Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
CELEBRITY BARTENDER: Fame junkies, this ones for you. Feeding your need for celeb face-time which you can shroud as your need to do good deeds Zinda is launching its yearlong Celebrity Bartender campaign. The short? The second Wednesday of every month, starting with this one, you drink at the hand of a pop-culture paragon and 10% of your bar proceeds get funneled to a nonprofit partner. Kick off the good cause with former Carolina Hurricanes NHL star Bates Battaglia and former NFL Patriots standout Adalius Thomas. Winning. Where: Zinda, Raleigh. When: Wednesday. Doors at 5 p.m., event at 6p.m., fundraising until 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. | More info
DUKE AND STATE: Theres a new titan in town on Tobacco Road or is there? Either way, its not just Tar Heel territory. Find out if the Pack has what everyones been howlin about, and if the Devils can hold on to that unanimous No. 1 ranking in a backyard b-ball brawl for the books. Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh. When: Saturday, noon. Prices vary.
JEKYLL & HYDE: No, not the strange case of your girlfriends personality ... just the new pre-Broadway production of the good vs. evil paradigm, reimagined with American Idol star and Tony Award-nominee Constantine Maroulis with GRAMMY Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. No biggie. Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Tue. - Sun., times vary. Starting at $17.50. | More info
BUMPIN UGLIES: The band, people. Minds out of the gutter. Bang one out at Black Flower for the Annapolis-based alt-rock/reggae fusion as they carve out their own niche on the scene. Where: Black Flower, Raleigh. When: Tuesday, 8 p.m.
GUSTER: Slide in for an acoustic set with the Guster String Players as they begin their bi-coastal intimate-theater tour of their small string section, with unique arrangements and general unpredictability. With special guests Yellowbirds. Where: Carolina Theatre, Durham. When: Saturday, 8 p.m. $28-$38. | More info
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