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148 - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine -- Thursday, February 1, 2001
A weekly guide to who's Thursday, Feb. 1
where, what's happening and 111L5e through
why you need to be there ... ei Wednesday, Feb. 7



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Films opening

A local guide on how to escape or give in t

Head Over Heels Freddie Prinze Jr. plays in a
movie that stole its title from this porno I
saw when I was in the eighth grad. At
Quality 16: 11:10 (Fri.-Sun.), 1:35, 3:40,
5:45, 7:50, 10:05, 11:55 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 1, 3:05, 5:05, 7:15, 9:30, 11:25
(Fri. & Sat.).
Left Behind Kirk "Big Mike Seaver"
Cameron makes a comeback in this
Christian movie about the rapture. Sure to

be enrapturing. Get it? Enrapturing? Huh?
At Showcase: 12:20, 2:20, 4:25, 6:30,
Valentine Yeah, hey, great, remind me
that I'm not seeing anyone, thanks a lot.
Somebody get me a 7 & 7. At Quality 16:
11:20 (Fri. - Sun.), 1:35, 3:40, 5:45,
7:50, 10:05, 11:55 (Fri. & Sat.).
Showcase: 1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:30, 9:40,
11:40 (Fri. & Sat.).

Films holding
A An Instant Classic
B Very Good
C Fair
D Not recommended
F Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money

Castaway Hey, isn't that the guy who
played Alex P. Keaton's alcoholic
uncle? At Quality 16: 11 (Fri. - Sun.),
1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10. At Showcase:
1:25, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55, 12:30 (Fri. &
Sat.). B+
Chocolat Crunchy chocolate pieces and
marshmallow bats? Pass the milk, my
friend. At Quality 16: 11:15 (Fri. -
Sun.), 1:40, 4, 6:25, 9:05, 11:30 (Fri.
& Sat.). At Showcase: 12:40, 4:40,
6:55, 9:15, 11:35 (Fri. & Sat.). A-
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sweet
Lucifer's Beard! Those people are flying
through the air! Ain't that a sight? At
Quality 16: 11:45 (Fri. - Sun.), 2:10,
4:35, 7:05, 9:35, 11:50 (Fri. & Sat). At
Showcase: 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:50, 12:05
(Fri. & Sat.). A+
Double Take It takes two, baby, it
takes two, baby-yeah, me and you. At
Showcase: 12:50 (not Tues. & Wed.),
2:40, 4:30, 8:30 (not Tues. & Wed.),
10:30, 12:10 (Fri. & Sat.)
Escanaba in da Moonlight Local boy
makes good movie about flatulence
jokes and meaty craps. Film at 11. At
Quality 16: 2:20, 4:20, 6:15, 8:10,
1?3:05,12 (Fri. & Sat). At Showcase:
1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30, 11:30
(Fri. & Sat.). B-
Family Man The touching story of Nick
Cage's descent from award winning
actor to the movie "Gone in 60" sec-
onds. At Showcase: 12:15, 8:15 (Tues.
& Wed. only).
Finding Forrester Sean Connery is sexy.
I'm not gay or nothing, I just think he's
sexy, in a manly way. Don't look at me.
At Quality 16: 12, 4:50, 7:25, 10. At
Showcase: 12:55, 3:45, 6:35, 9:25, 12
(Fri. & Sat.). A-
The Gift Yeah, I know it's awesome, but
it's not like I worked at it or nothing. I
eat a lot of fiber. At Quality 16: 12:05,
2:40, 5, 7:30. At Showcase: 12:30,
255, 5:20, 7:45, 10:25, 12:35 (Fri. &
at.). B+
Miss Congeniality How come you never
hear about Miss Defenestration? At
Quality 16: 12:30, 2:45, 7:15, 9:30,
11:35 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 2:35,
6:20, 10:20, 12:25 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
0 Brother, Where Art Thou? Thou art in

