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The MIiigan Daloy Wekenli M%
A weekly guide to who's
where, what's happening and
why you need to be there ...
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Students search for houses, apartments in
Ann Patchett Reading from "The Magician's
Assistant," her new novel. Borders. 7:30
Dream with the Fishes (1997) A twisted
road picture. Mich. 9:45 p.m.
incident at Oglala (1992) Striking documen-
tary about the 1973 standoff at Wounded
Knee. Trotter 7 p.m. Free.
My Mother's Courage (1995) One day in the
life of a Hungarian Jew in 1944. Mich. 7 p.m.
~Auliana Hatfield Alterna-queen comes to
Motown. Magic Stick, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.
Crystal Method With Lunatic Calm. Industry,
Pontiac. (248) 334-1999.
The Bride with White Hair (1994) Sequel to
one of China's most appealing love stories.
Angell Hall Aud A 8 p.m. Free.
Dream with the Fishes (1997)
Brazi is doing. Mich. 11:30 p.m.
Documentary about the
form. Mich. 9:30 p.m.
Police Diary (1955) Comedy about a police
force in a rural Japanese town. Nat. Sci. 7
Tommy Chong Cheech Marin's sidekick returns
to Ann Arbor. Mainstreet Comedy Showcase.
8:30 & 10:30 p.m. $17.50. 996-9080.
"measure me with your sex-o-meter" and
"some sort of intimacy" Photography exhibi-
tion by Shanalyn Victor and Dustyn Bork.
Rackham Gallery. 6-9 p.m.
Adam Sandler Wearing his red-hooded sweat-
shirt, Sandler sings to his audiences about
lunch ladies and masturbation. Rescheduled
from Oct.25. Hill Auditorium. 11:30 p.m. $15.
Breathless Godard's prototypical French
New Wave film. Nat. Sci. 8:40 p.m.
Pepe Le Moko (1937) Classic film noir about
a Parisian gangster on the lam. Nat. Sci. 7
and 10:10 p.m.
Botfly Playing with Chicago's Boogie Shoes.
Blind Pig. $5. 996-8555.
Jen Cass Returns to A2 from Seattle for two
shows. Gypsy Cafe, 214 N. 4th Ave. $3. 7:30
and 9:30 p.m.
Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter Amazing
pianist and saxophonist support their debut
duet, "1 + 1." Michigan Theater. $20-25. 8
By Emily Lambert
Daily Arts Writer
For students across the country, hav-
ing their own place is a rite of passage.
It's another step, if you will, on the path
"I'd like to have my own room. I'd
like to live with friends. I'd like to
cook my own food," said Annie
Hammel, an LSA first-year student
living in South Quad. "I'd really like
to have a little more control over my
But here in Ann Arbor, getting that
place is the real rite of passage - and
it's not always easy. Sometimes stu-
dents' efforts fall flat.
Jim Kane, an Engineering senior,
moved into an apartment only to dis-
cover that his ceiling leaked when the
tenant on the floor above took a show-
er. House-hunting with a critical eye-
is vital, he said, suggesting that stu-
dents take a good look at their land-
"They're all nice, of course, when
you sign the lease," Kane said. "Then
you call them to get stuff fixed and they
don't do it."
Even the realtors and landlords under
fire admit that house-hunting can be
"My perception of the marketplace
is, people do as little as possible and
try to charge as much as possible,"
said Bob Rubin, manager of Arbor
Properties. Not all landlords
embrace a healthy view of capital-
ism, he said.
"They think the less they do for you,
the more for them, the better it is,"
Rubin said. "If there's no vacancies,
they can do that."
And they can. According to a sur-
vey of landlords registered with the
University's Off-Campus Housing
Program, the property vacancy rate
as of Sept. 5 was just 1.6 percent.
According to the same survey, aver-
age rental rates increased by 4.4 per-
cent over last year and have risen
about 15 percent in the past five
"I'll admit Ann Arbor's an expensive
town to live in," said Rob Spears, a leas-
ing agent for Amvest Property
Management. "But it's expensive for
everyone, not just students."
Ann Arbor rates, he said, are still
lower than those of Hong Kong or New
Patrick Street Irish quartet
and accordion. The Ark. $15.
Sister Hazel Too much radio play, VH1 expo-
sure ... this year's Hootie? Blind Pig. $8 in
advance. 9:30 p.m.
U-M Jazz Ensemble Directed by Ellen Rowe.
