DEAN SMITH CENTER–Ireland On-Line reports that Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman looked uncomfortable together Tuesday night at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony, but the Melbourne Herald-Sun reports that “Australia’s golden couple” held hands in the front row at the Grammy’s. Whatever. Right now, Urban is the best that popular country has to offer: The Queensland native writes fine songs (his “You’ll Think of Me” won for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, beating Willie Nelson), and–here’s the real kicker–he doesn’t play country music guitar like a “good” musician. That is, he tries something new, sometimes inducing feedback in guitar solos. Honky-tonk Hendrix? Natural Brown opens at 8 p.m. –Grayson Currin


The Day I Became a Woman

N.C. Museum of Art–Iran is rapidly becoming the world’s new bogeyman, but unlike the other members of the Axis of Evil, this ancient nation has a global audience for its movies. Out of necessity and prudence, these filmmakers avoid direct political engagement but manage to create stories of beauty and insight. The Day I Became a Woman is an extraordinary film that, in three very different vignettes, allegorizes the female condition in Iran. Marzieh Meshkini, the film’s young director, doesn’t give us predictable outrage–instead, her women are as strong and imaginative as they are confined. It starts at 8 p.m. for $5. –David Fellerath