a nudie bar just south of the border
with Harvey, Quentin, and Juliet. At
Quality 16: 12:45, 3:10, 5:15, 7:35,
9:55. At Showcase: 12:15, 2:25, 4:35,
6:50, 9, 11:10 (Fri. & Sat.). B
The Pledge Jack hasn't had a good
movie since that one with Ellen Barkin
about the dog trainer. Now that was a
funny movie. At Quality 16: 11:30 (Fri.
& Sat.), 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:20, 11:35
(Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase: 1:35, 4:10,
6:45, 9:20, 11:45 (Fri. & Sat.). B
Traffic Okay, ten points for dogs, fifteen
for little old ladies, and 100 points for
kids. And watch out for watermelons.
At Quality 16: 11:05 (Fri. - Sun.) 1:50,
4:45, 9:45. At Showcase: 12:50, 3:40,
6:40, 9:35, 12:15 (Fri. & Sun.). A
Save the Last Dance So he asked her
to dance, and she said "Would I?" and
he said "Big Nose!" E-mail me if you
want the beginning of this joke. At
Quality 16: 12, 2:05, 4:15, 6:30, 9:15,
11:15 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase:
12:25, 2:50, 5:10, 7:40, 10, 12:15
(Fri. & Sat.). B+.
Snatch Madonna + successful movie =
Happy Guy Ritchie. At Quality 16:
12:05, 2:15, 4:40, 7:20, 9:40, 11:40
(Fri. & Sat.) At Showcase: 1:10, 3:25,
5:35, 7:50, 10:05, 12:25 (Fri. & Sat.).
Sugar and Spice The original name was
"Beef and Spice," but the Slim Jim peo-
ple took issue with that. At Quality 16:
11:40 (Fri. - Sun.), 1:25, 3:20, 5:10,
6;55, 9, 11 (Fri. & Sat.). At Showcase:
1:20, 3:15, 5:15, 7:10, 9:05, 11:15
(Fri. & Sat.). C
Thirteen Days The story of the Bay of
Pigs crisis that took place after Jesus
rose from the dead in Italy back in the
1800s. At Quality 16: 6:45, 9:25. At
Showcase: 12:35, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10,
11:55 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
The Wedding Planner Watch this movie
or Puffy will kill you. At Quality 16:
11:25 (Fri.- Sun.), 1:30, 3:35, 5:40,
7:45, 9:55, 11:55 (Fri. & Sat.). At
Showcase: 12:45, 1:45, 3:15, 4:45,
5:30, 7:25, 7:55, 9:45, 10:15, 11:50
(Fri. & Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. & Sat.). C-
What Women Want A new bowling ball.
At Showcase: 12:15, 5, 7:35, 10:10,
12:30 (Fri. & Sat.). B+

courtesy of New Une Productions
Sleepovers are the best time for cheerleaders to plan a bank robbery in "Sugar and Spice."

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) Ya trip over the tiger, ya land
on the dragon. Ya can't win, I tell ya.
Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.
Kamikaze Taxi (1994) The story of a
young man trying to make it from Ann
Arbor to Detroit Metro in time to
catch his flight. Michigan Theater. 7
p.m. Free.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Now,
how in the hell do you kill a vampire's
shadow, with a shadowkof a steak?
What, I'm a comedian from the '50s
now? Michigan Theater. 9:30 p.m.
State and Main-(2000) Sort of "Some
like it Hot" meets "Raiders of the
Lost Ark," only nothing at all like
that. State Theater. State Theater. 7
& 9:15 p.m.
Traffic (2000) If you change the let-
ters around in this award winning
epic, you get Fraticf. State Theater.
6:45 & 9:30 p.m.
Nebali With crossover member from
The Articles. Check it out. T.C.'s
Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $3.
Classical Piano Joe LaRosa tickles
the ivories. University Hospital Lobby,
Floor 1. 12:10 p.m. Free.
Alvin Alley American Dance Theater
Innovative dance troupe performs
numbers designed to enrich the
American dance heritage and-pre-
serve black cultural expression.
Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway,
Detroit. 8 p.m. $15-$40. 764-2538.
Dances of Passion University
Productions show featuring modern
dance numbers by Carlos Orta and

university faculty. Power Center. 8
p.m. $20, $15, $7 students. 764-
Visiting Writer Series Hear Reginald
McKnight read from his latest work.
This winner of the 0. Henry and
Pushcart awards will be reading fic-
tion dealing with cultural and race
issues in America. Rackham
Auditorium. 5 p.m. Free. 647-6471.
Plant life-Versatile exhibit studying
plant imagery in art, ranging from
Mesopotamian works to Van Gogh.
Museum of Art, Works on Paper
Gallery, Free. 764-0395.
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
Figure: Paintings 1933-46 Well-known
artist explores the depths of the
human condition. Museum of Art,
Apse Gallery, Free. 764-0395.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. Michigan Theater. 4:30, 7 &
9:30 p.m.
Shadow of the Vampire See Thursday.
Michigan Theater. 7:15 & 9:15 p~m.
State & Main See Thursday. State
Theater. 7 & 9:15 p.m.
Traffic See Thursday. State Theater.
6:45 & 9:30 p.m.
Prhyme #Z A variety of grooves will
erupt. They will capture you. Blind Pig,
208 S. 1st St. 10 p.m. $5. 996-8555.
Smokestack Hip rock combining jazz,
and bluegrass. There is no pollution
here. T.C.'s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti.
10:30 p.m. $3. 483-4470.
Al Hill and the Love Butlers Smooth
blues, some boogie and a good time.
Cavern Club, 210 S 1st St. 10 p.m. $8.

