This is the hot ticket of the month – and most of the event is free:

Symposium honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s international legacy. The Humanities Council of Washington, DC and its local partners presents, Martin Luther King, Jr.: Giving Freedom A World Voice from November 1-30, 2008. In this series of discussions, art exhibits and concerts, the Washington, D.C. community will be introduced to a side of Dr. King that is rarely known. For more information visit or call 202-387-8391.

As a note, check out today’s NY Times article on the significance of Barack Obama’s election victory to race relations in the UK, Germany, France, and Italy. “After U.S. Breakthrough Europe Looks in Mirror” by Steven Erlanger.