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Durham
Robin Williams

Durham Performing Arts Center—On a special guest appearance on Whose Line is it Anyway? Robin Williams, during the "Scenes from a Hat" game, was asked, "What is Robin Williams thinking right now?" The comic quipped: "I have a career. What the hell am I doing here?" The very same answer could apply to some of Williams' film choices. He's still appearing in good films, but sometimes they're hard to catch in time. His most recent role, a touching turn as a milquetoast father in World's Greatest Dad, slipped in and out of theaters almost unnoticed. His comedy tour, however, won't meet the same fate: His stream-of-consciousness comedic delivery always garners I-almost-peed-in-my-pants laughter, the expectation of which explains the fact that this show, rescheduled from last spring after he encountered heart problems, is sold out. Don't fret, however, Robin enthusiasts. With clever Internet maneuvering, tickets to this revelry can be secured. Williams takes the stage at 8 p.m. Visit www.dpacnc.com for more information. —Belem Destefani


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Chapel Hill
Drummer

Local 506—Drummer, appropriately enough, features current and former drummers from a handful of fine Northeast Ohio outfits, including the Black Keys, Party of Helicopters, Six Parts Seven and Houseguest. The band's 10-track debut, Feel Good Together, swells, swoons and rumbles behind a guitar-and-keyboards attack that recalls Smashing Pumpkins' Gish, even if it's not as richly gilded. Singer/ guitarist Jon Finley's mannered tenor suggests the Stranglers' Hugh Cornwell at times, as the textured atmospheres waver between propulsive and dreamy. Openers and labelmates Royal Bangs move in the disjunctive manner of Pavement while blending synth and jagged guitars with inventive hooks. Pay $10 at 9:30 p.m. See www.local506.com. —Chris Parker

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