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9 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 7, 1999

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



Thursday, Jan.
Wednesday, Jan.


Films opening
A Civil Action Vincent Vega, attorney at law. At Ann Arbor 1&2:
12:00, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45. Showcase: 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7:10, 7:40,
9:45, 10:15, 11:50, 12:10

courtesy of Touchstone Pictures
John Travolta and Robert Duvall star in "A Civil Action,"
a gritty courtroom drama based on the wildly popular
bestselling novel.

Films holding
A Bug's Life **** Now that the holidays have passed,
remember: bugs, not hugs. At Briarwood: 1:30, 4:10,
6:40, 9:00. Showcase: 12, 2:10, 4:20, 6:40, 9:15, 11:15
Down In The Delta Maya Angelou's directorial debut looks
at the life and problems of an African American family.
1:35, 3:55, 6:35, 9:05, 11:25
&nemyof State **The NSA goes a-huntin' Big Willie Style
in this technological action thriller. Showcase: 1:10, 4:35,
7:25, 9:55, 12:15
The Faculty ** Usher in 1999 with this slam, barn action
thrilla. Aliens take over the bodies of the teachers.
Shouldn't we be so lucky. At Briarwood: 1:50, 4:45, 7:40,
10:20. Showcase: 12:40, 3:05, 5:25, 8, 10:25, 12:30
Jack Frost ** Let hell freeze over before you go see this
Michael Keaton-turned-snowman family vomit comedy.
Showcase: 12:50, 3:15, 5:30, 7:55
MIghty Joe Young Hey Joe: You work out at Vince's? Oh no,
would have seen you there. At Briarwood: 1:10, 3:45,
7:00, 9:30. Showcase: 1:05, 3:50, 6:50, 9:25, 11:45
Patch Adams * Scratch this weepy doctor flick off your
list. But at least Philip Seymour Hoffman's in it. At
Briarwood: 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40. Showcase: 12:10,
1:20, 1:45, 2:30, 4:05, 4:15, 5, 6:45, 7, 7:30, 9:20, 9:50,
10, 11:20,11:50, 12:20
Prince of Egypt ** Mo Moses, mo problems. At Ann Arbor
1&2: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00. Showcase: 12,
12:30, 2:15, 2:45, 4:45, 5:15, 7:05, 9:10, 11:10
*ugrats ** Diaper rash for the thugs down below. At
Briarwood: 12:50, 3:00. Showcase: 12:25, 2:25, 4:25
Shakespeare in Love Fall in love iambic pentameter style
v with this Shakespearean comedy. State: 1:30 (Sat. &
Sun.), 4 (Sat. & Sun.), 7, 9:30, 11:45. Showcase: 12:20,
2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:10, 12:30
Star Trek: Insurrection **i They still make these
movies? Spock, pull the plug. At Briarwood: 5:00, 7:20,
9:50. Showcase: 12:15, 2:35, 5:05, 7:20, 9:40, 12
Stepmom Follow this trail of tears with a fistful of hankies.
Dry eyes be warned: Tears will be shed. At Briarwood:
,.2:40, 3:30, 7:10, 10:00. Showcase: 12:05, 1:20, 2:40,
:05, 5:10, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 9:20, 9:50, 10:20, 11:55,
Waking Ned Devine ***i This charming Irish comedy is
about a dead lottery winner and the lengths to which his
neighbors go to claim his prize. Michigan 9:45 p.m
(Thurs.), State: 1:30 (Sat. & Sun.), 4 (Sat. & Sun.), 7,
9:30, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.)
The Waterboy *1 Adam Sandler plays a stupid character
who rises to the top of his sport - again. Showcase: 9:45,
u've Got Mall Bring your insulin, it's just so sacchrine
.weet. Showcase: 1:25, 1:55, 4:10, 4:40, 6:25, 6:55,
7:35, 9:05, 9:35, 10:05, 11:30, 12:05, 12:35

