UPDATE: The “Racial Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports” symposium that was highlighted earlier has been canceled. Our apologies. Scroll down for more ideas of what to do today.


In celebration of World Vegan Day today, Busboys and Poetsis offering a special three-course vegan lunch and dinner for $21.95. The menu includes an arugula salad with roasted pine nuts, pomegranate, and a lemon vinaigrette; orzo pasta with sweet potato, asparagus, shallots, shiitake, red pepper, and kale; and a vegan chocolate chip cookie. In other vegan news, PETA has named Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats one of the top 10 restaurants in the country for a vegan BLT. The Columbia Heights spot makes its version with tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato, and Vegenaise instead of mayo. (Jessica Sidman)


Classical violinist and erstwhile Metro musician Joshua Bell performs tonight in a more traditional venue. 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. $49–$110.

Critic and contrarian Camille Paglia discusses Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, her new analysis of centuries of visual images, tonight at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Halloween may technically be over, but the postponed High Heel Race is happening tonight. 6 p.m. on 17th St. between P and R streets. Free.