Dresden Staatskapelie World-
renowned orchestra plays the works of
Richard Strauss. Hill Auditorium. 8
p.m. $20-$55. 764-2538.
The Marriage of Figaro Michigan
Opera Works performs this famous
Mozart opera. Residential College
Theater, East Quad. 8 p.m. $16, $8
students. 763-TKTS.
Maggie Rose Performance Network
performs a new comedy about life in a
trailer park. Performance Network,
120 E. Huron. 8 p.m. $20. 663-0681.
Alvin Alley American Dance Theater
See Thursday: Detroit Opera House,
1526 Broadway, Detroit. 8 p.m. $15-
$40. 764-2538.
Dances of Passion See Thursday.
Power Center. 8 p.m. $20, $15, $7
students. 764-0450.
Students and Faculty reading Come
out to the Rackham West Conference
Room to hear Jennifer Kietzman and
Margaret Dean read poetry and fic-
tion. Sponsored by the English
Department. 8 p.m. Free. 764-6330.
Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of
Art, Works on Paper Gallery, Free.
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
Figure: Paintings 1933-46 See
Thursday. Museum of Art, Apse
Gallery, Free. 764-0395.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. Michigan Theater. 4:30, 7 &
9:30 p.m.
Nosferatu (1922) An oldie but a good-

By Amanda Scotese
For the Daily
So your nights have been reduced to
sitting around and complaining about
the cold.
"There's nothing to do here," you
whine. You dream of spring -break, or
rather winter break, but it seems far in
the future.
Fortunately Ann Arbor offers many
ways for you to take advantage of this
long winter season and also many
options for you to try to escape it.
So peel your butt off that couch and
go play! I'm not talking snowball fights
and snow angels (but you can if you
want). I'm saying put that butt on a sled
and fly down a snowy hill. Strap on
some ice skates and pretend you're
graceful. The Ann Arbor area is full of
opportunities to have fun in the excruci-
ating cold.
On the other hand, if you still don't
want to brave the coldness, then read on
to find out how to escape the dreariness
of winter, at least for a little bit.
Love It
Probably the most popular winter
sport, would have to be downhill skiing
and snowboarding. Since we are in
Southeastern Michigan, mountains are
nonexistent despite what the names of
some ski resorts might suggest. Mother
Nature's generosity with snow this win-
ter has given pristine conditions so even
if you have never skied or it has been a
while, now is the time.
* About 25 minutes north on US-23
will bring you to Mt. Brighton (810
229-9581), the closest ski resort to Ann
Arbor. Tricksters can shimmy around
the half-pipe and otherwise skiers and
snowboarders can shake down Mt.
Brighton's 26 trails.
Weekdays a lift ticket costs $19 and
$25 on weekends. Ski rental is $18 and
snowboard rental is $28.
* Mt. Holly (800 582-7256) is about
40 minutes away and offers the basics on
its 17 trails (no half-pipe). An all-area
day pass is $22 Monday through Friday
and $27 on Saturday and Sunday. The
coolest thing about Mt. Holly is that, if
you feel like skipping your Monday
classes, two people can ski for the price
of one (not counting rental). You have to
get there before 2 pm. though.
*Alpine Valley (248 887-4183) is

quite popular with its 25 slopes, a half-
pipe and a special terrain area. A day
pass is $21, ski rental is $18 and snow-
board rental is $28. The Valley is just
west of Pontiac so it will take a little
more than an hour to get there.
*Another way to have fun outdoors
is cross-country skiing. A few parks
offer cross-country ski trails along with
equipment rental. Rolling Hills Park
(484-9676) on Stony Creek Road in
Ypsilanti has skis for $4 on weekdays
and $5 on weekends and $3 will get you
the required vehicle permit. They also
have a lodge with a fireplace and a
kitchenette where you can make your
own food.
* Huron Hills (971-6840) also has
cross-country ski rental for $7 on week-
days and $8 on weekends. The rental
price includes the cost of using the
trails, otherwise skiers with their own
equipment have to pay $3 on weekdays
and a mere $3.75 on weekends. That fee
covers the cost of grooming the trails.
Huron Hills is located close to town on
E. Huron River Drive.
Various parks in the Ann Arbor
area have cross-country trails but most
of them do not have equipment rental
for the less savvy skiers. More informa-
tion can be found by either- calling
Washtenaw County Parks (971-6337)
or Michigan State Parks and Recreation
(800 44-PARKS).
* Sledding also can be found on the
hills of many area parks. While the clas-
sic Arb hill by the Geddes Street
entrance is always fun, Rolling Hills
Park lives up to its name. You can rent a
toboggan or a tube to shoot down their
really big hill. Toboggans come in two-
person or four-person sizes and are
$1.50 an hour on weekdays and $2 an
hour on weekends. The same rates
apply to the tubes.
* Ice-skating can be a daredevil
sport if you want to do it the old-fash-
ioned way, but for this reason no locales
condone skating on frozen lakes or
ponds. However you can sport it the
modern way on a skating rink. The Ann
Arbor Ice Cube (213-1600) by Scio
Church Road and Oak Valley Drive has
an Olympic size rink for public skating.
Times vary and admission is $4 and
skate rental is $3. Besides ice-skating,
the Cube also has open hockey that
costs $7.
* Buhr Park (971-3228) on Packard
heading towards Ypsilanti also has an
ice skating rink. Skate rental is $2 and

