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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Seminar at PlayMakers
On stage October 14-November 1: Seminar by Theresa Rebeck. Four aspiring young writers ante up big bucks to learn from a legendary novelist, but their fiction and their egos will be unsparingly dissected before he's through. Ray Dooley (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) leads the no-holds-barred master class on power, sex and the nature of art. Ferocious and fast-paced with sparkling wordplay, Seminar takes no prisoners. Tickets start at $15. 
Jeremy Porter & The Tucos at The Cave
Saturday, October 17 at 9 pm: A rock & roll band from Detroit, MI on tour in October supporting their new album "Above The Sweet Tea Line" will be at The Cave with local favorites Campfires & Constellations and Buckshot Betty. 21+, $5.

IP3 Pizza & Beer Party
Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Italian Pizzeria 3 and Beer Study have partnered for a Pizza & Beer Party! With a specially designed menu with pizza and beer pairings, sit outside and enjoy the fall weather. The pizza will be available at Beer Study, with fresh pies being brought in the back door from IP3 as fast as needed. No advance tickets needed, just show up thirsty and hungry! Veggie and dessert pizza options available too.

Compass Center Events in October
Among the many programs and services offered through Compass Center, they also serve as Orange County's primary organization offering domestic violence services. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Compass Center has several events to raise awareness and funding. For details about these events, visit: 
October 21, All Day: The Yogurt Pump is offering 10% of sales to Compass Center
October 28: "Private Violence" screening at Varsity Theatre from 6:30-9 pm with refreshments served.
Live Performance by Rural Academy Theater at 140 West Plaza

TONIGHT - Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 pm: Rural Academy Theater's annual horse-drawn tour will be clip-clopping down Franklin Street to the 140 West Plaza to perform a modern take on the Persephone myth through shadow puppetry, song, and physical theater! The feature presentation will be followed by a screening of Buster Keaton's 1922 silent film Cops, accompanied live by The Rural Academy Orchestra. Suggested donation: $5-$10 for children; $10-$20 for adults. Please bring your own blankets and chairs to sit on! More Info. 
Primetime Comedy at DSI 
Saturday, October 17 at 8:30 pm: 3...2...1... Comedy! Meet five of the top local comics in North Carolina. They've got the material, the laughs, and now they've got Primetime. Hosted by Reid Pegram; featuring Mark Brady, Ngozi, Regna Ren; and headliner Chad Cosby (2015 Carolina's Funniest Comic). Tickets are $10. More info and to buy tickets online;  
Go Heels! Football Game Day Info
Carolina takes on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, October 17 at 7 pm in Kenan Stadium! Football game days bring excitement and UNC Football Game activity to downtown that everyone enjoys. Buy tickets to the game. Enjoy dining downtown 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! 
FRANK:inFocus Photography
October 6 - November 8: October is quickly becoming synonymous with photography throughout the Triangle and FRANK Gallery is excited to announce their participation with the Click! Triangle Photo Festival through our fourth annual FRANK:inFocus exhibition. Featuring Larry Fink, Justin Cook, Bryce Lankard, Wojtek Wojdynski, along with nine FRANK member and consignor photographers.
Music & Trivia & Movies, Oh My!
All week long you can find live music of every different genre at Local 506. When there isn't a show, be sure to come out for a double-header movie nights, trivia, and pizza parties. There's something for everyone at Local 506. Check out and grab tickets for an upcoming show now!   
Cocktails with the Candidates
Join Chapel Hill Young Professionals (CHYP) of the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30-7:30 pm, at The Franklin Hotel for a special CHYP event. Mingle with fellow young professional peers, and learn more about candidates running for local and state offices in a round of Getting-To-Know-You Bingo! This event is open to any CHYP member or young professional under 40, but registration is required. More Info.
Take a Tour at Topo Distillery!
Top of the Hill Distillery crafts TOPO Organic Spirits in their facility right on West Franklin Street! The distillery takes time-honored distilling traditions and adds a unique and local twist. They are the only fully local and USDA certified organic distillery in the deep South. And starting on October 1st, TOPP Distillery can now sell their spirits at the distillery! Tours of the distillery are available on most Thursdays at 6:30 pm, Fridays at 6 pm and 7:30 pm, as well as most Saturdays at 4 pm and 5:30 pm. Click here to book a tour. The distillery is located at 505 West Franklin Street.
Lunch Special at Crepe Traditions
Offering savory and dessert crêpes, Crêpe Traditions is a locally owned and operated café at 140 West Franklin Street.  The menu includes kid-friendly crepes, specialty coffee drinks, wine, and beer. LUNCH SPECIAL: $9.99 (+tax) Combo includes a savory crepe, choice of side, and a soda! Join the Chapel Hill- Carrboro Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting at Crepe Traditions on Friday, October 23 at 11 am.  
Crook's Corner Top 8 List
(a.k.a. the 8 menu items you don't want to miss in October!)
1. Persimmon Pudding: The taste of fall. Bill Neal's recipe. Persimmons from Mrs. Andrews.
2. Braised Pork Shank with Mississippi Fried Corn: The dish that wowed the Southern Foodways Alliance last October.
3. Fried Oysters: Bill Smith's unequaled masterful Maseca dusted, crispy rendition.
4. Brussels Sprouts and Blue Cheese Salad: A fall salad with olive oil, sea salt, onions, walnuts, greens.
5. Carolina Fish Fry: Crazy-good-enough to inhale this flounder.
6. Spicy Macaroni & Cheese: Made with Farmer's Daughter Brand Hot Sauce topped with Sriracha drizzle.
7. Carolina Q on Wednesday, October 21 (Scott's from Hemingway, SC.)
8. Wines from the Bar: Macrina Verdicchio with notes of fall apple; and the Ma Roat Valpolicella, a great pairing for 'Q Wednesday 
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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