Rackham Auditorium. Free. 8 p.m.
Ladyhouse Blues The women of the Madden
household struggle to overcome sadness.
Mendelssohn Theater. 8 p.m. $7 with ID.
A Little Night Music Stephen Sondheim's
brilliant musical based upon Ingmar
Bergman's film "Smiles of a Summer Night."
Civic Playhouse, 2275 Platt Rd. $16-$18. 8
-The Waiting Room Three women from vari-
ous time periods meet in a medical waiting
room. Performance Network, 408 W.
Washington. 8 p.m. $12-$15. 663-0681.
Escanaba in Da Moonlight Jeff Daniels' farci-
cal slapstick comedy about life in Michigan's
Upper Peninsula. Purple Rose Theater,
Chelsea. 8 p.m. $20-$25. 475-7902.
"Woyzeck becomes Wozzeck: A composer
gives Individuality to an Everyman-soldier."
-With a lecture by Dr. Siglind Bruhn. The Max
Kade German House. 7 p.m.
Daniel J. Clark Oakland University's visiting
Assistant Professor of History reading from
"Like Night and, Day;.,Uniordization in a.
-_Southern MiUl Town.27Shaman Drum. 8'p:m:
Free. ,. ; .t i. " i'=
Snowriders 1 (1997) D
Miller's annual ski film. Mich
The Sun's Burial (1960)
Osaka's worst slum. Nat.
. 7 p.m.
York City. "High is relative," Spears
A perception that the University
attracts mainly affluent students feeds
the rising rents. Landlords are busi-
nesspeople, after all, said Steve Welch,
president of Ann Arbor Realty, which
manages properties for out-of-town
"Our job is to get the maximum out
of the property in the long run," he
said. "Maximize the return on that
And some students fan the flames by
rushing to rent costly places.
"My most expensive houses go first
because they're in the best locations,"
said David Copi, owner of Copi
Properties. "There's a premium on
that and some people are willing to
Companies geared towardrstudents
tend to charge more. If you rent from
one of them, said Pattrice Jones, for-
mer coordinator of the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union, "you can count on var-
ious efforts to relieve you of your
Jones, who has spoken to thousands
of students and landlords in her years at
the consumer organization, said tenants
are nearly always overcharged by com-
panies that cater to students.
"That's what they're in the business
of doing," she said. "Just be on the
But not all landlords want to take
advantage of their tenants, some insist.
Rebecca Greenshields, a leasing agent
with CMB Property Management, said
she wished her renters had better per-
ceptions of their landlords.
"I wish they didn't think we just sit
on their money.
I wish they
knew their best igh (s
interests are our
concern," knew thel
said. CMB is Interests4
she said, and itsConc rn
long-term. "I CMB f
want to try to
said of her tenants, whom she supplies
with vacuums and light bulbs.
But it can be hard to tell the good
guys from the bad.
Students are among the most naive
customers in town, Jones said. First-
year students, just months out of their
parents' homes, are often unprepared to
Amazin' Blue A capella selections to include
The Jackson Five, Tori Amos and The Cars.
Rackham. 8 p.m. $6.
Fiona Apple Is going out with
street musician, David Blaine.
Detroit. (313) 961-5450.
Fleetwood Mac Al Gore's favorite band. The
Palace, Auburn Hills. $45-65. 8 p.m. (810)
Getaway Cruiser Back from Sony/550 record-
ing in Philly. Blind Pig. (313) 996-8555.
The Still Excellent local acoustic band.
Gypsy Cafe, 214 N. 4th Ave. $3. 9:30 p.m.
LSA sophomores Kate Uvo ani
sign what is for many their fir
legal contract. Until now, n
year students have treated a
as authority figures.
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said, "is makea mental attitu
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peer, "as two adults conducti
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operty Management lord
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another quality gig.
Free. 11 p.m.
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Cafe Felix, Main Street.
nist to perform a
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School of Music.
U-M Symphony &
Concert Bands Joint
U-M Men's Glee Club Play with Ohio State's
Men's Glee Club for two concerts. Hill
Auditorium. $5 for students. 8 p.m.
But, Jones cautioned, don
One landlord said disrespect
who act irresponsibly, or even
rents higher. And many land
students don't understand ti
cies of living on their own.
"A lot of students hav(
away from home before a
Escanaba in Da Moonlight See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Ladyhouse Blues See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Uvo and Roblee clean up the kitchen at their house.
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Musket's- fall production. Power Center. 8
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