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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Fall Skies Star Show
Saturday, September 13 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: Explore astronomy themes as a family at Morehead Planetarium! The engaging Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families.This show will teach you about the constellations in the sky in the fall. Fees: $5, ($4 per Morehead member).
Local 506 Ticket Giveaway
This week marks the return of the Local 506 Newsletter ticket giveaway! They're giving away a pair of tickets to every show this month. All you have to do to enter is ....first sign up for
their newsletter at . Then send an email to including three
things: 1. Favorite band you've seen at the 506; 2. Band you'd like to see play at the 506 in the future; 3. A list of the shows you'd like to see this month in order of interest
Anonymous was a Woman 
Saturday, September 13 at 3 pm: Chapel Hill history is abundant with strong, influential women. On this walking tour, sponsored by Preservation Chapel Hill,  learn about the women
 who helped shape the history of the town and the University. Tour is $5 per person, no reservation necessary.
Yoga Intro Series 
Saturday, September 13 at 12:30 pm: Franklin Street Yoga Center invites you to learn the basics of vinyasa (flow) yoga, alignment, stretching, standing and seated postures, as well as breathing techniques in this four week series. Each class progressively builds on the previous one, preparing most students to move on to the level 1 classes. $50 for the series and you get a free mat. 
Drawing in the Galleries
Saturday, September 13 from 10 am to 12 pm: Come to the Ackland Museum and join Amanda Hughes (Director of External Affairs) as she leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland's collection. Bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free and open to the public. No reservation necessary. 
Dinner at Dead Mule Club
Sunday, September 14 at 6 pm & 8 pm: Chefs Mary Beth and Trey will prepare a delicious four course meal. Tomato bisque & jumbo lump crab, Stone ground grits cake with a crawfish & tasso veloute', Balsamic marinated hanger steak, and Panna Cotta with peach basil & candied pistachios. All for only $20! Tickets are available at the Mule or call 919-969-7659 after 3 pm.
Vegan Night Out 
Tuesday, September 16 at 4 pm: Featuring vegan fare, a thought-provoking film and community fellowship, Vegan Night Out is for *anyone* who cares about food systems, animals, people, and the planet. Enjoy special discounts and offerings of vegan fare at local restaurants from 4-7 pm. After dinner attend a FREE showing at Varsity Theatre of the multi-award-winning
film The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013).
Carolina Coffee Shop's New Menu
Friday, September 12 & Saturday, September 13 from 9 am to 2 pm: Carolina Coffeeshop is celebrating it's new coffee partnership with Carrboro Coffee Roasters (CCR). They will be offering FREE coffee from hand selected beans brewed to perfection by professionally trained baristas! And the Coffee Shop is now serving full breakfast at 7 am, Mon-Fri! Come in and try a delicious specialty coffee drink paired with homemade corned beef hash and eggs, belgian waffles with fresh fruit, or one of their signature omelets. 
FREE Movie Under the Stars & Popcorn too!
Friday, September 12 at 7 pm: Bike in to the Wallace Plaza, atop the parking parking deck at 150 E. Rosemary Street, and enjoy a free showing of the classic movie Breaking Away. The fun begins at 7 pm and movie at sunset. Bike in and enjoy valet bike parking, enter drawings for giveaways, free popcorn, and free bike lights too! There will be a slow, relaxed cruiser ride too. For more information visit
Fridays on the Front Porch at the Inn
Every Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm: The Carolina Inn hosts the 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. 
2nd Friday ArtWalk Tomorrow!

The 2ndFriday ArtWalk is Friday, September 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm with 17 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!  For a map of venues and more information, visit
Trashion Show at FRANK Gallery
Friday, September 12 at 7 pm: Opening Reception for Rubbish 2 Runway II a community show, running from September 9 to October 5, featuring dresses made entirely from recycled materials in order to spark a conversation about the benefits of reducing waste and reusing what can be salvaged creatively. Doors open to the public at 6:30 pm. 
Liz Magic Laser at Memorial Hall
Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14: From North Carolina to South Korea, commissioned by UNC's Art Department and Carolina Performing Arts, combines the multimedia performance art of Liz Magic Laser with choreography by Wendy Osserman. Collaborating for the first time, the mother-daughter duo explores the language of gesture in global politics. Employing live performers and video feeds with green screen effects, this Loading Dock performance incorporates the studied movements of politicians central to the presentation and reception of current events. For tickets and information visit 
Photo Exhibit & Friday Fish Fry
Friday, September 12 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Join the Love House and Hutchins Forum for the opening reception of the art exhibit, "An Eye For Mullet", photographs taken in a North Carolina 
mullet camp by Charles A. Farrell during the 1930s. The reception is free and open to the public, and $20 gets you "Fish and an Ish": a plate of delicious seafood plus the Fall 2014 issue of 
Southern Cultures. 

Offering the best mid-century furniture in Chapel Hill, nestled in the working studio of local artist Paul Hrusovsky, located at 431 West Franklin Street in the Courtyard.  Come browse, check out the new furniture & accessories, and see what Paul is currently painting. Open Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 5 pm.
Planetarium's Teen Science Cafe 
Friday, September 12 at 5:30 pm: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center hosts its monthly Teen Science Cafe beginning with pizza! The program features Dr. Mike Willis who will lead teens through a mystery of science that has captivated his team of researchers on the Greenland Ice Sheet in the Russian Arctic. Teen Science Cafe is for ages 13 to 18, and it's free.
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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   

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