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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 4/17/14

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Celebrate Earth Day 
Tuesday, April 22 from 11 am to 10 pm: Come into Mellow Mushroom and enter to win a trip to the Terrapin Hop Harvest Festival in Athens, GA, a Osprey backpack with Terrapin goodies, and a $422 Mellow Mushroom gift card - all to celebrate Earth Day! Details Here.

Trivia at Fitzgerald's! 
Every Monday at 8 pm enjoy 1/2 priced appetizers, drink specials and prizes every round. And every Wednesday UNC students and staff receive 25% off food with valid student/staff identification. 
Legal Services Workshop
Thursday, April 17 at 6 pm: This month's workshop at The Compass Center will focus on child support and child custody. Come learn about visitation, child custody agreements and child support from a legal advisor. This is the perfect platform to get your questions answered. Registration is required.
Call 919-968-4610 or email to reserve your spot.   

Live Jazz at Wine Bar
Friday, April 18 from 8 pm to 11 pm: West End Wine Bar, 450 W. Franklin St., hosts The Doug Largent
Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Jeff Crouse on drums plays.  
Tai Chi in the Galleries
Monday, April 21 at 12:00 pm: Join the Ackland for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others.  
Star Families Show at Planetarium
Saturday, April 19 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: Join Morehead Planetarium to learn to find and identify the stars, constellations and planets best seen in the spring sky. Star Families is designed for children ages 7 to 12 and their families. $5 per person, $4 for members. 
The British Invasion at Crunkleton
Wednesday, April 23 at 5:30 pm: The Crunkleton welcomes William Grant & Son's Ambassador Charlotte Voisey to explore the history of the British afternoon tea and the American cocktail hour. Guests
will taste the various spirits of Great Britain before Charlotte mixes those spirits in cocktails for everyone to enjoy. As you savor English tea time fare, David Higgins will perform favorite songs from the British invasion on piano. Ticket price is $74 per person. 
Holy Week at UUMC
Friday, April 18 at 5:30 pm: Walk of the Stations of the Cross around Chapel Hill followed by a cantata at University United Methodist Church (150 E. Franklin Street). At 7:30 p.m., the Chancel Choir and soloists will present "The Crucifixion" - a cantata by English composer and organist John Stainer. On Easter Sunday, April 20, UUMC will hold three worship services. An intimate sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. in the courtyard in front of the church. Two identical services at 9 and 11 a.m. will include Holy Communion, a sermon by The Reverend Carl King, the sounds of trumpets, timpani and organ, and a singing of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." To learn more, call 919-929-7191 or visit  and click on the "Holy Week" button. 
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday, April 22 & Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm: Alvin Ailey's story is one of the most inspirational in the history of American performing arts, and his genius forever changed the perception of American dance. Bringing African-American cultural expression and the American modern dance tradition to the world's stages, the Company has performed at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents. for info and tickets.
Lantern Garden Beer Izakaya
Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm: Lantern Table will host Fullsteam, Mother Earth and Dashi to celebrate North Carolina Beer Month with a party inspired by Japanese izakayas in the restaurant's
new outdoor garden. Chefs Andrea Reusing and Billy Cotter will collaborate with brewers Sean Lilly Wilson and Josh Brewer on a Spring cocktail party-style dinner that pairs a beer with each salty,
spicy, crunchy bite. The evening is $75 a person, excluding tax and gratuity, and 100% of sales will benefit Kitchen Patrol, Lantern's non-profit work to improve children's access to good food. 
Now At PlayMakers: Assassins
When You've Got a Gun Everybody Pays Attention. A theatrical tour-de-force combining Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins.    
Easter Buffet Brunch at Carolina Inn 
Sunday, April 20 from 11 am- 2:30 pm: The Carolina Inn will features both traditional brunch fare as well as carving stations, holiday entrĂ©es and more. $55.95 per person 13 and up. $50.95 seniors 60 plus. $22.95 children 7-12, children 6 and under complimentary. Reservations required. 
Dream Up Downtown: Rosemary Walkshop
As a part of the Dream Up Downtown series and the Rosemary Imagined planning process, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is hosting a Rosemary Walkshop! Come walk along Rosemary Street and review and discuss the draft concepts for the street.The walkshop will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 5:30 pm and will begin at the  Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street. During the walk, participants will have "moving conversations" as they meander down Rosemary Street and discuss the draft concepts. The walk is free and open to all. Three draft, land use concepts were developed for Rosemary Street based on the community input that was received during the Rosemary Imagined community meetings held in the summer and fall of 2013. For more information visit 
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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