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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 1/23/14

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Gallery Talk at FRANK
Thursday, January 23, 6pm: Photographer David M. Spear will present his new book Ten Days in Havana. 
PaintNite at TRU 
Wednesday, January 29 at 7 pm: Come out for a fun evening of drinks and painting at TRU Wine + Deli. You bring the fun and they bring the supplies. More information at
Sale at Johnny T-shirt 
Over 75 newly marked-down items, so shop now and save! Items include Nike Classic basketball shorts, Trainer V-neck pullovers, Carolina Fever hats, Nike replica jerseys, and much more! 
New Arrivals at Light Years
In this week: Seed bead belts, Pearl earrings, Scarves, Wallets, plus earrings, bracelets, & necklaces from Beijo Brasil! Stop by the store at 121 East Franklin Street. 
Taco Tuesdays at Back Bar
Every Tuesday from 5pm to 2am: $2 Tacos. Dine-in only. Buy 3 tacos for $6 and get beans & rice free. 
The Carolina Inn's Bridal Fair
Sunday, January 26, 1 pm to 4 pm: What hot new trends will be unveiled at The Carolina Inn's Bridal Fair 2014, the region's most exclusive showcase of the top wedding professionals in the Triangle? The Carolina Inn joins 80 premier vendors to offer an elegant day full of information and ideas for all things wedding. Event tickets are $20 per person. 
10 Day Meditation Challenge

Curious about meditation? Meditation can help you feel less stressed, boost your concentration and improve your sense of wellbeing, but to get the benefits you need to do it regularly. Franklin Street Yoga is offering this FREE challenge! From Sunday, January 26 to Tuesday, February 4. 

New to Yoga?

 Discover how yoga can work for you. Franklin Street Yoga Center is offering 30 days of unlimited yoga for $30 if you sign up for this special price within one week after you take your first free class. One time only offer for new clients to FSYC.

Family Day at Ackland Musem
Sunday, January 26, 2 pm to 5 pm: Build museum memories with the children in your life at the Ackland's monthly Family Day! This month - Animals in Art; Explore the wild side of the Ackland as you encounter animals from across the globe! Create your own animal using unique materials, go on an animal treasure hunt, and join us at 3:00 and 4:00 PM for stories and myths about animals. Free. 
Baroque & Beyond Concert 
Sunday, January 26, 3 pm to 5 pm: Preservation Chapel Hill hosts this period-music concert at the Chapel of the Cross Sanctuary. This exuberant, talented ensemble of the region's top baroque wind players join forces to recreate the magic of concertos and chamber works by Telemann, Zelenka, and Boismortier. $20 
$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. 
Ackland Film Forum at Varsity
Tuesday, January 28 at 7 pm: Now Showing: Sullivan's Travels -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, 
PTA Thrift Shop's Birthday Bash
Friday, January 31, from 7 pm to 10 pm: This event is not only loads of fun, but it's a fabulous way to show your support for a local organization as well. Held at the Top of the Hill Great Room the theme is- DECADES PARTY! So don't forget to wear your dancing shoes and come dressed from your favorite decade (1950s to present). Enjoy live music, dancing, and great food! Tickets are $50 per person, $80 per couple and can be purchased online at
Valentine's Day at Lantern Restaurant
Valentine's Day dinner reservations are now open! Call at 919-969-8846 to reserve your table. Many downtown restaurants do special Valentine's Day menus - check them out!
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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