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The Michigan Daily, Sunday, September 25, 1983 - Page 3

HAPPENINGS-
Sunday
Highlight
This is the last chance to catch Albert Innaurato's "Wisdom Amok," a mad
romp through an asylum for wayward nuns. The final performance of the
A.P.A. Theatre production will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Performance Network,
408 W. Washington.
Films
Classic Film Theatre - Mr. Hulot's Holiday, 4 & 7:30 p.m., Playtime, 5:30
& 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Mediatrics - Gigi, 7 p.m., An American in Paris, 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema II - Touch of Evil, 7 p.m., Journey Into Fear, 9 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell.
Cinema Guild - L'Atlante, 7 p.m., Carnival in Flanders, 8:40 p.m., Lorch.
Performances
School of Music - Faculty violin/piano recital with Jacob Krachmalnick
and Benning Dexter, 4 p.m., Rackham; piano chamber music recital with
Fernando Garcia Torres, 4 p.m., Recital Hall. ,
The Brecht Company - "A Man's a Man," 6:30 p.m., Residential College
Auditorium, 701 E. University.
Meetings
American Baptist Campus Foundation - graduate and undergraduate
classes, 11:15 a.m.; "Religion and the Performing Arts," 7:30 p.m., First
Baptist Church.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m., student supper,
6 p.m., corner of S. University and Hill.
Miscellaneous
Computing Center - Card-box clean-up, 8 a.m. to noon, NUBS and CTR.
SOS Community Crisis Center - Volunteer interviews, call 485-3222 for
appointment.
Arbor Haven - Fun-z-Raiser, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., Northside Park, Taylor-
Pontiac Trail.
Monday
Highlight
The Martin Luther Quincentennial Coynference begins today at 6 p.m. with
a reception in the Michigan League Garden. The highlight of the evening will
be the opening lecture by visiting Prof. Hans Kung who will speak on "Mar-
tin Luther - An Ecumenical Challenge," at 8 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium.
Films
Alternative Action - The War Game, 8 p.m., Room 126, East Quad.
Performances
Guild House - "Beatnicks from Space," poetry reading with Jock Hender-
son and Denis McBee, 8 p.m., 802 Monroe.
Germanic Languages - "The Pardon Peddler," open-air play, 12:15 p.m.,
Law Quad, southwest corner.
Speakers
Computing Center - Forrest Hartmann, "Introduction to $MESSAGE,"
3:30 to 5 p.m., 165 BSAD.
Chemistry Department - R. Haushalter, "New Solids and Surfaces from
Zintl Anion Oxidations," 4 p.m., Room-1200, Chemistry Bldg.
Michigan Historical Linguistics Circle - Peter Hook, "Linguistics Areas:
Getting at the Grain of History; Kenneth Hill, "Mystery Words in Serrano,"
8 ptr., W. Conference Room, Rackham.
Indoor Light Gardening Society - Ron Brenton, "Growing Miniature
Plants Under Lights," 7:30 p.m., Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixbero
Rd.
Near Eastern & West African Studies - Brown bag lunch, "Student Up-
date: academic & Field Experiences in the Middle East," noon, Lane Hall
Commons Room.
Economics Department - "Introduction to MTS Statistical Computing,"
7:30 to 10 p.m., 2203 Angell Hall.
Meetings
Eating Disorder Self-Help Group - 7:30 tp 9:30 p.m., Human Growth Cen-
ter, 2002 Hogback Rd.
Christian Science Organization - 7:15 p.m., Michigan League Room D.
CEW - Re-entry brown bag lunch noon to 1:30 p.m., 350 S. Thayer.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Bible study, noon, Michigan League, Room
3.
Miscellaneous
School of Music - Composers forum, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Eclipse Jazz - Improvisation workshop, 7:30 to 9 p.m., William Monroe
Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw.
A-Squares - Open session square dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Michigan
Union.
SOS Community Crisis Center - Volunteer interviews, call 485-3222 for
appointment.

To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.

Locals bid for Michigan Theater

By LAURENCE KRETCHMER
While you might not go out of your
way to find a bargain on a collectible
pressurecanner or a Roku ceramic pot,
supporters of the city's landmark;
Michigan Theater bid on these items
and about 100 others at the theater's

Fourth Annual Auction Friday Night.
More than 200 Michigan Theater en-
thusiasts spent a total of $5500 on the
items, which included everything from
original artwork to a football
autographed by the Michigan
Wolverines (which went for $60).
THE EVENING provided bargain
hunters an opportunity to make a steal
or two - as in the case of one Ann Ar-
borite who walked away with two hours
of legal advice, donated by local attor-
ney Robert Stevenson, for just $85. But
the event primarily served as a social
gathering of theater supporters who
had the chance to make donations in an
innovative way.
"I came to support a good cause,"
said one participant who paid $32 for a
clam steamer, "And oh yes, I got this
pot."
Ypsilanti residents John and Jane
VanBolt won the use of a 1984 Lincoln
Continental for 14 days. The Van Bolts
paid $430 for the car's use more than
$1000 below the regular rate. They and
their three children will take the car on
a trio to Alabama.
THE ENTERTAINING local auc-
tioning team of Braun and Helmer
coaxed and teased the audience into
making higher bids.
The evening also provided a chance
for the Michigan Community Theater
Foundation to showcase some of the
improvements that have been made in

the building since the theater received being made," MacMillan said. "No
new life in 1982, when city voters ap- longer are (theater revenues) saving
proved a $200,000 appropriation to save the theater as they were before. Now
it. they are making possible some of the

Among the improvements already in
place are new mirrored walls in the up-
stairs lobby and a renovated concession
stand. In addition, Ann Arbor's
Margaret Towsley donated $50,000 for a
new stage lighting system that is being
installed.

physical changes the public has been
waiting for, and we are bringing in
programs the people want to see, such
as Amadeus and a planned Christmas
show."
The 520-member Foundation is also
raising money through a membership

'I came to support a good cause ... And
oh yes, I got this pot.'
- a lucky bidder

SHELLEY MACMILLAN, the
theater's director of operations, says
the theater's beginning to "move out of
the woods" financially. For the first
time in years, the theater is sponsoring
some of its own events. Previously, the
55-year-old building was exclusively a
rental facility with a local film society,
the Ann Arbor Chamber Orchestra, and
various stage companies providing
most of the theater's revenue.
"Although the organization is not
exactly thriving, great progress is

drive and soliciting private donations.
But MacMillan said substantial funds
are still needed for capital im-
provements.
Although auction revenues fell $500
behind last year, MacMillan said she is
optimistic about future events. "By
soliciting donators earlier, we will have
a better idea of what we have so we can
attract bidders for specific higher
priced items," she said. "The auction
has not lost its appeal."

Helmer
... do I hear

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