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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 6/27/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Molly's Minstrels at FRANK
TODAY-Thursday, June 27 6PM to 8PM - Guest speaker Bonnie Cohen Presents: Molly's Minstrels. Molly Kaplan had a few secrets. As the wife of a terrifying man and known mobster with ties to Al Capone, Molly found her solace in artmaking. Molly's Minstrels are the culmination of a lifetime of creativity. Molly made art out of the found objects in her everyday life. As an outsider artist, creating in secret even in her own home, Molly created her art out of re-purposed objects that were readily available to her. Bonnie Cohen, Molly's granddaughter, will be presenting Molly's work and incredible story at FRANK. 
Friday Lunch at La Residence
La Residence will be featuring Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes on Friday, June 28 from 11:30AM to 1PM.
Dine in, take out or downtown Chapel Hill delivery is available. The usual crepe menu can
be viewed at And the next Blakemere tea will be offered July 11, 3-4:30pm.  
Easy Summer Sipping at Crook's!
It's a summertime tradition at Crook's to introduce an array of rosé wines, sparklers & apéritif. One
of the beautiful things about rosé sparklers & apéritifs is that, much like all else in the hot heat of summer, anything goes! Thinking about what to enjoy before or after the meal with either appetizers, small plates or desserts? Try the the Contadi Castaldi, a sparkling brut from Franciacorta, Itay or the Lillet Rosé, a French apéritif. The Franciacorta is well suited for slow-sipping on the patio with the Local NC Cheese Plate, Good Banana Pudding or Mt. Airy Chocolate Soufflé Cake. The Lillet pairs well with the Cracker Plate, Roasted Cauliflower Salad & the Atlantic Beach Pie or any of Bill Smith's seasonal sorbets & sherbets.  
Because the first game was so fun, they are doing it again! On Friday, June 28 at 8PM all are invited to a campus-wide game of Capture the Flag! Meet at the Old Well at 8PM and bring a blue tshirt and a white tshirt. Organized by the #SummerofFun Committee. Follow on Twitter for more information @sof_chapelhill.
Burrito Special at Lime Fresh
Every Monday - Get your choice of burrito with chips and a drink for just $5.99! The Mexican version of a wrap. You pick the fillings, they'll fold it all up in a toasted tortilla. Served with a side of warm homemade tortilla chips. 
Escape the Summer Heat!

Head inside to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on those hot and humid NC days! (Hint: For the most fun, bring your friends and family!) Explore our planet's climate with "Dynamic Earth," an exciting new fulldome planetarium show that will take you deep under the oceans to learn how the Sun's energy affect air and water currents. Investigate how scientists remove dangerous substances from soil and water in the new exhibit "A Sticky Situation," located in Morehead's Lower Exhibit Gallery. Visit the Science Stage to experience the new Science LIVE presentation "All Systems Go," an up-close look at the human body and how it functions. Remember that Morehead expands its public show schedule during the summer, offering daily planetarium shows Tuesday through Sunday (Morehead is closed on Monday). 

Aspiring Musicians Wanted
Caribou Coffee Shop on West Franklin Street is looking for musicians to perform live in the shop. Email Jessica at for information.
40 Day Yoga Challenge
The Franklin Street Yoga Center is challenging you to attend 30 classes over a 40 day period! If you have an unlimited pass, you can use your pass to participate or you can purchase a 40 Day Challenge pass which is $150 for the six weeks of unlimited yoga. If you complete the challenge, your name will be entered into a drawing for two 6 month unlimited passes and three monthly unlimited passes!  
Upcoming Shows at the Cave
Friday, June 27, 10PM- Dr. Bacon w/ Inner City Mountain Men
Saturday, June 28, 10PM - North Elementary w/ Magnolia Collective
Sunday, June 29, 10PM - The Lollipops
Monday, June 30, 10PM - White Violet
These are the days for eating cold ice cream outside on a warm day in downtown Chapel Hill! Check out all the dessert options downtown: 
Art Adventures for Kids at Ackland
Saturday, July 6 at 10:30AM & 1PM: Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland's galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques.  Be inspired by ceramic bowls in the Ackland Art Museum's Chinese collection and create your own artwork that's both pretty and has a purpose. Materials are provided. Free for Ackland Members, $5 non-members. Space is limited.  

