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Howl, Hate Prose
Hell—If you put chips down on young metal bands, bet big on Howl: A Providence four-piece with a sprawling, scabrous three-track debut EP and a stage set screaming with twin-guitar leads and thematic shifts nodding to U.S. black metal, Howl is the Baroness of the North Woods. See them now. Hate Prose's demonic yowls and distorto-guitars are unrefined and unflinching, and they embrace metallic hyperbole with sinister chant intros and lyrics about taking moms to bed. Donate kindly at 9 p.m. —Grayson Currin

The Robber Bridegroom
Kennedy Theatre, Progress Energy Center—Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy continues with one of the few bluegrass-themed Broadway musicals. It's The Robber Bridegroom, an adaptation of Eudora Welty's novella of a Mississippi highway bandit who attempts to woo the daughter of the wealthiest man in the Natchez Trace. Many, many complications, including mistaken identities and double-dealing, ensue (Welty adapted her original novella from a Grimm Brothers fairy tale). The play won numerous Tonys and Drama Desk awards when it premiered in 1975 and has been a staple of regional theater ever since. Matthew Jason Willis directs this production, which runs through Saturday, June 29. For more information, visit —Zack Smith

Full Moon Hike
Lake Johnson—It's official: We're back in a moderate drought and Falls Lake has dropped below full capacity, a scant nine weeks after finally refilling on April 5. A full moon rises tonight, which affords us an additional reason to seek out a full-ish lake at the magic hour. If recent trends hold to form, this could be the last time the lakes look inviting for months. Bring a camera. All ages are welcome at the event, which runs from 8:30-9:30 p.m. RSVP to 831-6640, then meet up at 4600 Avent Ferry Road. The hike costs $3. —David Fellerath

51-Hour Hog Vigil
State Legislature Lawn—Speaking of droughts, we may once again be praying for deliverance in the form of an autumn hurricane. Should that occur, there will again be hell to pay for those who live downstream along the Neuse River. The North Carolina hog industry produces 19 million tons of waste annually, much of which could end up polluting waterways in an emergency. Join the 51-hour vigil, which began yesterday, to alert state leaders of the looming catastrophe. If you've got kids in tow, bring them to a birthday part for fresh air, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit —David Fellerath

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