14B -The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazine - Thursday, November 6:1997
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The Deadly Deception (1993) The true story
of the notorious Tuskeege experiments on
black men that went on for more than 40
years. Trotter House. 7 p.m. Free.
In the Company of Men (1997) Director Neil
LaBute's controversial story of two business-
men who seek to annihilate the psyche of an
innocent female coworker. Mich. 9:30 p.m.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955) The classic
musical starring Gene Kelly. Mich. 4:30 p.m.
Shall We Dance? (1996) A Japanese worker
seeks spiritual renewal in ballroom dancing
lessons. Mich. 7 p.m.
Gilby Clark Ex-Guns 'n' Roses axe-man goes
solo. Soup Kitchen, Detroit. (313) 259-2643.
Deep Space Six Covers from the Dead and
other '60s groups. Blind Pig. $4. 996-8555.
Eddie From Ohio Acoustic folk-rock group is
from our nation's capital, and not the
Buckeye State. The Ark. 8 p.m. $10.
Warren Jones Internationally acclaimed
accompanist presents a concert of chamber
music, featuring faculty members of the
school of music. Britton Recital Hall, in the
School of Music. 8 p.m. Free.
The Still Excellent Ann Arbor acoustic sex-
tet. Tap Room, 201 W. Michigan Ave.,
Ypsilanti. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Escanaba In Da Moonlight Jeff Daniels' slap-
stik comedy about life in Michigan's Upper
Peninsula. Purple Rose Theater, Chelsea. 8
p.m. $20-$25. 475-7902.
Macbeth The Rude Mechanicals present
their annual Shakespearean fall tradition.
Mendelssohn Theater. 8 p.m. $8, $6 for stu-
John Burnside Scottish poet reading with
the Visiting Writers series. Rackham
Ampitheatre. 5 p.m. Free.
Joe Falls Reading from "Joe Falls: 50 Years
of Sports Writing and I Still Can't Tell the
Difference Betwee'a Slider and a Curve."
Barnes & Noble. 7:00 p.mn. Free.
Rebecca Reynolds and Marsha de la 0
Celebrating the second year of the
Kalamazoo-based New Issues Press Poetry
Series. Shaman Drum. 8 p.m. Free.
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
latest acclaimed, offbeat documentary
master Errol Morris. Mich. 7 p.m. and 9
New Tales of the Taira Clan (1955) Kenji
Mizoguchi's classic about a 12th-century
Japanese clan. Nat Sci. 7 p.m. Free.
Migratory Birds of the Prairie (1960) A true
Japanese western movie set on the island of
Hokkaido. Nat Sci. 8:45 p.m. Free.
Pushing Hands (1991) One of director Ang
Lee's early masterpieces about a T'ai Ch'i
instructor who moves to New York. Angell
Hall Aud A. 8 p.m. Free.
ist classic is one of the finest motion pictures
ever. Nat Sci. 7 p.m. and 10:20 p.m.
The Seventh Seal (1956) Director Ingmar
Bergman's mythic tale of an ambivalent
knight (Max Von Sydow) and his quest for
truth as Death comes knocking on the door
- literally. Nat Sci. 8:40 p.m.
Andrew Bishop Group, Transmission,
Poignant Plecostomus Edgefest '97 partici-
pants. Heidelberg. Beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Chicago With The Beach Boys. The Palace at
Auburn Hills. 7 p.m. $15.25 and $25.25.
Ray Davies Kinks' tuneful head honcho's
songs with his brother Dave were the prece-
dent for the squabbling Gallaghers of Oasis.
Mich. 7:30 p.m. $23.50, $27.50.
Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell Trio, Rova Saxophone
Quartet More from Edgefest '97. Kerrytown
Concert House, 415 N. 4th Ave. Rova at 8:30
p.m., Douglas at 10 p.m. $10.
Hakan Hagegard Baritone of "The Magic
Flute" fame sings Schubert, Ravel and Wolf.
Hill Auditorium. 8 p.m. $15-$40.
Only a Mother, Charlie Kohlhase Quintet,
Rova Sax Quartet Part of Edgefest '97's jazz
series. Gypsy Cafe, 214 N. 4th Ave. 12:30, 7
and 10:30 p.m., respectively. $3.
By Emily Lambert
Daily Arts Writer
This weekend, while varsity football
takes its place in the spotlight, the men's
club rugby team will play its game in
the shadows. Rugby games don't usual-
ly draw a crowd, said Tomas Grigera, a
Business School junior and president of
the rugby club. But its members play
"We all have fun," he said. "We like
to play the sport."
And for more than 1,000 athletes in
about 40 clubs on campus, that's what
it's all about. Forget the endorsements.
the attention and the scholarships. On
teams that range from Frisbee to fenc-
ing to tae kwon do, these athletes play
for the love of it.
"Basically," said Connie Ahrens,
assistant director of club sports, "(stu-
dents) have to show there's an interest
on campus and a need for the club. If we
can provide them a place to practice,
they're a club."
Although many clubs allow non-stu-
dent participation, they are entirely stu-
dent-run. Students are responsible for
everything from contracting coaches to
budgeting money for play and travel.
