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What to Do & See Downtown This Week! 7/11/13

What to Do & See Downtown This Week!

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Shop Local Art at the ArtWalk!

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is Friday, July 13 from 6PM to 9PM. Many of the venues will have live music, good food & drinks, and other art related entertainment.   
ArtWalk venues include: 
Kindermusik at Kidzu Museum
Thursday, July 11 & Friday, July 12; 9Am to 9:45AM: Teacher Rebecca Dyck hosts two classes for different ages, providing fun opportunities for singing, moving, listening and interacting socially, and playing simple instruments. Come see what Kindermusik is all about and experience the interactive fun of Kidzu exhibits following the program. $12 per child fee covers class, same day
admission to museum for class participant, and a Kindermusik 10-song download card. Program will take place before public hours at Kidzu. To register please call Kidzu at 919-933-1455 or 
PowerUp at GameStop 
GameStop is the largest retailer of new and used games, hardware, entertainment software, and
accessories in the world - with a local shop at 100 East Franklin Street (next to Walgreens). POWERUP with their customer loyalty rewards program that offers points for purchases!
Reception at FRANK Gallery
Join FRANK artists for an opening reception on Friday, July 12 from 6PM to 9PM. ANIMALS: Forces of Nature will run from July 9 to September 8. Animals are sentient beings and are a major component of our planet's ecosystem. They feel love,joy, sadness, as well as loneliness; all emotions we experience within ourselves and in relation to others. FRANK's newest exhibit features work depicting animals respectfully and honoring their intrinsic intelligence,majesty and beauty.  
Nothing like enjoying some sweet, cold ice cream on a hot summer day at Cold Stone Creamery; located at 131 East Franklin Street!
Survival Skills Using the Sky!
If you and your children love hiking, camping and the great outdoors, the next Star Families
planetarium program on Saturday, July 13 at 3:30-4:15 p.m., is a perfect choice! Learn to use your observations of the sky as a clock, compass and calendar. Star Families is for ages 7-12 accompanied by parents or caregivers. Please register in advance at  
Intro to Yoga Inversions Workshop 
Join instructor Christy at Franklin Street Yoga Center on Saturday, July 13 at 12:30PM to 1:45PM to demystify arm balances and inversions and make them accessible and enjoyable. This workshop will explore proper preparation and alignment for each pose, entering and exiting the poses safely, and discuss where it is best to practice these poses within a class setting. You do not have to have any experience with these poses to take this workshop.$15 drop in for non student/$10 drop in for students or use your pass.  
Wine-Ot-Laugh? on the West End
West End Wine Bar features host Scott Morland on Friday, July 12 at 10PM who'll bring four local comedians in an intimate setting. Be prepared to laugh, cry and possibly shoot wine out of your nose! Free. Drink Specials all night.  
Work on the Chapel Hill Bike Plan is rolling along and the Town wants to know how you feel about bicycling in Chapel Hill today - both cyclists and non-cyclists. Take a quick online survey; 10mns.
Sweeny Todd at PlayMakers
Music, melodrama, murder - and the worst pies in London! Sweeney Todd tells the infamous tale of a bloodthirsty Victorian barber seeking revenge on villainous Judge Turpin with the assistance of his amorous accomplice, daffy pie-maker Mrs. Lovett. Featuring Stephen Sondheim's legendary, lyrical wit and musical storytelling, Sweeney Todd is an entertaining, surprising, and often hilarious theatrical thriller performed by the 2013 Summer Youth Conservatory July 17, 2013 - July 21.  
 Only 2 more days left in the Johnny T-shirt Up to 70% Off UNC Super Summer Sale! Shop and Save on Carolina Gear for the entire family!   
Pre-Fall Prints at Uniquities
New collections are being delivered everyday and Uniquities can't wait to show you! Just received amazing new tops from Joie, Vince and Yumi Kim that will look great with new jeans from AG Jeans, 7 for All Mankind, and J Brand. Pair it all back to new shoes from Steve Madden and Dolce Vita- 
and you've got an excuse for a new outfit! Stop by the shop on Franklin St. and have some fun! More new arrivals on Instagram! 
Girls Rock NC Showcase at 506 
Local 506 hosts a showcase of original rock performances by girls, ages 7 -10, on Friday, July 12 at 6PM. The rock stars have attended Girls Rock NC camp to learn how to write and perform original music. Donations of $5-$10. 
Free Shows in the Front Room 
On select nights Local 506 is now hosting free shows in the Front Room, creating a more intimate setting this summer! If you're out and about on these nights, stop by and discover new local music and enjoy drink specials; $1 off Tall Boys.  
 7/18 - LEAH SHAW / DELUGE  
As always, Local 506 is giving away one pair of tickets to every show they have this month. Visit for more information and you can also listen to most acts playing 506 on a Spotify playlis!
Lantern Garden Dining Open!

