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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 12, 1998 - 1A

A weekly guide to who's
where, what s happening and
why you need to be there ...
Films opening
I Still Know Nat You Did Last Summer If they had
called "Star Wirs"'s sequel "Still Star Wars," the film
might have losisome of its mystique. But that's a com-
pletely differert movie. Maybe it will work for this. At
riarwood: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:40, 10:10 At Showcase:
2:05, 12:35, ::05, 2:20, 2:50, 3:20, 4:45,5:15, 5:45,
7:10, 7:40, 8:0, 9:25, 9:55, 10:25, 11:35, 12:05,
Meet Joe Black **I You can tell all your friends that
you saw "Mee Joe Black" for its strong script and
exceptional acing. Right. Starring Claire Forlani and
Brad Pitt, you excuse is transparent at best. At
Briarwood: 12:0, 4:20, 8 At Showcase: 11:30, 12, 1,
3, 3:30, 4:30, 4:30, 7, 8, 10, 10:30, 11:15
I'll Be Home For Christmas The story of a boy who
comes home fix the Fourth of July. At Showcase: 1:20,
3:25, 5:25, 7:;5, 9:30, 11:30

The List

Thursday, Nov. 12
Wednesday, Nov. 18

Claire Forlani andirai Pitt share an intimate moment in
"Meet Joe Black"
Films holding
***** A Clasic
**** Excellet
*** Good
** Fair
* Not Worth Yc r Time, or Your Money
Antz ***i Voody Allen and Sly Stallone lend their voices,
along with a myiad of other stars, to this computer-animated
insect epic. At showcase: 12:25, 2:15, 4:10, 6:15, 8:15
Beloved **** Oprah Winfrey stars in the adaptation of the
Toni Morrison novel At Ann Arbor 1&2: 1:15, 3:10, 6:20
Belly What the helly is "Belly" about? At Showcase: 12:15,
2:25, 4:35, 6:40, 9, 10:10, 11:25, 12:30
Living Out Loud ***, No, Danny DeVito doesn't appear
naked in this flick, so don't let that fear deter you from see-
ing it. At Showcase: 12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 9:50, 11:55
Pleasantville ***, Two '90s teens bring new life and new
perspective to a fictional '50s TV land. At Briarwood: 1:40,
4:30, 7:20, 10 At Showcase: 1:15, 4, 7:05, 9:10, 9:40,
:30, 12
Practical Magic * Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock star in
this romance with a magical twist. At Briarwood: 1:30, 6:50
At Showcase: 1:25, 3:40, 8:05, 10:20
iush Hour *i Pop-a-shot basketball at O'Brien's. It's
.fantasticl (Strat the season soon.) At Briarwood:
1:50, 4:40, 7;10, 9:50 At Showcase: 12:40, 2:45,
4'50, 6:55
e Siege *, Bruce "Maybe Safer To Just Watch 'Die
rd" Willis stars with Denzel Washington in this story of ter-
rism as New York is taken hostage. At Briarwood: 1:20, 4,
9:30 At Showcase: 1:10, 1:40, 3:45, 4:15, 7:15, 7:45,
05, 10:15, 12:15, 12:35
ere's Something About Mary *** Brett Favre: 234 yards
aing and an interception in Green Bay's disheartening
Monday night loss to the Steelers. The Pack is two back of
Minnesota in the NFC Central. At Showcase: 1:35, 4:05,
635, 9:15, 11:45
tkban Legend *i A myriad of teeny bopper headliners get
saughtered at a small college. Not a bad idea, in principle. At
Ai Arbor 1&2: 4:25, 9:30, 11:20
Vmpires * John Carpenter's horrid view of a tired genre. At
iarwood: 4:10, 9:20 At Showcase: 9:20, 11:20
The Waterboy *4 Adam Sandler plays a naive hero
with few friends up against humorous antagonists in
this film with a sports subplot. Originality of storyline is
what makes for quality films. At Ann Arbor 1&2: 1, 3, 5,
7, 9, 11 At Showcase: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:35, 3:05,
3:35, 4:40, 5:10, 5:40, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:05, 9:35,
1P:05, 11:10, 11:40, 12:10
What Dreams May Come **- Robin Williams makes a run
at his second acting Oscar in this visual masterpiece. At
Showcase: 6, 12:25
Wizard OOz ***** The re-release of the classic, star-
ring Judy Garland. The munchkins are back and they're bad.
At Briarwood: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40 At Showcase:
11:45, 2, 4:25, 6:45