11 Grido (1957) Antonioni's film about a
blue collar worker whose wife has left him
and his little daughter. Michigan Theater,
603 E. Liberty, 7:30 p.m. $5.25.
The Almighty Groove School's started, so
drop your books and begin the quest for the
aforementioned groove. Cross Street
Station, 511 Cross Street, Ypsilanti, 10:30
p.m. $4.
The Element No periodic table here -
midterms are still a long way off. This jazz
combo brings the funk of Jersey (not the
Jersey funk, mind you) to town. Rick's
American Cafe, 611 Church St.. Call for
details, 996-2747.
Fusion of Arabic and North Indian Music
It's a strange musical marriage but cer-
tainly not unhealthy ... After all, as the old
folks once told us, 'You never can tell.'
First Floor Lobby, University of Michigan
Hospital, 12:10 p.m.. Free.
Knee Deep Shag Austin Powers beware:
there's a new shagger in town. Blind Pig,
208 S. First Ave.. Call for details, 996-
Paul Lytton-Ken Vandermark-Kent Kessler
Trio Hit the three ball with this avant jazz
trifecta. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N.
4th Ave. 8 p.m. $12.
Trinity Irish Dance Company Chicago-
based dance company, whose director
studied under Michael Flatley, performs
updated versions of traditional Irish dance
steps. PowerCenter, 121 Fletcher St.,
764-2538. $14-30, 8 p.m.
Dr. Barbara Luke University professor of
obstetrics and gynecology will discuss her
book "Good Bones: The Complete Guide To
Building & Maintaining The Healthiest
Bones." Borders, 612 East Liberty St.,
668-7652 7 p.m.
Ciao Marcello (1998) World premiere of
Ann Arbor film. Michigan Theater, 603 E.
Liberty St., 668-8480, 7 p.m. $10.
The Celebration (1998) At a family reunion
for the patriarch's 60th birthday, family
members, spouses and friends gather under
the guise of a celebration that turns into a
night of painful revelation. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., 668-8480,
10:30 p.m. $5.25
Chris Buhais School got you down? Chris
will raise the spirits. Green Wood, 1001
Green Rd., 665-8558, 8 p.m. $8.
Jump Cats Jump! Jump! Don't crisscross
paths with two little kids on the way to this
rocking show. Tap Room, 201 W. Michigan
Ave., Ypsilanti, 482-5320, 9:30 p.m. $3.
Salero de Espana Te gusta Espanol? If so,
then check out this group along with fla-
menco dancer Maria Durante. Espresso
Royale, 214 S. Main, 668-1838, 9 p.m.
Swing Syndicate Guess what? The swing is
not just an effective football play but also
a popular form of dance. Cross Street
Station, 511 W. Cross St., Yspilanti, 485-
5050, 10 p.m. $4.
Trinity Irish Dance Company See Thursday.
8 p.m.
Empatheatre Drama therapy troupe impro-
vises from audience story ideas on the
theme "I Have a Dream." Kerrytown
Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. 769-
2999. 7:30 p.m. $10, $7 students.

Edmond Mamet's story of a businessman
looking for the meaning of life. Performed
by Casting Couch Theatre Co. Riverside
Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. 483-
4122. 8 p.m. $9, $8 students.
Raise the Roof Thirteenth annual show-
case of area performers including poet
Elise Bryant and magician Jim
Fitzsimmons. Performance Network,408 W.
Washington Ave. 663-0681. Reception,
6:30 p.m. Show 8 p.m. 663-0681. $45.
Lloyd Kaufman Author of "All I Need To
Know About Filmmaking I Learned From
'The Toxic Avenger"' discusses his book
and answers questions. Borders, 612 East
Liberty St., 668-7652, 7 p.m.
L'Avventura (1960) Another one by
Antonioni. Michigan Theater, 603 East
Liberty St., 668-8480, 4 p.m. $5.25
The Celebration (1998) See Friday.
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty St.,
668-8480, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

13 O'Clock Think 13 is an unlucky num-
ber? It might be. Cavern Club, 210 S. 1st
St. 10 p.m. $5.
The Gruesomes Warning. This could be
ugly. Very ugly. Hardcore ugly. Cross Street
Station, 511 W. Cross St., Yspilanti, 485-
5050, 10:30 p.m.'
Gershwin: Sung and Unsung Both ways are
very interesting. Mendelssohn Theater,
911 North University Ave., 764-2538, 8
p.m. Free.
Maschina Performance-art kind of rocka-
billy cover band that has been a long-time
Ann Arbor favorite for as long as any of us
college types can remember. In other
words, they're real neat. Blind Pig, 208 E.
First St., 996-8555, 9:30 p.m. $5.
Memphis Blue Cool as Memphis and blue
as the sky. Elbow Room, 6 S. Washington
Ave., Ypsilanti, 9 p.m.
Sun Messengers Run from the sun, 'cause
the sun don't shine forever. Amer's First
Street Grill, 102 1st St. at Huron, 213-
6000, 10 p.m. $6
Edmond See Friday. Riverside Arts Center.
8 p.m.
Mark Twain and The Laughing River The
classic novel transposed on a hip local
stage for as many hip locals who plan to
flock to the show. The Ark, 316 S. Main
St., 761-1800, 8 p.m., $13.50.
Raise the Roof See Friday. Reception, 6:30
p.m., Show 8 p.m.
Fire (1997) A film about the struggle
between what is traditional and what is
new in modern day India. Michigan Theater,
603 E. Liberty St., 668-8480.
La Notte (1961) This film explores the
moral and spiritual poverty of the rich as it
follows the demise of one couple's mar-
riage. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St.,
668-8480, 4:30 p.m. $5.25

The Celebration (1998) See
Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Courtesy of Knee Deep Shag
Knee Deep Shag is made up of, from right to left: Troy Stansberry, Phillip Barry, Matt Gross and Jeff Moehle. If you missed them this
December, they're back once again. They may bring their Santa-issued Christmas booty - but we make no promises.



Bird of Paradise Orchestra It's Ann Arbor
in the winter. Welcome to paradise. Bird of
Paradise, 207 S. Ashley St., 662-8310, 9
p.m. $3.
Guild House Writers Series Special work-
shop on how to read poetry in public. Open
mic and discussion to follow. Guild House,
802 Monroe St. 8:30 p.m.
Schoolkids' Auction Buy what once
adorned the walls - stay to praise the now
defunct record-wielding hotspot. The Ark,
316 S. Main St., 761-1800, 7 p.m., $5.
Fury (1936) Fritz Lang's film about a man
falsely accused of kidnapping. Michigan
Theater, 603 East Liberty St., 668-8480, 7
p.m. $5.
The Celebration (1998) See Friday.
Michigan Theater, 9 p.m.
Blues Jam Here's what happens when you
step on a blueberry. Tap Room, 201 W.
Michigan Ave., Yspilanti, 482-5320, 9:30
p.m. Free.
Ground F/X Keep your head in the clouds
and your feet on the ground and this sec-
ond semester will be a success. Bird of
Paradise, 207 S. Ashley St., 662-8310 5
p.m. $5.
Open Mic: Irish Session You have to be Irish to
take the Mic ... Or at least you have to have a
good brogue. Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main St.,
665-2968, 9 p.m., Free.
Showcase Night Good news. Open mic is

Shelia Feigelson Professional motivator
and author of "Energize Your Meetings with
Laughter" speaks. Ann Arbor District
Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 12:10 p.m.
Helen Vendler Presenting the Marc and
Constance Jacobson Lecture "Robert Lowell
and Depressive Form." Rackham Amphitheater,
915 East Washington St., 764-2538, 5 p.m.
The Red Dessert (1964) Antonioni's film
about a woman's failure to adapt to indus-
trial society. Michigan Theater, 603 E.
Liberty St., 668-8480, 7 p.m.

here. Freestylers welcome. Advance book-
Friday. ing only. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 996
8555. 9 p.m. Free.

The Celebration (1998)
Michigan Theater, 9:30 p.m.

See Friday.

Jive Rockets Blast off with this group of
rocking rockets. Cavern Club, 210 S. First
St., 332-9900, 10 p.m. $5.
Open Mic Clear out your chords and let the
rhymes flow. Tap Room, 201 W. Michigan
Ave., Ypsilanti, 482-5320, 9:30 p.m.
Wide Open Mic Not satisfied with open mic?
This is your time to shine widely. Gypsy Cafe,
214 N. 4th Ave., 994-3940, 8 p.m.
Barbara Cervenka Curator of the "Ayucucho:
Crisis in Peruvian Popular Art" exhibit talks
about the show. East Quad, Room 124, 4:30 p.m.
Call 76&-0176 for details, Free.
introduction to Yoga Yoga guru Emma Stefenova
shows beginners the basic techniques. Sure, it'll
be on the floor of a middle school, but what did
you expect? Tappan Middle School, Room 118,
2251 E. Stadium Blvd., 971-3366, 7 p.m. Free.

The Celebration (1998) See
Michigan Theater, 7 & 9:15 p.m.


The Buzzrats Grab a book, a hot drink and
burrow in for a rockin', buzzin' good time.
Borders, 612 East Liberty St., 668-7652,
1 p.m. Free.
Ghetto Billies Maximum respect for the
Billies. Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E.
Washington St., 213-1393, 9 p.m. Free.
Los Gatos Hush, the gatos have arrived.
Del Rio, 122 W. Washington St., 761-2530,
1 p.m. Free.
Catherine Martin Lopez: Classical Clarinet
and Bass Clarinet Recital it's good for you
- at the very least you can call your par-
ents and say you did something cultural
this weekend. Kerrytown Concert House,
415 N. Fourth Ave., 547-0130, $5 for stu-
dents, $7 for others.
Edmond See Friday. 2 p.m.
Elizabeth James This storyteller runs
around the museum's collection of African
art. U of M Museum of Art, 525 South
State St. 764-0395, 12 p.m. Free.
The Last Laugh (1924) Murnau's silent film
about a proud doorman at a fancy hotel
who is suddenly demoted to lavatory atten-
dant. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St.,
668-8480, 4:10. $5

courtesy of Columbia Pictures
Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon test their marketability once again in "Stepmom," a film
the studio hopes will be an Oscar favorite. This flick also stars Ed Harris in a role for which he
won the New York Film Critics Circle Award. Roberts and Sarandon play former adversaries
brought together by both a family tragedy and the love of camera-ready children.

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