Ahrens called it a "learning experi-
Club sports has an office in the
North Campus Recreation Building.
but club athletes play all over campus.
The soccer teams play on Mitchell
Field. Synchronized swimming and
water polo practice in Canham
Natatorium. Boxing, archery and
fencing call the Sports Coliseum
"There's a limit to what you can do in
a pool," said Ian Darnell, a Ph.D. candi-
date in Engineering and kayak club
president. During the winter, his team
practices twice a week in the NCRB.
But he lives for days the club hits the
"It's exciting," Darnell said.
The program includes conventional
and unconventional sports. Teams exist
for rowing, cricket, cycling and
lacrosse. One eight-member team prac-
tices shotokan, a style of karate from
"1 came in not knowing anything
about it." said Peter Hui, a Music and
LSA senior, who said he feels the
sport's effects in his everyday life. "It's
really good for the mind."
The University also has what may be
the only university women's boxing
club in the nation.
"This isn't like aerobics boxing. This
is real stuff," said Sara Guren, an LSA
sophomore. "This is starting to become
a very popular way of exercising."
Club athletes don't receive athletic
scholarships or enjoy study tables, and
balancing sports with classes is an issue
for all involved.
"These are the true student athletes,"
pointed out men's soccer coach Steve
Holly Clister, an LSA sophomore
and captain of the women's club soccer
"If you have a test or a study session,
you don't go to practice," Clister said.
"The coaches understand. With us, your
academics is No. 1."
Classes sometimes interfere too
much with the rugby team's success,
according to Grigera.
"When midterms come around,
people leave and they don't come
back because they feel guilty," he
said. The team's roster peaked at 60,
but about 40 players regularly come
The balancing act is complicated by
scheduling. Club teams deal with
inconvenient practice times and are
sometimes pre-empted by varsity
The clubs don't always get the
attention they would like from the
University. Tara Radcliffe, an
Engineering junior and a captain of
the dance team, said shechas been
repeatedly brushed off by University
The 17-member dance team per-
forms routines at various games and
events, and Radcliffe has tried all sea-
son to arrange a football game appear-
ance. The majority of Big Ten schools
let dancers perform on the football
field, she said. She plans to send
videotapes and petitions to the depart-
ment and appeal to alumni for sup-
"Club sports is a great program"she
said, "but I feel like we maybe don't get
as much support from the University."
Many club athletes wouldn't mind
more attention from the student body,
"We wear our T-shirts around campus
and people are like 'we have a team?"'
said LSA senior Tony Gaspari, a mem-
ber of the men's boxing team, which is
approaching its first intercollegiate com-
petition since the 1950s. "People have no
idea. People don't know that we exist."
The club sports program, a division
of the Department of Recreational
Sports, has a budget of $85,000. For
many clubs, their individual allotment
covers only a small portion of expenses.
The Chemical Brothers Expect some
rockin' beats. State Theatre, Detroit.
Celia Cruz "The Queen of Salsa" will capti-
vate your eyes and ears. Hill Auditorium. 8
Harms Way Local speed metal/rap hybrid
ensemble. Blind Pig. $5. 996-8555.
Local Folk Show Stars Lisa Hunter and other
Ann Arbor folk artists. Michigan League
Underground. Free. 8 p.m.
RFD Boys Humorous local acoustic blue-
grass group. The Ark. 8 p.m. 761-1451.
Macbeth See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Escanaba in Da Moonlight See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Mary Ann McFadden Reading from her book
of poems, "Eye of the Blackbird." Borders.
7:30 p.m. Free.
Therese Szymanski Reading from "When
the Dancing Stops." Common Language
Bookstore. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Ron Allen Detroit poet reading from
My Body Back." Shaman Drum. 8:00
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rehearse at a synchronized swimming club practice. Above: Women's boxing
The Patent Leather Kid (1927) Silent film
about a boxer caught in the mess of World
War I. Clarion. 3 p.m.
George Clinton & the P-funk All-Stars Expect
a long, gratifying funkfest. Pease Auditorium,
EMU. 8 p.m. $16
Stanley Jordan One of the best guitarists
you'll ever hear. Soup Kitchen, Detroit. (313)
Sammy Hagar Van Halen went downhill under
his watch. State Theatre, Detroit. (313) 961-
Puff Daddy, and The .Family .Don 't expect
Sting to come out of the woodwork like his
"This semester's ice bill is $5,000,"
said LSA senior Aimee D'Onofrio,
vice president of the figure skating
team, which pays $110 per hour to
skate at Yost Ice Arena. This year,
D'Onofrio said, the club received
$1,000 from club sports, more than
three times what it received last year.
But almost half the money from club
sports, she said, will be returned to the
program for dues.
The team members hold bake sales,
sell programs and clean up at Yost to
raise money. In addition, each member
pays at least $150 and D'Onofri
bied MSA for another $750.
The ice arena is rented to clul
discounted rate, Ahrens said. The
cost the teams nothing.
Some clubs without varsity cc
parts feel they have outgrown clu
"It's tough," said Engineering
David Ternan, president of men
volleyball, which accepted fewe
half of those who tried out fc
team. "We play at a varsity leve
have to do all the planning .
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