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

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!
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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Shop Local at the ArtWalk!
The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is Friday, August 9 from 6PM to 9PM in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Many of the venues will have live music, food & drinks, and plenty of art on displayto appreciate and buy!
ArtWalk venues this month include:
  • The Looking Glass Cafe- Nuno Gomes and 'A Collective Way of Seeing' - an informal collective of designers
  • Chapel Hill Art Gallery - Sharon Barnes' paintings "Following My Dream"
  • a remix art gallery - Local band and great new art pieces by Jackie and Jeanmarie
  • Carrboro Town Hall - "Carrboro Patchwork - Redux," photographs by Geneva Sophia
  • Zog's Pool Hall - Rio Aubry Taylor: "Mindfulness and the Graphic Novel"
  • ArtsCenter - Opening Reception for Urban Perspectives by Deneé Black
....and much more!
Monsters & Heroes- Oh My!
Morehead Planetarium's next Star Families planetarium program on Saturday, August 24 from 3:30pm to 4:1pm 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. Please register in advance at 

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!  
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.   
Courtesy of The Stagger - Your source for information on live entertainment throughout the Triangle. 

Legal Education Workshops

On the third Thursday of the month Compass Center hosts Legal Education Workshops addressing the legal aspects of separation and divorce, and other issues in family law. Upcoming Workshops: August 15- Property Distribution; September 19- An Introduction to Separation and Divorce; and October 17- Spousal Support. Workshops will be presented by licensed attorneys, John Miskey and Sarah Carr D'Amato. Held from 6:00pm -7:30pm; with registration and sign-in at 5:45 pm. To register or for more information call (919) 968-4610.  
Intro to Inversions Workshop 
Join Christy at Franklin Street Yoga Center on Saturday, August 10 at 12:30pm to demystify arm balances and inversions and
make them accessible and enjoyable. This workshop will explore proper preparation and alignment for each pose, entering and
exiting the poses safely, and discuss where it is best to practice these poses within a class setting. You'll work with classic headstand and variations, shoulder stand, crow, side crow and variations, "jumping back" from crow, and more. You do not have to have any experience with these poses to take this workshop. $15 drop in for non student/$10 drop in for students or use your pass. 
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.
8/13: Breakfast Club   
8/20: The Lost Boys 8/27: The Goonies
50% Off at Museum Store
Ackland Museum Store has extended it's popular SUMMER SALE through the weekend! Selected items are 50% off! Located at the very heart of our downtown - the corner of Franklin & Columbia streets. 
Preaseaon Football Viewing
On Saturday, August 10 at 7:30Ppm Fitzgerald's Irish Pub will be showing the preseason NFL game between the Steelers and the Giants on 25 screens in the restaurant. Drink specials: $3 SoCo and Lime, $3 Blue Moon, $4 L.I.T.s, and $4 Red Bull and Vodka. 
TONIGHT on Wallace Plaza -activities at 8PM, movie at 9PM. A free showing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG/ 1990).  Before the show, Turtle-inspired Neill's Taekwondo will perform an exciting pre-show demonstration of the Ninja skills seen in the movie. Later, some lucky members of the audience will have the opportunity to see if they have what it takes to fight Shredder for the final slice of pizza 


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.

British Tea Party at La Residence

La Residence will be offering "Tea Delight" with a Full British Cream Tea offering TODAY -Thursday, August 8 from 3-4:30pm.

This tea is offered in conjunction with The BLakemere Company which is  housed at La Residence.Reservations are accepted via email: or by phone 919 967 2506.  Enjoy some "Tea Delight" this week. 

Pop Up CookBook Party at Crook's 
On Sunday, August 11 at 5:30pm join Crook's in welcoming Lolis Eric Elie and celebrating his cookbook TREME: Stories and
Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans. Chef Bill Smith will share tastes from the book (Lolis is a good friend of his) on the house, and Kyle Y will be mixing up NOLA-TREME-inspired cocktails (for sale).  
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.  
 Every Sunday join other mountain biking friends at The Bicycle Chain at 210 W. Franklin Street and head out to the trails at Carolina North. 
Call the shop for more details at 919-929-0213. 
Dress Rehearsal Performances
As part of the 2013-14 Season, Carolina Performing Arts presents world-renowned New York City ballerina Wendy Whelan in Restless Creature, a series of duets with four of the best up-and-coming choreographers of today. Ms. Whelan, "America's greatest contemporary ballerina" (The New York Times), will be in residency August 5-11, 2013 with Carolina Performing Arts. Her company will conduct final rehearsals at UNC prior to the world premiere at Jacob's Pillow on August 14. Experience two exclusive open dress rehearsals, with a special opportunity to offer feedback directly to the artists following each run-through. The dress rehearsals are FREE events and will take place at Memorial Hall on the following dates: Friday, August 9 at 7pm and Saturday, August 10 at 7pm. No need to RSVP - just come to Memorial Hall on either evening to participate. 
Invisible Earth Puppet Show
Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents the 14th annual giant puppet pageant for al ages - Invisible Earth. Shows run Friday,
August 9 - September 8 at 7PM witha 6:20PM pre-show; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - plus a Labor Day matinees. A show like nothing you've experienced before with maskis, 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. No one is
turned away for lack of funds. 
Go Back To School in Style!
Come to Uniquities to shop back-to-school style! Just in cashmere from Vince, 360 Sweater, and Joie! New denim from James Jeans and J Brand. The season's must have shoe is the ankle boot-and Uniquities has got just the right styles for you. Don't forget new jewelry from House of Harlow and Rose Pierre-the perfect way to top off an amazing outfit. New styles everyday so make sure to
Drawing is Delightful, All Summer Long... 
The second Saturday of every month from 10 AM - 12 PM, Amanda Hughes (Director of External Affairs) leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland's collection. Bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free and open to the public. No reservation necessary. Drawing for Tweens: This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland's galleries and
identify techniques that the artists used to make them. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one's own
original works is offered in each session.Each Drawing for Tweens session runs from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on the second
Saturday of the month. Materials are provided. Free to members, $5 non-members. Register online. 

Upcoming Shows at Local 506

Thurs, 8/8 - 5m Presents: Evan Fritsch, Molly Vaughters 
Fri, 8/9 - Grandma Presents: The Shine Brothers (Ex Black Angels), Melissa Swingle (solo set), Impossible Vacation
Sun 8/11 - Octopus Project, Le Weekend
Mon, 8/12 - Blameshift, Dive
Tue, 8/13 - Composure Clothing & Booking Presents: Rotting Out, Take Offense, MINUS, Relentless
For ticket sales and show information, visit
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!
[B]SKI's - located at 147 E. Franklin Street - starts with grilling a tortilla and melting your choice of cheese, adding options of steak, grilled chicken, & more; tossed with grilled vegetables, covered in mixed dressings and sauces to complete a new, made-to-order, grilled wrap uniquely called a SKI! 
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).  

The Future (& Summer) is So Bright...

Eyecarecenter (located at 143 West Franklin Street, in University Square) has got your eyes covered this summer! Whether
you need a basic eye exam, new glasses, or sunglasses they have a great selection of frames - visit the on-line optical
shop where you can pick out frames and lenses that are just right. You can even upload a picture and see what the frames
will look like on you! They also carry carry all leading brand contacts including Acuvue, FreshLook and Night & Day. Their
eye doctors also specialize in hard-to-fit contacts. 
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