LOCAL 506--K. Hill is a triple threat, a gregarious, likeable guy who not only rhymes but also produces. His flow is idiosyncratic, an exuberant bop able to drop disses with such spirit that the dude on the receiving end can only smile. He's rooted in the stylings of Big Daddy Kane and Ras Kass, and he sounds like a natural entertainer. This is a benefit for the Orange County Rape & Crisis Center, and it also calls on Nxt Lvl, L in Japanese (who is everywhere lately; see Saturday, too), Social Memory Complex's Staj Presence and DJ Trizzak riding the wheels. Drop $7 at 10 p.m. --Grayson Currin
birds & Butterflies
J.C. Raulston Arboretum-- Duke University researcher and Durham Technical Community College professor Jeff Pippen has birded in eight countries and seen 1,600 species. He will explain the rich bird and butterfly cultures of N.C.'s Outer Banks to experienced and novice bird enthusiasts alike in this free 7:30 p.m. lecture. Pippen offers tips on where, how and when to see the best winged fauna on the coast and provide information for identifying the spotted.