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14B -"The Michigan Daily Weekeid M ga ifie Thursday, February 13, 1997


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Trouble in Paradise (1932) A jewel heist
goes awry when one of the thieves falls for an
intended victim. Mich. 7 p.m.
The Garden of the Finzi Continis (1971) A
Jewish family ignores the threat of Nazi
Germany until it becomes too late. Academy
Award winner for Best Foreign Film. With sub-
titles. Mich. 9 p.m.
Earthcrisis With guest Downset. St. Andrew's
Hall-Call (313) 961-MELT.
Evan and Jaron Band Atlanta college-rock
duo. Rick's. 9:30 p.m.
TopKat Danceable R&B originals. With The
Still. Blind Pig. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Dancing at Lughnasa Kim Rubenstein directs
the play about five unmarried sisters who eke
out a living in 1930s rural Ireland. The action
centers around the five sisters as they listen
to their first radio as the pagan festival of
Lugh'hasa is celebrated. Winner of the 1992
Tony Award for Best Play. Mendelssohn
Theater, Michigan League. 8 p.m. $14, $18
reserved, (Students with ID: $7). Call 764-
Labor Day When two couples are visited by a
mysterious guest, they have a holiday they
won't forget in Kim Carney's latest original
play. Garage Theater, 137 Park, Chelsea. 8
p.m. $10-$20. Call 475-7902.
Fiction Reading Jaimy Gordon reads from
"She Drove Without Stopping," as part of the
University's Visiting Writers Series. Rackham
Amphitheatre. 5 p.m. Free.
Self Images Works by and about women
recovering from food, weight and diet obses-
sion. Pierpont Commons Gallery. Runs through
Feb. 20.
Ridicule (1997) Set on the eve of the
French Revolution, this French farce follows
a modest working man who uses his wits to
enter the court of Louis XVI. Mich. 7 and
9:15 p.m.

You Can't Take It With You (1938) Frank
Capra's Oscar winner depicts the comedic
adventures of a family that gives up work and
taxes for a life of spontaneity. Nat Sci. 7 p.m.
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) Jimmy
Stewart portrays a naive country boy who
learns about the corrupt world of politics the
hard way. Nat Sci. 9:15 p.m.
Brother Rabbit College pop / rock band plays
covers and originals. Rick's. 9:30 p.m.
Alvin "Youngblood" Hart Acoustic bluesman
appears at Schoolkid's Records at 4 p.m.,
then makes his Ann Arbor concert debut at
the Blind Pig. 9:30 p.m. $8 in advance. Call
(810) 645-6666.

RFD Boys Local bluegrass
acoustic tunes. The Ark. 8

heroes perform
p.m. $9 at door.

Barbara Cohen Former member of Farm
Accident. The Ark. 8 p.m. Free.
Solid Frog Modern rock originals from this
radio-friendly band. With 19 Wheels. Blind Pig.
9:30 p.m. $5.
Vertical Horizon Acoustic four-piece band
from Boston. Rick's. 9:30 p.m.
Dancing at Lughnasa See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Labor Day See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Informal Vintage Dancing Vintage couple
dancing to a wide variety of recorded music.
Dance Gallery Studio, 111 3rd St. 8:30-10:30
p.m. $3.
RHA Winter Formal Dance Formal dance host-
ed by the University's Residence Hall
Association. Open to any University student.
9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Michigan Union Ballroom.
Tickets available at Union Ticket Office, cou-
ples $10, singles $6.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927) This silent
classic about the child saint was believed to
be lost forever until it was found in the jani-
tor's closet of a Norway mental institution.
Presented with orchestra accompaniment.
Mich. 7 p.m.
Ann Arbor Bluestage Play your own brand of
blues. Blind Pig. 9 p.m. $2.

By Zachary M. Raimi
and Megan Schimpf
Daily Staff Reporters
Picture this: A young man and woman sit at a
table for two in a cozy, dimly-litAnn Arbor restau-
rant. By candlelight, the pair look longingly into
each other's eyes as they sip wine and exchange
roses. A violinist strolls up and serenades the
young lovers.
Snap out of it.
St. Valentine's Day, in reality,
rarely resembles this scene for
University students. In fact,
many students will spend tomor-
row night alone or with groups of
friends at decidedly non-roman-
tic locales.
"I'm either going to stay
here and study or go to Indiana
to see some friends," said Ken
Geren, a Business graduate student.
Alternative plans abound for students tomor-
row night. Popular plans include a Michigan
hockey game, the Monsters of A Cappella con-
cert, fraternity and sorority date parties and
watching movies.
LSA first-year student Juhee Kim is spending
time with her church. "My church (Harvest
Mission Community Church) is holding a
women's fellowship and we're all going to a place
off campus and we're going to discuss women's
issues." The women will talk about Biblical
issues, romantic relationships and eating disor-
Anjalee Desai's weekend was going to be
uneventful; the LSA first-year student was plan-
ning on returning home to Chicago to visit her
family. However, once her friend at Loyola
University realized this, he invited her to a St.
Valentine's Day Ball. Still, the day will have no
romantic overtones.
"I met him last year," Desai said of her date,
"and we're really good friends."
Even though the holiday falls on a Friday,
some students cannot escape the demands of
everyday life. LSA junior Kelly Herron and her
boyfriend made plans for a Tuesday night dinner

