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"This is my story, a story about ambition, violence, redemption and love." Rap megastar Tupac Shakur's magnetic, arrogant, tortured spirit is on display in Tupac: Resurrection (2003). Part of Duke's Hip Hop Film Series. 8 p.m., Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham. www.duke.edu/web/film/screensociety . Free.

Models and community leaders (including Independent Weekly publisher Sioux Watson) converge on the runway for Spring Fling!, a spring fashion show to benefit SEEDS (Durham's urban gardening organization) and Durham Central Park. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Durham Civic Center, 201 Foster St., Durham. 682-2800. $30.

"The best way to respond to the inhumanity of terrorism and war is by becoming more fully human," suggests David Potorti of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, a group of 120 family members of 9/11 victims who seek effective, nonviolent solutions to terrorism. Tonight's evening of jazz is part of the series of Concerts for Peaceful Tomorrows, and Frankie Alexander and Steve Wing, vocalist Shelley Higgins and guitarist Tony Godwin, and guitarist Kevin Van Sant will be the instruments of peace. 8 p.m., ArtsCenter, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. 929-2787, www.peacefultomorrows.org . $15.

Downtown Durham gets another art infusion with the grand opening of The Durham Arts Initiative, an open community of artists that will gather to create and display art with minimal-cost studio space and 2,500 sq. ft. for plays, bands and shows of all kinds. 11 am-10 pm, 122 W Main St, Durham. Contact David Rogers at motis1707@yahoo.com.

Get energized, bunny, and hippity-hop on down to the Cave for a very Evil Wiener Easter. They keep going and going and going...452 1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 968-9308, www.caverntavern.com. $5.

DADA (Durham Association for Downtown Arts, Inc.) seeks student and professional films, video and animation with themes of war, art, relationships, and politics for the 2004 W. A. R. P. Film Festival. Deadline is May 21. 423-4021, www.durhamdada.org. Not a filmmaker but want to be a part of the festival? Contact mail@lineaist.net to volunteer.

Ever wonder what will happen to your creature comforts in our soon-to-be post-petroleum world? Luckily, Steven Strong has successfullly integrated renewable energy systems into buildings for over 25 years, and he'll share some hints in his lecture, Sunlight is Life: The Dawning of Solar Electric Architecture. 5 p.m., Kamphoefner Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall, behind Brooks Hall, Pullen Rd., NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-2556 (also on Wednesday, April 14, 5 p.m., Rm. 107 Gross Chemistry Bldg, corner of Towerview and Science Dr., Duke West Campus, Durham. 792-2947). Free.

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