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Raleigh
Young@Heart

North Carolina Museum of Art—When The Ramones wrote "I Wanna Be Sedated" in 1978, they probably never intended for a geriatric choir to be belting out the lyrics. Yet that's just what happens in the documentary Young@Heart, directed by Stephen Walker. The documentary follows the chorus as its members prepare for a concert by learning classic and contemporary pop and rock songs in their hometown of Northampton, Mass. The challenges they face include poor memory, a demanding director (Bob Cilman, the group's founder) and the death of two chorus members. The film will screen at 9 p.m. Tickets are $3 or free to members and children 6 and under. Visit www.ncartmuseum.org for more information. —Belem Destefani


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Durham
The Omen

Carolina Theatre—Remakes—who needs 'em? Ignore the nuclear stench of the 2006 remake and revisit Richard Donner's campy yet creepy 1976 tale of the Antichrist. Supplanting The Bad Seed as the king of creepy-kid movies, The Omen used a choir-heavy score by Jerry Goldsmith, intense shock value (best cinematic decapitation ever!) and, well, a creepy little kid to become a box-office hit and a hugely influential film on a generation. And, like many horror films, it spawned a series of lousy sequels, the first of which, Damien: Omen II, runs with the original in a Retrofantasma double feature. The original film is rumored to be somewhat cursed due to the large number of accidents that befell the cast and crew during its production, so you might want to be careful driving home from the theater. Incidentally, David Seltzer, who wrote both the film and the original novel, also rewrote Roald Dahl's screenplay for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, adding the Slugworth subplot. Good to know. The double feature starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.carolinatheatre.org. —Zack Smith


Chapel Hill
The Slow Poisoner

NightlightPart medicine man, part huckster, Andrew Goldfarb taps into small- town fears and fascination with the dark and occult. As The Slow Poisoner, he strums and picks his electric guitar, creating Old West frontier soundscapes while pounding out the nervous heartbeat of a bass drum with his feet. He even sells his own miracle tonic: Dude is a complete one-man medicine show. True to form, his songs address death, hexes and black magic with an unnerving calm. In one, Goldfarb beckons a rooster to run away from the chopping block, singing, "Now that your head is gone/ run, rooster, run." The proceedings begin with Hellblinki Sextet, bringing a similarly creepy circus of sound to this steampunk party. Pay $5 at 10 p.m.—Andrew Ritchey


Raleigh
The Sound of Music

Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center—Lovers of Rodgers and Hammerstein are invited to climb ev'ry mountain and ford ev'ry stream when The Sound of Music comes to Memorial Auditorium. In recent years, the film has gained a new dedicated following with screenings at the Hollywood Bowl. The sing-along event has become so popular that it's been dubbed "the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Prozac." More recently, choreographer Doug Elkins was inspired to create Fraulein Maria—a whimsical adaptation of The Sound of Music—which he presented at the American Dance Festival last week. We're guessing that this week's touring production is going to play it straight—or as straight as it can possibly be done. Here in the Triangle, the hills are alive until Aug. 2. For more information, visit www.progressenergycenter.com. —Sarah Ewald

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