The Contemporary Book Discussion Group will be discussing Passage, a novel by Connie Willis at Barnes & Noble. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. For more information call 467-3866.
Get enchanted by the close-up magic of Joshua Lozoff at the Mellow Mushroom. The show goes from 7-9 p.m. 1502 E Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 969-8789 or www.deepmagic.com.
Head over to the Basement for the visually stimulating See Monkey Sea Mask and Puppet Show. Rock ensemble Section 8 will also be performing in addition to numerous vendors and banjo music. The multimedia extrtavaganza will begin at 9 p.m. 1102 Broad St., Durham. 286-7272.
Jan Bardsley will be giving a lecture at the Chapel Hill Public Library titled, American Women in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952, as part of the Sunday Series Lecture. Bardsley will begin speaking at 3 p.m. 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill. 968-8154.
Let your inner performer emerge for Wanda Thompson's Super Karaoke at Clifton's. 230 Newton Road, Raleigh. Call 846-7564 for more info.
This is the first day to see Forbidden Broadway: 20th Anniversary Celebration, a performance that will run until Monday, Jan. 19. Presented by Broadway Series South, at the BTI Center, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. www.broadwayseriessouth.com. $31-$43.