Assad Brothers with Badi Assad Hailed as
the foremost duo guitar team, the group
combines Brazilian music and an array of
ethnic sounds from around the world. They
are joined by their vocalist/guitarist sister
for this performance. 8 p.m. Rackham
Auditorium. 764-2538. $16-$32.
Black Market Royal Oak band with
Jamaican-tinged roots contribute to
Thursday night's extensive ska selection.
10 p.m. Cavern Club, 210 S. First St.,
Michael Brecker Quartet One of modern
jazz's great sax soloists hits the scene
with his avant-garde style. 7:30 p.m. The
Ark, 316 1/2 South Main St., 761-1451.
Daddy Longlegs Lansing-based ska/reg-
gae band invades town, ready to skank the
night away. 8 p.m. Blind Pig, 208 South
First St., 996-8555.
The Element Local band rocks South U. 9
p.m. Touchdown Cafe, 1220 South
University Ave., 665-7777
Garbage Sexy star Shirley Manson leads
her group into Motown in support of last
May's album, Version 2.0. Special guest,
Girls Against Boys. 7:30 p.m. State
Theater, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
(313) 961-5451.
moe H.O.R.D.E. alum plays hits influenced
by the Allman Brothers along with
acoustic/electric folk quartet,
Strangefolk. 7 p.m. Michigan Theater, 603
East Liberty St. 668-8480. $15.
Matt Wilson Quartet This highly
acclaimed quartet, with award- winning
drummer Matt Wilson, performs as part of
the Jazz at the Edge Series. Kerrytown
Concert House, 415 North Fourth Ave.
769-2999. $10-$15. 8 p.m.
Boom Town Jeff Daniels ("Dumb and
Dumber") wrote and directed this intense
drama that examines three characters who
become entangled amidst their passion,
power and small town politics. Purple Rose
Theatre Company, 137 Park St., Chelsea.
8 p.m. $20. (313) 475-7902.
How to Succeed in Business Without
Really Trying The Frank Loesser musical
with the really long title comes to Ann
Arbor. It tells the tale of Ponty Finch and
his meteoric rise from window washer to
CEO, all over the course of a fewtweeks.
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, 2275 Platt Rd. 8
p.m. $16. 971-AACT.
The Miracle Worker William Gibson's clas-
sic play about Helen Keller and her devot-
ed teacher. Meadow Brook Theatre,
Rochester. 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. $24. (248)
The Talking Cure Local Playwright Rachel
Urist's drama about two women in psy-
chotherapy searching for relationship
answers. Performance Network, 408 West
Washington St., Ann Arbor. 8 p.m. Pay
what you can. 663-0681.
La Traviata The School of Music Opera
Theatre presents this classic opera, trans-
lated 'The Woman Gone Astray,' of a cour-
tesan undone by her own inner virtue, with
music by Giuseppe Verdi and libretto by
Francesco Maria Piave. Power Center. 8
p.m. $7. 763-0450.
The Wasteland Basement Arts presents
T.S. Eliot's 20th-Century poetic master-
piece with an original theatrical twist by
director Andrew Bielski. Arena Theatre,
Frieze Building. 7 p.m. Free.
David Alban Assistant professor at the
School of Art and Design in ceramics will
present a slide lecture about his work.
Roomn2216-19, Art and Architecture
Building. 7 p.m.
ArtVideos "Eugene Delacroix: Liberty
Leading the People" is a video in which
Alain Jaubert of the Louvre analyzes the
historical, political and individual context
in which this famous work by Delacroix
was created. University Museum of Art,
Art Media Room. 7:30 p.m. 764-0395.

