Get an early start on your weekend with lectures, theater and more
The Penny Stamps Lecture Series will host Matthew Carter and Roger Black at the Michigan Theater. 5:10 p.m. Black has designed or redesigned large publications like Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine. Carter is a master type designer who has pursued typographic solutions for the rapidly changing landscape of text-based communications. Free. The Michigan is at 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.
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Catch a “Conversations on Europe” lecture by Karen Fournier, assistant professor of music theory at U-M’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Fournier, who teaches classes in music theory and popular music, is currently engaged in a book-length project on British punk titled Punk and Disorderly: Acting Out Gender and Class in Early British Punk, from which this talk is excerpted. 4-5:30 p.m. 1636 International Institute/School of Social Work Building, 1080 S. University St.
P.T.D. Productions, an Ypsilanti-based community theater troupe, kicks off its 2012 season today with Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning drama, "A Streetcar Named Desire." Performances scheduled for March 8-10 and 15-17 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m., at the Riverside Arts Center, 76 N Huron St. in Ypsilanti. Tickets are $18 general, $12 for students and seniors. Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can. Visit www.ptdproductions.com for more information.
Theresa Flores will share her compelling story about her involvement in trafficking and slavery in her speech, "Looking Beneath the Surface: Human Trafficking in the United States.” 7 p.m., in the Student Center auditorium at Eastern Michigan University. Flores was just 15 when she was drugged, raped and tortured for two years while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit. She has been a guest on The Today Show and MSNBC, and appears in “Kidnap & Rescue,” a TV series that airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. on the Discovery Channel. The Student Center is at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti.