LECTURE ON IRAQ'S FUTURE
DUKE'S JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER-- French journalist Christian Chesnot, head of the Middle East desk of Radio France, gives his take on the future in a lecture entitled "Iraq: Toward Federalized Chaos or a State Under Iranian Influence?" This event is part of the Franklin Center's Wednesday lunchtime lecture series, which is free and open to the public. The center is located at 2204 Erwin Road in Durham (but park in the hospital deck; vouchers will be provided). A light lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m., and the lecture is from noon to 1 p.m. in room 240.
the POUR HOUSE--If you're looking for the soft-core porn/ punk-electronica of the guy and his wife from Pussy Galore, boy, are you in the wrong place. This Boss Hawg is Boone-based and focuses on ol' time and bluegrass with a sprig of new poking up occasionally along with some country and a bit of rockabilly. Irongrass opens. The $6 show starts at 10 p.m. --Grant Britt