The Michigan Daily Weekent
2B - The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazine - Thursday, February 5, 1998
Hot town, summer in the city, A2 streets gettin' artsy and gntty
By Joanne Alinjar
Daily Arts Writer
While most students decide to spend
summer vacation away from the
Wolverine madness in Ann Arbor, the
spirit of the city doesn't disappear with
the students. In the summer months, Ann
Arbor takes its own vacation from stu-
dents rushing about by celebrating art,
music and film.
LSA sophomore and Ann Arbor
native Neha Singhal said outdoor enter-
tainment comes to life in the summer.
"In June there's something called Top
of the Park. Here, they show movies for
free for the public," Singhal said.
Classics like "Grease,""Butch Cassidy"
and "Apollo 13" are shown outside the
Power Center every night for two or
three weeks, she said. "People sit on
chairs or on blankets - it's a great
Gia Zanwameeke, another LSA
sophomore from Ann Arbor, visits Top
of the Park each year.
"We've had it for a really long time,"
Zanwameeke said. "Popular restaurants
have food stands everywhere. Then, a
band usually plays and everyone goes
there and listens, and then comes the
movie ... It's really great.'
Top of the Park isn't the city's only
summer attraction. Probably the biggest
and most-publicized event of the sum-
mer is Julys Art Fair, which attracts peo-
ple, artists and vendors from across the
"It usually lasts for five days or so;'
said Singhal, who said clothing, jewelry
See CITY, Page 168
House Blend Series
Ann Arbor playwrights
read new, original
short plays. Gypsy
Cafes 214 N. Fourth
Ave. 7 p.m. $2 sug-
gested donation. 913-
A Taste f Monet See
Saturday. 6 p.m.
-nvrted Pyrid See
Friday. 2 p.m. and 7
Ann Woodward Local
author of "Of Death and
about old Japan.
Nicola's Books, 2513
Jackson. 4 p.m.
Sabotage (1936) The Hitchcock
story of a foreign agent living a dou-
ble life. Mich. 4:10 p.m.
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Winner of the Best Foreign Film
Oscar, this Czech film views the
Holocaust through the eyes of a com-
mon man caught up in the war. Chem.
7 p.m. Free.
Zelig (1983) Woody Allen's classic
story of a man whose wish to belong
leads to an incredible power. Mich.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) Film
based on the Broadway play about a
Jewish drag queen. Hillel. 7:30 p.m.
The Bicycle Thief (1949)
One of the finest films of
all time, portraying a
man's search for his liveli-
hood. Mich. 4:10 p.m.
The Tango Lesson See
Thursday. 7 p.m.
Bird of Paradise Orchestra
Playing some New and
exciting jazz. Bird of
Paradise. 9 p.m. $5.
Secret Stars Direct from
Boston. 114 N. Thayer St.
8 p.m. $4. 995-6749.
Original works by Music
Britton Recital Hall,
School of Music. 8 p.m.
Features ethnic food
and music in celebra-
tion of African
Month. Ann Arbor
District Library. 7 p.m.
Organization of African
American Students in
Architecture and Urban
Planning Exhibition of
renderings and models in
support of the LSA envi-
ronmental theme semes-
ter. Atrium Gallery,
The Tango Lesson
Mich. 8:45 p.m.
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and 9:15 p.m.
The Usual Suspects (1995) Kevin
Spacey and Gabriel Byrne star in this
intriguing crime flick with a twist.
Michigan League Underground.
8 p.m. Free.
Blues Brothers 2000 Elwood
returns with some new friends in
the reprise of the comedy classic.
At Briarwood: 1, 4:10, 7, 10. At
Showcase:1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:40,
Replacement Killers Mira Sorvino
and Chow Yun-Fat star in this Asian-
style New York thriller. At
Briarwood: 12:30, 2:50, 5, 7:20,
9:40. At Showcase: 12, 1, 2:10,
3:10, 4:20, 5:20, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30,
10:30, 11:30, 12:30.
Phone Numbers: Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 761-
9700; Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village;
994-8080; Michigan Theater: 668-8397;
Showcase: 973-8380; State: 994-4024.
Showtimes are effective Friday through
Thursday. Late shows at Ann Arbor 1& 2
and State are for Friday and Saturday
only. Noon and mid-day matinees at Ann
Arbor 1 & 2 are for Saturday, Sunday and
Tuesday only; matinees at State are for.
Saturday and Sunday only.
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As Good as it Gets Helen
Hunt and Jack Nicholson took
home Golden Globes for their
performances in this romantic
comedy. At Showcase: 12:40,
3:40, 6:35, 9:25, 12:05. At
Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 1:20 (Sat.,
Sun. and Tues.), 4:15, 7,
Deep Rising Big, yucky mon-
ster terrorizes underwater
crew. At Briarwood: 11:50,
2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30. At
Showcase: 12:25, 2:50, 5:15,
7:35,. 10, 12:25. 1
Desperate Measures A
lawyer (Andy Garcia) is forced
to deal with a serial killer to
save his son's life. At
Showcase: 1:05, 3:15, 5:25,
7:45, 10:05, 12:20. **
Fallen Denzel Washington
tracks down a migrant demon
in this thriller. At Showcase:
Good Will Hunting Matt
Damon, Ben Affleck and
Robin Williams all give stur
ning performances in this
drama about a Boston-born
genius. At Showcase: 1:10,
3:45, 6:40, 9:20, 10:10,
Great Expectations The
'90s revision of the Dicker
classic. At Briarwood:
12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40,
10:10. At Showcase: 12:4
1:15, 3:30, 4, 6:45, 7:20,
9:15, 9:45, 11:40, 12:10.
Kundun The Scorsese-direc
ed biography of the Dalai
Lama. At Showcase: 7:10.
Mouse Hunt Two brothers
must deal with a pesky
mouse while renovating a
classic home. At Showcase
12:50, 3, 5:10. ***
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what you vreally really
At Briarwood: 12:20,