happening Today: Take in a fashion show for charity and enjoy local music at 'Ypsifest'
The University of Michigan will offer a "Tribute to Mrs. Betty Ford" at Rackham Auditorium. 3 p.m. The keynote address will be given by Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Nancy Brinker, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary. There will also be a performance by a Martha Graham Dance Company soloist, and remarks by U-M president Mary Sue Coleman and others. Free. 915 East Washington St., Ann Arbor.
Get tickets to “Oktoberfests: An Arbor Brewing Company Beer Tasting." 7-9 p.m. You'll get a chance to sample and learn about more than two dozen Oktoberfest lagers, along with an assortment of fall specialty ales and lagers. There will also be a drawing for beer-related prizes. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 (if available) at the door. The price of admission includes unlimited beer sampling and a German appetizer buffet. At 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. 734-213-1393.
Take in fashion and help a good cause at the "Fashionality Fashion Week V: The Runway Experience" runway show at the EMU Student Center. 8 p.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Lupus Society of America. Nearly 60 men and women will model at the show. Tickets can be purchased at the EMU ticket box office or emutix.com. Tickets are $5. 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti. 734-487-3045.
Enjoy three days of local music at Woodruff's during "Ypsifest 8." Today, Friday and Saturday. Each night, doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. See great acts such as Blue Snaggletooth, SNAFU, High Strung, Enemy Planes and more. $7 per night. 36 East Cross St., Ypsilanti.
The Penny Stamps Lecture Series brings interesting and intelligent people to the Michigan Theater on Thursdays. 5:10 p.m. This week, learn about Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries. They have become known for their online and installation video work that questions contemporary social and cultural conditions. YHCHI will deliver a talk designed especially for students interested in an artistic career. Free. 603 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org/