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Published Mon, Jan 14, 2013 08:52 AM
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Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

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WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY: Since he’s on the road again, you should probs make a pit stop in the Bull City to hang out with Willie and the fam, with special guest Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son). Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Friday, 8 p.m. Starting at $51. | More info

NERDS: Before they were gazillion-aires, tech titans Gates and Jobs were, well, nerds. Looks like they got their revenge, after all. Follow their path from ‘garage inventors’ to the forefront of the computer revolution in the cheeky musical comedy set to take stage at Progress Energy Center. Where: Fletcher Theater, Raleigh. When: Friday through Feb. 3, times vary. $52-$67. | More info

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS: The devil is given his due — it’s about time — as the Manhattan production scrolls through DPAC in Max McLean’s wickedly witty rendering of C.S. Lewis’ diabolical tale, told through the guise of the seductive demon being schooled on wooing ‘the Patient’ out of morality and toward damnation. Sinsiter. Where: Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham When: Saturday, 4 and 8 p.m. Starting at $42. | More info

PAINT, TASTE AND PLAY: Who can ever get enough of the grape? After you learn about the harder stuff, unwield your inner wino for some paint and play time. The vino ’ll no doubt help unleash your inner van Gogh. With artists Patricia Pittman and Lynda Chambers. Where: Chambers Arts!, Cary. When: Saturday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. $50. Gourmet bites, wine tastings by the sip, and all art supplies included, plus one glass of your fav varietal. | More info

FORTIFIED WINE CLASS: PORT, SHERRY AND MADEIRA: Trade books for bottles as the grape-gifted up the know-how with a what’s-what—and tastings—of the heavyweights. You’ll be begging for homework. Where: The Wine Feed, Raleigh. When: Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. $20. | More info

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