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2C,- TheMichiganaayly Weekendetc MagaZine - Thursday, April 45,1999
The Tang ed Web:
Web sites we think you'll like
http://www.ballparks.com -
Remember George Steinbrenner's impossible dream of buying an entire sky-scraper-laced block of Manhattan real
estate and razing everything to build a new Yankee stadium next door to the Empire State Building? Well, the blueprintsx
for such a stadium are available here. There are also plans for a new Chicago Cubs ballpark that will, of course, never
be built. And if you're looking for information on arenas that will actually come to fruition, such as a new home for the
New York Mets, the Detroit Lions or the Cleveland Browns, this is also your site. From baseball to bowling - it's*
sports info on every arena with a maximum capacity of more than 11.


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How 1 1 Learned*4 0togoDrive ; See14Friday. ; 2

Photo Iustration by JESSICA JHNSON/Daly
As warm spring weather descends on campus, many University students have
no choice but to get a lot closer to a few choice members of the opposite sex.
Wann weather sets
campus hearts aflameU
after winter qmonths

Daily Ars Wrie
Warmer temperatures and blos-
soming flowers are key ingredients
in a sweet recipe for love.
As spring makes its way to Ann
Arbor, many University students
and local residents are finding
themselves immersed in opportuni-
ties for love and lust. Welcome to
the season of the spring fling.
Spring offers a delightful alterna-
tive to the bitter winter months
when many were too cold to step far
outside the confines of warm
rooms, houses or libraries for an
extended period of time. In the
spring, however, people are every-
where, creating endless possibilities
to meet one's mate. Just look at
Casa Dominick's on a sunny after-
noon, when hoards of thirsty stu-
dents and locals pour in to enjoy
pitchers of sangria. Or consider the
large numbers of students frolicking
and socializing on the Diag.
Without a doubt, people are on the
While psychology Prof. Oscar
Barbarin did not know of any theo-
retical research to support the phe-
nomenon of springtime love, he did
offer a speculative explanation.
"Spring is a time of re-awaken-
ing," he said. "Longer days, (the
hope) for warmer weather. Many
people move from the doldrums of
winter and are uplifted by the
changing climactic and physical
environment, (which can have) a
positive emotional impact and a
positive physical effect."
In fact, there is some medical evi-
dence to support Barbarin's expla-

nation. During the winter months,
millions of people are affected by a
condition known as Seasonal
Affective Disorder in which lower
levels of sunlight alter the produc-
tion of brain chemicals and can lead
to depression, fatigue and over-eat-
ing. Usually, SAD is treated with
light therapy because supplemental
sunlight often returns brain chemi-
cals to their normal levels, which
alleviates depression.
Research thus makes it clear that
sunlight does indeed put people in a
better mood, which makes them
more sociable and increases their
chances for meeting that special
An LSA sophomore, who wished
to remain nameless, has witnessed
the phenomenon of springtime
sociability both in the streets of Ann
Arbor and in her own love life.
"From November to February,
people don't really know that
35,000 kids go to this school
because you see the same people,"
she said. "The weather makes you
dreary so you're not at your best."
But as spring rolls around, this
sophomore claimed, "People are
more social. The weather- makes
people smile, which makes them
more attractive.'
And she even admits to feeling
more attractive in the past month as
she recently embarked upon a jour-
ney that her friends have
termed,"March Madness."
"Nothing happened for me in the
winter," she explained. "Then dur-
ing spring break, it was like boom! I
met a new guy every weekend."
See LOVE, Page 10B

