The Center for Documentary Studies and the Program in Film and Video at Duke University present the seventh annual Documentary Film and Video Happening. An opportunity for triangle and regional filmmakers to gather in a non-competitive setting to view work, engage in discussion, network and participate in workshops, the Happening also features a guest filmmaker. This year's guest will be award-winning filmmaker Christine Choy, whose works include Mississippi Triangle, Who Killed Vincent Chin? And The Shot Heard 'Round the World. Nov. 8-10. Center for Documentary Studies and Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East Campus, Durham. $20 (3-day pass), $5 (single screenings), $3 (late-night screenings--10 p.m.). (919)660-3654. http://cds.aas.duke.edu/film/2002 happening/hapindex.html.
Is This It? Yup. The Strokes, America's current "it" band, will be coming to the good ol' Ritz in Raleigh late in November, with songs from their CD, Is This It, and new ones that are begging to sell like crazy. We're telling you about the concert now not because it's breaking news, but because it's bound to become old news if you don't get your tickets fast--at their last gig in Seattle, the show was completely sold out. Of course, if you don't find rock a la Television, the Stooges and the Velvet Underground to be your bag--not to mention being the trendiest person on your block--forgo the $25 ticket and let all the hipsters spin stories about the show the next day at the watercooler. You've been warned. Call Ticketmaster, 834-4000.
Concerts at St. Stephen's presents the Raleigh Flute Choir, a chamber music ensemble composed of flutists from central North Carolina. In their 16 years of existence, the choir has performed music spanning the Renaissance to the present, at Colonial Williamsburg, Biltmore Estate, the N.C. Bach Festival, Piccolo Spoliator and the White House, and released two widely acclaimed CDs. 4 p.m. 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham. (919) 493-5451. Free.