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What To Do & See Downtown This Week! (Hint: Celebrate Dad!)

What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Drawing in the Galleries
Saturday, June 14, 10 am to 12 pm: Amanda Hughes (Director of External Affairs at Ackland Museum) leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland's collection. For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free and open to the public.  
Artist Talk at LIGHT
Saturday, June 14 at 4 pm: Artists Ippy Patterson and Leigh Suggs will discuss their work, currently on exhibit. LIGHT Art+Design celebrates contemporary fine artists, designers, and craftspeople and innovative, sustainable design. Located in Greenbridge. 
The Carolina Brewery is just the place to celebrate Dad with plenty of craft beer, BBQ ribs, live music and the sports on the tv. Now accepting reservations. For a more detailed list of events visit 
Tunes on Tuesday 
Every Tuesday from 6 pm to 9 pm: Tunes on Tuesday at La Residence Restaurant is back by popular demand. Featuring drink specials and a full dinner menu available all night, with the most popular entree, parchment salmon, on special for only $23! 

Weekly Group Bike Ride
The Bicycle Chain is hosting a new weekly road ride every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Meet at the shop, located 210 West Franklin Street, around 5 to get air, fill up your water bottle and maybe grab a mojo bar to go. The ride is a 20 mile loop at a no-drop pace. Call the shop for details 919-929-0213 or visit
Shows at Local 506
Thursday, June 12: Speedy Ortiz, Whatever Brains, See Gulls
Friday, June 13: The Things They Carried, Eye 4 An Eye
Saturday, June 14: Carolina Still, Campfires & Constellations, Texoma
Sunday, June 15: Anna Haas, Chris Hendricks, Caleb Elder
For information on times and to buy tickets visit
Star Show at Planetarium
Saturday, June 14 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: Prepare for summer camping trips by learning how the sky provides you with a compass, clock and calendar. The engaging Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. Fees: $5 per person ($4 per Morehead member). 
Yoga & Tai Chi at Ackland
This summer, take care of your mind, body, and soul on a weekly basis at the Ackland Art Museum. Yoga and Tai Chi classes are being offered every Monday this summer! Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Yoga at 12 pm and Tai Chi at 4 pm. Register online at
NOW OPEN: Sup Dogs Restaurant 
Located at 107 East Franklin Street, 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. Open for lunch, dinner, and late night. 
New Owners at The Rec Room
Located at 108 Henderson Street under Zog's Pool Hall, the Rec Room has new owners and is open just in time to host World Cup viewing parties! The Rec Room features an authentic pub-like atmosphere and has extended hours and a lunch menu; open from 11 am - 2 am Mon-Sat. So come to The Rec Room wearing your team jerseys and cheer on your favourite country to victory on one of their HD tellys or projector! 
What's on Your Summer Reading List?
Before you hit the beach or the mountains this summer- stop by these Franklin Street spots to make sure you have enough books to get you through your relaxing vacation! Check out The BookshopChapel Hill ComicsInternationalist Books & Community CenterMorehead Planetarium Gift Shop, and Ackland Museum Store. Or if you have some books to share - drop them off at one of the three branches of the Downtown Free Library! 

The 2ndFriday ArtWalk is Friday, June 13 from 6 pm to 9 pm with 10+ venues participating this month throughout Chapel Hill & Carrboro. Enjoy live music, good food & drinks, and other art related entertainment. Shop local art like unique jewelry, scarves, handmade paper goods, ceramics, fine art, and more!
Big Sale at Studio Design Gallery
June 10 to June 15 get 25% off everything in the store. One week only! Studio Design Gallery offers the best mid-century furniture in Chapel Hill, nestled in the working studio of local artist Paul Hrusovsky. Come browse, check out the new pieces and see what Paul is currently painting. Open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 pm. 
Watch World Cup 2014 Downtown
The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts TODAY -Thursday, June 12 - with the first match between host country Brazil versus Croatia. Who will you be cheering for? And more importantly...where will you watch your favorite team take on their rival? Of course the hottest seat in town is at Italian Pizzeria III! But just about every television will be tuned-in now until July 13 when the championship match takes place. So, just for you we've compiled a list of the downtown venues that will be showing the World Cup!
Drawing for Tweens at Ackland

Saturday, June 14 from 10:30 am to 12 pm: Drawing for Tweens provides 10- to 13-year-olds with a guided look at selected works in the Ackland's galleries and hands-on time to try new drawing techniques. The theme for Saturday is "Combining Figures and Landscapes". Materials provided. Free to members, $5 per child for non-members.

Moonshine Tasting at Carolina Inn
Saturday, June 14 from 5 pm to 7 pm: Meet Moonshiner Wayne, cast member of the Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners," sample a variety of North Carolina made moonshines, and enjoy culinary delights while conversing with "Hill Billy" Wayne. One of his very own stills will be on display for you to view. Call today for reservations at 919.918.2735. Seating is limited. $55 per  person. 
Live Music on the 140 West Plaza 
Friday, June 13 from 6 pm to 9 pm: A Mad Affair performs live on the plaza for all to enjoy.  Lively, heart-felt, fun and friendly, their music will transport you into a warm landscape of starlit summer picnics and honeysuckle-scented breezes. Art Images Live's Barbara Barnes will be drawing the event too. Free & open to all. Bring a chair!  
Pool is OPEN - Come On In!
The A. D. Clark Pool at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., is now open for the summer season. The free outdoor swimming pool, operated by the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department, is available for lap swimming and open swim time now through Labor Day. The 25 meter pool offers a zero-depth entry pool, locker rooms, showers and family changing area. There is a wading pool for pre-school aged children and toddlers (swim diapers required). 
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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