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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 8/22/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Hi-Society Rooftop DJ Series
Every Thursday night, 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.  /
Poster sale at Teen Center
Everyday until August 30 from 10am to 5pm, the annual poster sale is taking place in the Street Scene Teen Center, under the Post Office, at 179 East Franklin Street. The sale features 1000's of art, photography, and music posters - great for the dorm room, class room or living room! A portion of the sales support the Street Scene Teen Center in providing a safe environment and arts programming for teens after-school and on the weekends. 
Civil War Buffs Unite! 
The Bookshop has just purchased a large collection of Civil War books from a collector in South Carolina and are restocking their newly expanded Civil War section every day. Stop by The Bookshop and check them out!  The Bookshop has book-buying hours Monday through Saturday, 11:00am-5:30pm, no appointment necessary. Located at 400 W. Franklin St. 
Happy Birthday Yoga Center!
Franklin Street Yoga Center turns six on August 27! To celebrate they are offering free classes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - this weekend - with food after each class. During the birthday weekend the yoga center will be selling raffle tickets to raise money for their work with the Africa Yoga Project; empowering and educating Kenyans through the power of yoga.   
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.
Yoga in the Galleries 
On Tuesday, August 27 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm enjoy art-inspired yoga at Ackland Art Museum! This hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall provides the opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art at the Ackland. Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch. Free for Ackland Members, $5 non-members.
Space is limited; register online at   
Divorce & Separation Support 

Beginning mid-September, The Compass Center is offering this 8-week group. Open to women who have experienced or are contemplating separation and/or divorce. The group will address common issues that women face during this process, such as grief, loss, anger, self-esteem, anxiety, depression and managing change. There is a $40 fee associated with this group, but can be waived as needed. Child care is offered upon request.Contact Support Group Coordinator Connie for more details at or 919-929-3872.  

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.   
Old Timey Jam at Nightlight

Every first Wednesday of the month Nightlight Club hosts an old-timey jam. Bring your instruments and play with friends - there are no strangers here! Enjoy a drink and listen to some tunes -  


Enjoy the cool, shaded comfort of TRU Wine + Deli on their outdoor patio. Deli by day, and wine bar by night! 
TONIGHT on Wallace Plaza -trivia at 8PM, movie at 9PM.


NOW SHOWING: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960)We'll have Hitchock-inspired trivia at 8PM - and trust us - the competition is fierce!  Trivia will be based on the movie, modern crime television, modern psychology, and those who followed in the footsteps of Hitchcock. 


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. 

Keeping Carolina Fans In the Spirit!
This is a big week on Franklin Street for celebrating two much-loved, locally-owned businesses - Shrunken Head Boutique celebrates 44 years and Johnny T-shirt celebrates 30 years! Both absolute must-stops when shopping on Franklin Street. Thank you Shrunken Head and Johnny T-shirt for helping generations of  Carolina fans show our love and pride for the Heels!
Bike Swap/Sale at the ReCYCLEry
On Saturday, August 24 from 10am to 3pm - the ReCYCLEry invites all to come sorth through their bike treasures, look over fully tuned bikes for sale, find those clipless pedals you've always wanted, the stem you've wished for...and much more! Bring bikes and bike accessories you'd like to swap/sell too. Located at 108 North Graham Street, the ReCYCLEry is a non-profit that teaches bicycle repair and maintenance and allows community members to earn their own bikes. Hosting workshops, cruiser rides, bike maintenace classes for kids, and more.  
170 Yrs Later, Wesley Loft is Back!
The Wesley Loft is holding an open house on Sunday, August 25 from 12pm to 2pm - and the whole community is invited to see their new location! The Wesley Loft,located at 157 East Franklin Street, Suite 1, is right above Krispy Kreme and across the street from University United Methodist Church. Wesley's Campus Minister Amanda Dean recently blogged about the Loft's wonderful return journey - 170 years later - to Franklin Street! Stop by and enjoy the beautifully designed and welcoming space over looking Franklin Street. 
Bag Sale at Clothing Warehouse
On Saturday, August 24 The Clothing Warehouse is offering two bag sizes - $15 for the small, $25 for the big - and letting customers fill them with vintage clothing and accessories! Some limitations apply*. Open 11am to 9pm. Remember, the early bird gets the vintage...or something like that. Also, SEA couches will be in-store letting folks try out their genius sofa design for the future of dorm-room living.  /  

Three Weeks Left to See ANIMALS!

ANIMALS: Forces of Nature show ends on September 8 at FRANK GALLERY! The show features work depicting animals respectfully and honoring their intrinsic intelligence,majesty and beauty.Stop in today and see work in many media by local

New School Styles at Uniquities
Uniquities is excited to say Welcome Back to all students, parents, faculty and staff ! The West Franklin St. store is ready to help you get your style in shape for the new season-new arrivals from Rebecca Taylor, House of Harlow, DVF, Sheila Fajl and more. Fall is all about denim-amazing styles from Citizens of Humanity, 7 For All Mankind, AG Jeans, J Brand, and James Jeans. Look for the pink awning and stop in to say hello! Open til 7 during the week and open until 6 on Sundays! New styles everyday so make sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram! 
Explore Greek Myths and Legends
Morehead Planetarium's next Star Families program on Saturday, August 24 from 3:30pm to 4:15pm, describes the
constellations in our night sky just as the ancient Greeks did -- through stories of monsters and heroes! Star Families is for ages 7-12 accompanied by parents or caregivers. Register in advance at  
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.  

Family Day with Ackland & Kidzu
Hooray! A Big Cheer for the New School Year! The Ackland Art Museum is partnering with Kidzu Children's Museum to celebrate the beginning of a new school year on the day before school starts - Sunday, August 25 from 2pm to 5pm! Create and design a pencil holder at the Creation Station, look at works of art that were created using only pencils, and listen to stories about the first day of school during Story Time at 3:00 and 4:00 PM. The fun continues at Kidzu Children's Museum with the opportunity to create a pencil topper for the first day of school! /  
Walking Tour of UNC Cemetary
Why IS there a cemetery on UNC's campus? Go beyond the grave at the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery with Preservation Chapel Hill and tour this national register of Historic Places site to learn about the famous - and infamous - interred there on Sunday, August 25 from 2pm to 3:30pm. Street parking available.  Tickets $5 per person. 
Planning an Event this Fall? 
Would you like to host a get-together, fundraiser, business meeting, or birthday party that is different and unique ? The Varsity Theatre can host your gathering and make it one your guests will talk about over and over. In addition to 35 MM, the theaters are equipped with BlueRay/DVD/HDTV Digital Projection and computer projection for presentations and webcasts. The theaters can be set up with buffet tables for food/drink you supply or use one of The Varsity's catering partners. 
Upcoming Shows at Local 506
Friday, August 23 - Magnolia Collective w/ Michael Rank and Stag
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm / Tickets $5.00 - $7.50
Saturday, August 24 - Skummer Jam: A Jermaine Landon Dance Party featuring DJ Jermainia, d. starport and Nightwerk
Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm / Tickets $6.00 - $8.00
Sunday, August 25 - 506 Front Room Presents: Borrowed Arts, Star Studies, Iron Will & The Chain Gang
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / Free
Wednesday, August 28 - Bored Spies, Golden Gurls, Horizontal Hold Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / Tickets $7.00
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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