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A weekly guide to who's
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Whether to roses or snow, students break

411 That Jazz (1979) Director Bob Fosse's
classic swan song. Mich. 7 p.m.
The Wings of the Dove (1997) Helena
Bonham Carter and Linus Roache star in
this adaptation of the Henry James novel.
Mich. 9:45 p.m.
Hot Tuna Blues/folk/rock band is a
Jefferson Airplane offshoot. The Ark.
$17.50. 7:30 p.m.
i9 Wheels Record release concert by East
Lansingites. Blind Pig. 996-8555.
Henry V The Shakespearean tragedy is
given a contemporary look. Power Center. 8
p.m. $7 for students. 764-0450.
No Exit Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist cla-
sic. Performance Network, 408 W.
Washington. 8 p.m. Thursday pay-what-you-
can. 663-0681.
Princess Ida The University's Gilbert and
Sullivan Society presents the duo's little-
known comic operetta. Mendelssohn
Theater. 8 p.m. 761-7855.
Escanaba in Da Moonlight Jeff Daniels' far-
cical comedy about life in Michigan's Upper
Peninsula. Purple Rose Theater, Chelsea. 8
p.m. $20-$25. 475-7902.

The Silent Mountain (1994) Chinese
wartime drama about the Japanese occupa-
tion of Taiwan. Angell Aud. A. 8 p.m. Free.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Paul Schrader's remarkable film about the
controversial Japanese figure. Nat. Sci. 9
p.m. Free.
Jackopierce Last tour ever for this Texas
duo. Blind Pig. $12.50. 9:30 p.m.
"Harmonizin' for the Hungry" Multi-act con-
cert benefiting Food Gatherers and WIQB's
winter food drive. Pioneer High School
Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. $12. 7:30 p.m.
Kenny Rogers Owns a restaurant chain..
Masonic Temple, Detroit. (313) 953-3300.
Also appearing Saturday and Sunday.
Jericho Guitar Trio Jazz and pop guitar
combo. Gypsy Cafe, 214 N. 4th Ave. $3.
9:30 p.m.
Henry V See Thursday. 8 p.m.
No Exit See Thursday. 8 p.m. $9 for students.
Princess Ida See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Escanaba in Da Moonlight See Thursday. 8
Dan Minock EMU and WCC professor read-
ing from "Thistle Journal," a collection of
essays. Shaman Drum. 8 p.m. Free.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Handel's
"Messiah" Hal ... lelujah! Hill Auditorium. 8
p.m. $10-$18. 764-2538.
Phish Arguably the most consistently excel-
lent live act in the United States. The
Palace, Auburn Hills. $23.50 in advance.
7:30 p.m.
Beausoleil Lauded Cajun music ensemble
led by fiddle virtuoso Michael Doucet. The
Ark. $17.50. 7:30 and 10 p.m.
Arts Chorale Holiday concert by members
of a student vocal ensemble. U-Club in the
Union. 8 p.m. $5 at door.
Gargoyle Magazine Release Party Featuring
Stylenol, Fatjacks and The Rapper's Guild.
Halfway Inn, East Quad. 9 p.m.
Henry V See Thursday. 8 p.m.
No Exit See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Princess Ida See Thursday. 2 & 8 p.m.
Escanaba in Da Moonlight See Thursday. 3
& 8 p.m.
John Briley Reading from his latest novel
"First Stone." See also Thursday. Shaman
Drum. 8 p.m. Free.

By Stephanie Love
Daily Arts Writer
There's no place like home for the
holidays, or so theholiday jingle goes.
For many University students, winter
break is the time to head home, leave
the books at school and relax for a few
"I look forward to winter break
because there are no classes and no
homework like over Thanksgiving,"
engineering junior John Whitehead
"Usually I just go home and celebrate
Christmas with my family, Whitehead
said. "I've never gone anywhere during
Whitehead shares the sentiments of
many students who look forward to the
break from classes in addition to seeing
family and friends. But whether stu-
dents live across the world or down the
street, being reunited with family often
has the same appeal.
Cortney Hiller, an LSA junior and
Ann Arbor resident, said she is especial-
ly looking forward to winter break this
year. "I have family coming from all
around the world to spend time at our
house here in Ann Arbor. We don't do it
every year, but winter break has always
been a family thing to me," Hiller said.
But students have other plans besides
spending time with family. This year,
Pasadena is the destination for many
students, including Sarah Manica, an
LSA junior.
"I get to go home, and I get to go to
Pasadena," said Manica, a piccolo play-
er in the marching band. "I'm from
Grand Rapids, but this will be the first
time I'll have been home since band
week in August," she added.
But family is still important to
Manica, who also will be working as
well as attending a wedding during
"But the best part is that I get to see
my family," she said.
At the Alumni Center, employee
Helen Peters watched the lines of stu-
dents waiting to sign up for Rose Bowl
"The most we've taken to a Rose
Bowl Tour in the past is about 3500.
This year, we are anticipating about
6,000 packages," Peters said. "We work
with a travel agency from Chicago, so
people have had to move here to help
this operation. We're hoping to close up
shop by the 20th so these people will
have a few days with their families."
Last year, around 600 packages were
sold forthe Outback Bowl in Tampa.
"We have five incoming phone lines

