This Is Our Youth * Billed as "Sex, Drugs and Ronald Reagan," this theatrical romp stars Duke senior Jessica Maas and alumnus Kevin Poole in an '80s drama that puts The Wedding Singer to shame. With narcotics, decadence and sexual innuendo, this production has all the makings of a night on West Campus, and Blue Devil thesps afford an added dose of verisimilitude. Through September 16. Tuesday-Saturday, 8:15pm; Sunday, 3:15pm. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street, Durham. $5.00 to $15.00. For info: call (919) 682-3343.
Smoke on the Mountain * Set in 1940s Appalachia, this soulful musical paints an understated portrait of a roaming gospel troupe with a big gig at a small country church. Cross the Winans with the Partridge family and add a dash of down-home nostalgia for a PG night of wholesome entertainment. Friday & Saturday, 8:00pm. BTI Center-Fletcher Opera Theater. 2 E. South St., Raleigh. $25.00. For info: call (919) 831-6060.
Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus.
7 & 9:30pm. Free to students with ID, $3 all others.
Before Night Falls, Friday.
Freewater Films and Quadflix expand next week.
DUMA/Indy Mixer * The hottest singles action on East Campus blasts off for the fall semester. Swing by to meet, greet and make merry with the Duke community's randiest aesthetes. Wednesday, September 5, 5:30-8pm. Duke University Museum of Art, East Campus. Free.
Meta-Perceptions * An exhibition of the works of Aristides Logothetis features the funky metaphysics of dots and lines. Bring your spirograph and tell your friends. Through September 28. Brown Gallery, Bryan Center, West Campus. Free.
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Cat's Cradle * 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 967-9053.
Brother, Friday * Crucible, Saturday * "Plea for Peace" Concert w/ Hot Water Music, Alkaline Trio, Cave In, Thrice, Selby Tiger, Mike Park and The Eyeliners, Wednesday * The Cowboy Junkies w/ Over the Rhine, Thursday.
Go! Studios * 100 F Brewer Lane, Chapel Hill. (919) 969-1400. Arabon Radar w/ Cantwell Gomez Jordan, Friday * Kim Buchanan and Allyson Light, Saturday * Strike Anywhere, Tuesday * Army of Ponch and Gunmoll, Wednesday.
Stevie Nicks * The Fleetwood Mac refugee blows into town with her patented wicka rock. She's got a new album, but her Marlboro cackle and bleach-blonde tresses will be vintage. Wednesday, Sept 5, 7:30pm. $21.50 and up. Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek. 3801 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh. $30.50 and up. For info: www.alltelpavilion.com or call (919) 834-4000.