Five Fabulous Free Things To Do At Duke

On tap this week: buying a car, a free documentary and paying for college

This week's picks for free things to do at Duke from the Working@Duke staff include a workshop on how to go about buying or leasing a car, a screening of a critically-acclaimed documentary and an online Duke talk show that will offer information on how to better understand college financial aid.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30

The Center for Multicultural Affairs hosts "Monday Motivations," a weekly meet and greet session that takes place in the Center for Multicultural Affairs lounge. Students, faculty, staff and community members can start their week off with free food and casual dialogue on issues pertaining to multicultural affairs and social justice. Bryan Center Multicultural Center.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30

The Duke Credit Union offers the financial seminar, "Drive Away Happy: Car Buying Decisions." A financial advisor from the credit union will discuss how to take the complication out of buying a car while balancing desires with economic reality, deciding whether to buy or lease and knowing the best deal. Erwin Square Building at 2200 W. Main St.

7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1

The Full Frame Winter Series presents "Project Nim," a film chronicling an experiment in the 1970s that set out to discover whether a chimpanzee, if raised as a human being, could master sign language and communicate with people. The screening is at Fletcher Hall in the historic Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan St. in Durham.

Noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2

Office Hours, Duke's weekly webcast series, features Alison Rabil, Duke's director of financial aid. Rabil will discuss financial aid, how to pay for college and answer viewer questions. To pose a question to Rabil send an email to, tweet with the hashtag #dukelive or post to the Duke University Facebook page. Viewers can tune in online.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2

On the first Thursday evening of every month, admission is free for visitors during the Nasher Museum of Art's First Thursday. At 6 p.m., Katie Jentleson will lead a talk on "Outsider Art." Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr.