Today is a lecture titled “Life Before Hairspray: Getting Personal in Ancient Rome,” by Janet Stephens. Stephens, a professional hairdresser by training, has won international and scholarly acclaim for her work on the archeology of roman hairdressing. This is at 4pm in Van Hise Room 104, 1220 Linden Drive. For more info, call Jamie at 608-262-3956.
This Saturday from 1 to 3pm is “Busking for Books.” Buskers will perform on corners throughout State Street to raise money for Literacy Network, a local non-profit that offers free classes and tutors to low-literate adults in Dane County. All money raised goes to keeping services free for those who need it most. For more info, visit litnetwork.org.
Tonight is a Special Earth Week screening of the film “The New Green Giants,” which looks at a number of organic food companies and shows how they manage or, in some cases, fail to live up to the idealistic dreams of the original movement. This free event is at 7pm at Willy Street Co-op West, 6825 University Avenue in Middleton. More info at tnsmonona.org.