What To Do & See Downtown This Week! 4/24/14

What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

 
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PARK ON THE HILL
Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! www.parkonthehill.com 
 
Tar Heel 10 Miler Comes Downtown!
Saturday, April 26: The Tar Heel 10 Miler presented by CEP will celebrate and showcase downtown Chapel Hill, the UNC campus and the surrounding historic neighborhoods. This event benefits the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA's We Build People Campaign. The race is sold out now but there's plenty of space to come out early, grab some breakfast downtown and cheer on the runners as they race down Franklin Street! For more info on the Tar Heel 10 Miler visit www.tarheel10miler.com; including road closures. Sponsored by Endurance Magazine
 
Race Rewards for Runners
Tar Heel 10 Miler runners will enjoy discounts and specials from several downtown businesses, all you have to do is show your race bib! Businesses include Bandido's, Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, Johnny T-shirt, Kipos Restaurant, Spanky's Restaurant, Sugarland, Toppers Pizza, Underground Printing, and Uniquities. Click Here for Details.
 
New Hours at Sandwhich
LUNCH every day including Sunday starting at 11am; and DINNER Tuesday - Saturday 'til 9pm. And don't miss out on whichburger Thursdays starting at 5 pm. Enjoy valet parking too! www.sandwhichnc.com 
 
Priceless Gems Tour 
Friday, April 25 at 3 pm: Explore springtime in Coker Arboretum, with natural science educator, Grant Parkin of the N.C. Botanical Garden. Experience the tranquil, serene, natural magic of the arboretum and a glorious Carolina spring in our "Southern Part of Heaven." www.unc.edu/visitors 
 

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. www.fitzgeraldschapelhill.com 
Early Voting Starts TODAY!
With an early voting location convenient to downtown and campus, at NC Hillel at 210 W. Cameron Ave., vote early for the May 6th primary. TODAY - Thursday, April 24 at 3:30 pm join Chapel Hill Town Council Member Lee Storrow, Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, NC Hillel Executive Director Ari Gauss, and UNC Student Body President Andrew Powell - and cast your ballot! Congressman David Price is planning to attend as well. For more information on voting visit www.co.orange.nc.us/elect/onestop.asp 
 
Opening Reception: Parts of the Sum
TODAY -Thursday, April 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm: Ackland Art Museum hosts graduating Masters of Fine Arts students exhibiting their works. The exhibit examines the dynamics between individual items and the notion of a "whole" through works that divide, reduce, combine, or collide material elements. Free, open to the public. www.ackland.org
 
LEGO-Palooza Returns to Downtown!

LEGO-Palooza is back at the Morehead Planetarium on Saturday, April 26 from 11 am to 4 pm & Sunday, April 27 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Experience amazing displays of unique LEGO scenes, from settlements in outer space to hometowns throughout America (including forts, amusement parks, city landmarks and more). FREE. Recommended for ages 6 and older. www.moreheadplanetarium.org 
 
Join the Blowout Club at d.b.sutton
Now offering discounts on your favorite part of getting your hair done... blowouts! Purchase a package of 5 blowouts and get 10% off your purchase, or purchase 10 blowouts and get 20% off your purchase. Schedule your blowouts with any of the stylists. Makes a wonderful present for yourself or others! Call 919.968.HAIR or visit www.dbsutton.com  
 
 Friday, April 25, from 6 pm to 9 pm: Enjoy music and dancing with a    performance by Tea Cup Gin; mixing jazz standards and their own original songs. Bring your own lawn chair to watch the performances. This event is free and all ages. www.140westfranklinplaza.com
 
Fridays on the Front Porch
Starting Friday, April 25 from 5 pm to 8 pm: The Carolina Inn begins the 12th season of its popular end-of-the-work week celebration. Offering live music, a picnic menu with beer, wine and drink specials, and plenty of comfortable seating under the shady oaks and magnolias on the Inn's front lawn. There's no cover charge or reservations needed for the event. www.carolinainn.com 
 
Upcoming Shows at Local 506
Friday, April 25: Jen Kirkman
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / Tickets $14.00
Saturday, April 26: Morning Brigade CD Release Show - Admission includes free CD!
w/ Look Homeward, Birds and Arrows
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / Tickets $10.00
Sunday, April 27: EMA, Downtown Boys
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm / Tickets $12.00
Moday, April 28: The Standells, Thee Dirtybeats
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm / Tickets $15.00
 
Family Day: Exploring Sculptures
Sunday April 27, from 2 pm to 5 pm: Build museum memories with the children in your life at the Ackland's monthly Family Day! Come for a little while or stay for the whole afternoon - it's all FREE! Create your own sculpture using a variety of materials, collect sketches of sculptures from all of the galleries, and join us for story time at 3:00 and 4:00 pm. For children ages 4 to 12. www.ackland.org  
 
Opening Reception at FRANK
Sunday, April 27 from 4 pm to 6 pm: Join FRANK for a reception for "Heavy Metal: Work in Progress" documents an artists-in-residency project at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill. Artists Mark Elliott (sculptor) and Barbara Tyroler (photographer) collaborated with Phillips Middle School art students in the creation and documentation of a permanent outdoor sculpture to be installed on school grounds.
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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 meg@downtownchapelhill.com.