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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 8/1/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Tax Free Shopping Downtown
From Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 - North Carolina exempts sales tax on  purchases like shoes, clothing, school supplies, and sports equipment (some restrictions apply). For complete details - CLICK HERE.  Get ready for the school year and do some shopping on Franklin Street!
Salon at FRANK Gallery
TODAY - Thursday, August 1 from 6PM to 8PM - FRANK Gallery hosts a two part evening with a focus on a wonderful local 
organization that promotes humane treatment and training of dogs, as well as a reading by famed local author and
photographer. K9Kindness is a public awareness project dedicated to humane education and promoting reward
based (pain free) alternatives to dog training techniques.Then local author, and photographer John Rosenthal will be reading his essay Sharing History, With Rufus: A Dog's Eye View of Chapel Hill in the Late 60s and Early 70s.  
IPA Day at Carolina Brewery
TODAY -Thursday, August 1 -is IPA Day and Carolina Brewery is celebrating with $3 pints and $12 pitchers of their award winning Flagship IPA! 

What's for Dinner Tonight?

Whichburger® + a milkshake + every Thursday night at SandwHich = summer perfection! 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!  
Art Adventures for Kids 
Saturday, August 3, 10:30am - 1:00pm - 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. This month, 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.  
Summer on The Patio
R&R Grill's outdoor patio is shaded and waiting for you as we head into the dog days of summer! Every Thursday enjoy 1/2 priced wine bottles, $4 wells, $2 bud light on the best patio in town! Sunday Brunch, 10AM to 2PM, features southern
favorites like Chicken & Waffles, Crab Cake Benedict, Chicken & Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, and much more.   
Because life is sweet! Sugarland Bakery and Cafe offers a dizzying array of tasty treats, made from scratch every day, along with coffee and a full-service bar! 
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.  
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.
8/6: Big Lebowski   8/13: Breakfast Club 8/20: The Lost Boys 8/27: The Goonies
ONLY Two Dates Still Open! 
The Ackland Museum is offering Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Classes has filled up fast - only two dates are still open - August 19 & 26 from 12PM to 1PM. 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. 

Newcomers  Yoga Special 

30 Days of Unlimited Yoga for $30: Discover how yoga can work for you! Franklin Street Yoga Center is offering 30 days of
unlimited yoga for $30 if you sign up for this special price immediately after you take your first free class. One time
only offer for new students. Located in the Courtyard on West Franklin street,  

Old Time Jam at Nightlight

First Wednesday of every Month at 7PM: Not just an open mic and stage! Nightlight hosts this monthly gathering of musicians
of all skill levels to play with each other, learning new styles and songs, in a great jam session! Free to play and
listen - next session on Wednesday, August 
TONIGHT on Wallace Plaza -activities at 8PM, movie at 9PM. Join us for a FREE showing of The Avengers (PG13).  Come early wearing your favorite cosplay or superhero  costume. The best costume(s) will win gift certificates to local eateries. MultiVerse Gamers will be on hand to assist with the judging and we will have opportunities to discuss the Avengers and other fun facts about comics and gaming.


Free popcorn for all while supplies last; and Ben & Jerry's will be selling delicious ice cream to keep you cool! Movie nights start with film shorts created by local award-winning filmmaker Nic Beery; of  Beery Media and founder of the Carrboro Film Festival. 

Vimala's 3rd Anniversary Celebration
After 18 years of underground community dinners, Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe was born. And we are all thankful for 
Vimala, her family, and her crew - for making this community come alive with food, social justice, and love! On Saturday, August 3 starting at 6PM the community is invited to celebrate at this all-ages event! The celebration starts with a Paperhand Puppet Intervention opening procession (and yes, you can be a part of the parade!), and inlcudes music from Tim Smith Band, Onyx Club Boys, Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes, DJ Jil Christenson, and other talented  performers! 
Fridays on the Front Porch 
The Carolina Inn hosts Fridays on the Front Porch every week at 5PM. Big Fat Gap preforms on Friday, August 2. 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.  
  bevello is a one-of-a-kind boutique offering contemporary fashion forward  women's clothing, shoes, accessories, and gifts.
Located at 142 East Franklin Street. 
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. 
Jak Locke Trio, Beer, & Crafts!
Jak and his band agreed to come play at Zog's on their tour under one condition: that Zog's present them with the gift of a working Melodica in its own carrying case. Well, Zog's has the Melodica, now all they need is you to come out and enjoy the show! On Saturday, August 3 at 9PM experience The Jak Locke Superpower Trio and their live, very energetic show. Dollar draft beer and the crafts table open to all to create and take home a fun masterpiece! 
Tax-Free Shopping at Uniquities!
Shop Uniquities this weekend because the tax is on them! Take advantage of Tax Free Weekend on new arrivals from
Vince, Dolce Vita, 7 For All Mankind, J Brand, Autumn Cashmere and Theory. Uniquities is ready to help you get back to  
school in gorgeous style! New styles everyday so make sure to
Free Home Preservation Workshop 
On Saturday, August 3 from 10AM to 12PM at Hargraves Community Center Empowerment, Inc is hosting a workshop that is free and available to the public! Refreshments provided. Presented by the NC Housing Coalition with representatives from EmPOWERment, Inc, First Citizens Bank, and the Land Loss Prevention Project, attendees will gain vital information about successful home ownership and home preservation. For more information and to register online visit 

Preschool Painting with Evan 

On Tuesday, August 6, 3:30-4:30pm, join certified art teacher Evan Hirasawa for this hands-on imaginative drawing and painting class at Kidzu Children's Museum. Featured project for this class will be 3-D mixed media Van Gogh sunflowers. Evan helps children explore their world through positive and nurturing instruction. Young children with special needs are welcome. $6 per child. For children 2-7 years. Space is limited and prepaid registration is required. Call the museum at 919-933-1455 to register or sign-up at  
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!
Photo courtesy of The Stagger - Your source for information on live entertainment throughout the Triangle!  

Fire in the Triangle Menu at La Rez

La Residence is now featuring Chef Lemar's menu from his battle in the Fire in the Triangle. A 3-course menu with optional wine pairings at $35 per person. Come visit this weekend and taste the sweet (and savory) side of redemption! 
On Exhibit: Handmade Pottery
The Ackland Museum Store presents, in its retail gallery space, In My Garden: The Pottery of Marsha Owen, an exhibition
featuring handmade stoneware vessels and objects that appear at one with nature - now until September 7. When moved
indoors, their varied shapes, glazes, and plantings, effortlessly bring the "outside in." All items are for sale, and all
proceeds support the Ackland Art Museum's exhibition and education programs. Marsha Owen has been a professional potter for over 30 years and has shown her work throughout the United States. She currently lives in Raleigh and teaches regularly at
Claymakers in Durham.  
The Pool is 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).  
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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