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The daily guide to life in the Triangle

Wednesday
Chapel Hill
Not About Heroes
PlayMakers Repertory Company

Stephen MacDonald's play, which follows the friendship of poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen as they are treated at a war hospital during WWI, opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through Dec. 19 (though there's no performance on Thanksgiving). Tickets are $10-40. 962-7529 or www.playmakersrep.org. raleigh the Lost Trailers the Pour House --They fall somewhere between bar band and Southern fried roots rockers. But the album that broke 'em told anybody with a decent set of ears what they were all about. When Willie heard "The Story of the New Age Cowboy," he invited The Lost Trailers to his picnic and then out on the road. The show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $8. --Grant Britt

Thursday
Chapel Hill
Potluck & Jam
The Cave

Each year the regulars, semi-regulars and long lost patrons of The Cavern Tavern assemble for a night of feasting and pickin' via the annual Cave Potluck and Jam. You never know who'll be back in town and bringing a guitar and/or green bean casserole for the open mic event.

Raleigh
Pro-L
Kings

Sleep late. Awake for a late lunch of turkey and dressing with a heavy dose of cranberry sauce. Watch (or play) football. Sleep again. Hug the family, and then head to Kings for the super-special Turkey Day Tradition. Local hip-hop Capitol Boulevard crew Pro-L (hear the new album at futurock.com) will bounce it up in the headlining spot with too-bad songs about "Stripmall Romances," preceded by the fine electronic duo The Vivaldis. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all. (If you miss this show, Pro-L also plays at The Pour House on Friday.) --Grayson Currin

Friday
Carrboro
Ralph Stanley
Cat's Cradle

There was life before "O Death," the primitive gospel song from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack to which Ralph Stanley gave otherworldly voice, earning him a couple new generations of fans and sealing his legacy as a true bluegrass patriarch. Led by Ralph and older brother Carter, the Stanley Brothers shared stories of faith, home and heaven in soulful harmony from the late '40s until Carter's passing in 1966. Ralph's playing with the Clinch Mountain Boys. Big Fat Gap opens. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 in advance. --Rick Cornell

Hillsborough
The Trial
Hillsborough Artist Co-op

Take in a free film classic in downtown Hillsborough as part of the Hillsborough Arts Council's Winter Fridays series. This week they're showing The Trial--the 1962 Orson Welles adaptation of Franz Kafka's police state novel staring Anthony Perkins. The film starts at 8 p.m. at the Hillsborough Artist Co-op at 102 W. King St. Donations welcome.

Saturday
Raleigh
Rolly Gray & Sunfire
The Pour House

In the part of the world Rolly Gray comes from, if you want a career in music, you'd better be good. "They don't take no nonsense," says Gray of his fellow Trinidadians. "If you're not good enough and get up on stage, they call you down, man." That doesn't happen to Gray--he just gets called on to do more of his own original musical mix composed of soca, reggae, folk and R & B. This show, which also features Crucial Movement and Ital Lion High Powered Sound, is a benefit for flood relief in Tobago and the West Indies. --Grant Britt

Village Idiots
North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theater

The Village Idiots promise "good clean fun" in the form of improv, skits, songs and games based on the theme "A Time to Talk Turkey!" The show is Friday and Saturday, Nov 26 & 27, at 8 p.m. The NRACT is at 7713-51 Lead Mine Road. Tickets are $5. www.idiots.net for details.

Sunday
Raleigh
The Nutcracker
BTI Center

You know what happens when you eat too much on the holidays: weird dreams. That's probably what happened to Clara, who dozes off and dreams about a bunch of toys coming to life--dancing mice, sugar plum fairies and all that. Carolina Ballet's trippy holiday tradition launches Thanksgiving weekend with matinees at 2 p.m. Great music and a show to freak out the little ones. Information and tickets (which run from $23-99) at www.carolinaballet.com.

Durham
Rabbis for Human Rights benefit
Spartacus restaurant

The Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace presents a talk by Rabbi Arik Ascherman, executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights, an organization working to foster peace and understanding between Palestinians and Israelis in Israel and the occupied territories. The fundraiser for the Rabbis for Human Rights project begins at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to durham-chapelhill@btvshalom.org.

Monday
Raleigh
The Choosy Beggars
The Pour House

"It's not real polished and tight on purpose," guitarist Seth Kauffman says of the "soul garage" sound of his band The Choosy Beggars. With vocalist Bryan Cates sounding like a resurrected Sam Cooke crossed with Marvin Gaye and backed by a band that recalls the Faces, there's plenty of loose-limbed jangly soul that's this side of retro but still sports a rockin' root system. --Grant Britt

Tuesday
Chapel Hill
Travis Morrison, Beauty Pill, Can Joann
Local 506

The Dismemberment Plan had an affinity for funky rhythms and whip-smart, edgy melodies, before they broke up in 2003. Lead singer Morrison continues, experimenting with everything from video game noises to hip-hop-ish beats, all within tight pop songs. His lyrics touch both politics and plain ole partying. Other denizens of the District, Beauty Pill, hail from the Dischord Record camp. Chapel Hill's own Can Joann open. --Chris Toenes

Wednesday next
Carrboro
Jump, Little Children
ArtsCenter

Dropped from Atlantic following their 2001 album Vertigo, they returned earlier this year simply as Jump, and with a third album, Between the Dim and the Dark, that consolidates their strengths. Singer Jay Clifford has a great, limber voice, and he's abetted by terrific musicianship that delivers on their dynamic folk rock and pop. While they do employ strings, it's a little robust for chamber pop, so let's simply call it elegant rock. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance. --Chris Parker

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