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 ...
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
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
CA MPUS CINEMA
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
A LTERNA TIVES
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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