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18b" The Michigan Daily Weekend Mag ine - Thursday, October 3, 1996

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The Michigan Ey Weekend Ma

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A weekly list of who's
where, what's happening and
why you, need to be there..

ICover Story
EASE ON DOWN THE
AISLE FOR GROOVY
GROCERY GOODIES

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thursday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Ed's-Next Move (1996) A romantic comedy
about a rice geneticist from Wisconsin who
moves to New York to heal a broken heart.
Mich 7 p.m.
The Shot (1995) Two wanna-be actors steal
a script to gain some recognition. Mich 9 p.m.

Wild Strawberries
film examines theJ
searches for inner

(1957) This Ingmar Bergman
life of an old professor as he
peace. Mich 7 p.m.

MUSIC
Vinx Soulful singer / percussionist with jazz
and African influences. The Ark. 8 p.m. Call
763-8587 for ticket information.
Big Dave & the Ultrasonics Local favorite
plays blues originals at Rick's.
THEATER
Greta's Gourd One-woman-show written and
performed by University student Greta Enszer
and directed by Jeff Bender. Basement Arts,
Arena Theater, basement of Frieze. General
Admission is free. 5 p.m. Call 764-5350.
Six Degrees of Separation Pulitzer Prize-win-
ning play by John Guare gets produced by Ann
Arbor Civic Theater. Civic Playhouse, 2275
Platt. $16, $15. 8 p.m. Call 764-ACCT.
Apartment 3A Yet another origi-
nal comedy by Jeff Daniels. This
one deals with the moving into a
new place. Purple Rose Theater
Co., Garage Theater, 137 Park,
Chelsea. $10-$20. 8 p.m. Call
475-7902.
Jeff Daniels
ALTERNATIVES
Stuart Dybek The acclaimed fiction writer and
Western Michigan University professor. is the
latest visitor in the University's Visiting Writers
Series. Rackham Amphitheatre, 5 p.m. Free.
David Tuller The writer of "Cracks in the Iron
Closet: Travels in Gay and Lesbian Russia." Book
signing follows. Shaman Drum, 8 p.m. Free.
CAMPUS CINEMA
A Confuclous Family (1992) Generations of
the Confucious family clash over traditional
rules and family customs. Angell Hall Aud A 8
p.m. Free.

Eijanaika (1981) An 1860s' Japanese farmer
returns home to find his wife, family, and com-
munity in shambles. In Japanese with subtitles.
Nat Sci 7 p.m. Free
Girls Town (1995) Three high school friends
examine their relationship and their morals
through deep thought and intese conversation.
Mich 7 & 9 p.m.
Monty Python's Meaning of Life (1983) A
Monty Python classic that attempts to explain
the meaning of life by mocking traditional val-
ues. Mich 11 p.m.
MUSIC
Less Than Jake With Slapstick and The
Eclectics. St. Andrews Hall. Doors at 6:30
p.m. Call 961-MELT for ticket information.
Baked Potato Jammin' retro rockers, with
Lapdogs. Rick's.
Iris Dement Gorgeous vocal melodies from this
Southern singer. The Ark. 8 p.m. $15.
THEATER
The Politics of Quiet Multicultural
opera written byMeredith Monk.
Power Center.$18 to $30. 8 p.m.
Call 764-2538.
Greta's Gourd See Thursday. 5 p.m.
Six Degrees of Seperation See
Thursday. 8 p.m.
Apartment 3A See Thursday. $25. 8
p.m.
ALTERNATIVES
Richard Dawkins The author signs copies
of and reads from his book "Climbing
Mount Improbable." Borders, 7:30 p.m. John
Free.
saturday
MUSIC
Outrageous Cherry Rock at St. Andrews, with
Fuxa. Doors at 9 p.m. $6.
The Original Brothers of Love Premiere per-
formance featuring two brothers from
Brighton, Mich. Gypsy Cafe, Kerrytown. 10
p.m.
Deep Space 6 Retro Deadheads jam at Rick's.
Howling Diablos Psychedelic funk-rock. With
acid-jazzers Grassy Knoll and Russian folk-rock-
ers Limpopo. Blind Pig.

Greta's Gourd See Thursday. 5 p.m.
Six Degrees of Seperation See Thursday. 2 & 8
p.m.
Apartment 3A See Thursday. $10 to $20. 8
p.m.
ALTERNATIVES
David Sonsowksi The former Ann Arborite will
read from his first and very funny novel
"Rapture." Book signing follows. Shaman
Drum Bookshop, 8 p.m. Free.
CAMPUS CINEMA
Girls Town (1995) See Friday. Mich 5 p.m.
Monty Python's Meaning of Life
(1983) See Friday. Mich 9 p.m.
Ragtime (1981) Based on E.L.
Doctorow's story about life in 1906
America, this film features classic stars
like James Cagney with musical score by
Randy Newman. Mich 2 p.m.
The Sheik (1921) Rudolph Valentino
charms the women as a desert chieftan in
this silent classic. Mich 7 p.m.
le MUSIC
John Cale Legend formerly of the Velvet
Underground. With ambient masters Red
House Painters. St. Andrews. Doors at 7:30
p.m. Call 961-MELT for ticket information.
Ann Arbor Bluestage Open mic, plus The
Terraplanes. The Blind Pig. 9 p.m.
Johnny Socko Ska fun at The Majestic. Doors
at 8 p.m.
THEATER
House of Blend Series Ann Arbor Playwrights
present readings of new plays and screenplays
by Michigan writers. Gypsy Cafe, 214 N.
Fourth Ave. $2. 7 p.m. Call 913-9749.
Apartment 3A See Thursday. $10 to $20. 2 &
7 p.m.

