The Diaspora Festival for Independent Black Films sponsored by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History features Nat Turner, A Troublesome Property. 7 p.m., Film Auditorium, Frank Porter Graham Student Union, 962-9001. Free.
Syndicated columnist, author, and advocate for political reform Arianna Huffington (pictured right, courtesy of www.ariannaonline.com) will give a multimedia lecture followed by a Q & A session and book signing. 6 p.m., Page Auditorium, Duke West Campus. Free.
Dance and celebrate Dominican Republic Independence Day, one of the biggest carnivals in the Dominican Republic. It's a monster party that engulf cities and could easily take over the Triangle. Montas International Lounge, 2223 E. NC 54, RTP. Call 361-2390 for time.
Student Peace Action Network (SPAN) is sponsoring a Student Peace Summit. For $10, the next generation of activists can attend workshops (on topics like nonviolence, media, anti-racism and creative fundraising), panel discussions, a concert of protest music Saturday night and an anti-war action on Sunday, and meals are included. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 28-March 2. N.C. State University, Raleigh. Contact Bill Towe, 469-0831 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.studentpeaceaction.org.
Catch the last of three days of tango workshops taught by Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo, world class dancers from Argentina. Sponsored by Triangle Tangueros. 12:30 p.m., Triangle Dance Studio, 2603 S. Miami Blvd, RTP. $30.
Tonight is another John Howie LP night at The Cave. Come listen to Chapel Hill's finest country singer spin his favorite vinyl. The Cave is located at 452 1/2 W. Franklin St. Call 968-9308 for details.
Carl Kasell, a familiar voice from NPR, will come back to his old stomping grounds and speak at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism. 5 p.m., Carroll Hall Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill. Free.