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University students' weekends .
By Jessica Eaton
Daily Books Editor
Even though you've seen all of the
banners and heard it nearly a thousand
times by now, let me say it again:
Welcome back to Ann Arbor! Back to
lectures, papers, exams, work ... and a
little bit of free time, too.
So what's there to do during the
weekend around this place?
Ask anyone you meet, and you will
probably get at least a slightly different
answer. No matter what you consider
the ideal way to have fun, you can prob-
ably find it here, along with many other
activities of which you never would
Of course, there are the parties -
and what parties they are. These out-of-
class fiestas are basically grouped into
two main types - fraternity parties and
house parties - with lots of other small
subgroups thrown in.
Though both are amazingly popu-
lar, some prefer house parties to
those centered at Greek houses. Nita
Bharti, an LSA sophomore, said, "I
like house parties better because it's a
lot more fun when you know who's
throwing it and you know a lot of
people at the party. And I don't know
a lot of the Greek organizations very
Jonathan Bryant, a Business junior,
said that he prefers "small, informal
gatherings" to larger parties.
If you aren't in the mood for the
party scene, though, that doesn't mean
that you're stuck sitting at home study-
ing all night. Check out The List
(available right here in The Michigan
Daily Weekend, etc. section - see
pages 18-19) and see a movie, concert
or theatrical production. There is
something happening nearly every
night, and many of these events are
free to students.
Afterward, sit at a coffee shop, talk
and watch the people go by.
Jon Hagar, an RC first-year student,
said, "I just like to walk around and
stop wherever looks like fun." In a
town with as much character as Ann
Arbor, that can sometimes be an excit-
ing thing to do in itself.
If you're a sports enthusiast, you may
want to join an IM or club team on cam-
pus. These are ways to meet other peo-
ple with the same interests, get a good
workout and have a lot of fun... and for
many teams, athletic talent is not essen-
tial. There are teams for just about any
sport: check them out at the CCRB or
IM Building or through an IM repre-
And don't forget road trips. Many
people use the weekends to travel, to
visit friends or family or just to see
another city. If you don't own a car,
all is not lost. Try Greyhound,
Amtrak or a flight from the Detroit
Of course, you can always just take
advantage of the extra time in the week
to catch up on studying or work. Aparna
Sukhtankar, a Kinesiology junior, said,
"I try to get as much work done as pos-
sible, and then I just hang out and relax
a little with friends."
However you choose to spend your
weekend, just make it count. Enjoy
your free time! Ann Arbor is an amaz-
ing town, and you can learn a lot,
especially out of class.
Sepphoris In Galllee Lecture By Eric
Meyers, Duke University Professor. Kelsey
Museum. 3 p.m. Free.
The Mother and the Law (1919) A classic
D.W. Griffith silent film about unemployed
factory workers who encounter poverty and
crime. With live organ accompaniment by
James Leaffe. At Mich. 4:10 p.m.
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Sunday. At Mich. 7 p.m.
Banned Cartoons Various 8-mm, Super-8,
and 16-mm banned cartoons from the '30s,
'40s and '50s. At Green. 9 p.m.
Star Maps (1997) See Sunday. At Mich. 9
Alvin Youngblood Hart The W.C. Handy
1997 Best New Blues Artist invades Ann
Arbor. The Ark. 8 p.m. $10.
World Literacy Day With speakers O'Shay
Bates and literacy tutors and students. Ann
Arbor District Library. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Broken Blossoms (1919) D.W. Griffith's
influential and allegorical silent film about a
London waif who is loved by a gentle
Chinese boy. At Mich. 4:10 p.m. Free.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) Light-hearted
musical about a socialite who puts on a
Broadway show at her country home and
gets conned by a swindler. At Mich. 7 p.m.
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Greg Walker, Zach Wilson and Eric Unenberg (left to right) practice for a pinMa
competition at Pinball Pete's on South University Street.
Tastes of Ann Arb or Dining Guide
Star Maps (1997)
See Sunday. At Mich. 9
Fire Down Below Steven Seagal plays
an EPA agent who goes underground to
discover who's behind the dumping of
lethal chemicals. At Briarwood: 1:50,
4:40, 7:10, 9:40; at Showcase: 12:30,
2:45, 5:10, 7:30, 10:00, 12:15.
Air Force One At Briarwood: 1:30,
4:20, 7:15, 10:00; at Showcase: 1:15,
4:05, 6:50, 9:35, 12:25.
Conspiracy Theory At Briarwood: 1:00,
4:00, 7:30, 10:15; at Showcase: 1:10,
4:00, 6:45, 9:30, 12:15.
Contact At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 1:10
(Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday only),
4:10, 7:00, 9:45.
Copland At State: 1:30, 4:30, 7:00,
9:30, 11:45; at Showcase: 12:10,
2:40, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10, 12:25.
Event Horizon At Briarwood: 3:40,
9:20; at Showcase: 4:30, 6:40, 9:00,
Excess Baggage At Showcase:
12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25,
George of the Jungle At Showcase:
12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 6:55.
G.I. Jane At State: 1:30, 4:30, 7:00,
9:30, 11:45; at Showcase: 1:25, 4:10,
7:00, 9:45, 12:30.
Hoodlum At Briarwood: 1:20, 4:10,
7:00, 9:50; at Showcase: 1:20, 4:15,
7:05, 9:50, 12:20.
Kull: The Conqueror
2:05, 4:15, 6:30.
At Showcase: 12,
At Briarwood: 1:10,
It to Beaver
Men In Black At Showcase: 3:20,
5:35, 7:50, 10:05, 12:20.
Mimic At Briarwood: 1:40, 4:50, 7:20,
9:45; at Showcase: 12:20, 2:45, 5:05,
7:20; 9:40, 12:05.
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