and 24-hour voice mail," continued
Peters. "But even with people taking
down the messages all day, the demand
growstfaster than we can eat it. This is a
labor-intensive operation."
Jennifer Jaworski at Boersma Travel
is also experiencing the Rose Bowl
"Right now, a big thing is the Rose
Bowl. But most of the time, it's just
people wanting to go home. Most of our
packages get more popular after break
when people are thinking about Spring
Break," Jaworski explained between
phone calls.
LSA senior Azilah Iskandar knows
what it's like to travel long distances to
get home.
"Last year, I went back home to
Malaysia. It was fun, but I wasn't look-
ing forward to the 24-hour plane ride,"
she said.
Iskandar knows the value of family,
but she also looks forward to the com-
forts of home.
"I hadn't seen my parents in a year,
and they were kind of demanding that I
go back because they missed me so
much. I would have stayed out here
though because my boyfriend and my
friends are out here, but I did miss
home," Iskandar said. "I did all the
things I missed being here, especially
the food. America doesn't have enough
This year, Iskandar trades in class
registration for the job search.
"It's quite different from flipping
through the course guide," she com-
mented. "But I'm looking forward to
winter break anyway. Everyone needs a
break from classes and I can't think of
anyone who wouldn't look forward to a
break like this."
But while many students choose to
take a break from the books, others use
the time to prepare for next semester.
"I just want to go home and be with
my parents. But I think I'll be studying
for my new classes. I just want to be
ahead," My Ly, an LSA first-year stu-
dent said.
English Professor John Whittier-
Ferguson also sees winter break as a
mix of work and pleasure.
"I'm going to stay home with my
family and spend a lot of time with my
kids, who are three and six. We're going
to cut down a tree, and my folks are
coming up from North Carolina;' he
"But I'm looking forward to doing a
little reading of my own. Plus I'll be
preparing for teaching English 124 and
working on a conference paper for the

Two University students experience the common problem of finding the cor


John Briley Academy Award-winning
"Gandhi" screenwriter lecturing on writing.
Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
7 p.m. Free.
Harlem Renaissance Including a poetry
reading and a presentation on the music of
the era. Borders. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Women Writers - Why We Write Panel dis-
cussion by University and community women
writers. Rackham East Conference Room. 7
p.m. Free.
Vengeance Is Mine (1979) Violent
Japanese-film about a murderer/rapist on a{
crime spree. Nat. Spi.:7p.ntrrFre6. G p



Alive and Kicking (1997) A touching tale
of love in the age of AIDS. Mich. 7:30

spring," Whittier-Ferguson continued.
Other University staff see the break
as a time to leave their work in the
office. Karyn Cox, the CORE Assistant
at East Quad, sees the break as a vaca-
tion for everyone in the building.
"The building closes at 9 on Dec.
19th until Jan. 4th. The RC professors
might come in to get ready for their new
classes, but the building staff is done on
the 20th," Cox said.
Winter break can be a hassle for stu-
dents traveling. Two years ago, students
found themselves stranded on the East
Coast after a blizzard hit just before
break ended. But sometimes, luck and
good planning makes getting there and
back a little easier, despite the weather.
LSA first-year student Chad Vance
freshman from Austin, Texas, hasn't
had problems this year.
"I fly home, and it's not too bad. I
went home for Thanksgiving and there

wasn't a problem. It might be
worse at Christmas, though."
But is Michigan's winter bre
enough for students to do me
unpack, only to get ready t
again? LSA junior Elizabeth
would like to see break extende
I think it would be good to
break until the end of January,"
"It would be nice to have a fe
weeks off to recuperate, so peop
feel like coming back. Plus they
be more time to travel," Grubb s
Although some schools'
breaks go through the end of
Michigan students know they'll
in classes soon after ringing in
Year. Students like LSA jun
Collier are making the most
limited time off.
"Normally, I just relax, but t
we're going skiing out west. It
to be tight," Collier said. "I



(1997) Ethan Hawke pulls his "Oh
my captain!" crap in a futuristic
Mich. 4:45 & 9:45 p.m.

Gattaca (1997)

See Saturday. Mich. 9:30

Animania More Japanimation fun for the
whole family. MLB Aud. 3. 5 p.m. Free.
David Copperfield (1935) The classic adapta-
tion of Dickens' novel. Angell Aud. A. 7 p.m.
L.A. Confidential (1997) This stylish film is
one of the year's best. Mich. 7 p.m.
Film Farm University students present some
of their best work. Nat. Sci. 8 p.m.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) The holiday
regular -starring the late -Jimmy Stewart,
Angett SMd.Ad9:.2C,1pr:. t .

Pat Donohue Guitarist was musical director
for NPR's "Prairie Home Companion." The
Ark. $11. 8 p.m.
Save Ferris With Marcy's Playground, Fuel
and The Eclectics opening. St. Andrew's
Hall, Detroit. (313) 961-MELT.
Sugar Hill Gang Rap pioneers play with
Grandmaster Melle Mel. The Paladium,
Roseville. (810) 778-8151.

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