happening Today: Wild Swan opens a new season with 'Frog and Toad;' documentary film looks at America's energy options
There will be an "Eat. Drink. Think Pink." fundraiser at Bar Louie during regular business hours. Bar Louie has selected Breast Cancer Charities of America as their national charity partner. Donations collected that day will benefit BCCA’s primary program services, The Help Now Fund (an emergency financial assistance program that helps with the rent and utilities of breast cancer patients who are going through treatment) and The University Education Program. No cover charge. 25 percent of food sales will be donated. 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-794-3000.
Wild Swan Theater will presents "Frog and Toad" at Towsley Auditorium on the WCC campus. Today, 10 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Based on Arnold Lobel's wonderful stories by the same name, "Frog and Toad" will captivate children from ages 3 to 8. Through storytelling, puppets and props, the play explores the adventures of these two very dear characters and their great friendship. $12 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. For tickets, call 734-995-0530 or order through www.wildswantheater.org. 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor.
There will be screening and talk about the documentary film "Switch," which examines our energy options, at the Power Center. 7 p.m. The film delivers answers to today’s most controversial energy questions, as energy visionary Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar, oil to biofuels—most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. Free. 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor. 734-763-3333.
The Penny Stamps Lecture Series brings interesting and intelligent people to the Michigan Theater on Thursdays. 5:10 p.m. This week, painter Alexis Rockman will discuss "Picturing the Unimaginable." His canvases present a darkly surreal vision of the collision between human civilization and the natural world. Through his travels and his work with both artists and scientists, he produces truly unique work. Free. 603 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org/