Jorle Graham English professor from the
University of Iowa reads poetry in continu-
ance of the year-long Visiting Writers
Series. Rackham Amphitheater. 5 p.m.
Master Drawings From the Worcester Art
Museum in Massachusetts comes a fasci-
nating exhibit which examines a unique
artistic bond between the artist and the
act of drawing. Featured are 100 draw-
ings, from artists such as Rubens, David,
Van Gogh and Bellows. University Museum
of Art. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Work Works An exhibition highlighting
work from Charles and Ray Eames, two of
America's most outstanding designers.
Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Art &
Architecture Building. Open 11 a.m. to 4
Malcolm X (1992) Denzel Washington
plays the visionary leader in this film, pro-
duced by Spike Lee. Natural Science
Building. 7 p.m. Free.
The Sea And Poison (1986) Film based on
actual events portraying Japanese experi-
ments on captured American pilots.
Japanese with English subtitles. Lorch
Hall. 7 p.m. Free.
The Thief (1998) A boy and his mother are
profoundly affected by a man they meet
while wandering Russia in search of food
and shelter. Michigan Theater, 603 East
Liberty. 7 p.m.
Kurt and Courtney (1998) Controversial
documentary chronicling the troubled love
between Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty St. 9
SixString Samurai (1998) Low-budget
action comedy taking place in an alternate
timeline in which Las Vegas is the center
of the free world, and Elvis has just died,
leaving the throne open for a successor. I
kid you not. Michigan Theater, 603 East

Liberty St. 9:15 p.m.
Astral Project The Big Easy exports one of
its finest jazz musicians to town in support
of their sophomore album, Elevado. 8:30
p.m. Bird of Paradise, 207 South Ashley
St., 662-8310. $15.
The Dave Sharp Quartet Four local boys do
us all a favor with this free jazz show incor-
porating bebop. 9 p.m. Cafe Zola, 112 W.
Washington St., Ann Arbor. 769-2020.
Fascinatin' Follies A phat revue celebrat-
ing the music of Cole Porter and George
Gershwin. 8 p.m. Towsley Auditorium,
Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw
Community College. 677-5095. $12.
Patty Larkin and Jennifer Kimball Fellow
New England singer/songwriters show-
case their laid-back style in support of
their new albums. 7 p.m. The Ark, 316 1/2
South Main St., 761-1451. $15.
Li' Ed & The Blues imperials Ed is proof
positive that size does not matter as he
tours with his good-time blues ensemble.
10 p.m. Cavern Club, 210 S. First St., Ann
Arbor. 332-9900.
Poignant Plecostomus Funky/jazzy/psy-
chedelic-tinged rock instrumentals led by
a violinist and a keyboardist. Wow! 8 p.m. Duke Erks
Blind Pig, 208 South First St., 996-8555. band, Garb
Sequentia German abbess and mystic THEATER
Hildegard von Bingen's "Play of the
Virtues," will be a fully staged sacred- How toS
musical drama. 8 p.m. Saint Francis of Really Tryl
Assisi Catholic Church. 764-2538. $25. p.m.
Suicidal Tendencies This show at Harpo's The Mirac
is definitely something to avoid if you fear and 8 p.m
bad luck on Friday the 13th. 8 p.m.
Harpo's, 14238 Harper St., Detroit. (313) Peter Sp
824-1700. Eisenhowe
THEATER The Talkir
Boomtown See Thursday. 8 p.m. $25. $12.
Gatherings In this Empatheatre production, La Traviat
the audience's ideas are interpreted by the The Waste
troupe. Kerrytown Concert House, 415
North Fourth Ave. 913-9733. 7:30 p.m.
How to Succeed in Business Without ALTERNAT
Really Trying See Thursday. 8 p.m. Allison Jo
"In Every
The Miracle Worker See Thursday. 11 a.m. South Sta
and 8 p.m. $29.50.
Master Dr
The Talking Cure See Thursday. 8 p.m. 5 p.m.
La Traviata See Thursday. 8 p.m. workshop
to adult
Peter Sparling Dance Company and writing se
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble These two shop is
exceptional companies perform an sii- Library, 3
am of pieces, with music by Bolcom, 2 p.m. 32
Scottish composers and Schubert. North
Campus Media Union Video Studio. 8 p.m. Work Wor
$10. 764-0450.
The Wasteland See Thursday. 7 p.m. --
Charity Ball Sponsored by the Asian
American Association. Proceeds go to l.-V-I Orch
Shriner's Hospitat. Anderson Room, Union. dance nigl
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 763-TKTS. popular a
Joseph Clark Fiction writer reads from his 215 North
collection "Jungle Wedding: Stories." Sam Bush
Shaman Drum, 313 South State St. 8 p.m. ers integri
662-7407. ing bluegi
316 1/2
Storyteller's Feast "Storytelling for 1451. $17
Children," this week's installment of the
storytelling festival, will feature writers Measure fi
Yvonne Healy, Wanita Forgacs, Elizabeth Riccinto d
James and Kathleen Wright. Ann Arbor ber male
District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave. 327- is sure to
4200. early. 4
Master Drawings See Thursday. 10 a.m. to dent ID.
5 p.m.
Work Works See Thursday. solo acou
style swin
--------------------. sure top
Brewing C
Saturday 1393.
Animanla An eclectic collection of La Traviat
Japanese animation. Japanese with
English subtitles. Modern Language Boomtowr
Building, Aud. 4. 5 p.m. Free.

