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18B- The Michigan Daily WeekertA Magazine - Thursday, December 5, 1996
A weekly list of who's
where, what's happening and
E 1T' why ou need to be there ...

9

The Michigan Daily Weekenl MA

LIGHTS FOR

* CHARITY

thursday

CAMPUS CINEMA
Microcosmos (1996) This documentary made
by biologists will make you think twice about
killing the spider in your bathroom. Mich 7
and 8:45 p.m.
MUSIC
Baked Potato Local band plays both originals
and covers. Blind Pig. 9:30 p.m. $4.
Benefit For Striking Detroit Newspaper
Workers Featuring local acoustic talent from
the likes of Frank Allison, Lisa Hunter, Brian
Lillie and more. The Ark. 8 p.m. $15 at door.
Deep Purple WRIF bash also featuring Danzig,
Gravity Kills and others. The Palace at Auburn
Hills. Call (810) 377-0100 for information.
John Hiatt With Paula Cole, Keb' Mo' and
Steve Earle and the Dukes. State Theater in
Detroit. Call (313) 961-5450 for information.
Living Soul See the band that once opened
for Jimmy Buffet. Rick's.
Magic Dirt With Urusei Yatsura. The Shelter in
Detroit. Call (313) 961-MELT for information.
Soulsun Magic Bag in Ferndale. Call
(810)544-3030 for information.
THEATER
Sherlock Holmes University director John
Neville-Andrews tackles a dramatic play about
everyone's favorite sleuth. Power Center.
$14, $18, ($7 students). 8 p.m. 764-0450.
The Yeomen of the Guard The Gilbert and
Sullivan Society performs this "cutting edge"
comic opera. Lydia Mendelssohn. 8 p.m. 764-
0450.
Burn This Master playwright Lanford Wilson's
gripping play about artistic vulnerability.
Basement Arts, Arena Theater (basement of
Frieze). General admission seating is free. 7
p.m. 764-5350.
Apartment 3A Due to monster ticket sales,
this original work by Jeff Daniels will play well
into December. Purple Rose Theater Co,
Garage Theater, 137 Park, Chelsea. $10-$20.
8 p.m. 475-7902.
AL TERNATIV ES
Recollections of the Harlem Renaissance
Borders Books & Music, 7:30 p.m. Free.

friday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Harakiri (1962) A poor masterless samurai
fights the good fight against a big nasty war-
rior family in this Japanese subtitled film. Nat
Sci. 7:00 p.m. Free.
The Bride with White Hair (1993) This
Cantonese version of Romeo and Juliet fea-
tures Zhuo and Lian as lovers in rival martial
arts cults who beat the odds to be together.
Angell Aud A 8 p.m. Free.
MUSIC,
Butterfly Reggae and dance-tinged originals.
Imigrant Suns open. Blind Pig. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Deftones With Orange 9mm and Downset. St.
Andrew's Hall in Detroit. Call (313) 961-MELT
for information.
The Friars The Study Break concert in sup-
port of the "nice" CD. Michigan Theater. 8
p.m. $7 in advance at 668-8480.
Red House Painters With His Name Is Alive.
The Magic Stick in Detroit. Call (313) 833-
9700 for information.

Nueba Yol (A Funny Way to Say "New York")
(1995) This Spanish film shows the harsh
reality of city life, where the streets are any-
thing but paved with gold. Lorch 8 p.m.
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) Finish the Jimmy
Stewart double feature with Frank Capra's
nostalgic warm-fuzzy tale. Nat Sci. 9 p.m.
MUSIC
89X Christmas Show With Goldfinger, Pluto,
Sebadoh, Mazzy Star, Bloodhound Gang and
Face2Face. State Theater in Detroit. Call
(313) 961-5450 for information.
Lonnie Brooks Roadhouse blues with Bobby
Murray. Magic Bag in Ferndale. 8 p.m. $7 at
door. Call (810) 544-3030 for information.

Charm Farm
come to this
p.m. $5.

You can be a superstar too if you
disco-glam show. Blind Pig. 9:30

Deep Space Six Grateful Dead covers and
other sixties classics. Rick's.
Kenny Rogers See Friday's listing. Fox
Theater in Detroit. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Man or Astroman? Space weirdness at
Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac. Call (810) 333-
2362 for information.
Motor Dolls Come see this rockin' female
band in a free show. Tower Records on South
University Ave.

RFD Boys1
Ark. $8.75

Bluegrass band plays acoustic. The
at door.

