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Tales from the Old North State

The week ahead, Feb. 10-16

The Great Durham Pun Championship
What: Tournament
When: Feb. 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Motorco Music Hall in Durham

Are you ready for pundamonium? Watch almost 50 contestants compete in this test of speed and endurance, co-sponsored by the N.C. Comedy Arts Festival. Competitors are given a subject and 10 seconds to form a relevant pun, continuing until the last person standing is crowned Pun Master of Durham.

If you think you can stand the punishment, sign up to participate at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham or come out to watch what is sure to be a great display of the lowest form of wit.

Tickets: $5

There’s Always Work at the Post Office
What: Lecture
When: Feb. 12, Noon
Where: North Carolina Museum of History

N.C. Agricultural & Technical State University professor Philip Rubio will present his research on the activist history of African American postal workers and their role in shaping black community development, the labor movement and the larger civil rights movement. Bring your lunch and beverages will be provided.

Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition
What: Storytelling
When: Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
Where: Morehead Planetarium

The Morehead Planetarium offers its twist on a Valentine’s Day date by exploring the legends of love and constellations told throughout the centuries.

Tickets: $6 for students and seniors, $7.25 for general public

Carolina’s Funniest Comic 2014
What: Standup Comedy
When: Feb. 16, 8:30 p.m.
Where: The ArtsCenter in Carrboro

Come out to support North Carolina comedians at the last event of the N.C. Comedy Arts Festival. At this comedy competition the audience decides who deserves the title of Carolina’s Funniest Comic and the grand prize of $1000 out of 72 comics from North Carolina and South Carolina.

Tickets: $12 for students, $16 for general public

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