At the Great Books Discussion Group for Kids, you might find out how much fun it is to read and discuss lit-ra-cha. And we're not talking Harry Potter, here. Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Durham Academy, 3601 Ridge Rd. 491-0967 to register.
"They call me the blues Doctor 'cause I can play all the styles, bottleneck, ragtime, Piedmont Blues--I can tear them up--Chicago Blues; I am the blues Doctor." Drink Small, a blues singer-guitarist, will be bouncing riffs off the bricks of downtown Durham tonight. The Music Maker Relief Foundation's Warehouse Blues Series happens every other Friday throughout the summer. 6-8 p.m., West Village Courtyard, 604 W. Morgan St., Durham. 560-4965. Free.
Beautiful, endangered Tibetan culture will be celebrated in nearly 60 cities around the globe on World Tibet Day. The event focuses attention on restoring religious and political freedoms to Tibetans in their occupied land. 1 p.m., Unity Church of the Triangle, 524 E. Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh. 862-8624, www.worldtibetday.com. Free.
Bring "your blanket, your baby and your bucket of beer" to an old-fashioned 4th of July at the Horace Williams House. The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill welcomes you to relax with a picnic on the lawn as The Village Band performs music fitting for the holiday. There will also be house tours, a children's parade and a free ice cream social. 1-3 p.m., 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. 942-7818. Free.
What do you have to chant thirteen times in front of a candlelit mirror to summon a vengeful spirit? That's right, trivia buffs, it's "Bloody Mary!" Trivia bloodhounds and connoisseurs of the Bloody Mary convene every Monday at Kings to flex brain muscles for Trivia Night. Get a team together and come on down. Arrive early to sign up; starts 9 p.m. sharp. Kings, 424 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. 831-1005, www.kingsbarcade.com.
Catch Flickerstick fever as the Dallas-based band hits the stage with Southern rockers Ingram Hill. Flickerstick is still alt-rocking three years after they took the cake in VH1's Band On The Run contest. Staying true to their Memphis roots, Ingram Hill deep-fries their rock 'n' roll. 9 p.m., Lincoln Theatre, 126 E. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. $8 adv, $10 door.