Alt Reader Bookclub: Steve Schewel, founder of the Independent Weekly, will lead this month's discussion of Regeneration by Pat Barker. 7 p.m., Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. 286-2700.
Kings Barcade is unleashing the Sexy Electric, Fetish Anything party. Dress and dance to please the sexy deities, you mere mortals. 424 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. 831-1005. $8.
Green homes not only save greenbacks, they can be beautiful. Paul Konove of Carolina Country Builders and Alicia Ravetto AIA will present design techniques, material choices, cost considerations and construction methods for energy efficient and sustainable dwellings in the Green Building Design & Construction for Homes workshop. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 542-5361 to register or check our www.greenhomedesignbuild.com. $150 per person, $250 per couple (lunch included). 10 percent discount for NCSEA and Weaver Street Market members.
Enter the world of Gaines Steer and The Last Unicorn, a five-acre wooded sanctuary for architectural antiques. Seven Days In May is Steer's annual show and sale of wrought-iron gates and fences, antique stained glass windows and garden embellishments, strewn about a gorgeous fantasy land. Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18; Friday-Monday, May 23-26; Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 536 Edwards Ridge Road, Chapel Hill. 968-8440 or www.thelastunicorn.com.
Did you know the State Capitol is haunted? Check it out for yourself--and learn something about our state's history in the process--by taking a tour. The capitol offers guided tours Mondays through Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 733-4994 or www.ncstatecapitol.com.
Spring Is For Lovers: Bring someone special to learn about the pairing, bonding, and brooding habits for a variety of species. Ahh, spring. 6-7 p.m., Adults only! Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh. Call 870-4330 to register. $4.