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

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MIDTERMS ATTACK 'U'
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CAMPUS CINEMA
The Pillow Book (1997) Ewan McGregor
stars in a film that combines eroticism
and Japanese calligraphic art. Mich. 7
p.m.
Weed (1996) A short documentary about
the 8th Annual Cannabis & Hemp Expo in
Amsterdam. Mich. 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir w/
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Performance of
Arvo Part's "Litany," a piece comissioned by
the Oregon Bach Festival in 1994. Hill
Auditorium. 8 p.m. Tickets $15-$40. 764-
2538.
Thaddeus Brys Cellist known for his mel-
lifluous, expansive, singing tone, will per-
form a guest recital with guest pianist
Susan Brys. Britton Recital Hall, School of
Music. 8 p.m. Free admission.
Box Set Award-winning San Francisco
band's lead singer went to the University
and sang in the Glee Club and the Friars.
The Ark. 8 p.m. Tickets $9.
Guster "Best Live Act" in Boston is sup-
ported by local act The Still. Blind Pig. 9:30 .
p.m. Tickets $6 in advance.
Love Spit Love Yes, Richard Butler is still
around. St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit. (313)
961-MELT.
The Offspring Openers Voodoo Glow Skulls
and Joykiller ensure a night of furiously
uptempo (read: loud) rock. Clutch Cargo's,
Pontiac. (248) 333-2362.
THEATER
The Marriage of Bette and Boo
Christopher Durang's hysterically witty yet
dark comedy looks at the marriage of a
Catholic couple from the 1950s. Trueblood
Theater. 8 p.m. Tickets $14; $7 for stu-
dents. 764-0450.
Ave Maria Played Softly Autobiographical
play by Milan Uhde, president of the Czech
Congress, in which a family struggles to
survive Nazi occupation and the
Communist revolution. World premiere at
Performance Network, 408 W.
Washington. 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can. 663-
0681.
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
National tour opens at Detroit's Fisher
Theatre for a monthlong run. -Show features
first-rate tap dancing and expressive

theater covering a partial history of black
America. Fisher Theatre. 8 p.m. (313) 872-
1000._
ALTERNATIVES
Labor Conditions in Michigan Prisons
Documentary video and discussion of treat-
ment of prisoners in Michigan prisons.
Trotter House. 7:10 p.m. Free.
Wendell Mayo Reading from "Centaur of the
North," his new collection of stories.
Borders. 7:30 p.m. Free.
friday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Crucified Lovers (1954) Kenji Mizoguchi's
provocative tale of star-crossed lovers. Nat
Sci. 7 p.m. Free.
Dust in the Wind (1992) A moving tale of
urban industrialism in modern-day Taiwan.
Angell Hall Aud. A. 8 p.m. Free.
An Actor's Revenge (1963) Stylized
Japanese film about a Kabuki actor who
avenges his parents' deaths. Nat Sci. 8:30
p.m. Free.
MUSIC
Bruce Cockburn Canadian political folk-
rocker comes back to A2. Mich. 8 p.m.
Tickets $25-$35.
Mr. T Experience Leaders of the Gilman
Street/Berkeley scene hit the Midwest. The
Shelter, Detroit. (313) 961-MELT.

Grand Illusion (1937) Director Jean
Renoir's classic antiwar film. Angell Hall
Aud. A. 7 p.m.
The Rules of the Game (1939) Renoir's cin-
ematic exploration of decadence and class
relations in pre-World War I France. Angell
Hall Aud. A. 9 p.m.
MUSIC
The Samples Supporting the recently
released double-live CD, "Transmissions
From the Sea of Tranquillity." Mich. 8 p.m.
Tickets $15.
Alison Krauss & Union Station Grammy
winners led by fiddler/singer Krauss.
Pease Auditorium, EMU. 8 p.m. Tickets
$12-16.
Old '97s "Alt-country" act supported by
Detroit's The Volebeats. Blind Pig. 9:30 p.m.
Tickets $8.

Mr. Freedom X
ventures to the
Tavern, Detroit.+

Local rock/blues/jazz trio
Motor City. Rivertown
(313) 761-6647.

