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14B - The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazine - Thursday, October 30, 1997



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

0 0The Michigaialy Weekenfd la
Costumed 'spooks' crowd Hill for Hallow


Box of Moonlight (1997) John Turturro
stars as an obsessional engineer whose
business trip forever changes his life. Mich.
7 & 9:30 p.m.
Gremlins (1984) This kooky, special
effects-laden fantasy film features cute little
critters who turn deadly. Lorch. 7 & 9:15
Maschina Lead singer Seth Hitsky has awe-
-some hair. Cross Street Station, 511 W.
Cross St., Ypsilanti. 485-5050.
EMU Halloween Concert The EMU
Symphony Orchestra will play ghoulish
music treats. Pease Auditorium, EMU. 7
p.m. $5.
Robert Jones Acoustic bluesman gives solo
concert. The Tap Room, 201 W. Michigan
Ave., Ypsilanti. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Agnes of God Drama about a psychiatrist
and the Mother Superior of a convent, who
attempt to help a new nun regain memory of
a painful experience. Performance Network,
408 W. Washington. Thursday pay-what-you-
can. 8 p.m. 663-0681.
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
National tour finishes run at Detroit's Fisher
Theater. Show features first-rate tap dancing
and expressive theater covering a partial
history of black America. Fisher Theater. 8
p.m. (313) 872-1000.
Giovanni the Fearless An old Italian ghost
story is told through the commedia dell'arte
style using puppets, music and clowning.
Written by University professor Carolyn
Balducci. Residential College East Quad
Theater. 8 p.m. $5-$7. 647-4354.
Charles Wright Poetry reading as part of
the University Visiting Writers series.
Rackham Ampitheatre. 5 p.m. Free.
A Hundred Years in Cinema (1996) A docu-.
mentary in which people reminisce about
Polish films over the years. Lorch.,7 p.m-

Box of Moonlight See Thursday. Mich. 7 p.m.
Nosferatu (1922) The Michigan Theater's
annual presentation of F.W. Murnau's clas-
sic Dracula tale includes live organ accom-
paniment. Mich. 9:30 p.m.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next
Generation (1997) For Halloween, the
Michigan Theater dusts off this horror flick
starring the ubiquitous Matthew
McConaughey. Mich. 12 a.m.
U2 The biggest band of the last 15 years
plays Halloween megagig. Pontiac
Silverdome, Pontiac. (248) 645-6666.
Primus Les Claypool and his merry
pranksters invade Motown. State Theatre,
Detroit. (313) 961-5450.
ICP The Insane Clown Posse plays again.
The Palladium, Roseville. (810) 778-8151.
Botfly East Lansing funksters have
Maschina opening. Blind Pig. 996-8555.
Agnes of God See Thursday. $9 for stu-
dents. 8 p.m.
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk See
Thursday. 8 p.m.
Giovanni the Fearless See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Mrs. Brown (1997) Dame Judi Dench plays
Queen Victoria. Mich. 2:45 p.m.
Shall We Dance? (1997) Repressed
Japanese businessman takes dance lessons.
Mich. 5 p.m.
In the Company of Men (1997) In one of
the year's most controversial films, two
businessmen seek to annihilate the psyche
of an unwitting female coworker. Mich. 7:30
& 9:30 p.m.
Wally Pleasant With special guest Wives of
Bath. The League Underground. $5 for stu-
dents. 8 p.m.
En Vogue Minus one diva. Fox Theatre,
Detroit. (313) 996-7600.
Gwar Let the blood flow. HarposDetroit. .
(313) 824-1700.

Hall & Oates Still around after all these
years. The Palace, Auburn Hills. (810) 377-
Spring Heel Jack UK oontz-oontz (not to be
confused with Spring Heeled Jack, a CT ska
band). St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit. (313) 961-

Agnes of God
dents. 8 p.m.

See Thursday. $9 for stu-

Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
Thursday. 8 p.m.


Giovanni the. Fearless See Thursday. 2 & 8
Susan Richards Shreve and Porter Shreve
Reading from "Outside the Law: Narratives
on Justice in America." Shaman Drum. 8
p.m. Free.
Shall We Dance? See Saturday. Mich. 2:30
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Mich. 5
Mrs. Brown See Saturday. Mich. 7:15 p.m.