Zero For Conduct (1933) The masterpiece The Talkin
of France's short-lived cinematic genius, 7 p.m. $1:
Jean Vigo. Angell Hall, Aud. A. 7 p.m. $4, How to
$5 dbl. Really Try
The Rules Of The Game (1939) A leisurely The Mirac
weekend turns into a horrific game of $24-$26
hunter and hunted. Angell Hall, Aud. A. 8
p.m. $4, $5 dbl.
Les Jeux Sont Faits (1947) The film ver- ALTERNAT
sion of the surrealist classic based on the
book by Jean-Paul Sartre. Angell Hall, Aud. Docent To
A. 10 p.m. $4, $5 dbl. Paining
The Element Rocking hard. 10 p.m. Theo- Master Dr
Door's, 705 Cross St. W, Ypsilanti, 485- 5 p.m.
Fascinatin' Follies See Friday. 8 p.m. Work Won
Immunity No one can stay immune to this -
Detroit based reggae/rock band. 10 p.m.
Cavern Club, 210 S. First St., 332-9900.
Michigan Men's Glee Club Joined by the
Friars, the Glee Club will perform its 139th Mr. Arkad
annual concert, with spirituals, folk songs, man who
contemporary works and Michigan songs. together
Hill Auditorium. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. $5 for by Orson I
general admission, $10 first balcony and Liberty St.
$12 main floor. 764-1448.
Kurt AndI
Mustard Plug One of the nation's most 10 p.m.
underrated wacky ska bands plays its long-
awaited return to the Blind Pig along with
their very special guests, Cooter. 9:30 MUSIC
p.m. Blind Pig, 208 South First St., 996-
8555. $6. The Rand
night favo
Widespread Panic Don't panic yet, I know for anothe
the rumors say this show is canceled, but inal come
if you want the final word you better call PierpontC
the State Theater. 6 p.m. State Theater, 764-7544
2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit. (313) 961-
Willy Porter Last year's sleeper hit from
the Ann ArborFolk Festival weaves its Guild Ho
acoustic style through its thought-provok- Univesity
ing lyrics. 8 p.m. The Ark, 316 1/2 South week's f
Main St., 761-1451. $13. Mondauth n
South Stal

Succeed In Business Without
Ing See Thursday. 2 p.m. and 8
le Worker See Thursday. 2 p.m.
. $24-$35.
arling Dance Company and
r Dance Ensemble See Friday. 8
g Cure See Thursday. 8 p.m.
a See Thursday. 8 p.m.
land See Thursday.
seph Poet reads from her book
Seam". Shaman Drum, 313
te St. 8 p.m. 662-7407.
swings See Thursday. 10 a m. to
rs Feast Adult storytellers'
before a story swap for ages 8
in continuation of the library's
ries. Registration for the work-
required. Ann Arbor District
43 South Fifth Ave., 10 a.m. and
ks See Thursday.
estra It's big band and ballroom
ht , with one of the area's most
cts in that genre. Heidelberg,
Main St. 7 p.m. 663-7758. $5.
Band Mandolin and fiddle play-
ate many different styles, includ-
rass, roots and rock. The Ark,
South Main St. 7:30 p.m. 761-
or Measure Conductor Leonard
irects the voices of this 70-mem-
chorus in a performance to what
be a packed crowd. Get there
p.m. Pease Auditorium, EMU
Ypsilanti. 487-1221. $5 w/ stu-
re Making the daring move from
stic blues to a trendy, more '40s-
g, this long-time crooner will be
please her fans. 9 p.m. Arbor
o., 114 E. Washington St., 213-
a See Thursday. 8 p.m.
See Thursday. 2 p.m. $20.
g Cure See Thursday. 2 p.m. and
Succeed in Business Without
Ing See Thursday. 2 p.m.
le Worker See Thursday. 2 p.m.
rur A free tour of the museum's
and Aspirations:tDecorative
of Korea" exhibition. University
of Art, 525 South State St., 2
swings See Thursday. 12 p.m.-
ks See Thursday.
---------- --- -
In (1955) The story of a rich
employs a researcher to piece
is own forgottenpast. Directed
Welles. Michigan Theater, 603 E.
., 7 p.m.
Courtney (1998) See Thursday.

y Napoleon Quartet A Monday
rite on North Campus. Get ready
r evening of classic jazz and orig-
positions. 8 p.m. Leonardo's,
Commons, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd.
use Writers Series Former
student Marc Sheehan is this
eatured author as part of their
ight series. Shaman Drum, 313
te St. 8 p.m. 662-7407.

