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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 7/25/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Salon at FRANK Gallery
TODAY - Thursday, July 25 from 6PM to 8PM join FRANK artists and the Paws4Ever, a guaranteed-adoption shelter and sanctuary. Currently on exhibit is Forces of Nature, until September 8. FRANK's newest exhibit features work depicting animals respectfully and honoring their intrinsic intelligence,majesty and beauty. 
Italian Pizzeria 3 Specials
Every Sunday & Tuesday get a large cheese pizza and pitch of beer for $14 (after tax). With two giant TV's IP3 is a great place to watch the big game! 

Hi-Society Rooftop DJ Series

Every Thursday night this summer, at West End Wine Bar, Mix-N-Mingle hosts DJs featuring Jermainia and friends with an
intimate blend of House Music from 10PM to 1AM. No cover, drink Specials.  / 
In for the weekend at Light Years Jewelry: Tons of new fashion jewelry styles; new silver earrings, rings, and bracelets; sterling ear cuffs; and cute new saddle bags! 
Julian's Summer Sale is ON!
All summer inventory is 40%-60% off. Stop by the store today - at 135 East Franklin Street!  
Movie Nights at The Standard
Every Tuesday enjoy a free showing of a new or old movie on the patio's big screen, starting at 9PM. Drink Specials: $2 Narragansett 16oz Cans & $1.50 PBRs. Food Specials: Creative Burgers $1.
 7/30: Blue Velvet       8/6: Big Lebowski   
8/13: Breakfast Club  8/20: The Lost Boys 
8/27: The Goonies
Sale at Underground Printing
The shop is gearing up for football season and making room for new stuff...which means lots of items on sale! Dresses,
Hoodies, Rugbys, Hats, and more are all 50% off! Stop by and check it out! Located at 133 East Franklin Street.  
Book Banning in Chapel Hill?
Chapel Hill Public Library and the Office of Public and Cultural Arts invites artists of all ages and stages to submit artwork that celebrates the freedom to read. All of the entries will be on exhibit during Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28) and a select seven submissions will be printed as collectible art trading cards. One card will be given out each during the week at the library. Create a 5"X7" work on paper that is in some way inspired by a banned book or author. Pair it with a brief artist's statement and some other info and drop it off at the library by August 19th at 8:00pm.  
Tai Chi In The Galleries 
Every Monday until August 26 at 12PM to 1PM, the Ackland is offering Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Free for Members. $5 for all others. 
 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. 

Summer Specials at LIME

All day Wednesdays on the patio at Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, located at 140 West Franklin Street:
$2 Corono Extra, Corono Light, Bud Light, Lime Jello Shots
$3 Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita
FREE Chips & Salsa  

Aveda Student Open House

Join Aveda Institute Chapel Hill to learn more about their cosmetology and esthiology classes on Thursday, August 1 from 6PM to 8PM. Located at 200 West Franklin Street. 
Get ready to dance on Wallace Plaza on TONIGHT -Thursday, July 25; beer garden open at 7PM & music starts at 8PM! The Wusses, comprised of local musicians from too-many-bands-to-mention, brings the swaying sounds of soft rock covers to Locally Grown this week. And the show kicks off with The Whom; playing rock favorites from The Who. 


Featuring a beer garden sponsored by Carolina Brewery along with a selection of food from  Bandido's Mexican CafeTop This!, and The Standard Restaurant - all available on Wallace Plaza. Bring a chair or a blanket - there's plenty of room on the plaza for a picnic dinner!  
The Wallace Plaza is on top of the Wallace Parking Deck; car entrance off of Rosemary Street. For all downtown parking options visit  But why not bike-in to the movie? There's plenty of bike parking space...and it's free! Bikers receive a free tune up Back Alley Bikes and merchandise from Go! Chapel Hill
LOCALLY GROWN concerts are no longer cash-only! We've partnered with Tabsprint to shorten the wait in the beer garden lines. Use your smartphone to select the drink you want to order. Place your order on the app and show the bartender that you paid for your drink by swiping the payment slider. No more leaving your credit card at the bar to start a tab.  Download the app now - for iPhone and Android! 
Royal Baby Special at Carolina Inn
In honor of The Royal Prince of Cambridge -- book a baby shower with The Carolina Inn by August 1 and receive 10% off of
your event. Call 919-918-2749 for additional details.  
Carolina Brewery Beer Dinner
Carolina Brewery and Brooklyn Brewery have teamed up with All About Beer Magazine to create an event reminiscent of a meandering beer dinner on Sunday, July 28 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM. Guests will tour through eight beer stations to enjoy Carolina Brewery and Brooklyn Brewery beers expertly paired with small plate food samples. Chef Andrew Gerson of Brooklyn Brewery and Chef Alex Stewart of Carolina Brewery will be on hand to discuss the science of beer and food pairings with guests. All About Beer Magazine will also be on site with beer educational information and free magazine trial subscriptions. Tickets $50, 21+ only.  
New Arrivals at Uniquities!
Come to Uniquities this week! Just In: New styles of denim from Paige Denim, 7 For All Mankind, and Citizens of Humanity-buy now to wear now. Just In: Dresses and tops from Rebecca Taylor, Parker and Joie are perfect for the warm summer weather. Just In: New styles everyday so make sure to follow them on Facebook  and Instagram! 
What's on Your Summer 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!
Have Books to Sell? The Bookshop has book-buying hours Monday through Saturday, 11:00am-5:30pm, no appointment necessary!
Family Day at Ackland Museum
Make wonderful museum memories at the Ackland's July Family Day on Sunday, July 28 from 2PM to 5PM! This month, you'll be
inspired by artworks that are about place, whether that place is someone's home, a beautiful landscape, or an imaginary
location. At the Creation Station, use watercolor pencils to draw a place that is special to you, then add water to make it
into a watercolor painting! Story Time at 3:00 and 4:00 PM includes stories about real and imaginary places that have
inspired artists through the ages. Free and open to all. Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 years old. 

Photo courtesy of The Stagger - Your source for information on live entertainment throughout the Triangle!  
Pools OPEN - Come On In!
The A. D. Clark Pool at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., is now open for the summer season. The free outdoor swimming pool, operated by the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department, is available for lap swimming and open swim time now through Labor Day. The 25 meter pool offers a zero-depth entry pool, locker rooms, showers and family changing area. There is a wading pool for pre-school aged children and toddlers (swim diapers required).  
Free Movie Night for Teens 
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center continues its new Open Minds Cafe, the science cafe program especially for teens,
with a free Science Fiction Movie Night on Friday, August 2, doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pizza, and a screening Jurassic
Park beginning at 6 p.m. Two paleontologists will be discussing the movie! Remember, Open Minds Cafe is just for teens --
you must be at least 13 to attend. 

"With over 80 Bourbons behind the bar along with an impressive cocktail menu of both classics and proprietary recipes, this is the perfect bar to go cheer against Duke when they take the court (although any bar is a perfect place for that)."  The Crunkleton on West Franklin Street was named one of the best 55 Bourbon Bars in America by The Bourbon Review  

Chapel Hill Comics Book Club

On Sunday, July 28 from 2PM to 3:30PM join others for a discussion of Saga Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples. An outer Space action-packed Romeo and Juliet with an adorable ghost story--there's something for everyone, but solidly adult-themed! Saga is Chapel Hill Comics best-selling comic series right now, Saga Volume One is the best-selling graphic novel of the year, and Saga Volume Two, which just came out a little over a month ago, is already their fifth best-selling graphic novel of the year!  

Visit Johnny T-shirt online at or at 128 East Franklin Street!
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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