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18B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, February 10, 2000




The Michigan Daily - Weekend,

A weekly guide to who's LsThursday, Feb. 10
where, what's happening and through
why you need to be there ... Wednesday, Feb. 16

A look at the history behind the rom

Films opening

The Beach Leonardo DiCaprio plays in
the sand. What a cute little boy! At
Briarwood: 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:50. At
Showcase: 1:30, 4:15, 7:25, 10, 12:30
(Fri. & Sat.).
Snow Day Go see Chris Elliott get his
ass kicked by asbunch of irate kids.
Almost as fun as "Cabin Boy," but with
a cameo from Chevy Chase instead of
Letterman. Ominous. At Briarwood: 1.

3:10, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. At Showcase:
12:55, 3:05. 5:20, 7:20, 9:20, 11:20
(Fri. & Sat.).
The Tigger Movie Where's the Calvin
and Hobbes movie? Now there's an
entertaining tiger. At Briarwood: 12:45,
2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 9. At Showcase:
12:30. 1, 2:30, 3, 4:35, 5:05. 6:40,
7:10, 8:30, 9, 11 (Fri. & Sat.).

Fims holding


A Classic
Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money

Angela's Ashes C-. Zzzzz...zzz...Boring.
boring flick. Lots of cobblestones
spread out over almost as many hours.
At Showcase: 12:25, 3:25. 6:30, 9:30,
12:15 (Fri. & Sat.).
Cider House Rules C Witness the con-
tinuing antics of crazy Old Man Cider
House. At Showcase: 1:05, 3:50, 6:35.
9:10, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.).
Down To You D I'd rather eat my
brother's cooking than watch Freddie
PrinzerJr. pretend to be interesting.
That's saying a lot. At Showcase: 12,
7:35. At Briarwood: 1:10, 3:15, 5:20,
7:30, 9:40.
Eye of the Beholder C- Come for the
Jedi, stay for Ashley Judd nekkid. At
Showcase: 12:50, 3:10,.5:30, 7:50'
10:10, 12:30 (Fri. & Sat.).
Galaxy Quest B- Who would've
thought Ripley would be so busty once
she was subject to gravity? No wonder
all those aliens were always drooling
all over her. At Showcase: 12:10, 2:25.
4:45, 7:05, 9:25, 11:35 (Fri. &
Girl Interrupted D+ Winona and
Angelina Jolie get down and dirty while
on drugs. Too bad it's not a good
movie, or I might never leave. At
Showcase: 1:50, 4:25, 9:35, 12:05
(Fri. & Sat.).
The Green Mile B Oscar .... oh,
Oscar! C'mere boy! Get your treat!
Good Oscar! Good boy! At Showcase:
12:15. 4:10, 8, 11:30.
Gun Shy C- Liam Neeson is a Jedi
master at making bad movies without
seeming to care. At Showcase: 7:40,
9:55, 12 (Fri. & Sat.).
The Hurricane C Watch out, Hurricane
Carter might take Oscar home. Stick
and move. At Briarwood: 12:50, 3:50,
6:50, 10. At Showcase: 12:40, 3:40,

6:50, 9:50.
Magnolia A Come for Frank T.J.
Mackey, stay for the amphibians.
'Cause when the sunshine don't work,
the good lord bring the rain in. At
Showcase: 12:05, 3:45, 7:30. 11:10
(Fri. & Sat.).
Next Friday F Chris Tucker was appar-
ently too busy starring in other bad
movies to appear in this bad movie. At
Showcase: 1:25. 3:35, 5:40, 8:10,
10:20, 12:25 (Fri. & Sat.).
Scream 3 B Jenny McCarthy explodes
onto the screen. Well, at least part of
her does. At Briarwood: 1:40, 4:30,
7:40, 10:15. At Showcase: 12:45,
1:15. 1:45, 2:45, 3:15, 4, 4:30, 5:15,
5:45, 6:45, 7:15, 7:415, 8:15, 9:15,
9:45, 10:15. 10:45 (Fri. & Sat.), 11:40
(Fri. & Sat.). 12:10 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:40
(Fri. & Sat.).
Stuart Little We repeat, that mouse
from the Green Mile could kick
Stuart's ass anyday. Listen tokus or
tarnation, we just might have to say it
again. At Showcase: 1:10, 3:20, 5:10,
Sweet and Lowdown A- Woody Allen's
jazz flick with Sean Penn behaving in a
shady manner. AtaState: 1:30 (Sat. &
Sun.), 4 (Sat. & Sun.), 7:15, 9:30.
Topsy Turvy B- Go kick it with
Princess Yum-Yum and the G & S gang.
At State: 6:30 & 9:45 (Fri. Only), 3, 6,
9:45 (Sat. Only), 1, 4:15 (Sun. Only),
7:30 (Sun.-Thurs.)
The Talented Mr. Ripley B- Who's hot-
ter? Damon or DiCaprio? The debate
rages on among sexually confused
chipmunks all over the country. At
Briarwood: 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 10:10. At
Showcase: 1:20 4:05, 6:55, 9:40,
12:20 (Fri. & Sat.).
Toy Story 2 A- Go see it with a friend,
or if you have no friends, take a stuffed
animal. Just don't try to score a
Valentine's Day discount as a couple,
for the love of Mike. At Showcase:
12:35, 2:50, 5.'

