happening today: Hail, hail the Yellow Room Gang's at the library, and Wild Swan Theater puts on a spirited 'Christmas Carol'
The Penny Stamps Speaker Series continues at the Michigan Theater. 5:10 p.m. Jim Hubbard will present "United in Anger: A History of ACT UP." A feature-length documentary that combines archival footage with insightful interviews to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective. The film shows the planning and execution of major actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. Free. 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.
The Zell Visiting Writers Series will present Amitav Ghosh, the Zell Distinguished International Writer in Residence, at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. 5:10 p.m. Ghosh is the author of "The Circle of Reason," "The Shadow Lines," "In An Antique Land," and most recently, "River of Smoke," which is the second volume of a projected series of novels,The Ibis Trilogy. Admission is free; donations appreciated. In the Helmut Stern Auditorium at 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor. 734-763-UMMA.
The Wild Swan Theater will present "A Christmas Carol" at Towsley Auditorium on the WCC campus. Today and Friday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m. We all know—and at times are—a Scrooge. This spirited tale reminds us to loosen up or die alone. $15 for adults, $10 for youth and seniors. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. $3 lap passes available for patrons under 2 years or age. Get tickets and information at 734-995-0530 or www.wildswantheater.org. In the Morris Lawrence Building at 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-677-5033.