Trash-talking clip-art karate characters and absurd, deadpan humor permeate David Rees' new book, My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable. Rees, who began creating his sarcastic and politically savvy cartoons as a way to kill time during temp jobs, is also the author of Get Your War On. 3:30 p.m. Bull's Head Bookshop, UNC Campus. 962-5060; 7 p.m., The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 286-2700. Thu, Nov 13, 7:30 p.m., Branch's Chapel Hill Bookshop, 243 S. Elliot Rd., Chapel Hill. 968-9110.
Walker Evans at 100, a celebration of the photography by Walker Evans on the 100th anniversary of his birth, is on display at the Center for Documentary Studies. A reception will be held today with a talk by curator John T. Hill and Alex Harris, Duke professor and former student of Evans'. 6-9 p.m., 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. 660-3663.
Tom Prasada-Rao's mixture of acoustic music with soulful Indian influences and socio-political commentary has helped him make great strides toward national prominence since he won the Kerrville New Folk competition in 1993. Hear his fluid guitar style and catch some of his warm glow at tonight's Little Lake Hill House Concert. 8 p.m., 787-6378 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and directions. $10.
Enjoy South Asian dance for a good cause at Aaj Ka Dhamaka, an intercollegiate competition featuring dance troupes from around the nation and music by Bikram Singh. Proceeds benefit the Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship. 7 p.m., Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. 560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org. $15, $10 students, $50 VIP seats.
Artist and children's book illustrator Kadir Nelson will be present at the opening reception for The Children's Book Art of Kadir Nelson, as will special guest Tonya Lee, author of Please, Baby, Please (illustrated by Nelson) and wife of author/director Spike Lee. 2:30-6 p.m., 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. 683-1709, www.hayti.org. Exhibit thru Jan. 10. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
What would it have been like growing up as Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's daughter? Reeve Lindbergh, the aviator's youngest daughter and author of Under a Wing: A Memoir, will talk about her unusual childhood and family. The talk corresponds with Lindbergh, an exhibit about the famous aviator. Register by Fri Nov. 14. 7 p.m., N.C. Museum of History,145 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 715-0200.
The Durham Arts Council invites artists in any discipline to discuss Durham's Cultural Master Plan. The county is developing a comprehensive community-wide plan with the arts as a central part of its vision. Come give artists a strong voice in the process. 7 p.m., Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. www.durhamculturalmasterplan.org.