happening today: The Penny Stamps Lecture Series returns today; Arbor Brewing offers a Michigan beer tasting
There will be a Benefit Dinner for the Community Farm of Ann Arbor at Cobblestone Farm Center on Thursday. Enjoy food from Zingerman’s Roadhouse, a silent auction, and live entertainment by Chris Badynee, a Dearborn bassist who plays on a cardboard box upright bass he invented. Cash bar. $75-$200 in advance. Order tickets at communityfarm2012benefit.eventbrite.com. 2781 Packard St., Ann Arbor. 734-971-8789.
Class is in session, so that means the return of the Penny Stamps Lecture Series at the Michigan Theater. 5:10 p.m. Today, there will be talk by California-based filmmaker PES, who’s known for his innovative short films and unique approach to stop-motion animation. Free. 603 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org/
Enjoy a "Michigan Made Beer Tasting" at the Arbor Brewing Company. 7-9 p.m. You will get a chance to sample and learn about more than two dozen of the state's best craft-brewed beers, including some hard-to-find specialty brews. There will also be a drawing for beer-related prizes. The price of admission includes unlimited beer sampling and a German appetizer buffet. $30. 114 E. Washington. 734-213-1393.
Learn to make “Unbeatable Brown Bag Lunches” at the Chelsea District Library. 7-8:30 p.m. Chelsea Community Kitchen board member and Ellie’s Chocolate CafÃ© owner Judy Radant will demonstrate how to prepare easy, nutritious lunches that kids and adults will really eat (and enjoy). Free. Preregistration required by calling 734-475-8732. 221. S. Main, Chelsea. www.chelsea.lib.mi.us/
Hear the Quartet San Francisco at the Kerrytown Concert House. 8 p.m. This nontraditional eclectic string quartet plays jazz, blues, tango, swing, funk and pop. They won a tango music competition in 2004, and their albums have been nominated five times for Grammy Awards. Reservations recommended. $25/ Assigned rows 1-2; $15/ Assigned rows 3-5; $10/ General admission; $5/ Students. 415 N. Fourth Ave. 734-769-2999. www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/