All About My Mother (1999) A-
touching tale of women who by all
rights should be on the verge of ner-
vous breakdowns, but gallantly per-
sist. By Spanish director Pedro
Almodovar. Michigan Theater, 603 E.
Liberty. 7 & 9:15 p.m. $5.50.
Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Beginnings:
Africa-American Memories (1999)
Interviews with long-timers drive this
engrossing chronicle of the African-
American social history. Ann Arbor
District Library. 343 S.Fifth Ave. 7
p.m. Call 327-4200. Free.
Small Craft Sighting CD Release
Party Hopefully it won't be a small
turnout sighting for them as they
bring their indie-pop rock to A2. Blind
Pig, 208 S. First St. 10 p.m. $4. 996-
Love Songs Guitarist Gerald Ross pre-
pares for the V-day with a set of
smooth, six-string songs. Why he's
playing in the University Hospital wor-
ries me. University Hospital, Floor 1.
12:10 p.m. Free.
Doudou N'Diaye Rose and the
Drummers of West Africa Expand your
cultural horizons with the tribal drum
sounds of Africa. This 35-piece per-
cussion group will amaze you with
their pulsating rhythmsand beats.
Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University. 10
p.m. $10-$26. 764-8350.
Colored People's Time The Dept. of
Theatre and Drama presents a perfor-
mance encompassing African-
American history through song and
dance. Mendelssohn Theatre, 8 p.m.
$7-18. 936-3301.
Dusa, Fish, Stas, and Vi Basement
Arts presents a play following the
lives of four different women and the
struggles that come with their lives.
Arena Theatre, lower level Frieze
Building. Call for times at 764-6800.

Lee K. Abbott Prize-winning short
story writer reads from his work as
part of the U-M Visiting Writers
Series. Rackham Amphitheatre, 915
E. Washington. 5 p.m. Free. 647-
Jeff Mortimer Author of "Learning
Curves in Business: 21 Stories of Ann
Arbor Area Business Leaders" dis-
cusses and signs copies of his book.
Borders Books & Music, 612 E.
Liberty. 7 p.m. Free. 668-7652.
Bell Gale Chevigny and Judee Norton
Editor of "Doing Time: 25 Years of
Prison Writing" and featured writer
discuss and read from the collection
of stories, poems and essays.
Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S.
State. 8 p.m. Free. 662-7407.
Women's Book Group Women from
the Ann Arbor community meet to dis-
cuss spirituality andmulticulturalism,
2nd Thursday of every month. Borders
Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty. 10
a.m. Free. 668-7652.
Canal Boat to History The Art
Museum presents a film on Chinese
life along the Grand Canal. Media
Room, Art Museum. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Orchid Pavilion Gathering Guided
tours of the exhibit. Museum of Art.
6:30 p.m. Free.
All About My Mother (1999) See
Thurs. 7 & 9:15 p.m. $5.50.
Jim Presley, Kristine Pettersen The
last time i heard a Presley play, half
the women in the audience were faint-
ing at his gyrating hips. Expect noth-
ing like that tonight. Zou Zou's, 101
N. Main St., Chelsea. 8 p.m. Chelsea.
Free. 433-4226.
Six Clips Formerly known as Getaway

By Toyin Akinmusuru
Weekend Etc. Magazine Editor
Valentine's Day is the national
holiday during which people in love
exchange gifts and show each other
expressions of their love. To help
understand the patterns in our pre-
sent Valentine's Day customs, we
must look at the origins of the holi-
day. Ilere is a look at-the history of
Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day started in the time
of the Roman Empire. Mid February
was traditionally the time of the
Lupercian festival. The 14th of
February was a holidav to honor
Juno (aka Hera). the goddes of fer-
tility, and a celebration of sensual
pleasure, a time to meet and court a
prospective mate.
The lives of young Roman boys
and girls were generally very sepa-
rate. On the eve of the festival of
Lupercalia. however, the names of
Roman girls were written on slips of
paper and placed into jars. In a ritu-
al lotterv. each young man would
draw a girl's name from the jar and
the two would then become partners
for the duration of the festival.
Sometimes the pairing of the cou-


