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The Michigan Daily - Wu.te.4+4 .. - Thursday, February 29, 1996 - 98
A weekly listing of who's where,
what's happening and why you need
to be there...

F I L.M

First-Run Films
Angels and Insects What kind of combination is that? At Ann
Arbor 1 & 2 12:15 and 2:35 (Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday only),
4:55, 7:20, 9:45.
Ed Look! Joey from "Friends" meets Dunston on a baseball field.
Huh? At Briarwood: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30; at Showcase: 12:40,
2:50, 5:00, 7:20, 9:35,11:40.
Executive Decision Kurt Russell. Steven Seagal. An endan-
gered 747. At Briarwood: 1:00, 4:00, 7:20, 10:15; at Showcase:
1:00, 1:45,4:00, 4:30, 7:15, 7:45,10:00,10:25,12:30.
Films Holding
The Birdcage Come watch Robin Williams and Nathan Lane
"ham it up" in this hilarious comedy. At Briarwood: 1:30, 4:15, 7:00,
10:00; at Showcase: 1:00, 1:30, 4:00, 4:30, 7:20, 7:40, 9:55, 10:15,
12:20.
Broken Arrow Christian Slater takes a break from his "Bed of
Roses" to star opposite John Travolta. At Briarwood:1:45, 4:30, 7:10,
9x40; at Showcase: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:25, 9:50, 12:15.
Dead Man Walking Like, Susan Sarandon stars as the nun who
counsels, like, this gnarly murderer Sean Penn guy. At Showcase:
12:00, 4:45, 7:25.
Down Periscope Kelsey Grammer makes the leap from televi-
sion to the big screen. Lucky for us ... NOT! At Briarwood: 12:45,
2:50, 5:00, 7:40, 9:45; at Showcase: 12:50, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50, 10:00,
12:20.
Fargo Don't miss the latest from Joel and Ethan Coen. At Show-
cage: 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30, 11:50.
Happy Gilmore Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore. What's the
difference? It's all about a golf ball, baby. At Briarwood: 12:50, 5:10,
9:20; at Showcase: 2:45,10:00,12:00.
Heavy Metal Don't forget your earplugs. At State: 9:30, 11:30.
Hfelfraiser 4: Bloodline About as good as the title suggests. Or
worse. At Briarwood: 1:50, 4:00, 6:50, 9:00; at Showcase: 12:45,
2:45, 4:45, 7:45, 9:50. 11:55.
Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco Enough with
the damn animals already! At Showcase: 12:00, 2:20, 4:30, 7:05,
9:15,11:20.
If Lucy Fell She would really hurt herself ... bad. At Briarwood:
3:00, 7:15; at Showcase: 12:00.
Leaving Las Vegas No - not the song by Sheryl Crow. At
State: 1:30, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30,11:30.
Mr, Holland's Opus Richard Dreyfuss stars in this feel-good
movie about music. At Showcase: 1:00, 4:00, 7:10,10:05.
Muppet Treasure Island "Cutthroat Island: The Uncut Version"
- with X-rated performances by Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy and
Gonzo. At Showcase: 12:00, 2:40, 4:50.
The Postman Special delivery, coming your way! At State: 1:30,
4:30, 7:00.
Rumble In The Bronx Hiiyyyyy-yah!!!! Jackie Chan's at it again.
Need we say more? At Showcase: 7:55, 10:15, 12:15.
Up Close And Personal Oooh, la-la!! Let's watch Robert
Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer get it on in an ocean for two hours. At
Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 12:00 and 2:20 (Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday
only), 4:40, 7:05, 9:30; at Showcase: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:35, 10:15,
12:30.
Phone numbers: Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 761-9700: Briarwood: 769-8780; Fox
Village: 994-8080; Michigan: 668-8397; Showcase: 973-8380; State:
994-4024. Late shows are Fri. and Sat. only. Ann Arbor 1 & 2 matinees
are weekends and Tues. State matinees are Sat. and Sun. only.

