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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
Be a Trashion-ista!
Thursday, September 25, 4:15-5:30 pm: Join FRANK Gallery and Kidzu Children's Museum and  Be a Trashion-ista! Kids will get inspired by recycled materials during this hands-on program. With the help of artists and designers from the FRANK, kids  will design and create Rubbish 2 Runaway outfits. In addition, participants will walk their creations down the FRANK Art Gallery runway for a fashion show! Call 919-933-1455 to reserve a spot. Cost is $5 per child, ages 4-10. This program will take place at FRANK Art Gallery.
Music on the Porch
Thursday, September 25 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: The Center for the Study of the American South invites all to listen to live music on their front porch by the UNC Student Jazz Combo. Bring a chair and a picnic dinner! Free and open to the public. The Love House & Hutchins Forum is located at 410 East Franklin Street. 
Linda's Trivia & Open Mic
Opened in 1976, Linda's serves great American bar and grill food, along with a fantastic selection of wine, beer, and liquor. Stop by the Downbar for trivia on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 pm to 10:30 pm; and Thursdays for open mic from 8 pm to 11 pm. And of early for all UNC Men's basketball and football games. 
Improv Slam at DSI
Saturday, September 27, 3 pm & 7 pm: A freestyle comedy battle that's fun for all ages! Two crews of improvisers fight for your laughs in this high energy, interactive show that'll have kids and parents laughing all night long. The 3 pm matinee offers kids under 3 for FREE! Get tickets online at
Facts & Folklore on Franklin 
Saturday, September 27 at 12 pm: Join this walking tour of downtown to learn more about how the village of Chapel Hill and UNC developed and grew together over the centuries along Franklin Street. $5 per person, sponsored by Preservation Chapel Hill. 
TerraVITA Small Plate Crawl
Thursday, September 25 - Saturday, September 27: Experience the second annual TerraVITA Small Plate Crawl in Chapel Hill & Carrboro and enjoy a 100% locally sourced small plate or cocktail at one of the participating restaurants. This is not a ticketed event; simply stop in or make reservations. Prices vary at each venue; most range from $8-$14.

Venues Include: 411 West Italian Cafe, Al's Burger Shack, Beer Study, Elaine's on Franklin, Industry, Lantern, Linda's Bar and Grill, Steel String Brewery,Talulla's, Top of the Hill, and Venable. More Info

One lucky participant will win a free night's stay at the beautiful Siena Hotel on Franklin Street!  Tweet or Instagram a picture of your dish or cocktail and include the hashtag #SmallPlateCrawl. Each different dish you post will enter you a new time into the raffle. After the event there will be a random drawing for the prize!
Tap Performance at Memorial Hall
Thursday, September 25 & Friday, September 26: Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance's company features some of today's best tap artists, including The Blues Project co-choreographers Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. Tap dance, America's most long-standing indigenous jazz vernacular, is here to receive its due. Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely perform her original blues music created for the show. 
Party All the Time at the Planetarium! 
Did you know that you can buy tickets for Jupiter Ball online right now? Or that you can have your birthday party at Morehead Planetarium? Or that you can schedule a private showing of Starry Nights for your group? Because science makes every celebration complete! (It's true -- without chemistry, there would be no birthday cakes or fireworks.) 
Live & Local at 140 West Plaza

Friday, September 26 from 6 pm to 9 pm: GET YOUR GROOVE ON! Get down with Chit Nasty & the UNC Kamikazi Dance Team. As a graduate of Berklee School of Music and the Durham School of the Arts, Chit Nasty is a piano virtuoso.  UNC Kamikazi Dance Team is a diversity-oriented, unified dance team, committed to highly-practiced routines and they perform a variety of dance styles: hip hop, jazz, break dancing, popping, locking, and more! 
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. 
Relay for Life Kickoff Concert 
Friday, September 26 at 7:00 pm: Enjoy this FREE concert in Forest Theater with food, live music from local favorites Clockwork Kids and a performace by UNC Clef Hangers, a raffle, and more! This is the kickoff event for the 2014-15 Relay For Life of UNC- Chapel Hill year, so come help celebrate more birthdays and working toward a cure! Facebook Event
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Food Tour
Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants to experience where farm-to-table cuisine comes to life. Sample innovative and upscale southern dishes, scratch-made desserts, organic wine, local beer, and more. Offering two tours of Chapel Hill/Carrboro on Saturdays, a Culinary Tour starting at 11 am or a Dinner and Drinks Tour starting at 3 pm.  
Community Resource Fair
Saturday, September 27 from 11 am to 5 pm: Eta Phi Zeta Chapter ~ Chapel Hill, in conjunction with Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation is holding a FREE resource fair, open to all. Offering health screenings, educational resources, financial information, and mental health information. There will be food, music, speakers, and door prizes. Held at Hargraves Community Center. 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   

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