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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 1/16/14

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Live Jazz at Wine Bar
Every Thursday and Friday evenings The Doug Largent Trio, featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums, plays organ trio jazz at West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill.  /  
PaintNite at TRU
Wednesday, January 22 at 7 pm: Come out for a fun evening of drinks and paints at TRU Wine + Deli. You bring the fun and they bring the supplies. More information at
Historical Society Talk
Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm: Chapel Hill Historical Society welcomes John "Blackfeather" Jeffries, who will present on "The Occaneechi Tribe of the Saponi Nation in and around Orange County." A reception will follow. Jeffries will talk about the construction of a
local village, as informed by excavation by the UNC-CH departments of archaeology/anthropology. Learn
more at  

Is your business bicycle friendly? Apply for the Carrboro & Chapel Hill Bike Friendly Business Program and you may win a bike rack! 
Insomnia Cookies Delivers 
Insomnia Cookies offers many varieties of fresh baked, delicious cookies delivered warm from the oven right to your door until 3 am! Menu options also include brownies, deluxe cookies, ice cream and of course a pint of cold milk is available with any order. Also offering a catering menu for businesses, parties and other events. Order online at  Or just stop by the shop at 145 East Franklin Street. 
Get 'em to the Greek!
At LIME Fresh Mexican Grill, every Saturday for the spring 2014 semester customers wearing their greek letters get a 20% discount on their meal. Represent your fraternity or sorority proudly and wear your sweater, t-shirt, hat, or anything with greek letters on it! Located at 140 West Plaza.  
Curator's Clinic at Ackland
Thursday, January 23 at 1 pm: Ackland Art Museum invites members of the public to bring in a work of art for consideration by an Ackland expert. Curators may offer insight into the significance of the piece and its subject matter, as well as the techniques used by the artist and the work's condition. Free to members | $10 non-members.  
NOW OPEN: To The Woods Salon
Offering cutting,styling, color, treatments, and wedding services To The Woods Salon is located at 601 W. Rosemary Street in Greenbridge. Open Tues-Saturday with parking available under Greendbridge. Book an appointment today online at  
Bowie vs Velvet Underground Benefit

The fifth annual Vs. Benefit show at LOCAL 506 is on Friday, January 17, at 9 pm. This year featuring local musicians and bands playing David Bowie and Velvet Underground covers: The Bosnian Plums, Small Lions, Big Fat Gap, Clockwork Kids, The Magnolia
Collective. Raising funds to support Aban $5 Suggested Donation. / 

To go with the locally-sourced and delicious food at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe they host live music all week long  Live sitar player Viswas Chitnis on Wednesday nights & Friday lunch time. Southern Routes with Callie
Warner, Richard Tazewell and Rick Keena perform live on Thursday nights. 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration
The Martin Luther King Rally & March will  be on Monday January 20 at 9am at 179 East Franklin St., at the Peace and Justice Plaza. Followed by a march to First Baptist Church, where a ceremony will be held there. The keynote speaker is County Commissioner Mark Dorosin. The events are free and open to all. More Info. Parking is free in all municipal lots and on-street meters on this day. 
Art Adventures: Art in Action
Saturday, January 18: 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. Materials are provided. Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.  
Italian Winter Feast at Lantern
Tuesday, January 21 starting at 5:30 pm: Join The Lantern for an Italian Winter Feast benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports will be pouring mature Nebbiolo from his favorite top-tier producers. Lantern will be cooking from both the Italian and North Carolina Piedmont with a family-style menu in several courses. The evening will be $250, not including tax or gratuity. Call 919-969-8846 to make a reservation.   

$30 Off Coupon at Chapel Hill Tire 
Chapel Hill Tire and Car Care Centers does everything your dealership does and more. From simple oil changes to comprehensive 30K, 60K, 90K mile + maintenance, to hybrid service and battery replacement, trained ASE-certified technicians use the latest high tech equipment to work on your vehicle.  For your convenience they offer appointments and free shuttle service. Click here to print your $30 OFF coupon for 1st Time Customers Coupon.  
Private Lives at PlayMakers
Divorced lovers land in adjacent honeymoon suites on a glorious evening on the Riviera igniting a timeless battle of the sexes. A comic masterpiece and the epitome of glamour and whip-smart wit. Sophisticated, urbane and as hilariously catty as they come. Running January 22 - February 9. for ticket and time information. 
Career Exploration Workshop
Saturday, January 18 from 9 am to 12 pm: It's a new year and a great time to keep your new year's resolutions! Whether you are searching for the right job or re-entering the workforce, this workshop is the best place to explore your career interests, challenges or goals. Registration is required. Call 919-968-4610 to register. This workshop is free and open to women and men. 
Ackland Film Forum at Varsity
Tuesday, January 21 at 7 pm: All the President's Men.The Ackland Film Forum is a collaboration between the Ackland Art Museum and numerous departments at UNC highlighting different aspects of the art of cinema and showcasing the aesthetic power of film.  For film descriptions and more information, 
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