because both are scheduled to work tomorrow
night at Station 885, a restaurant in Plymouth.
They had reservations for a restaurant in
Windsor, Ont.
But some traditional celebrations will still go
on. Shana Kellogg, an LSA senior, will celebrate
two occasions. She and her boyfriend will mark
their one-year anniversary as well.
"It's the official day of love;' she said. "It's a
holiday that gives you an
excuse to go out and spoil the
person you love with gifts."
Ryan Moody-LaLonde, an
a" Art senior, has a full schedule
planned for tomorrow - including
some traditional, some not-so-ordi-
nary activities. His partner, Chris, is
flying in from Washington, D.C., and
the two will participate in the annual
Queer Unity Project Kiss-in on the Diag.
Then, the pair will go to Student Legal
Services "to get our domestic partnership form
notarized so that our anniversary will be
Valentine's Day," Moody-LaLonde said.
The couple will double-date with a lesbian cou-
ple for dinner at The Macaroni Grill on South State
Street. Following the women's basketball game,
Moody-LaLonde plans to go dancing.
Feb. 14 presents challenges to homosexual cou-
"It's extremely difficult to find your partner a
card for Valentine's Day," he said. "Every time
we show affection toward each other, it becomes
a problem - lots of comments, looks and
What to buy
Red roses have been a Valentine's Day staple
because they represent true love and desire,
according to FTD's Web site. As a result, thou-
sands of students flock to local florists every
"I think it is traditional and I think it is because
red roses signify love," said Dolly Holek, the
owner of University Flower Shop, located in
Nichols Arcade. Holek, who has been a florist for
18 years, has ordered 2,000 roses in preparation

Dancing at Lughnasa See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Labor Day See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Book Signing University professor Alina Clej
signs copies of "A Genealogy of the Modern
Self." Shaman Drum. 4-6 p.m. Free.

Lauri Young at University Flower Shop sells flowers tc

for tomorrow's holiday and hired six extra staff
members to help with the crowd.
"It's actually a lot of fun, but I wouldn't want it
everyday,"she said.
Most flower sales are last minute, florists said.
"I'm kind of excited," said Katie Spink, an
employee at Normandie Flowers on South
University Avenue. "It's just going to be crazy."
Shawna Lampart, a manager at Crown House of
Gifts on South State Street, also feels the rush of
the holiday season. "It is extremely busy, it is
exciting;" Lampart said. "You meet a lot of peo-
This year, one gift is selling almost as fast as


Paradise Lost (1996) When three 8-year-old
boys are murdered in a small southern com-
munity, the town is shocked and is forced to
re-evaluate its morals. Mich. 3:30 p.m.
Animania This Japanese animation festival fea-
tures the month's best and most innovative
cartoon adventures. MLB 3. 5 p.m.
Blade Runner: The Director's Cut (1982) Ridley
Scott's futuristic noir comesto life in its origi-
nal brilliance as cop Harrison Ford rids the
world of humanoids. Nat Sci. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Ridicule See Friday. Mich. 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Jerry Maguire (1996) The Oscar-nominated
Tom Cruise blockbuster screens as part of the
film series for the hearing impaired. Angell
Aud A. 8 p.m. Free.
Ray Charles and the Ann Arbor Symphony
See this soul music legend perform - sup-
port Top of the Park. Hill Auditorium. 8 p.m.
$15-$65 in advance. Call 764-2538.

Different accounts describe history of St. Va

Audrey Becker
plays acoustic

Local singer / songwriter
originals. The Ark. 8 p.m. $6.

Jerry Sprague and the Remainders College
rock cover band from East Lansing. Rick's.
9:30 p.m.

By Zachary M. Raimi
and Megan Schimpf
Daily Staff Reporters
Behind the bouquet of red roses and
the Hallmark cards that traditionally
represent St. Valentine's Day lies a com-
plex and confusing history.
For centuries, scholars have debated
three theories of how the holiday was

conceived. Two date to antiquity, while
the third has roots in the Middle Ages.
The first of the ancient Roman
myths involves the festival of
Lupercalia, celebrated Feb. 15. Young
men, called "Luperci," drew the name
of a woman from a vase, and the two
would be paired throughout the festivi-
ties, which included dancing and

game-playing. In addition, men would
traditionally whip women with goat-
skin thongs called "februa" because
they thought it would increase fertility
and ease child-bearing.
After the Romans conquered France,
the Lupercalian festival was expanded
and people began distributing the first
Valentine-like cards.

Another Roman tradition su
not one, but two Christian
named Saint Valentine. Altho
historical record is sketchy, it
that one of the saints was exec
Emperor Claudius II for cot
forbidden marriages during a
war. It was thought at the time
gle men made better soldiers.

Dancing at Lughnasa

See Thursday. 2 p.m.

Labor Day See Thursday. 2 and 7 p.m.
Ridicule See Friday. Mich 7 and 9:15 p.m.

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Weekend Magazine Editors:

Greg Parker

Weekenfd Magazine Photo Editor: Kristen Schaefer.
Writers: Dean Bakopoulos, Brian A. Gnatt, Bryan Lark, Zachary M. Rain
Photographers: Jennifer Bradley-Swift, Aja Dekleva Cohen and Mark Frie
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Graphics Editor: Tracey Harris.
Arts Editors: Brian A. Gnatt a rntifer Petlinski.

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