Weekend Best Bets: Countdowns, Celebrations and $2 Cones

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2016Maple View Farm Ice Cream – Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday Jan. 1 – Maple View Farm Ice Cream opened its doors on January 1st, 2001 with 12 flavors of ice cream. Celebrate 15 years of ice cream for throwback prices for $1 pints of chocolate milk and whole milk, $2 single scoops, $3 double scoops, $4 triple scoops and $5 banana splits! mapleviewfarm.com

New Year’s Eve Celebrations 
Note: Call restaurant or bar to check on availability or to make reservations. 

Beer Study, 106 N. Graham St.
Say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 at Beer Study when Burial Brewery and Haw River Brewery take over the taps!

B-Side Lounge, 200 N. Greensboro St.
Ring in the New Year in Carrboro with cocktail specials, live coverage of the Times Square Ball Drop, party favorite and a complementary Prosecco toast at midnight.

City Kitchen, 201 S. Estes Dr.
Kick-off the evening with an a la carte menu and some exclusive specials from 5pm to 8:30pm and then shift to a decadent 4-course pre-fixe menu for $65. More festivities for the evening include: LIVE music from local band Hearing Voices, champagne toast, dancing, and all around fun times! To reserve your seat at what is sure to be a memorable night, call 919-928-8200.

Crossroads Chapel Hill, 211 Pittsboro St.
Celebrate the holidays at Crossroads with exceptional cuisine made by Executive Chef James Clark and his culinary team. Call 919-918-2777 for more information. $75 per person, complimentary for children 3 and under.

DSI Comedy Theater, 462 W. Franklin St.
Zach Ward hosts the “Best Countdown Ever” featuring improv all-stars, a champagne toast, a super fun countdown, party favors, noisemakers, cash bar and lots of laughs. $25

Elaine’s On Franklin, 454 W. Franklin St.
Ring in the new year, Elaine’s style! We’re featuring 4 courses for $69. Add a glass of champagne & wine pairings with each course for $99. Click here to see the menu and call 919-960-2770 for reservations!

Kipos Greek Taverna, 431 W. Franklin St.
With bouzouki players, bellydancers, champagne toasts, and exclusive specials, Kipos will bring in the New Year with a bang! For further information or to reserve a table, contact the restaurant at 919-425-0760.

Lantern Restaurant, 423 Franklin St.
A special night calls for a special menu! Call 919-969-8846.

Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St.
Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Benji Hughes spends much of his time masterminding his blend of inventive rock and ballads. At times earnest, at others whimsical, Benji is equally adept at keyboards and guitar. Doors 8pm, Show 9pm; $15

R&R Grill, 137 E. Franklin St.
Party with the Nomads Band with Hats & Noise Makers & a Champagne Toast at midnight. 8:30pm-1am, the band starts at 9 pm. $10 per person cover. Email for reservations to mrchapelhill@nc.rr.com

The Oasis, 200 N. Greensboro St.
Don’t miss The Barred Owls live 8pm until midnight at The Oasis!  $20/person which includes a $10 credit for food or beverages. Contemporary acoustic band, The Barred Owls, are Scott Boggs and Kate Annett-Hitchcock, and sometimes their musical friends. Join them for an evening of original and traditional acoustic music featuring vocal harmonies, guitar, and mandolins. 919-904-7343

The Root Cellar750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Start your New Year’s Eve celebration at The Root Cellar with a four course Italian Farm Dinner! $55 per person, includes wine pairing. RSVP to 919-967-3663.

Zog’s, 108 Henderson St.
Ring in the New Year at Zog’s Art Bar & Pool Hall with free champagne Toast and free (bread) toast, jam, and jelly bar!

New Year’s Day Brunch

We hear that spots like Acme (919-929-2263) and Venable (919-904-7160) are open! Comment below if you know of any more!

UNC Basketball vs. Georgia Tech – Saturday, noon – See the Tar Heels take on Georgia Tech in their second ACC game of the season. If you haven’t been to a game yet, get on it – it’s the last home game for another two weeks! Dean E. Smith Center, 300 Skipper Bowles Dr., Tickets $50-$55; goheels.com

“Take Two” Tour – Sunday, 2-3pm – It’s time for the last look tour of “Testing Testing” and two experts are here to offer their different perspectives on works from the exhibit. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.; Free; 919-966-5736; ackland.org

Encounter Art Tour: Imaginary Animals – Sunday, 3-3:30pm – Ackland Student Guide Phoebe Gao is your guide on this walk around the museum to look at “Imaginary Animals” in different works of art. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.; Free; 919-966-5736; ackland.org


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