Swing Night Swing lessons, an open swing
dance, a raffle and giveaways from WIQB
Sponsored by Dance Marathon and the
Michigan Union Bookstore. Union
Ballroom. 8 p.m.
Work Works See Thursday.
Arsenal (1929) A silent classic set in pre-
revolutionary Russia. Michigan Theater,
603 East Liberty St. 4:10 p.m.
The Pear Tree (1998) Iranian filmmaker
Dariush Mehrjui will be in attendance at
the screening of his latest film. Michigan
Theater; 603 East Liberty St. 7 p.m.
Kurt And Courtney (1998) See Thursday.
10 p.m.
Explosion: Cerebral Local avant-garde
quartet jazzes up the city of Ann Arbor
with its unique brand of funk. 9 p.m. Bird
of Paradise, 207 South Ashley St., 662-
8310. $5.
Showcase Night Lo-Fi Scorpio, The Bottle
Prophets, Treblehead, and the Prime
Ministers play the open mic to an 18-and-
over crowd. 9 p.m. Blind Pig, 208 South
First St., 996-8555.
The Miracle Worker See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Gallery Reading Series Brain Tell, Wanda
Freeman and Tamara Christie Glynn, stu-.
dents from Eastern Michigan University,
read from their works of fiction and poetry.
Intermedia Gallery, EMU's McKenny Union.
7:30 p.m. 487-1221.
Roger Kamenetz Author reads from his
recently released paperback book
"Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today's
Jewish Mystical Masters." Shaman Drum,
313 South State St. 8 p.m. 662-7407. -
Laura Kasischke Part of the University
Visiting Writers Series, Washtenaw
Community College teacher and Chelsea
resident reads from her poetry and fiction.
Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 East
Washington St. 5 p.m. 764-2538.
Master Drawings See Thursday.
Al Slote Children's author lectures for
adults about his work as a writer and reads
humorous letters, written by children, that
he has receivedsthroughout his career. He
will also sign copies of his book. Ann Arbor
District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave. 7
p.m. 764-2538.
Work Works See Thursday.
Medeski, Martin and Wood Don't miss
this groove and funk jazz act, joined-by the
ever-fresh DJ Logic. 7:30 p.m. Michigan
Theater, 603 East Liberty St., 668-8480.
Reckless Kelly Touring in support of their
newest album, Millican, these country
rockers will play modern-day hits. 8 p.m.
The Ark, 316 1/2 South Main St., 761-
Sun Messengers Detroit rockers incorpo
rate Latin jazz and R&B with their large-
horn section to produce their unique
sound. 10 p.m. Cavern Club, 210 S. First
St., 332-9900. $5.
Boomtown See Thursday. 8 p.m. $20.
The Miracle Worker See Thursday. 2 p.m
and 8 p.m. $24.

ArtVideos A showing of the vided
"Theodore Gericault: Men and Wild
Horses," exploring the life and work of this
19th-Century French painter. University
Museum of Art, Art Media Room, 52q
South State Street. 7:30 p.m.
Master Drawings See Thursday.
Harry MatthewsbAuthor reads from his
newly released book. Shaman Drum, 313
South State St., 8 p.m. 662-7407.
Work Works See Thursday.

on (left,) Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig practice looking cool. Their
age, plays In Detroit tonight in support of the album Version 2.0.

Ants may work hard but they still know how to have a
ood time. The details of their personal lives are
vealed in "Antz," now playing at Showcase.
Phone Numbers: Ann Arbor 1& 2: 761-9700; 8riarwood: 480.
4555; Fox Village; 994-8080; Michigan Theater: 668-8397;
Showcase: 973380; State: 9944024.
Showtimes are effective Friday throuThursday. Late shows at
Ann Arborl1 & 2 and Stale are for Fday and Saturday only. Non
and mid-day matnes at Ann Arbor 1 & 2 are for Saturday,
Sunday and ruesday only; matinees at State are for Saturday
and Sunay only.

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