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Weekly highlights for arts and entertainment in the Triangle.

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 billtowepa@juno.com; 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.

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