N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORYGot state pride? Love art? The N.C. Museum of History has an exhibit opening today indulging your taste in the two. Pleasing to the Eye: The Decorative Arts of North Carolina is a wide collection of crafts and artwork unique to the Tar Heel state. Spanning more than four centuries, the collection of paintings, furniture, pottery, quilts, silver, metalwork and more promises to display the craftsmanship of North Carolina’s diverse cultural influences. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Call 807-7900 or visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org for more information. Ashley Roberts

Chapel Hill
INTERNATIONALIST BOOKSInternationalist Books, Chapel Hill’s epicenter of progressive discussion and community organizing, hosts Open Mic Night tonight at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring poetry, thoughts, opinions or simply the desire to listen. Since its founding in 1981, the bookstore has maintained its position as a place where people can go to learn, discuss and analyze politics and society. For more info, visit www.internationalistbooks.org or call 942-1740. Megan Stein