Spoken word poetry will flow with the Coffeehouse java at Blue Roach. It's part of the Hip Hop Global Flows Conference, a week-long multimedia hip hop festival. 9 pm, Coffeehouse, Duke East Campus. 687-6820.
The African-American Literature discussion group welcomes Zelda Lockhart, author of Fifth Born. 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. 467-3866.
Imagine over 600 souls on the move for 24 hours at the UNC Chapel Hill Dance Marathon to benefit the "For the Kids Fund" at N.C. Children's Hospital. The event includes a battle of the bands, a lip sync performance by athletic teams and free food. 7 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 22. Fetzer Gym, UNC Campus. 933-1994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism is hosting a very timely screening of the beautiful film Satya, Prayer for the Enemy. The evening includes a silent auction and vegetarian spaghetti dinner to benefit the Center. 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. www.kadampa-center.org or 859-3433 or 942-2263. $12.
The Duke Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Harry Davidson will perform Brahms' epic Ein deutsches Requiem. Six choruses (from Campbell University, Duke University, Elon University, Meredith College, N.C. State University, Peace College and Shaw University) will converge to fill Duke Chapel to the rafters with sound. 3 p.m., Duke West Campus, Durham. 684-4444. $10, $5 students and seniors.
I Never Saw Another Butterfly is the story told of children who survived imprisonment at Terezin Concentration Camp during World War II told through artwork and poetry. The performance comes to Durham in conjunction with the N.C. Jewish Film Festival. 7 p.m., Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. 560-3040. $10-$12; kids half price.
Exploris Museum is holding a forum to discuss the humanitarian consequences of two decades of war on the Iraqi people. Co-sponsored by Triangle Institute for Security Studies and Stop Hunger Now. The Global Issues Forum takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. at Exploris, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 857-1008. Free.