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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Take the Sky Blue Shuttle
Join Carolina Brewery for dinner and drinks both before and after the Carolina football game! When you dine in before the game, they'll give you a ride to the stadium on the Sky Blue Express shuttle. Shuttle begins service at 5:30 pm and continues through kick off at 7 pm. 
Gamedays at Sup Dogs
Gameday spirit hits Sup Dogs Restaurant, located at 107 East Franklin Street. They'll be giving away free food samples to football fans! You can't miss it -- look for the dancing hotdog!  Sup Dogs features a menu of 23 exotic Sup Dogs, 15 unique Sup Burgers, and mouth-watering SupTizers and SupGrub-all tied together by a delicious secret recipe Sup Dogs Sauce. 

Live & Local on the Plaza!
Friday, September 26 from 6 pm to 9 pm: Whether you are in the mood for Sweet Caroline or Baby Got Back, the one man band that is Adam Pitts will get you dancing on the 140 West Plaza. FREE! 
Spooks & Spirit Photos
Sunday, October 19 from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm: This special Halloween tour of Ackland Museum's exhibition Adding to the Mix 8  focuses on a recently acquired nineteenth-century spirit photograph by William Mumler (1832-1884). The spirit photograph is presented alongside paintings and prints from the Ackland's collection. Program presented as part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival,  /
Live Music at R&R Grill
Wednesday, October 22 from 6 pm to 9 pm: Come to R&R Grill and dance! Enjoy great, live beach and motown music with a $5 cover. This week features The Castaways. November 5-The Holiday Band & November 19- The Nomads Band. 
Beauty for a Cure at Aveda
Wednesday, October 22 from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm: Aveda Institute Chapel Hill will provide complimentary haircuts, makeup applications, express facials, polish changes and neck and shoulder massages to raise breast cancer awareness. A $10 donation is requested for each service. All proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Call 919.960.4769 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment.

Tar Heel Downtown on Franklin St!

Tar Heel Downtown is bringing the Carolina game day spirit to Franklin Street on Saturday, October 18 from 3 pm to 6 pm, just prior to a 7 pm kick-off when the Tar Heels take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium. Enjoy family-friendly activities like live music, live pregame show broadcast, bounce houses, climbing wall, UNC Marching Tar Heels & UNC cheerleaders, and of course Rameses! For more information visit   

Tailgating with Al's Burger Shack
For Tar Heel Downtown on Saturday, October 18, Al's Burger Shack will have live music from The Carolina Sidekicks from 4 pm to 7 pm! And beginning this Saturday, the Shack will offer tailgate-ready combinations of Buddy Bites, 3-ounce burgers, packaged to go in easy-to-carry boxes. You can mix-and-match Buddy Bites from the menu! Tailgate Packs will be available from 4 pm to 7 pm, or you can order in advance. 
Gear Up for the Football Game at Johnny T-shirt! 
During Tar Heel Downtown stop by Johnny T-shirt for free temporary Carolina tattoos & free Beat Georgia Tech buttons! If you take a picture with their giant inflatable Rameses outside the store, tag #JohnnyTshirt and show a clerk inside the store -- get 20% off one item on Saturday! And the store is donating $1 from the sale of each Pink Ribbon t-shirt to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center! 
Underground Printing Has the Spirit!
For Tar Heel Downtown, Underground Printing will not only have sale racks up for Carolina fans, they'll be giving out Zta Theta Tau pink ribbons in support of cancer awareness, and will have Carolina pink tshirts available for sale. Underground Printing, located at 133 East Franklin Street, offers custom printed apparel, screenprinting and embroidery on a wide variety of apparel and promotional products. 
bevello Fundraiser to Fight Cancer 
During the month of October, bevello is selling Chaser's breast cancer awareness tank retailed at $48. Chaser will donate 10% of sales to the American Cancer Society and bevello will donate 10% of sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. On October 16th-19th, customers who wear pink at bevello will receive 20% off one regular price item. On October 23rd- 26th, customers will be able to draw their discount with up to 30% off when they wear pink.
Gameday Fun at Fitzgerald's!
Get a front row seat to Tar Heel Downtown at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub! Enjoy their special game day menu and drink specials including $3 Blue Moon and Tar Heel Shooters! If you don't have a ticket to the game, stay and watch it on one of their 30 TVs. Hang out on the patio and play cornhole & life-sized Jenga! 
 Fall Into Style at Sophie & Mollie's
Stop in and see all the latest fall looks at Sophie & Mollies Boutique, located at 431 West Franklin Street. Sweater weather is finally here and they have all the styles you're looking for. 
Voices from Tobe at Wilson Library
Tuesday, October 21 at 5 pm: In the 1930s, few children's books featured realistic depictions of African Americans. But Tobe, published by UNC Press in 1939 and based on the daily lives of children from Hillsborough and an African American community outside Greensboro, offered a more true-to-life portrayal. Benjamin Filene, Director of Public History at UNC-Greensboro, will serve as moderator as several who appeared in Tobe and their descendants share their memories in a program marking the book's 75th anniversary. Reception begins at 5pm in the North Carolina Collection Gallery, Wilson Library. Program presented as part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival, 

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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community 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