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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 8/15/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week! Welcome Back UNC Students!

Welcome Back UNC Students!  Fall semester classes start on Tuesday, August 20 and Carolina students have started moving back to town this week. Downtown Chapel Hill is bustling with them and their families getting ready for the new school year - and we are happy to have them back! 
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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Business After Hours Event
Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Chamber of Commerce hosts their Business After Hours TONIGHT- Thursday, August 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at FRANK Gallery. Bring your colleagues and business cards, and get ready to network! No registration required! At After Hours, enjoy food from  Fitzgerald's Irish Pub and meet the Non-Profit Spotlight Kidzu Children's Museum.  
Have Books to Sell? 
The Bookshop has book-buying hours Monday through Saturday, 11:00am-5:30pm, no appointment necessary! Then take some time to wander through the stacks of the Bookshop's 80,000 book inventory, with 13,000 listed online. You are sure to find that perfect next read! And if you are lucky, one of the resident   Bookshop cats might just browse with you. Located at 400 West Franklin Street.
Sound Remedy at The Thrill
On Tuesday, August 20 at 10pm, Sound Remedy will be starting his fall tour with his first show in Chapel Hill at The Thrill. This tour includes over 30 cities nation-wide including a stop to play in Atlanta, GA to play at one of the world's largest music festivals Tomorrow World. Don't miss the chance to see this performance live in Chapel Hill! /

Carolina Fan Gear Sale

The Shrunken Head Boutique is making room for UNC football Season 2013 items! Come shop the 50% off racks now before the new school year starts! Located at 155 East Franklin St. 
Neighborhood Exhibit
At Horace Williams House, Preservation Chapel Hill hosts Facing Our Neighbors - an initiative of the Marian Cheek Jackson
Center for Saving and Making History. Originally part of a multi-media installation and festival on the grounds of St.
Joseph C.M.E. in May of 2010, the collection of images, text, and audio encourage us to ask: Who are our neighbors? What does it mean to be a neighbor in a rapidly changing Northside? All materials in the exhibit were produced collaboratively. Long-time residents, student tenants, friends without homes, local business owners, church members: all chose when, how, and if they would be photographed. Exhibit on view until August 27.   
Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents the 14th annual giant puppet pageant for all ages - Invisible Earth. Shows runs until September 8 at 7PM with a 6:20PM pre-show; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - plus a Labor Day matinees. A show like nothing you've experienced before with masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets and live music, all coming alive in the serene and beautiful setting of The Forest Theatre on UNC's campus. $12, $8 kids - suggested donation at the door.

Walk This Way! Tour

On Sunday, August 18 from 2pm to 3:30pm join Preservation Chapel Hill and explore the women's history of downtown Chapel Hill! Tour the Chapel Hill National Register Historic Dstirct and learn about the women who helped shape Chapel Hill. The tour begins at the Horace Williams House at 610 E. Rosemary Street. Tickets are $5 per person, or free with membership voucher. 
Live Music at Fitzgerald's 
On Wednesday, August 21 at 9pm Fitzgerald's Irish Pub invites all to listen to the beautiful voice of Crystal Smith while enjoying $3 pints, $2 select shots and $1 sliders. 
TONIGHT on Wallace Plaza -activities at 8PM, movie at 9PM.


NOW SHOWING: Finding Nemo (G/2003)Pre-show will be a family friendly Finding Nemo scavenger hunt as well as crafts for the smaller children. Gather clues to find prizes! 


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. 

Now Open: Four New Restaurants
Hummus Cafe - 169 E. Franklin Street - Offering falafel, gyros, fresh salads, panini sandwiches, and soup. 
Mozzarella - 401 W. Franklin Street-An Italian restaurant with French, Asian and Mediterranean influences. Featuring homemade mozzarella cheese made by the chef! Open for lunch and dinner.
Kalamaki Greek Street Food - 431 West Franklin Street, The Courtyard - Using local organic meats and ingredients, Kalamaki serves traditional Greek street fare with local NC ingredients. Offering grilled skewers, souvlaki, greek burgers, gyros - open 11am - 10pm daily. 
Chopsticks & More -T163 E. Franklin Street -The Korean fusion menu offers favorites like bulgogi boxes with kimchi and miso soup; as well as bibimbap.
The Carolina Inn hosts Fridays on the Front Porch every week at 5PMThe Gravy Boys preform on Friday, August 16. 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.  
BOGO Sale at Clothing Warehouse
Clothing Warehouse Chapel Hill is having a Buy One Get One  (BOGO) sale on dresses and tees all this month, excluding sales items. And hot weather lingers long around these parts - so check out the $5 and $10 sale on tees, shorts, dresses, and more! 

Make HERstory at The Standard

On Monday, August 19 at 7:30pm The Standard is showing the documentary Makers:Women Who Make America on the patio as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood! MAKERS: Women Who Make America is an ongoing initiative that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. Creating a library of stories that includes women from all walks of life with diverse experiences and perspectives.  

Looking to Refresh Your Closet? 
Uniquities has just received new dresses from Susana Monaco 
and Parker! Need new jeans? Perfect shades of blue from J Brand, James Jeans, and 7 For All Mankind. Fall shoes are starting to come in, too-styles from Steve Madden, Dolce Vita and
Frye will make perfect additions to your shoe collection. 
New styles everyday so make sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram! 
Upcoming Shows at The Cave
Fri, 8/16 at 10PM- Tim Stambaugh, $5
Sat, 8/17 at 10PM - Ye Olde Shoppe w/ Flash Car, $5
Sun, 8/18 at 9PM - Birds of Avalon w/ The Lollipops and Sylvan Esso, $8
Mon, 8/19 at 10PM - Joe Cat
Wed, 8/21 at 10PM - Lesser Animals
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.  

Photo courtesy of Elaine's On Franklin
Introducing the perfect summer salad at Elaine's on Franklin. Organic arugula with local curried watermelon, cucumbers, basil, feta, pine nuts & pomegranate essence. Watermelon season doesn't last make your reservation now!  
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 26 at 8:00pm.  
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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