Let your inner animal out today at Barnes & Noble. The always outrageous PETA leader Dan Mathews is on a whirwind tour promoting his new book Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir. The animal activist has acquired many friends in high places (Pamela Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney, Pink) who have joined him in his anarchic crusade against animal cruelty to truly make it the style of the moment. Find out the juicy details of Mathews' interesting life and dramatic career when he stops in Charlotte. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road. 704-341-9365.