Hold on to your seats as Harlem’s Amateur Night at the Apollo makes its way to UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carmichael Auditorium. Complete with 13 amateur acts, a five-piece band, audience participation and the “Executioner”–who will kindly (or not so kindly) escort you off stage should you suck–the winner of amateur night will enjoy $1,000 (is it too late to sign up?), roundtrip tickets to New York and the opportunity to compete on the original Showtime at the Apollo. 8 p.m. UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. $25, $16 students (call for group rates). (919) 962-1449.
The N.C. Women’s Prison Writing and Performance Project, a program of the Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center, presents Doing More Than Time, an original work written and performed by women incarcerated at the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women. Directed by actress Jenny Lanier of the N.C. School of performing Arts, the production examines issues of women in prison and is a feature presentation for the Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) Literacy Conference. 1 p.m. Student Union, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (919) 962-9001, (919) 942-0280 or http://ibiblio.org/shsbcc/programs/php.
The Center for Documentary Studies and the Program in Film and Video at Duke University present the seventh annual Documentary Film and Video Happening. An opportunity for triangle and regional filmmakers to gather in a non-competitive setting to view work, engage in discussion, network and participate in workshops, the Happening also features a guest filmmaker. This year’s guest will be award-winning filmmaker Christine Choy, whose works include Mississippi Triangle, Who Killed Vincent Chin? And The Shot Heard ‘Round the World. Nov. 8-10. Center for Documentary Studies and Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East Campus, Durham. $20 (3-day pass), $5 (single screenings), $3 (late-night screenings–10 p.m.). (919) 660-3654.http://cds.aas. duke.edu/film/2002 happening/hapindex.html.
Concerts at St. Stephen’s presents the Raleigh Flute Choir, a chamber music ensemble composed of flutists from central North Carolina. In their 16 years of existence, the choir has performed music spanning the Renaissance to the present, at Colonial Williamsburg, Biltmore Estate, the N.C. Bach Festival, Piccolo Spoliator and the White House, and released two widely acclaimed CDs. 4 p.m. 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham. (919) 493-5451. Free.