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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Parking is always FREE on Sundays in downtown! 
UNC Bike Auction
TODAY - Thursday, September 3 at 5:30 pm: UNC Transportation & Parking and UNC Alpha Phi Omega are holding the Annual Bicycle Auction to benefit in the Chapel Hill community. Located in the Business School Deck (Bottom Level). The viewing of the bikes will run from 5:00 - 5:30 pm and the auction will immediately follow. Parking is available at the back of the Bowles Lot (near the deck). Cash or personal checks only are accepted. 
Tomas Pagan Motta Live

 Monday, September 7 at 8 pm: West End Wine Bar will host Tomas Pagan Motta for an intimate solo performance on his 2015 Up and Away Tour. West End Wine Bar is located at 450 West Franklin Street. For more information about the event click here.
Travel Journals: A Drawing Experience at FRANK
Offering six sessions between now and January, each session is $20, materials will be provided. Reception and Showing for Fall Travel Journal Sessions on February 12 at FRANK Gallery. 
Trivia at Linda's
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 pm in the DOWNBAR:Test your knowledge of current events, music, movies, and more! The winning team gets a $25 Linda's gift card, so bring your friends and come on DOWN! Doors open at 7 pm. Grab some cheese fries and try the incredible draft selection!
Chords for Care Benefit
Saturday, September 5 at 8 pm: Women's reproductive rights have been challenged and restricted at an appalling rate recently in North Carolina. The Cave will be hosting
this event to raise money to help Planned Parenthood continue to advocate and fight for the health & wellness of women & men in North Carolina. Featuring music by I Was
Totally Destroying It, See Gulls, Juan Huevos, and more. Comedy from Gretchen McNeely, Andy Lavender, Brian Burns. $10-$20. 
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Performance

A Drop in the Bucket, The Big Dreams of Tiny Things; the 16th annual puppet pageant for all ages in Forest Theatre, runs until September 7 with both matinee and night shows; every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. $15, $8 kids, suggested donation at the door.  
Downtown Pop Up Farmers' Market:
TODAY 12 pm to 2 pm!
Only 2 weeks left to shop the farmers' market on the 140 West Plaza (ends Thurs, Sept 10)! Join us TODAY-Thursday, September 3 from 12 pm to 2pm. Get FREE parking vouchers when you park in the 140 West Parking Deck. Don't have cash? Use your debit card and get Market Tokens to shop. In addition to fresh produce, you'll also find cut flowers, baked goods, breads, cheeses, chocolate, tea and coffee, all produced within 60 miles of Chapel Hill. 
Salsa Dancing at Roots Bistro
Salsa dancing and music every Monday with DJ Abuelo Salsero Jack. Featuring Salsa along with Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Kizomba. Basic Salsa lessons at 8:30, dancing from 9-11:30. Cover is $5. Roots Bakery, Bistro & Bar has a great menu that features local grown foods and serves, cocktails, beer and wine.
Carolina Shagging on Franklin St
Fridays, 7 pm to 1 pm: The Strowd's DJ Don Evers will be spinning your favorite beach and shag music. So come ready to pivot, ankle roll, and pitter pat! Enjoy draft beer and cocktail specials as well as a small plate menu. 
Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina to Franklin St!

Football season here and the Carolina game day spirit is coming back to the heart of downtown Chapel Hill! Come out and rev-up the season from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 11, on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.,prior to the home-opening game day when the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels take on the North Carolina A & T Aggies on Saturday. 
Book Arts Workshop at FRANK
Saturday, September 5 from 12 pm to 4 pm: Join members of Triangle Book Arts for an informal, hands-on workshop in several basic book arts techniques. Create decorative papers using rubber stamps, make simple folded book structures, and learn some basic pop-up techniques. Materials and tools provided; family-friendly.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sale at Ackland Museum Store
NEW fall merchandise is coming soon -- so help make space for it in the Ackland Museum Store! The sale runs now through Sunday, September 6. Savings of 25-50% and more on select merchandise; books, pottery, linens, kids toys, and much more. 
Yoga Teacher Training
Franklin Street Yoga Center's nine month Teacher Training Program with Lori Burgwyn is for more than just the aspiring yoga teacher. It's for anyone in a transition, looking for direction, or simply searching for a deeper understanding of yoga and their practice. You will become part of a community of like-minded people looking to grow their own personal practice and enhance their well being. September 18-May 1.  

Johnny T-shirt has you covered for all your football tailgating needs. Whether you're tailgating in Chapel Hill or on the road for an away game, show your Tar Heel spirit! 
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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