Jonathan Richman Playing with Troy Gregory
at the 7th House, Pontiac. Doors at 8 p.m.
$10 in advance.
Garage Schlock '96 The Silencers, Nobody's
Business, Mondo Mod at The Majestic.
THEATER

The Politics of Quiet

See Friday. 8 p.m.

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Arts Writer
It's what you've always dreamed of
- just the two of you strolling down
the aisle hand in hand, gazing dreamily
at each other, the flashing lights on the
coupon machines and the long row of
soup cans ahead.
Yes, the supermarket aisle is where
the action is these days. As the thrill of
fraternity parties fades and with the
originality of the playlist at The'
Nectarine wearing thin, fun-seeking
students say action and adventure can
be found on a Friday night even while
thumping melons and looking for rye
bread.
The fun lies just minutes away, at any
number of convenience stores on cam-
pus. With old faithfuls like Ramen noo-
dles, Spaghetti O's, Pop Tarts and beer

opens looking forward to dinner items.
"People come in at 9 a.m. and ask for
hot dogs. I tell them we've got bagels
right there, too," Kamano said. "They
look back at me and say, 'No, we want
a hot dog."'
FOOD, FUNK AND FANCY
FOOTWORK
Stores like Campus Corner Party
Store, Blue Front and Champions
Convenience Store may have all the
charcoal, beer and party horns you
need to get a football Saturday bar-
becue going. But they don't have the
ambiance needed for a truly exciting
afternoon. For a quick, fun grocery
fix, you'll have to hit Village Corner,
which is about as close to a disco as
a grocery store can come in these
parts.
With bespangled, pierced and

The nighttime tights of White Market shine In the evening. Students on-cam
William St. between Maynard St. and State St.
Be a comparison sh
Looking for bargains? You cn find them if you compare the or- and

at every store, the
comes from the
extras.
You can find
Easter candy,
fake blood and
cheap cigarsaat
Village Corner;
yummy yogurt-
covered pret-
zels and an
assortment of
multi-colored

excitement factor

If they couldn't
buy it here, they
probably didn't
need it anyway."
- Margo Sidell,
Village Corner manager

punked-out
employees
dancing behind
the counter, it's
hard not to have
fun while
searching
through the
wide selection
of wine and
cheap beer. Of
course, you
have to get past

spatulas at
White Market;
apple-shaped candles, Zippo lighters
and porno movies (on sale for
$9.99!) at the In 'N' Out Food Store;
and Lotto tickets and pagers at Diag
Party Shoppe. And that's just for
starters. If you're a truly discriminat-
ing shopper, you should be able to
find even more fun things to tickle
your fancy.
If you're looking for an alternative
to the boredom of eating bagels for
lunch every day, you might be
intrigued by the lunch offerings at the
convenience stores, ranging from
strange looking, but edible Saran-
wrapped sandwiches to hot dogs,
pizza and homemade soup.
Jerome Kamano, owner of Diag
Party Shoppe, said he has some early
bird shoppers who arrive as the store

OnCampus Stores
Champions:
Village Corner:
White Market:
Off-ampus Stores:
Busch's Valuland;
Kroger:
Meijer:

S5 cz, Franco-American
Spaghetti O's:
$0.85
$0.88
$0.73
$0.75
$£}.73

Pint of Ben ,ad
Jerry's ice cream:
$2.99
$2.99
$2.79
$2.99
$2.99
$2.89

the

dusty

shelves of old pantyhose and deodor-
ant samples to get there, but you'll
enjoy listening to Iggy Pop on the
"Trainspotting" soundtrack as you go.
"We've got 'Star Wars' action fig-
ures, condoms, combination locks, cig-
arettes, keys, cottonballs, Q-tips and
copy paper,"said store manager Margo
Sidell. "Lots of things that start with
the letter 'C'- if they couldn't buy it
here, they probably didn't need it any-
way."
Too shy to dance in the aisles? You
could join the others seeking personal
peace at the magazine rack. Almost all
of the stores with large magazine selec-
tions said some customers stay for
hours reading. Some read the clean,
boring stuff, like Newsweek and others
have a more exciting time, you might

cal

say, reading campus faves Hustler or
Playboy.
You can even slip some convenience
store fun into a party night by picking
up cheap cigarettes or the adult movie
special at the In 'N' Out Food Store
after hitting its next-door neighbor Taco
Bell.
If you don't find the idea of wander-
ing campus looking for green gambling
dice, rebel-flag adorned lighters or silly
key chains palatable, you may have

more of an appetite for off-
offerings.
Despite the annoyance of
minute car or bus ride, off-camp
cery shopping should leave a goc
in your mouth - literally.
THE TASTE OF TH
TOWN
You can leave behind your
dinner of Beef-A-Roni and over-

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Weekenl Magazine Editors:

Greg Parker

Weekend Magazine Photo Editor: Bohdan Damian Cap.
Writers: Dean Bakopoulos, Anitha Chalam, Nick Farr, Lase Harwi
Elizabeth Lucas, Jen Petlinski and Julie Wenzel.
Photographers: Josh Biggs, Mark Friedman, Margaret Myers and
Cover Photograph by Kristin Schaefer and Mark Friedman - Anr
his buddy Dan Pasick around Whole Foods Market for some fresl

Arts Editors: Brian A. Gnatt and Joshua Rich.

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