Ein Herz, Ein Sparkassenbuch und
Andere Stories R.C. Deutsches
Theater performs scenes and songs
in a multi-media cabaret. R.C.
Auditorium, East Quad. 647-4378. 8
p.m. $3-$5.
How I Learned to Drive See Thursday.
8 p.m. $15, Students $12.
The Misunderstanding See Thursday.
8 p.m.
The Sound of Music See Thursday. 8
Two One-Act Comedies See
Thursday. 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Gumbo See Thursday. 8 p.m.
-----.--.-- .----
Animania A range of Japanese ani-
mation styles and genres, from drama
to comedy to sci-fi. MLB 3. 4 p.m.
'70s and '80s Night The most endur-
ing dance music from the golden age
of glamour. Nectarine Ballroom, 510
East Liberty Ave., 994-5436. 9 p.m.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Season finale featuring Mahler's
"Sixth Symphony." Michigan Theater,
603 East Liberty Ave., 668-8480. 8
p.m. $16-29.
Contemporary Directions Ensemble
H. Robert Reynolds directs the
ensemble in significant contemporary
music. Rackham Aud. 8 p.m.
Imperial Swing Orchestra Trendy big
band jazz and swing from large
ensemble for all the retro people.
Blind Pig, 208 South First, Ave., 996-
8555. 10 p.m. $6.
Ewa Podes, contralto and Garrick
Ohlsson, piano Spanning three-and-a-
half octaves, Podles sounds like
something from the golden age of
opera. Listen to music by Chopin,
Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky
in this sure to be phenomenal perfor-
mance. Lydia Mendelssohn Theater,
Michigan League. 764-2538. 8 p.m.
Rod Stewart The ultimate in aging
male sexuality shakes what his
momma gave him for all the ladies.
Palace of Auburn Hills. (248) 377-
University Men's Glee Club with the
Friars The two most notorious male
singing groups team-up for superstar
show. Hill Auditorium. 8 p.m. $7-10.
1999 Playfest See Thursday. 5 p.m.
The Big Slam See Thursday. 3 p.m.
and 8 p.m.
Candide See Thursday. 2 p.m. and 8
How I Learned to Drive See Friday. 8
Ein Herz, Ein Sparkassenbuch und
Andere Stories See Friday. 8 p.m.
The Misunderstanding See Thursday.
8 p.m.
Rumors A zany Niel Simon comedy
about five couples, a New York City
Apartment, an attempted suicide and
a missing wife presented by the new

student group Vision Productions.
Pendelton Room, Michigan Union, 8
p.m. $6 for students, $8 for others.
The Sound of Music See Thursday. 2
p.m. and 8 p.m.

Two One-Act Comedies
Thursday. 7 p.m.
Gumbo See Thursday. 8 p.m.


Question and Answer Session with
U.S. Sen. Paul Welistone The College
Democrats present a couple of hours
with a professor turned radically pro-
gressive lawmaker from Minnesota.
Refreshments will be served, but you
can't have any unless you ask a good
question - not one of those dumb or
obvious ones. Kalamazoo Room,
Michigan League, 3:30-5 p.m. Free.
Call 662-9821 for more details.
Cookie's Fortune (1999) Robert
Altman's latest film is a comedic mur-
der mystery set in a sleepy
Mississippi town. Michigan Theater,
603 E. Liberty St. 5 & 7:30 p.m.
Anonymous 4 and Lionheart A joining
of ten voices, the groups will perform
a program of music by Johannes
Ockeghem, the foremost singer and
composer of sacred polyphony in his
day, (fifteenth century). St. Francis of
Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 East
Stadium Blvd. 764-2538. 8 p.m. $25.
Baker's Dozen Cabaret Revue Joan
Morris' students perform a mix of
cabaret songs, skits and short comic
moments. Kerrytown Concert House,
415 N. Fourth Ave. 8 p.m.
Paul Finkbeiner's Jazz Jam Session
* Jazz musicians are invited to join the
jamming. Bird of Paradise, 207 South
Ashley St., 662-8310. 9 p.m. Free.
Jazz Night Weekly performances by
various ensemble have made this a
popular hangout for the hipsters. Del
Rio, 122 W. Washington St. 761-
2530. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Music by Faculty Composers In con-
junction with the University Museum
of Art's exhibition of faculty artist's
works, School of Music students will
perform the pieces of their profes-
sors. University Museum of Art Apse.
4 p.m.
Merl Saunders Legendary musician
most well-known for collaborating
with Jerry Garcia. Magic Bag,
Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.
University Philharmonla Orchestra
Guest conductor Rossen Milanov will
lead in performances of Brahms,
Rachmaninoff, and Williams. Hill
Auditorium. 4 p.m.
1999 Playfest See Thursday. 5 p.m.
In the Realm of Games The Russian
Theater of Historical Portraits, pre-
sents an interactive tea party in
honor of the daughter of a Russian
aristocrat. R.C. Auditorium, East
Quad. 647-4376. 7 p.m.
The Big Slam See Thursday. 2 p.m.
Candide See Thursday. 2 p.m.
Dido and Aeneas See Friday. 2 p.m.