Campus Cinema
T H U R S D A Y
Ann Arbor Film Festival Awards jury member Christine
Panushka presents some of her works. Mich 3:00. Free.
Ann Arbor Film Festival The 34th showcase of independent
movies from around the world. Mich 7:00, 9:30 & 11:00.
Bad Luck (1960). A satirical Polish flick. Nat Sci 7:30. Free.
Dying for Sex (1993). Acclaimed BBC documentary about
poverty, prostitution, drug abuse and AIDS. MLB 4 8:00. Free.
F R I D A Y
Ann Arbor Film Festival Awards jury member Craig
Baldwin presents some of his films. Mich 3:00. Free.
Ann Arbor Film Festival See Thursday. Mich 7:00 & 9:30.
Drunken Master (1978). Another Ted Kennedy story,
starring Jackie Chan. In Cantonese. Aud A 8:00. Free.
S A T U R D A Y
Ann Arbor Film Festival See Thursday. Mich 1:00 (free),
7:00 & 9:30.
Animania Japanimation! You know you've been waiting for it to
return. MLB 3 5:00. Free.
SUNDAY
Ann Arbor Film Festival (1995). Winning movies will be
shown. See Thursday. Mich 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00.
M O N D A Y
A Valley Rises (1994). Guest speaker Ali Kazimi presents this
documentary about a non-violent Ghandian protest. 1210 Chem
7:00. Free.
T U E S D A Y
Night Train (1959). Polish classic about pilgrims on a train. Nat
Sci 7:30. Free.
W E D N E S D A Y
Body Beautiful (1991). Short films exploring black British
women's body images in a white society. 1300 Chem. Free.
Dr. Strangelove (1964). Stanley Kubrick's classic black
comedy, featuring Peter Sellers in three brilliantly crafted
roles, returns to Ann Arbor. A must see! Mich 7:00.
Pull My Daisy (1959). Yeah ... and go - yourself while
you're at it, bub! Mich 9:00.
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Matt "Joey" LeBlanc and some chimp team up in "Ed." And you thought
Ross was the one with the monkey.

TH E A TER
T H U R S D A Y
The Maids Debut production by the new Ellipsis Theater Com-
pany of Jean Genet's haunting classic. 8 p.m., Performance Net-
work (408 W. Washington), $12 ($9 studens/seniors, pay-what-you-
can-Thursday). Call 663-0681.
Shear Madness You solve the murder in this interactive
mystery. 7:30 p.m., Gem Theater (Detroit), $16-$24. Call (313)
963-9800.
F R I D A Y
Guys and Dolls MUSKET gives a sneak peek into their upcoming
production of the Frank Loesser musical; the cast will also entertain
with selections from other Loesser works, including "How to Suc-
ceed in Business Without Really Trying" and "Where's Charley?" 8
p.m., University Club (Michigan Union), FREE. Call 763-1107.
Premature Autopsies: A Wake in Two Acts A two-man
show that explores the functions of theater, using a montage of
classical and contemporary scenes melded with a musical aid
visual consideration. 8 p.m., RC Auditorium (East Quad), $6 ($3
students).
Frankenstein One-man retelling of Mary Shelley's classic tale of
technology gone wrong. Jon Spelman interweaves images, narrative
and dolls, while composer Andy Tierstein provides live accornpani-
ment. For mature audiences only. 7:30 p.m., Mendelssohn Theater,
$12.50-$8.50. Call 763-TKTS.
Voices in the Rain Actor/composer/playwright Michael Keck
presents his one-man mixed-media theater piece, exploring the
roots of violence, family and community in the backgrounds of
young men of color. 8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Call 665-5369.
The Maids See Thursday, 8 p.m.
Shear Madness See Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y
The Maids See Thursday, 8 p.m.
Premature Autopsies See Friday, 8 p.m.
Shear Madness See Thursday, 6 & 9 p.m.
S U N D A Y
The Maids See Thursday, 7 p.m.
Premature Autopsies See Friday, 3 p.m.
Shear Madness See Thursday, 2 & 6 p.m..
T U E S D A Y
Beauty and the Beast Tale as old as time ... National tour of the
Broadway hit musical adapted from the Disney animated film. Go
just for the costumes. 8 p.m., Masonic Temple Theater (Detroit),
$60-$16. Call (313) 832-2232 or (810) 645-6666.
W E D N E S D A Y
Without a Net It's improv comedy like you've never seen before.
9 p.m., University Club (Michigan Union), $3 at the door.
Shear Madness See Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Beauty and the Beast See Tuesday, 8 p.m.

