What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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 
Double Feature at Varsity
TONIGHT -Thursday, September 4 at 6:35 pm: UNC's Department of City and Regional Planning invites you to a double screening at Varsity Theater. The pre-release screening of OIL & WATER will begin at 6:35 pm; Terry Gilliam's cult-classic BRAZIL will follow at 8 pm. Both films will be screened with English subtitles. Free! www.varsityonfranklin.com  
Radical Reels Film Tour
Friday, September 5 at 6:30 pm: Varsity Theatre hosts the National Geographic Radical Reels Tour of high-adrenaline outdoor sport films. Hurtle down steep untouched powder, feel the cold spray of stomach-dropping kayak first descents, fly high with the world's wildest BASE jumpers, and much more in extreme mountain sports. For more information CLICK HERE. www.varsityonfranklin.com 
 
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 www.local506.com . Then send an email to news@local506.com 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
Walk This Way! Tour
Saturday, September 6 at 3 pm: Preservation Chapel Hill invites you to tour the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery and learn about the famous and rather infamous people buried there. Learn about the history of the cemetary and how it came to be in the heart of the UNC campus. $5 per person. 
 
 
"Rodney King" at PlayMakers
September 2-7: Written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive "Can we all get along?"
remains an open question in America's complicated relationship with race. For tickets and information call 919-962-PLAY or visit www.playmakersrep.org 
 
Exibit Opening Reception
Sunday, September 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm: Horace Williams House hosts photographer John Beerman's
photos. The opening reception is free and open to the public. www.preservationchapelhill.com  
Southern Culture Movie Series Starts
TONIGHT - Thursday, September 4 at 6 pm: Featuring films on the diverse culture and history of the U.S. South, this series is free and open to the public and aims to introduce international students and scholars to local history and culture. The screenings are held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center. Each screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion and refreshments. For more information CLICK HERE.
 
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. www.carolinainn.com 
 
INDY CageMatch at DSI Comedy
Friday, September 5 at 7 pm: DSI Comedy Theater hosts the INDY CageMatch, a longform improv competition. Go! Fight! Win! Independent improv teams from across the Triangle battle it out for
your laughs (and votes). Buy tickets and more information at www.dsicomedytheater.com 
 
 Al's Burger Shack Contest
Do you love Al's Burger Shack specials? Would you like to see your name on the Special Board? Then this contest is for you! In honor of Al's Burger Shack's first anniversary, they're opening up the menu to loyal fans. Send in your best recipes now, judging is on 
 
Evening of Yakshagana Feat. Vidya Kolyur 
Friday, September 5 at 8 pm: The enchanting 700-year-old Yakshagana dance drama tradition is one of south India's most distinctive art forms, featuring elaborate costumes and facial makeup, stylized dancing, live instrumental accompaniment and a complex grammar of face and hand gestures, all at Memorial Hall on UNC's campus. For tickets and information visit  www.carolinaperformingarts.org.
 
Go Heels! Football Game Day Info
Carolina takes on San Diego State on Saturday, September 6 at 8 pm in Kenan Stadium in a Tar Pit Stripe Out game! Football game days bring excitement and activity to downtown that everyone enjoys.Check out the official 2014 Carolina Football Fan Guide!  Buy tickets to the game. Enjoy dining on Franklin Street before or after the game. Stop by one of downtown's bustling UNC Fan Gear shops that sell all things UNC-themed! Take the Tar Heel Express downtown and to the game! www.goheels.com 
 
Pre-Game Show at Franklin Hotel
"Countdown to Kick-Off" Football Pre-Game Show is coming to downtown Chapel Hill this Fall for UNC's home football season.  Two hours prior to each Home game, the Kick-Off Show is hosted live by Dave Nathan and Deems May (Former Tight End at Carolina, and NFL player) at the Franklin Hotel at 311 West Franklin Street.  The Countdown show will be in the hotel's 1st floor bar - Roberts at The Franklin. There will be a special free night/football tickets promotion going on through Tar Heel Sports Properties. www.franklinhotelnc.com 
 
$30 Off Coupon for 1st Time Customers
With a advanced car care technology, Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Company can do everything your dealership does, only better. Drive a Prius? They are the only certified independent repair shop
in the Triangle to work on your hybrid. For your convenience, they offer appointments, free shuttle service to home or work, and a free one year roadside protection plan with any service. 
To schedule an appointment CLICK HERE. 
To get a $30 off coupon for 1st time customers CLICK HERE.
 
Good Neighbor Initiative Block Party
Tuesday, September 9 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm: Downtown residents are invited to a FREE neighborhood block party filled with food, music, and games -- all as you get to know your neighbors! It will be held at the Hargraves Community Center at 216 N. Roberson Street. The event involves a short neighborhood walk followed by the celebration.
 
FREE Movie Under the Stars!
Friday, September 12 at 7pm: Bike in to the Wallace Plaza, atop the parking deck, 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 www.gochapelhill.org
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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.