entrance is $3.
* A couple special events around
town put some fun in the lack of sun.
The .. Annual Chili Open Golf
Tournament (994-1163) takes place this
Saturday at the Leslie Park Golf
Course. For $12 you can shoot six holes
of golf, whip lots of snow around, and
eat chili. Yo' mama so fat, when some-
one sez it's chilly outside she runs out
with a spoon. Well, your mother cer-
tainly would enjoy this event because
pipin' hot chili will keep you warm.
* February 2-4 is the Chelsea
American Legion Winter Carnival
(475-1824). Chelsea is 15 minutes west
of Ann Arbor off I-94. The festival takes
place downtown and includes more
chili, euchre tournament, a fishing
derby, Monte Carlo night and concerts.
And when you're done playing in the
snow, don't forget about chicken noodle
soup and hot chocolate with marshmal-
Leave It
The easiest way to pretend you are
somewhere warm is by going to the
tanner. For these times when real sun is
minimal, basking in the artificial rays
can provide a viable escape from win-
ter's gloom. Just as you would with
regular sun, don't forget to protect
yourself from the harmful rays. Close
your eyes and imagine that the soft
hum of the lamps is the distant roar of
the ocean.
* A favorite tanning salon of UM
students is Tanfastic (213-2279), locat-
ed just south of Madison on South
Main Street. Six dollars will be your
entrance to a sunny haven, but if you
want to make it a weekly affair, throw
down $36 for six visits.
* Closer to campus is South
Exposure (997-9000) on South
University Street. Call for rates and
ask about high pressure tanning.
Apparently it is closer to the real thing.
* Now you need to dive into the
warm salty ocean. A cautious dip into
the chlorine waters of the hot tubs of
Oasis (663-9001) is the closest it can
get. Grab your hubby and sit in the
bubbly for some steamy relaxation. An
hour will cost $25-30 depending on
when you go.
* An easy escape from the cold is
the sauna. Campus Recreation
Buildings have dry saunas where you


can pretend the cold has not pe
your bones. Nothing says y
bring homework.
* A last resort is to flee Na
for the weekend. The best des
be found online. Almost all r
lines offer special last-minu
from their websites and many
allow you to sign up to receive
ly email listing of cheap fare
Detroit. This week Northwest
offers some extravagant dea
round-trip fares to Paris or R+
$319 and London or Amster
$299. If you want to keep it ir
they have fares for $
Jacksonville, Florida and $
Greenville, South Carolina.'(
leave on Saturday and return
or Tuesday if you are travelin
the U.S., otherwise dates v
international flights. And don
that the prices do not include
and taxes that range from $501
* STA Travel has a fewv

Phone Numbers: Brnarwood: 480-4555; Fox village; 994-8080; Michigan Theater: 66&-
8397; Quality 16: 827-2837, Showcase: 973-8380; St ate: 761 8667
Showtimes are effective Frnday through Thursday, Matinee times at State Theater are
effective for Saturday and Sunday only.

dine SkhganZzfe

Weekend, Etc. Editors: Jenni Glenn, Elizabeth I
Writers: Lindsey Alpert, Rob Brode, Autumn Brown, Mark Francescutti, Emil
Schey, Amanda Scotese, John Uhl, Josh Wickerham, Nicholas Woomer
Photo Editors: Louis Brown, Jessica Johnson
Weekend Photo Editor: Abby Rosenbaum
Cover: AP
Arts Editors: Ben Goldstein, Managing Editor. Jennifer Fogel and Robyn Melar
Editor in Chief: Geoffrey Gagnon

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