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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Go Heels! Beat Duke!
The Tar Heels take on the Blue Devils in a night football game; TONIGHT - Thursday, November 20 with kickoff at 7:45 pm. The game is being played in Durham but you can watch the game on ESPN in a downtown restaurant or bar! Seriously, what television won't be tuned in?  / 
Zog's Variety Show
Friday, November 21 at 8 pm: Zog's hosts this second installment of music and comedy goodness. Must be 21 and up. Free. Musical performances by Robert Thornhill & Ben Parker and Trav Wignall.
Comedy from Mark Brady and storyteller Anthony Crawford. More details at Zog's Facebook Page.
Menu Changes at Crook's 
Crook's Corner has served the season's first order of Cheese Pork! With a loyal following, get yourself over to Crook's soon to enjoy this delicious delight. Other dishes to try; southern risotto with woodfruit mushrooms, tamales with country ham, as well as orange & red hot sorbet! For dessert try persimmon pudding - it will only be around for a few more weeks! 
Best Show Ever at DSI 
Saturday, November 22 at 8:30 pm: Join DSI Comedy Theater for an all-star comedy showcase featuring the best of DSI comedians. Always a new lineup of improv, sketch comedy or stand-up. For tickets and info visit
Downtown Walking Tour
Friday, November 21 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Chapel Hill history is abundant with strong, influential women. Learn about the ladies who helped shape the history of the town and the University on this walking tour. Starts from the Horace Williams House Tour and is primarily on
sidewalks. Tour is $5 per person, no reservation necessary.
PlayMakers Performances
Into the Woods at PlayMakers
By popular demand, PlayMakers Repertory Company has added an extra performance of Into the Woods
on Saturday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. Reserve seats now, this is the performance for best seating!
Sondheim's Into the Woods is in rotating repertory with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
now thru December 7. For more show and ticket information visit 
Blank Canvas Showcase
Sunday, November 23 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Blank Canvas is a student-run performing arts group,
focusing primarily on dance, that is dedicated to giving performers of all levels an outlet for choreography and participation in original works. Dancers, choreographers, and officers are all students that only perform twice per year. Performance at Memorial Hall. Tickets $8 at the door.
Thanksgiving Treats
Sugarland has fruit pies and cream pies and nut pies, oh my! This year, skip the stress and let them handle your dessert! Whatever your family tradition, Sugarland has a delicious dessert for you. Check out their blog for the full menu. Orders for Thanksgiving day, close on Monday, November 24th.
Downtown Shines Bright for the Holidays!

Get ready for a season full of family-friendly activities and traditional holiday events in downtown Chapel Hill. Shopping locally this holiday season is even more enjoyable in December when parking is FREE on Saturdays and Sundays. For a list of downtown holiday events, shopping ideas, and parking information visit 
Sophie & Mollies: The Look of Fall
Get your fall and winter must-have looks at Sophie & Mollies Boutique! Everything from bo-ho chic tops to elegant jackets. Located right on Franklin Street in the Courtyard. Mention this ad and get 15%
off your entire purchase! 
"Grossology and You" at Planetarium
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is launching its newest original fulldome planetarium show, "Grossology and You," Saturday, November 22 and Sunday November 23, with a weekend full of 
gross-themed fun. See "Grossology and You" for the first time on Saturday, November 22 (show times at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.) and on Sunday, November 23 (show times at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 
p.m.). On Sunday, in addition to the planetarium shows, Morehead's education team will offer free hands-on activities for children and adults 1-3 p.m., with "gross" Science Stage presentations 
and a special appearance by "Grossology and You" star Boogie, who will sign autographs and pose for photos. For ticket information visit
Sandwhich Now Open Sundays
Now open Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm! Specializing in delicious sandwiches, burgers and salads, sides and desserts - all made in the "slow food" manner, using time-honored traditions and outstanding local and international ingredients. Nearly everything is made from scratch. With an eclectic beverage menu that includes draft and bottled beer, wines by the glass, and house beverages such as their famous Moroccan Style Iced Tea; there is something for everyone at

Yoga & Tai Chi at Ackland Museum 
Monday, November 24: Take care of your mind, body, and soul at the Ackland Art Museum and do yoga and tai chi in the galleries. Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Yoga at 12 pm and Tai Chi at 1 pm. Register online at
Breakfast at Al's Burger Shack
Al's Burger Shack is now serving breakfast Monday- Saturday until 11:00 am. Breakfast at the Shack will include a variety of homemade breakfast sandwiches, all reflecting the Shack ethos of real local and real good. The Shack will also offer a proprietary Shack coffee blend from Jessee's in Carrboro, fruit juices, and Maple View Farms

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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