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Weekly highlights for arts and entertainment in the Triangle


Fill your shelves with books, compliments of the Cameron Village Regional Library. The library is relocating and needs your help to transport over 160,000 books. Through the end of May, the Have a Hundred initiative challenges you to check out 100 books, and you can keep them until July. Cameron Village Library, Cameron Village Shopping Center, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 856-6726, gcousins@co.wake.nc.us.

Enjoy finger-picking blues and charming anecdotes as Roy Book Binder revives old-time blues. The traveling bluesman drops anchor at the Six String Cafe, where you can bask in bluesy goodness in an intimate atmosphere. 8 p.m. ,MacGregor Village Center, Cary. 469-3667. $10.

Suffering from funk deficiency? Quench your thirst at the Third Annual Caribbean Funkfest, featuring live music by Samecumba, Dread34 and Flav-O-Rich. Groove on the Irie vibes, Latin rhythms and pure funk. 9:30 p.m., Montas International Lounge, 2223 E. Hwy 54, RTP. 361-2390, www.montaslounge.com. $10.

If you feel an ounce of voter apathy (still?!), tonight's Axis of Change showcase at Local 506 will show you the power that comes from banding together. Mowing Lawns, Fashion Design, Lud, Shallow Be Thy Name and David Nahm will be doing the banding, you will be feeling the power. Sponsored by Clarqoline Productions and Internationalist Books. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 942-5506. Free.

Cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon with the one you love is not just an old-timey song...lots of folks are still doing it. Try Wafting the Eno, a two-hour float trip led by naturalist River Dave. Departs most days at 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 N. Roxboro St., Durham. 471-3802 for reservations. $12. Guided Canoe and Kayak trips happen weekly on many local bodies of water. 949-4315, www.froghollowoutdoors.com.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is narrated by a 15-year-old boy who has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He has a photographic memory and is mesmerized by math and science, but he can't understand other human beings. When Christopher finds his neighbor's dog lying dead on the lawn, he decides to track down the killer and stumbles on the messy, complicated secrets of his parents and neighbors. Mark Haddon will read and answer questions at 11 a.m., McIntyre's Fine Books, Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 545-5704. Haddon is also appearing 7 p.m. June 1 the Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 286-2700.

Broadway comes to Raleigh with the electric musical Fame. See the 24-member ensemble sing and dance their way into the spotlight. Jun 1-6, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St. 834-4000 for ticket info.

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