Contemplating war and what it's good for? Join award-winning author and documentarian William Patrick Patterson at Borders Books as he discusses his documentary Gurdjieff's Legacy, the third installment in a trilogy that explores the life work of G.I. Gurdjieff and his quest for peace. 7 p.m., Borders, 1807 Chapel Hill Blvd., Chapel Hill. 929-8332.
Out of the chamber and into the hall: Duke presents its Summer Festival of Chamber Music, beginning with Nod to the '90s: Five Centuries of Harpsichord Music, a trip through time to the ends of five millennia from the 1590s to the 1990s. 8 p.m., Kirby-Horton Hall in the Doris Duke Center, Duke Gardens, Durham. 684-4444. $8 or $40 for the season, free for Duke students and children 12 and under.
Tired of searching for the "Any" key? Take part in Bridging North Carolina's Digital-Human Divide, a one-day conference looking at how to bridge the divide between people who have computer access and skills and those who do not. 8 am-5 pm, William and Ida Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill. 933-3931. www.rtpnet.org/rtpconf/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. $75.
In case you missed the Durham show (shame on you!), you have another chance to catch the Triangle Gay Men's Chorus singing inspirational songs of Pride and Passion tonight in Raleigh. The 8 p.m. concert will be preceded by a recital of organ music featuring TGMC accompanist Bo Lloyd. Pullen Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. www.geocities.com/tgmc2. Suggested donation $10.
Celebrate the survivors in your community on National Cancer Survivors Day by attending Cancer Chronicles: Numbering the Living, a collection of dramatic readings of poetry, prose and personal journals presented by The Deep Dish Theater Company and Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center. 3 p.m., University Mall, Chapel Hill. 401-9333. This is a free event with limited space.
Why not take the kids for a spin on the historic Dentzel Carousel at Pullen Park after work today? The park also has a real caboose, boat and train rides, and your basic swing sets and slides. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday, 1-7:30 p.m. 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh. 831-6468. 75 cents for a carousel ride.
Move to the music with Gail Goodin, trained kinesiologist as she presents Sound, Kinesiology and Healing, a lecture and discussion on the connections between sound, vibration and health. 7 p.m., Music Explorium, 403 Weaver St., Carrboro. Register at 969-8400. $15.