means summer has arrived! Milkshakes are homemade with real fruits and ice cream NO fake syrups at Sandwhich. Try homemade pumpkin pie, coffee, strawberry, salted caramel, vanilla, and peanut butter - and for the summer only - summer corn!

Classic Blues at The Crunkleton

TODAY -Thursday, June 13 at 7PM: Ironing Board Sam performs at The Crunkleton! Classic Blues legend Ironing Board Sam relocated to Chapel Hill in 2010 following Hurricane Katrina with the help of
MusicMaker.org in Hillsborough, NC, and The Crunkleton is honored to welcome such a talented and bona fide musician. Sam will play solo from 7:00-8:00PM then he will collaborate with The Bright Mines, a blues band from Pittsboro, and at 8:30PM The Bright Mines will take over.  


Chapel Hill takes on a different vibe right now. The days grow a little longer and sweetly hotter; and time seems to slow down just a bit to let us all linger and enjoy the sunny days and cool nights. Starting Thursday, June 27, those cool summer nights come alive in Downtown Chapel Hill with the LOCALLY GROWN Music and Movies Series; FREE live concerts and movies atop the Wallace Deck, 150 East Rosemary Street in Downtown Chapel Hill. 

New Summer Menu at La Residence

Try the new summer menu this week at La Res out on the cool, covered patio! Featuring Mac N Cheesecake, Sambal Honey Wings, Salmon and Deconstructed Succotash, 'Chicken and Waffles', Strawberry Rhubarb cobbler, Waldorf salad or Baby wedge salad! And congratulations to Chef Lemar at La Residence - who has been accepted to participate in the Fire in the Triangle Competition!  www.laresidencedining.com 

Fridays on Franklin 

at 140 West Plaza

On Friday, June 14 from 6PM to 8PM The Art of Cirque will light up 140 West Plaza with dramatic rings of fire, flow arts, dance and movement centered on principles of harmony, symmetry that awe and inspire with creativity and light. On, Friday, June 28 from 6PM to 8PM the Friday on Franklin series concludes with renowned local musicians Pierce Freelon & The Beast. Experience musicianship and The Beast's critically acclaimed mix of indie-hip-hop and progressive jazz brought to you on the architectural stunning 140 West Plaza.  www.townofchapelhill.org/140west
Rock Out with Dad at Local 506
On Sunday, June 16 from 3PM to 4PM (doors open at 2:30PM) - Local 506 brings a kid-friendly show to the stage with Big Bang Boom, a Kindie Rock band who writes multi-genre music for parents and kids! Chuck Folds, Steve Williard, and Eddie Walker put on a high-energy show that demands crowd involvement. From the kids joining the "Spongebob Chorus" to a parents vs. kids hokey pokey challenge! Free and open to ALL ages! Hip-Hop Open Mic: Tuesday, June 18 at 9PM - sign up at 8PM, music at 9PM.Open to DJs, producer and MCs. Drum set available. MCs can bring their beats on a flash drive. Live and audio recording available. www.local506.com 
Carolina Brewery Celebrates Dad
Haven't made plans for Father's Day? Carolina Brewery has some great suggestions on how to celebrate Dad's favorite holiday: Take him out to the ballgame...in the Sky Blue Express! Grab a few tickets for the Brewery's Thirsty Thursdays with the Durham Bulls Baseball Club. Make reservations to enjoy the Father's Day Weekend Specials. Delicious food and beer pairings at an unbelievable price! And in case you need a present...they have growlers and Brewery merchandise, including brand new shirts. www.carolinabrewery.com  
Rock/Reggae Show at He's Not Here
Signal Fire and Murphy's Kids are performing at He's Not Here on
Saturday, June 15 at 10PM. Come have a Blue Cup and enjoy live, outdoor music downtown! www.hesnotherenc.com And do you know what business once occupied the He's Not Here space? Learn a little more about the legends of this beloved downtown institution!  
Congratulations Heels!
The Carolina Men's Baseball team is heading to the College World Series! Playing against NC State on Sunday, June 16 at 3PM - the game will be shown on ESPN2; and every screen downtown will be tuned in! And Johnny T-shirt has gear waiting for you to show your team spirit! www.johnnytshirt.com 
Music in the Galleries: Tea Cup Gin
On Sunday, June 16 from 2PM to 3PM, Ackland Art Museum welcomes all to enjoy the jazz- and blues- inspired music of local group Tea Cup Gin. The band is influenced by vintage jazz standards, torch songs, ragtime and delta blues, tin pan alley classics, cand more. With two acoustic guitars, upright bass, emotive vocals, and occasional guests on percussion, trombone, trumpet, and violin, Tea Cup Gin has a unique and authentic approach to the great American jazz tradition. Free and open to all. www.ackland.org 
Capture the Flag- Summer of Fun at UNC
Seriously...it's the Summer of Fun in Chapel Hill! Don't miss out!
Summer Skies Show at Planetarium
On Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30PM explore the night sky under the planetarium dome with an expert guide, Morehead educator Amy Sayle. The Starry Nights experience is a perfect opportunity to learn how to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations that are easiest to find during the current season. hear about about eclipses, meteor showers and other astronomical phenomena that are expected to be visible during the current season. $12 ($8 for Morehead members). www.moreheadplanetarium.org   
Beat the Heat Yoga Workshop
Each changing season of the year brings unique gifts and opportunities to adapt our habits and yoga practice to flow along with a new season. At Franklin Street Yoga Center, this workshop on Saturday, June 15 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM is designed to complement the heat of summer. Instructor Jennie will guide you through a mellow vinyasa flow with fluid water movements, the cooling breath techniques of Sitali and Sitkari, and meditations focused on clarifying and taming inner fire. $15 drop in non student/$10 drop in student or use your pass. www.franklistyoga.com   
OUR LOCAL DEAL: Talulla's
Celebrating almost 10 years of excellent food and service on Franklin Street, Talulla's has become a favorite dining and late night destination among locals and visiting foodies with its unique Turkish Cuisine.Enjoy meals with friends and family as they have been prepared for the past five hundred-plus years, paired with an eclectic selection of Turkish and global wines. As a family-run business, Talulla's strives for perfection in attention and hospitality. OUR LOCAL DEAL: $20 for $40 for dinner OR $10 for $20 for Lunch! www.ourlocaldeal.com / www.talullas.com 

Fresh off a tour to California, approximately 50 members of the University United Methodist Church Youth Choir will present Godspell - a fun-filled musical featuring exuberant rock music and vibrant acting - on Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30PM
in the church sanctuary at 150 E. Franklin St. Godspell, an award-winning Broadway show, brings the parables of Jesus Christ to life through music and drama. The performance is free and open to the public. Ice cream will be served at intermission. 
http://www.chapelhilluumc.org/
 
Rhythm & Movement Class with Miss Kat
Mondays, June 17 to July 22 from 9:00-9:45AM - Join Miss Kat for a Rhythm & Movement Class!  Miss Kat, [Kat McGee], offers a fun-filled, open-formatted class geared toward children. You will find kids 2 to 7 year olds jumping, skipping, clapping, tapping, shimmying and whirling their way around to everything from children's songs, to family-friendly pop tunes and even some funky 70's and punky 80's music. $55 for all 6 classes if you sign-up in advance or $10 per class. To register please call Ms. Kat at 919.949.4975 or email dancing.kat@bellsouth.netWalk-ins are welcome.  www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org 
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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 meg@downtownchapelhill.com.   
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