happening Today: Taste some great local flavors or take in a Penny Stamps lecture today
The Penny Stamps Lecture Series brings interesting and intelligent people to the Michigan Theater. 5:10 p.m. Today, there will be a talk by Sally Mann. Mann is one of America’s most influential photographers, perhaps best known for her intimate, sometimes controversial, portraits of her family, and her evocative landscapes, still lifes and architectural photographs of the American South. Free. 603 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org/
Paesano’s Restaurant will hold a "Farm-To-Table Dinner" for the New Washtenaw Food Hub 6:30 p.m. Since becoming executive chef almost two years ago, David Whitney of Paesano Restaurant has been adding more and more local ingredients to the Italian season menu. The event will feature a locally sourced menu matched with Michigan wines and micro brewed beers. $65. Reservations can be made by calling 734-971-0484. 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor.
You can also learn about local food at the Ypsilanti District Library's "Harvest Party." 6-7 p.m. Celebrate the Superior garden by eating from it. Learn how to make fresh salsa and taste other summer dishes they've prepared. Free. 8975 MacArthur Blvd., Superior Township. 734-482-3747.
Lori McKenna and special guest Mark Erelli will perform at The Ark. 8 p.m. McKenna is a master at chronicling the small, difficult moments between romantic partners as they navigate their relationships. Her music is personal and universal at the same time. Mark Erelli's songs have been showing up all over the folk scene these days. $15. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.