M u

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T H U R S D A Y
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band This guy went to Ann
Arbor High with my parents and now he headlines three nights at the
palace of Auburn Hills and makes a gajillion bucks every time
someone buys a Chevy. Call (810) 377-0100 for more info on his
royal Segerness.
Chris Buhalls, Brian Lillie These two local singer/songwriters
will be playing together at the Ark. Both artists' albums have been
praised by the local music press, so if you're into acoustic ditties,
check this one out. Blues guitarist Rollie Tussing 1ll opens the show
at 8 pm. Tickets $8.75 at the door.
The Bucket Ann Arbor's masters of the funk will once again be
playing the Blind Pig. Boogie on down and "let the music take your
"mIhd," as our old friend Kool used to say.
Jes Gru This heavy Detroit rock combo will be playing Phi Kappa
Rick's. Go and ask them what their name means.
Black Fuzz Saw these guys in some basement last year. They
were pretty good. They journey all the way from Kalamazoo to Cross
St. Station in Ypsi tonight. If they're coming all that way, the least you
can do is make the five minute drive into Ypsi.
DSO Neeme Jarvie, conductor, Evelyn Glennie, percussionist.
Glennie is a hearing impaired percussionist. The music is def. 8 p.m.
$38-$15.
FRIDAY
"an Francisco Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor.
Orchestras will do as they do. 8 p.m. at Hill. $42-$16.
'SO See Thruaday.'
"Collective Soul Good thing that guy had that bagel in his pocket.
These MTV whores play the State Theater Friday with special guests
Rust. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Oughta' be almost as good as the
Bush show a couple weeks ago.
VCBN Winter Benefit Bash Bands include Rumble, the
Volebeats, the Hentchmen, and headliners the Demolition Dollrods,
who are rumored to be performing garbed only in WCBN bumper
Stickers. This 18 and over show is to begin at 9:30 p.m. at The Blind
Pig. The price of admission is $5, and all proceeds go to purchase
the station a listenable play list.
Gene Harris Quartet Elder statesman of boogie woogie piano
plays bluesy jazz at the Ark. Harris has played with such giants as
B.B. King and Aretha Franklin. Showtimes are at 8 and 10 p.m. Buy
tickets for $13.50 in advance at Schoolkids' or call (810) 645-6666.
CHS Jazz Program Benefit Benefits, benefits, benefits. This
one features the Dean Solden Jazz Quartet and begins at 7 p.m. at
the Kerrytown Concert House. The price is $5-$10 for the concert
and $20 for the concert and after party at Workbench Furniture. Call

662-4981 for info and reserv~ions.
Topkat Wannabe Phish heads play their usual Rick's gig. Person-
ally, I think Sir Nose D'Void of Funk is at work here.
Drivetrain Supercool acoustic ensemble using banjo, dobro,
fiddle, bass, and guitar combines classic bluegrass with fresh
musical ideas. Cava Java is the perfect place to catch these guys.
Tunes begin at around 9:30 p.m. and cover should be $3. All ages
are welcome.
Holy Cows Downhome midwestern rock at its absolute best.
Come check them out at Cross St. Station.
Knee Deep Shag Go get your funk overdose from Kalamazoo's
reigning groove kings'at Theo's in Ypsi. Toledo band Tomorrow's
Clown open the show at 10:30 p.m.
Paul Vornhagen Quartet This local jazz ensemble is always
invited back, so they must be good, right? Bird Of Paradise, $5.
S A T U RD A Y
Garrick Ohlsson Grand Finale of "The Complete Solo Piano
Music of Frederic Chopin" series. 8 p.m. at Hill. $36-$16.
DSO See Thursday.
Speedball These area rockers are gaining quite a bit of attention
lately. They just finished a tour opening for Motorhead and they
play at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit Sat. with special guests Com-
bine and Gwen Mars. Tickets are only $6 for this 18 and over show.
Doors open at 9 p.m.
Brother Rabbit Hugely popular party band plays Rick's. You
know the routine.
Restroom Poets Unplugged at Cava Java. 9:30 pm. $3 cover,
all ages welcome.
Wig One of Ann Arbor: few signed bands, Wig always manages
to put on a cool show. Catch them in a rare all ages show at the
Green Room in Ypsi with openers Reid Fleming and Jupiter Star for
a mere $5. Show starts at 10 pm.
S U N D A Y
St. Patrick's Day Party Rick's American Cafe. DJ John King
spins the tunes beginning at noon. No cover until 7 pm when the
Bucket takes the stage to add a little funk to your St. Patty's Day.
Mulligan Stew Free concert of Celtic, blugrass, fol, and country
music at Border's Books & Music. Begins at 1 pm.
Stephanie Monear Free jazz in the Tap Room in the basement
of the Union from 2 to 4:30 pm.
Big Dave & the Ultrasonics St. Patty's Day party at the Blind
Pig with classic blues from Ann Arbor's premiere blues band. The
Terraplanes are scheduled to open: Cover is $5, doors open at
8:00.

M O N D A Y
Rod Stewart D'ya' think I'm sexy? Rod tries to hold on to a
career that has been dead for almost two decades. Who is still
paying to see this guy anyway? The Palace. Call (810) 377-0100
for details.
Tracy Chapman Legendary singer/songwriter comes to the
Michigan Theater. Show is at 7:30, tickets are $21 in advance at
Schoolkids.
Sky Blues Rock originals from NYC quartet at Rick's.
T U E S D A Y
Gin Blosoms The average rock show from a very average rock
band in your average college town on your average Tuesday night
at the Michigan Theater at your average 7:30 time slot for your
average $19.50 in advance at Schoolkids with your average
opening band, The Odds.
W E D N E S D A Y
.NIL Punkers from Chicago play the Blind Pig.

Tracy Chapman hits the Michigan Theater on Monday.

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