By Emily Lambert
D~aily' ArtsWiter
It was a dark and stormy night last
Sunday. Outside Hill Auditorium,
spooky carillon tunes echoed through
sheets of pouring rain. As the clock
tower bell tolled the hour, thousands of
ghosts and ghouls converged on the
campus hall. They came through the
front doors as superheros, rabbits,
clowns and brides. They came through
the back doors as Vikings, football
players, construction workers and nuns.
They came - tall and short, young and
old - for the Halloween Concert.
The annual School of Music spook-
fest ranks as high on the list of
Ilalloween activities as pumpkin carv-
ing and trick-or-treating. Old-timers
remember the first concerts, initiated by
the former director of University
orchestras. The free concerts grew so
popular that crowds began to collect at
Hill long before the doors opened. To
manage the mad rush for seats, the
University began to issue free tickets to
the event. A fter that, it began to sell the
tickets, and now offers two perfor-
mances. This year, the best tickets were
available only by mail-order.
Few School of Music events require
tickets. but the Ilalloween Concert is far
from typical. 'ke last weekend's audi-
ence, for example. Angels, astronauts
and Draculas helped fill the 3,000 seats.
Seven-year-old Andrea Martin dressed
as a Christmas tree, complete with
lights, ornaments and a star on top.
Katie Robertson, an Ann Arbor resi-
dent, showed up in flowered slippers, an
orange bathrobe and a pink wig.
'm a punk housewife from the
fiftes," she explained.
Beth Lipton, who has ushered
Halloween concerts for about four
years, said seeing the creative costumes
is one reason she keeps coming back.
"Last year," she recalled, "I got to sit
behind an eight-foot-tall parking meter."
Not everyone came in costume,
though Chelsea resident Chuck Murphy
insisted he had.
"I'm dressed up as a grandfather. I'm
really only 28 years old," he said.
The boys sitting next to him were
about to witness their first Halloween
Concert, and he promised he'd given
them few clues about what they would
"They're kind of apprehensive. They
don't know what to expect," he said and
shook his head. "I don't really know
what's going to happen, either."
A few minutes later, the mystery
began to unfold. The concert was

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In the Company of Men
9:30 p.m.

See Saturday. Mich.

Elvis was one of the many attractions at the School of Music's Halloween Show. Along with the University Symphon:
Philharmonia Orchestra, talented musicians like "Elvis" wowed members of the audience.

Sarah McLachlan Sexy Lilith Fair master-
mind. Fox Theatre, Detroit. (313) 996-7600.
Ratdog Furthur Festival stalwarts venture
to Rock City. State Theatre, Detroit. (313)
Agnes of God See Thursday. $9 for stu-
dents. 2 p.m.

opened, as it is every year, by Queen
Elizabeth. In a magenta dress and flow-
ered hat, she entered to a fanfare and
waved her white gloves at the standing
crowd. Prince Philip followed three
steps behind her.
"We add a majestic touch and make it
a royal treat for everybody," the queen
said before her royal entrance.
Comedy skits followed the introduc-
tion, then a bassist with purple hair
picked up a beat and the entire musical
cast filed onto the stage.
A surgeon with a cello took a chair,
and two devils sat down behind the

harps. Beavis and Butthead brought
violins, Caesar had a flute, and was the
opera singer Pavarotti in the string sec-
Each freaky piece they played
became a production. The conductors
adopted new identities for the evening.
Samson conducted "Bacchanale" from
Camille Saint-Satns' "Samson and
Delilah." Carmen Miranda attempted to
juggle three oranges during "March"
from Serge Prokofieff's "The Love of
Three Oranges." She used a banana for
a baton - until she began to eat it.
Agent Kenneth Kiesler, the orches-

tras' artistic director, brougt
coat, dark shades and a brows
to the podium.
"Your mission," a voice a
"should you choose to acce
conduct the theme from
Impossible' as fast as possibl
self-destruct in three minutes
Mission (almost) accompli
Those were indeed the
Symphony and Phi
Orchestras on stage. Compo
student musicians, the
orchestras boasted their usu
playing and beautiful sot

Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
Thursday. 2 p.m.


Giovanni the Fearless See Thursday. 2 p.m.
Larry Smith EMU English professor reads
from his novel, "The Map of Who We Are."
Shaman Drum. 4 p.m. Free.

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Weekend Magazine Editors: Kristin Lang
Weekend Magazine Photo Editor: Margaret Myers.
Writers: Caryn Burtt, Chris Farah, Amy Hayes, Emily Lambert, Bryan
Rennie, Joshua Rich, Jason Stoffer and Michael Zilberman.
Photographers: Daniel Castle, Mallory S.E. Floyd, Kevin Krupitzer, Ma
Cover photograph by Margaret Myers: A pumpkin carved by Stephanie
Arts Editors: Bryan Lark and Jennifer Petdinski.

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