later marry.
Under the rule of Emperor
Claudius II, Rome was involved in
many bloody and unpopular cam-
paigns. Claudius the Cruel was hav-
ing a difficult time getting soldiers
to join his military leagues. He
believed that the reason was that
Roman men did not want to leave
their loves or families. As a result,
Claudius cancelled all marriages
and engagements in Rome.
Somewhere around 270 A.D.,
there was a priest in Rome called
Valentine who aided the Christians
and secretly married couples. He
was eventually apprehended and
dragged before the prefect of Rome
and thrown into jail. There he was
said to have fallen in love with, and
cured the keeper's daughter, Julia,
of blindness. When news of this
miracle spread, Rome's leaders gave
orders that Valentine should be
beheaded. The morning of the exe-
cution, he was said to have sent
Julia a farewell message signed,
"From your Valentine." He suffered
martyrdom on or near the 14th day
of February, at the time of the festi-
The tradition of the Lupercalian

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Chris Elliott shwerves in "Snow Day."
Cruiser, these pop-rock artists include
the soulful sounds of the harmonica
and accordion on-stage. Blind Pig,
208 S. First St. 10 p.m. $5. 996-8555,
John Mullins His claim to fame is the
fact that he was the founding member
of Ekoostik Hookah. Unfortunately,
that doesn't mean a damn thing to
me. Tower Inn, 701 W. Cross St,
Ypsilanti, 11 p.m. $5. 487-2650.
Colored People's Time See Thurs. 8
No Exit The Rude Mechanicals pre-
sent one-act plays by Jean Paul
Sartre. Pierpont Commons, 8 p.m.
763-TKTS. $5 Saturdays.
Dusa, Fish, Stas, and Vi See Thurs,
Call for proper times.
Hearts Afire 20 high school poets,
including members of the 1999
National Champion Ann Arbor Youth
Poetry Slam Team, examine love and
relationships in a performance hosted
by Ann Arbor teacher Jeff Kass.
Borders Arborland, 3527 Washtenaw.
7 p.m. Free. 677-6948.
Readings of Prison Writings Ex-prison-
ers Judee Norton, Dorsey Nunn, Tracy
Neal and others give reading of prison
writing as part of the 5th Annual
Exhibition of Art by Michigan
Prisoners. Rackham Galleries. 915 E.
Washington. 7 p.m. Free. 662-7691.
All About My Mother (1999) See
Thurs. 7 & 9:15 p.m. $5.50.
The Burmese Harp (1956) A well-
liked Japanese soldier goes off on a
reconnaissance mission and disap-
pears. Buddhist hijinks follow. It's
even more thoughtful than it sounds,
and it's famous for its cinematogra-
phy. Nat. Sci. Auditorium. 8:45 p.m.

Thanks to companies like Hallmark, a would be beau can now find t

pies lasted an entire year, and often, festivals continued well after the
they would fall in love and would reign of Claudius II. In A.D. 496.

Pope Gelasius outlawed the pagan
festival. He ordered a slight change
in the name drawing tradition and
replaced the name of the local
young women with the name of
saints. The game was then to emu-
late the ways of the chosen saints
the rest of the year. Needless to say.
many of the young men were not
pleased with the rule changes.
Although the lottery for women
had been banned by the church, the
mid-February holiday was still used
by Roman men to seek the affection
of women. It became a tradition for
the men to give the ones they
admired handwritten messages 'of
affection, containing Valentine's
name. This may have been the festi-
val that was later named after the
priest - Valentine's Day.
History tells us that the first mod-
ern Valentine's Day dates from the
early years of the fifteenth century.
The Young French Due d'Orleans
was captured at the battle of
Agincourt and kept a prisoner in the
Tower of London for a number of
years. While there, he wrote a series
poems to his wife from captivity.
About sixty of them remain and can
be seen among the royal papers in
the British Museum.

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daughter of Henry I
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Photo ilustustration by JESSicA JoHNSON;/Daily
Couples paired off for the duration of the festival of Lupercalia, sometimes for life.


Editors: Toyin Akinmusuru, Jeff Druchnia
Writers: Toyin Akinmusuru, Chris Kula, Aaron Rich, David Victo
Photo Editors: Jessica Johnson, Dana Linnane, David Rochkind.
Photographers: Gabe Fajuri, Dhani Jones, Adriana Yugovich
Cover: Photo Illustration by Kristen Gobel
Arts Editors: Christopher Cousino, Managing Editor; Gabe Fajuri,
Editor in Chief: Mike Spahn

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courtesy of Walt Disney Enterpriees
The wonderful thing about Tiggers is still Tiggers are wonderful things, as the only
known specimen demonstrates (flanked by, from left, Pooh, Owl, Eeyore and Roo).

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