20% Off Sale on All Totes at ABAN

Shop online now for 20% off all totes! Perfect for that summer beach trip or shopping downtown! A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN) is a non-profit in Accra, Ghana working to empower street girls while cleaning up the environment. The main form of safe, clean drinking water in Ghana is sachet bags, bags that are like sandwich-sized plastic bags filled with water. Since there is no formal waste collection, over 40 tons of these bags are thrown into the streets every day. ABAN fights the neglect facing both the girls and the environment by providing the girls with shelter, seamstress training, Business, English, Math, and Life Skills Education, and the means to save, matching their individual savings upon graduation. ABAN is one of the first businesses located in the Launch Venture Lab in downtown Chapel Hill!  For more information visit
See You Downtown TONIGHT!
Kooley High/ JSWISS  concert poster
Is Your Hair Summer-Ready?  
Stop by Aveda's retail shop for Sun Care Hair & Body Cleanser, a color-safe formula that gently and effectively removes chlorine, salt and product build-up, while helping to maintain moisture balance! A three-part defense and recovery system with corn-derived chelator that removes minerals found in chlorinated pool water which cause discoloration. A light tropical aroma blend with 100% certified organic essences of neroli, ylang ylang and wild-crafted cistus - perfect for summer! 
Book Club Meeting at Chapel Hill Comics
Never been into the idea of a book club? This one's for you! Chapel Hill Comics hosts this book group to talk about superhero butt-kickin' and fancy gadgets in Iron Man: Extremis by Warren Ellis; on Sunday, June 30 at 2PM! Book group regulars are nice folks, and a good mix of ladies & gents, so don't be shy!  
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. 
Sale into Summer Membership Special
Become a member at Kidzu Children's Museum or renew by July 7, and you get two free months added to your membership! That's 14 months for the price of 12! For a family of four, visiting twice a month,
that's a savings of over $80! Exclusive invitations to Members-Only Nights held every other month. 10% discount on Birthday Parties at Kidzu. Exclusive invitation to their New Museum Preview, at University
Mall, to be held before opening to the public. Memberships can be purchased at, by calling 919-933-1455, or by stopping by University Square location at
123-B West Franklin Street. 
TurnTurn Tuesday!
West End Wine Bar and CD ALLEY celebrate wine, whiskey, and wax. Live show projected nightly at11PM. Enjoy drinks specials: $7 Old"er" Fashioned, $6 Select Wines, $5 Peroni.  
On Friday, June 28 from 6PM to 8PM on the 140 West Plaza in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill- Experience the musicianship and "artVsm" of Pierce Freelon & The Beast. Freelon is the son of jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon, and renowned architect Philip G. Freelon. The Beast's mix of indie-hip-hop and progressive jazz has garnered critical acclaim nationally and Pierce's Beat Making Labs are traveling the world. 
Cholanad New Lunch Menu
Starting TODAY - Thursday, June 27- Cholanad offers a delicious lunch menu, perfect for patio dining! Cholanad features the finest southern Indian food. Lunch menu features: vegetable kurma, naan bread, zaffarani tandoori chicken kebab, spring dosa, paneer tikka masala, poori potato masala, and more!  
Don't Sweat Your Summer Style!

Uniquites offers maxi dresses in stripes, patterns and solids that are the perfect way to beat the heat. Need a new favorite denim short? They've got styles from AG Jeans, Paige Denim, and Joe's Jeans
in classic whites and blues. Top it all off with newly arrived jewels from House of Harlow 1960 and Sheila Fajl-keep summer style simple! Follow on Instagram for updates! 

Call for Volunteers: IFC Needs You!

Without volunteers, the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services (IFC) would not be able to provide the same level of services to those in need. The IFC relies heavily on volunteers and in-kind donations. Volunteers and interns now contribute more than 43,000 hours at the IFC every year. IFC offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities for individuals and those who want to do service projects.
Attend the next volunteer orientation on July 9 at 7PM! Volunteer orientation offers an overview of our facilities and how you can help.Held on second floor conference room of the Douglas Building at 110 W. Main St. in Carrboro. 
Celebrate Chapel Hill's 4th of July
Join local radio personality Ron Stutts (recently named by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters as the 2013 Personality of the Year!) at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Thursday, July 4, to
celebrate our nation's rich history of freedom and independence. Live Music by Kenny Mann and Liquid Pleasure, Fireworks and Family Fun! Gates open at 7pm with family fun activities planned throughout the
evening. Free glow necklaces provided to the first 10,000 to enter the gates. Presented by our good friends at Grace Church. Volunteers are needed too!  
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