Donno's Farms
puts on benefit
holidaRy display
By Hae-Jin Kim
Da~ily Arts Writer
Although some may never realize it, Ann Arbor has its own truly
incomparable and resplendent presentation of the meaning of
Christmas. And while the town may never be an electrified metrop-
olis like Las Vegas, this yule tide charm arrives every year in a daz-
zling Christmas lights display at Domino's Farms on the north side
of town.
More than 900,000 dazzling lights - including a new 180-foot
tall fiber optic display - shower the winter Michigan sky with a
glimmer that can be seen from more than a mile away. Hence, no
directionally challenged visitor need fear: A look up at the festive
shine that seems to be eternally suspended in air provides an ade-
quate road map to reach this illuminating destination.
But while visitors flock from all over the country and all over the
world to this celebrated Christmas lights display - the largest drive-
though religious light show in North America - charitable volun-
teers at Domino's Farms offer their services to a variety of deserving
non-profit causes. Working through Dec. 31 this year, the dedicated,
but shivering volunteers will smile and beckon the vehicles entering
the Farms even on Thanksgiving and Christmas - a truly com-
mendable show of holiday spirit.
This spirit is permanently imbued in the annual light display at
Domino's Farms. Originally the idea of Marge Monaghan, wife of
Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan, the electrical holiday dis-
play was founded with the intention of introducing the Christmas
season by giving back to the community. In true Christmas spirit, the
Monaghans' Domino's Farms donates use of its land, all of the spe-
cially-decorated trees that lie at the centerpiece of the display, and a
portion of the labor costs to the establishment and operation of each
year's presentation.
Between 50 and 60 diverse volunteer groups help in running the
production. Since so many organizations apply to contribute to the
light festival, a lottery determines the groups which are able to par-
ticipate in the holiday display each year. These participants play a
Domino's Farms Christmas Ughts
Display
~ What: A drive-through display including a Celebration of
Trees and a buffet meal afterwards.
~ Where: Follow U.S. 23 to exit 41, go one-half mile east and
follow signs to the Farms at 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., off
Earhart Road, north of Plymouth Road.
V When: Seven days a week, 6 to 10 p.m., through Dec. 31.
V Donation: $5 per car weekdays, $7 Friday through Sunday.
~ Hotline: 668-1800.
XAeAkZitN1
MAGAZINE

Kenny Rogers Country music - and a chain of
chicken stores, too. The Fox Theater in Detroit.
8 p.m. Call (313) 396-7600 for information.
TopKat R&B flavored rock originals. Rick's.
THEATER
Sherlock Holmes See Thursday. 8 p.m.
The Yeomen of the Guard See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Burn This See Thursday. 7 p.m.
Apartment 3A See Thursday. 8 p.m.
ALTERNATIVES
Reading and Book Signing Michael Eric
Dyson reads from his new book "Race Rules."
Shaman Drum Bookshop, 8 p.m. Free.
CAMPUS CINEMA
Harvey (1950) Jimmy Stewart stars as sus-
pected lunatic and alcoholic Elwood P. Dowd
in this classic film. Also features his rabbit
drinking buddy. Nat Sci. 7 p.m.

Volunteer and Westland Lion's Club member Carolyn Schoer waves on cars at the beglnr

Mustard Plug TheI
East Quad Halfway

best of the Halfass ska.
Inn. 9:30 p.m. $5 at door.

Tom Paxton Folk legend who has released 28
albums in his long history. The Ark. 8 p.m.
$12.50 in advance or call 763-8587.
Michael W. Smith Popular Christian singer
with Twila Paris and Sandi Patti. The Palace
at Auburn Hills. Call (810) 377-0100.
THEATER
Sherlock Holmes See Thursday. 8 p.m.
The Yeomen of the Guard See Thursday. 2 &
8 p.m.
Burn This See Thursday. 7 p.m.
Apartment 3A See Thursday. 8 p.m.
ALTERN A T I V E S
-Reading "Glass Houses" author George
Rabassa reads with his friend and fellow Ann
Arbor writer Jonis Agee. Shaman Drum
Bookshop, 8 p.m. Free.

vital role in the Operation of Domino's Farms' annual Christmas cel-
ebration - an event that typically generates large sums of money.
In recent years, since 1992, the festival has generated more than
$300,000 for non-profit groups and charities throughout southeast-
ern Michigan. Last year alone, more than $70,000 was raised, and as
usual all proceeds were donated to local charities.
Despite past student objection to Monaghan's pro-life affiliations,
Joanne Emery, operations manager of
the annual holiday presentation, assert-
ed that students may have been misin- We were
formed on this issue. "Anyone's wel-
come to apply (to the April group lot- when it sno
tery or for later financial considera-
tion), only you must be a non-profit M ichigan T1
organization. We're open to any group.
I'm sure there's all sorts of really good here are g
groups. We go to all sorts of diverse
charity groups,' she said. n KA nA
Emery, who is not an employee of
Domino's Pizza, stressed that her oper- heaven on g
ation is a separate entity from the
Domino's Pizza organization.
Furthermore, she said that an honorary resident
committee composed of members of
the community - and one or two
Domino's employees - is founded each year to determine which
charities receive proceeds from the festival.
Ann Arbor's Father Patrick Jackson House on South Main Street
- a supportive environment for teenage mothers finishing their high
school education - is one of the many organizations that benefits
from the Domino's Farms Christmas celebration each year. It is guar-
anteed an $800 donation for volunteering on weekdays, and $1,000
for work on weekends during the 40 nights of the display.

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Weekendi Magazine Editors:

Greg Parker

Weekend Magazine Photo Editor: Kristen Schaefer.
Writers: Dean Bakopoulos, Lise Harwin, Hae-Jin Kim, Evelyn '
Photographers: Margaret Myers, Jully Park and Jonathan Sum
Cover photograph by Margaret Myers: A tree illuminates the sk
Arts Editors: Brian A. Gnatt and Joshua Rich.

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