Cookie's Fortune

The Bird of Paradise Orchestra You
can surely expect the unexpected at
this night of big band mayhem. Bird
of Paradise, 207 South Ashley St.,
662-8310. 9 p.m. $3.
Tangerine Trousers Acoustic pop
rock band perform originals while
audience drinks beer and eats. Arbor
Brewing C114 East Washington, St.,
213-1393. 8 p.m. Free.
Vocal Arts Lab Vocal performance
students present a variety of music.
Britton Recital Hall, E.V. Moore
Building. 6:30 p.m.
Freshperson Touring Co. University
dance students perform. Betty Pease
Studio, University Dance Building.
1:30 p.m.
Gina Morantz-Sanchez Noted author
celebrates the publication of her new
book, "Conduct Unbecoming a
Woman: A Surgeon on Trial in Turn of
the Century Brooklyn." The book-
recreates two trials of Dr. Mary Dixon
Jones, who was accused in 1889 of
incompetence. Shaman Drum, 313
S. State St., 662-7407. 4-6 p.m.
Tim Sweeney An expert in the artis-
tic development of the music indus-
try, Tim Sweeney reads from his lat-
est book, "Tim Sweeney's Guide To
Successfully Playing Live." There will
be a two hour workshop where the
author will give insider tips of the
industry. Borders, 612 E. Liberty,
668-7652. 7 p.m.
Day Of The Locust (1975) John
Schlesinger's adaptation of
Nathanael West'sh1939 autobiograph-
ical novel about his experience as a
Hollywood screenwriter. State

Martin Lawrence (left) and I
about life In the clink,"Life."
Theater, 233 S. State S
Grand Canyon (1991)
Lawrence Kasdan brings
about a group of Angeiinos
never otherwise meet com
er through chance circu
Michigan Theater, 603 E.
7:30 p.m. $5.50.
ground.efx Musical experin
ney into the world of dub re
attempt to fuse unlikely s
cohesive whole with the
occasional guest vocalist
Paradise, 207 South Ashle
8310. 9 p.m. $5.
University Symphony Orct
Women's Choir Kenneth K
conduct these two forces i
Symphony No. 3, one of t
symphonies in standard
Hill Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Banf Mountain Film Festi
This international touring
features winners of tt
Mountain Film Festival, whi
climbing, skiing, snow
kayaking and mountaineeril
well as a story of life in th
Andes. Rackham. 7 p.m. $7
Electro Tag-Team DJ Sec
Watts team-up to inflict tl
souls and booties of Solar's
Solar, Blind Pig, 208 South

How I Learned to Drive See -Friday..2
p.m. and 7 p.0m.
Rumors See Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m.
The Sound of Music See Thursday. 2
Docent Tour Docents will lead the
audience in a tour of "Magdalena
Abakanowicz and the Mindless
Crowd." University Museum of Art. 2
Elena Weissman-Wright The Ann
Arbor District Library presents "The
invisible Barrier - A literacy Drama."
Performers, including Weissman-
Wright, will present several skits to
illustrate the importance of literacy.
Because reading is fundamental. Ann
Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth
Ave., 327-4200. 2-3 p.m.
The Big Carnival (1951) A former big-
time reporter capitalizes on a New
Mexico mining accident with tragic
consequences. The film will be intro-
duced by Ed Sikov, the author of "On
Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times
of Billy Wilder. Michigan Theater, 603
E. Liberty St. 5 p.m. $5.50.

See Sunday. 7:30

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