Lillian's List is a network for pro-choice Democratic women in North Carolina (named for Lillian Exum Clement, the first woman elected to N.C.'s General Assembly as well as the first woman elected to any state legislature in the South). They're presenting a strong group of candidates for 2004 at a reception at the home of Julia Daniels. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1515 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 967-3438, www.lillianslist.com.
Don Giovanni, the world's most legendary lover, will seduce the locals for three nights and one afternoon. Al Sturgis conducts the Mozart masterpiece, and Capitol Opera Raleigh brings the production to the people at prices we can all afford. June 10-12. Thursday & Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 & 7:30 p.m. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.661-5150. $15, $12 seniors and students.
You have to get up early in the morning to join the Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects, but the payback for volunteering with SWOOP comes in constant belly laughs, the camaraderie of good-hearted women and the knowledge that all the hard work helped someone out. The organization has been swooping in to help those in need since Hurricane Fran in 1996, and this weekend you can help with their largest project: They're organizing the set-up, trash and recycling at Race for the Cure. Friday, June 11, 8 a.m. and Saturday, June 12, 6 a.m. Meredith College Campus, Raleigh. www.swoop4u.org.
One member of the Talent Family is back on the home turf to recount twisted childhood dramas for our pleasure. Author and radio star David Sedaris will read from his new collection of vignettes, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. 3 p.m., Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 828-1588.
Flying Machine Theatre Co. presents All My Sons, Arthur Miller's tragedy about a manufacturer who sells faulty parts to the military in order to save his business. In 1947 it appealed to a nation that had just gone through a war and a depression, and it still speaks to us today. June 11-13, 17-20, 24-27. Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m.; Sundays 7 p.m. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. www.flyingmachine.dreamhost.com. Tickets at www.etix.com. $12, $9 seniors, $5 students with ID. Buy one get one free June 11. Dinner and drinks with cast June 19. Pay what you can June 24.
Rule #2: "Show up to parties, dances and social events even if you do not feel like it." Oh, wait--wrong set of rules. You won't need to get a manicure or practice walking with a book on your head to see The Rules play at the Cave. The new wave/funk that comes out of those keyboards may increase your chance of meeting single men, too! 452 1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 968-9308, www.caverntavern.com.
Old bricks and Old World craftsmanship are featured on the American Tobacco Historic District Tours. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 18+. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Meet in gravel lot under Durham Freeway, 512 S. Mangum St., adjacent to Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Register at 595-5001. www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com. Free.