The Lantern beer garden and outdoor dining room is now open! Join them and enjoy the new garden menu and cocktails from 5:30PM to 2AM. Or stop in to try the daily late night dim sum menu in the bar until 2AM, 6 nights a week.  

Compass Center Workshops
Workshops are held Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm at 210 Henderson Street.Workshops led by Gerry Homovec and/or Kelly Peak, Certified Educators in Personal Finance® with Consumer Education Services, Inc. All workshops are FREE and open to men and women. Space is limited, please register at (919) 968-4610.
July 11 -Sticking to a Budget that Works for You
August 8- Managing Your Credit and Debt
September 12- What's in Your Credit Report?
October 10-Using your Money Personality to Set Financial Goals  November 14- Maximizing Money for Your Budget  
 Carolina Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the 2013-14 Season, which features everyone from Maceo Parker and George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic to Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt; Lang Lang to Trombone Shorty; Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Joshua Bell and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Get the best seats at the best price with the "Build Your Own" Ticket Package. 
Did Your Car Get Flooded?
Chapel Hill Tire and Car Care Center is here to help! Give them a call today to set up an appointment to get your car dried out and back on the road. They even do Ark repairs! Specializing in simple oil changes to comprehensive 30K, 60K, 90K mile + maintenance, to hybrid service and battery replacement, their rigorously trained ASE-certified technicians use the latest high tech equipment to work on your vehicle. They can perform your Factory Scheduled Maintenance and still maintain your warranty! 
Build-A-Burger Contest! 
Carolina Brewery is accepting entries to its Annual Build-A-Brewery Burger Contest through July 22. The winner of the Build-A-Brewery Burger gets their burger on the Fall Menu at the Chapel Hill and Pittsboro brewpubs! To enter simply write down the ingredients to your dream burger and email to or obtain a submission form at either Carolina Brewery location. Finalists will be selected and there will be a Finalist Burger Cook Off at the Pittsboro Brewpub during the Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, August 10. The People's Choice award gets a $100 Carolina Brewery Gift Card. The Grand Prize winner will receive a grill and their burger will be featured on the Fall Menu. All finalists receive a Carolina Brewery merchandise pack.  
Pools OPEN - Come On In!
The A. D. Clark Pool at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., is now open for the summer season. The free outdoor swimming pool, operated by the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department, is available for lap swimming and open swim time now through Labor Day. The 25 meter pool offers a zero-depth entry pool, locker rooms, showers and family changing area. There is a wading pool for pre-school aged children and toddlers (swim diapers required).  

The Clothing Warehouse carries classic Levi's and Wrangler jeans, sunglasses, cowboy boots, western shirts, corduroys and t-shirts as well as vintage dresses, skirts and shirts from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. They offer plus-sized vintage wear, and even stock a few vintage children's pieces!  
Come to a Pancake Jamboree!
Do you like pancakes? Do you like all you can eat pancakes? Well the Jackson Center is hosting a Pancake Jamboree Saturday, July 13 from 9:30am to 12pm. Come to eat scrumptious pancakes and support the work of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center. Tickets will be sold at the Jackson Center from now until July 13 - $7 for youth and adults, and $5 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will support the programs and initiatives of the Jackson Center during the 2013-2014 year. The fundraising plan will conclude with a 50's to 90's celebration dance this September. 
Drawing in the Galleries 
The second Saturday of every month from 10 AM - 12 PM, Amanda Hughes (Director of External Affairs)
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. Drawing for Tweens: This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland's galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one's own original works is offered in each session.Each Drawing for Tweens session runs from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on the second Saturday of the month. Materials are provided. Free to members, $5 non-members. Register online.   
Walk This Way on Franklin St! 
Take your family out for a gorgeous walk on Franklin Street exploring the fact and folklore of our downtown on Sunday, July 14 at 2PM. Preservation Chapel Hill hosts the walk starting at Horace Williams House. Cost $5.
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together 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