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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 9/19/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Paint Nite: Drink Creatively
Chelsea Fields, a Carrboro Pop-Art Portrait painter, hosts Paint Nite. She supplies the inspiration and paints, you bring the fun! Sunday, September 22 at 7 pm at West End Wine Bar. Monday, September 23 at 7 pm at The Standard Restaurant. For prices and details visit  
Half Off Food at La Res
La Residence Restaurant now offers half price on all food items when you dine in the bar area from 6 pm to 9 pm EVERY WEDNESDAY! Bring a friend, bring a date, bring the family or the whole office. La Residence will be serving the same great food as always, only this time they'll cover half the bill.  
Trivia with Montgomery
Monday, September 23 at 9:30 pm Trivia with Montgomery challenges you to answer the tough questions: It's believed that in 1994 WXYC in Chapel Hill in this state became the first radio station to webcast... 
Star Shows at Morehead
Star Families: The Fall Skies- Saturday, September 21 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm explores the constellations that are easiest to find in our nighttime sky this season. Star Families is for ages 7-12 accompanied by parents or caregivers. Register in advance. Starry Nights: Fall Skies for Adults- Wednesday, September 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm - Learn to identify the planets, bright stars and astronomical phenomena that are visible this fall. Register in advance. 
Beat Making Lab 
The Beat Making Lab; every Wednesday, 4 pm to 6 pm AND every Saturday, 1 pm to 3 pm at Street Scene Teen Center at 179 East Franklin Street, invites all youth to stop by and participate! Learn how to use electronic music equipment, software, and laptops.  FREE.   
The Art of Slowing Down 
On Friday, September 20, 7:30 pm - 8:4 5pm: Franklin St Yoga Center encourages you to pause and take time to nurture your body, mind, spirit connection. This workshop explores the practices of Yin yoga, pranayama, and meditation designed to create a warm and embracing tone for deepening, renewal and rejuvenation. $15 non student drop in or $10 student drop in or you can use your passcard. 
NB4R Dance Party
Featuring Luxe Posh on Friday, September 20 from 10 pm to 2 am at Chapel Hill Underground. The ultimate underground dance party hosted by Jermaine Landon of  /  
Pink Heals Parade on Franklin St
On Friday, September 20 at 12:30 the Chapel Hill Fire Department will host the national Pink Heals Tour with a parade of Pink Fire Trucks down Franklin Street. The Chapel Hill Fire Department will also join the tour with our Carolina Blue Fire Trucks. The parade will stop at 140 West Plaza, all are invited to meet the fire fighters and cancer survivors are invited to sign the truck!
New Arrivals Just In at Uniquities! 
Stop by Uniquities on Franklin St. this week to see the newest fall styles! New pieces from Citizens of Humanity, BB Dakota, Rebecca Taylor, and Vince. Need a new handbag this season? They've got just what you need from Foley & Corinna and Rebecca Minkoff. Still missing this season's must have ankle boot? Try Dolce Vita on for size-amazing style at amazing prices. 
3rd Annual Opening Doors Fundraiser
Community Home Trust invites you to join them in celebrating their work in affordable housing in the community on Friday, September 20 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Greenbridge Sky Lounge. Tickets $45 per person.   
Vimala  Rajendran, owner and chef at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.
TONIGHT -Thursday, September 19, 8 pm to 10 pm Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe hosts the Sacrificial Poets for a laid back evening featuring poetry, food, and drinks! FREE; come early to sign up for the open mic.   /  
The Mountaintop at PlayMakers
September 18 to October 6: A new play allows you to spend a historic night with Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther as a visitation from a mysterious woman leads him to confront his innermost thoughts and fears on the stormy evening before his assassination. Single tickets on sale now; tickets as low as $15. 
Franklin St Food Truck Rodeo
University United Methodist Church (150 E. Franklin Street) will host a food truck rodeo on Sunday, September 22, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come learn about service opportunities offered by the church and community partners while enjoying food trucks on Franklin Street. Baguettaboutit, Only Burger and Parlez-Vous Crepe will be there. 
Family Day: The Art of India
Explore works of art from India in the Museum's collection and in The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India from 1989 exhibition on Sunday, September 22 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy story time and visit the Creation Station to make an artwork inspired by the exhibition. 
To Have and Have Another
In partnership with the Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation, The Crunkleton presents an evening of drinks, socializing and exploring Hemingway on Sunday, September 22 at 7:00 pm. Author Philip Greene will guide you through the drinks and social quirks of the legendary Ernest Hemingway. Free; the first 40 guests receive a copy of To Have and Have Another for Philip to personalize. 
During September, every single cupcake purchased on Wednesday at Sugarland benefits the LGBT center of Raleigh. Don't forget to stop in for macarons now available in six flavors every weekend at Sugarland! Follow them on Facebook for flavors and other updates! 
Support UNC's Relay for Life
Monday, September 23, 5pm to 9pm: Mellow Mushroom will donate 10% of all dinner sales to Relay For Life of UNC.
Tuesday, September 24, all day: Lime Fresh Mexican Grill will donate 20% of all sales if you bring a flyer with you when you order (download flyer). 
Wednesday, September 25, all day: Noodles & Co. will donate 25% of sales when you put your receipt in the Relay box at the register.
Thursday, September 26, all day: Sweet Frog will donate a portion of its sales if you mention Relay For Life when you purchase.
Saturday, September 28, 9pm-midnight:  Fitzgerald's Irish Pub will provide special draft specials to those who purchase a Relay For Life cup at the door.  
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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   
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