LECTURE: The Rochester Area Vegetarian Society will present a new six-lecture series, "A Plant-Based Diet: Eating for Health and Happiness" with Ted Barnett, M.D., 7-9 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center (1200 Edgewood Ave.). The series continues Thursdays through October 11, and will include food samples and recipes. Call to register: 461-2000. More info: rochesterveg.org.
THEATER: The popular women-centric production, "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," penned by the late Nora Ephron and her sister, Delia, has come back to Blackfriars Theatre (795 E. Main St.) for an encore round of shows. Catch the show tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, and the show will continue through September 16. For more info, call 454-1260 or visit bftix.com.
THEATER: Enjoy a staging of "Heartland," a psychological thriller set in a small Midwestern town, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.). Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. For reservations, call 234-1254, and for more info, visit muccc.org. The show continues through September 15.
MUSIC: What are the important things to know about Metric? The group formed in Toronto, had its fifth album release this summer, has collaborated with Howard Shore (he composed music for "The Lord of the Rings"), and had its music featured all over, including in a certain super-awesome film called "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World." If that isn't enough to get you down to Water Street Music Hall ( 204 N. Water St.) tonight at 8 p.m. (tickets $28-$30, download of new album included) then nothing probably will. Check waterstreetmusic.com for more details.
MUSIC: Want something a little more than your normal fare? Head out to Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Dr.) for No Fast Food, a jazz group serving up music that is sure to whet any appetite. And don't forget to check out any of Lovin Cup's fine brews and meals while you're at it. Tunes kick off at 8 p.m., tickets run $18-$20. Check lovincup.com for more.
MUSIC: Sure, I just ate at Dinosaur-Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) last night, but can you really ever have enough of good rocking blues and even better food? Female-fronted rock band Fools will be tearing it up on Court Street tonight, so stop in and check the ladies out. Things get started at 9 p.m., show is free.