By Caryn Burtt
For the Daily
It's Fall. And beyond the walls of
academia, leaves are changing colors
and floating blithely through the air.
But within, the air is filled more with
stress - the scent of coffee-filled
cups after coffee cup and various
expletives. Ahh, Fall. Or, rather, as
college students have come to know
it, midterms.
For some students, the serenity of
Fall will be witnessed over the tops of
their books through the windows of the
Shapiro Library, the Graduate Library
and the Law Library. Each library has
its own redeeming qualities, but the
Law Library seems to have won the
hearts of many a serious midterm studi-
er. "It's heavenly," said LSA junior
Amanda Chorba. "It's so quiet"
Indeed, upon entering the Law
Library, oneisnstruck by the intense
silence,and overall air of no-nonsense,
scholarly diligence. Virtually no one
speaks above a whisper, and only echo-
ing footsteps and the soft shuffling of
paper serve as distractions. For some
students, this kind of atmosphere and
the charming decor prove to encourage
seriously focused studying.
"I study at the Law Library probably
90 percent of the time. It has big
tables, and it's very quiet," said Mark
Lutz, a senior in the School of
Pharmacy.
It is not only the inside of the library
that attracts students. The exterior is
striking with its stained-glass windows
and ivy-covered walls. It conveys a
sense of dignified beauty that entreats
students to study there.
With its large classically decorated
reading room and extra-private, yet tiny,
study rooms, the Graduate Library is
also quite a popular location for
midterm studying. The Graduate
Library is similar to the Law Library in
that the noise level is at a minimum.
Rackham student and Graduate Library
Student Assistant Carrie Bickner, said,
"People study here because it's pretty
much dead quiet."
Another student assistant, who is a
graduate student in the School of
Information, Sheila Cummins, agreed.
"Lots of students study here. It's cozy.
However, many people find the reading
room to be too dark." School of Natural
Resources junior Sarah Wood studies in
the carrels for precisely that reason. "I
don't like the lighting in the reading
room at all."
The dim lighting in the reading room

DANIE
LSA sophomore Rob Rosenberg diligently studies for his Communications 102 midterm in the Graduate Library readi
Many students who need near silence to concentrate find the reading room to be the best locale to fit their needs.

C+C Music Factory Still going strong after
all these years. Motor Lounge, Detroit.
(313) 369-0900.
THEATER

The Marriage of Bette and Boo
Thursday. 8 p.m.

See

Transmission
gig. Blind Pig.
8555.

Plays its 10 millionth A2
Tickets $5. (313) 996-

Ave Maria Played Softly See Thursday. 8
p.m. Tickets $12; $9 for students.
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk See
Thursday. 8 p.m.
ALTERNATIVES
Saturday Morning Physics A presentation
on the evolution of the universe by Dr.
Greg Laughlin. 170 Dennison. 10:30 a.m.
Free.
sunday

THEATER
The Marriage of Bette and Boo See
Thursday. 8 p.m.
Ave Maria Played Softly See Thursday. 8
p.m. Tickets $12; $9 for students.
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk See
Thursday. 8 p.m.
saturday
CAMPUS CINEMA
The Goonles (1985) Seven adventurous
children hunt for, pirate treasure and Baby.
Ruth candy bars. Nat Sci. 7 and 9 n.m.

and the fact that it can seat so many stu-
dents often lead people to seek out the
solitude of the Graduate Library's car-
rels. The carrels can be found in the
library's stacks, and there are about 15
on each floor.
LSA sophomore Marc Aaron
believes that the carrels are a haven for
students who thrive on privacy and min-

imal distractions, but his opinion of the
small study rooms is none too flatter-
ing. "If it's really important, I study in
one of the prison cells in the Grad," he
said.
Kevin Herron, an RC senior and
Graduate Library circulation clerk, has
noticed that "people like the carrels.
They're like isolation booths, and there

are no distractions:"
Library studiers can often
into two opposing groups: t
study at the Graduate Library
who study at the Shapiro Libi
amusing division, and on eith
opinions are quite strong.
"I hate studying in the U
LSA sophomore Rachel Ede

CAMPUS CINEMA

The Pilgrim (1923)
from jail and poses
3 p.m.

Charlie Chaplin
as a clergyman.

escapes
Clarion.

The Pirate (1948) This Cole Porter musical
features Judy Garland and Gene Kelly as
members of a band of traveling entertainers.
Mich. 5 p.m.
Amazon Journal (1997) A documentary
about life in the Brazilian rain forest.,Mich.
7 n.m.

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Weekend Magazine Editors: Kristin Long
Weekentd Magazine Photo Editor: Margaret Myers.
Writers: Caryn Burtt, Steve Deckrow, Chris Farah, Bryan Lark, Kerri
Josh Rich, Gabriel Smith and Jason Stoffer.
Photographers: Louis Brown, Daniel Castle, John Kraft, Kevin Krupitz
Cover photograph by Sara Stillman: Business junior Tyus Edny studies
Arts Editors: Bryan Lark and Jennifer Petlinski.

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