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14B - The Michigan Daily - Literary Magazine - Thursday, March 8, 2001
A weekly guide to who's Thursday, March 8
where, what's hap ening and through
why you need to e there ... h i Wednesday, March 14

The Michigan Daily - Literary Magazi

TAKIo

by JoahnWest

Thursday
CAMPUS CINEMA
In the Mood For Love (2001) Simply
because you're near me, and you're
hot. Michigan Theater. 7:15 & 9:30
p.m.
Malena (2000) The director of
Cinema Paradisio points a camera at
a cutie for two hours. Michigan
Theater. 7 & 9:15 p.m.
MUSIC
Johnstown Cats Perform swing with
twelve-piece band attitude. T.C.'s
Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $3.
483-4470.
Celtic & Folk Music The sound of ban-
jos and harps make for a Celtic night
of pleasure. University Hospital Lobby.
Floor 1. 12:10 p.m. Free.
THEA TER
Games in the Backyard Basement
Arts performs Edna Mazya's drama
about a group rape and the trial that
followed. Arena Theater, Frieze Bldg.
7 p.m. Free. 764-6800.
The Front Page Ann Arbor Civic
Theater performs this fast-paced com-
edy about competing Chicago news-
papers in the 1920s. AACT
Downtown, 408 W. Washington. 8
p.m. $16, $14 students/seniors. 971-
AACT.
A LTERNA TIVES
Linda Gregson This acclaimed poet
will be reading from her latest work
as part of the University's Visiting
Writers Series. Rackham Auditorium.
5 p.m. Free. 647-6471.
Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson Exhibit featuring three film-
projection works by the artist, who is
known for provocative photos that
address racial identity and relation-
ships. 20th Century and West
Galleries, Museum of Art, 525 S.
State. Free. 764-0395.
Friday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Chunhyang (2000) Hyo-jeong Lee and
Seung-woo Cho, together again for
the first time. How can this stunner
miss? Michigan Theater. 7:30 p.m.
Malena See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 7 & 9:15 p.m.
MUSIC
Knee Deep Shag This is funky sha-
"" gadellic funk from a popular
Kalamazoo band. Blind Pig 208 S. 1st
St. 10 p.m. $7 996-8555.
Admiral Walker Coming from
Cincinnati they provide a funky Ohio-'
band sound. T.C.'s , Speakeasy,
Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $3. 483-4470.
All Hill & the Love Butlers Fell the boo-
gie-woogie blues from a local horn-sec-
tioned sextet, that'll put some soul in
your soul. Cavern Club 210 S 1st St.
10 p.m. $8. 332-9900.
THEA TER
The Star-Spangled Girl The RC Players
perform this Neil Simon play about
two anarchists whose political moti-
vation is distracted by a gorgeous

woman. RC Auditorium, East Quad. 8
p.m. $3. 763-0176.
Games in the Backyard See Thursday.
Arena Theater, Frieze Bldg. 7 & 11
p.m. Free. 764-6800.
The Front Page See Thursday. AACT
Downtown. 408 W. Washington. 8
p.m. $16, $14 students/seniors. 971-
AACT.
A LTERNA TIVES
Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson See Thursday. 20th Century
and West Galleries. Museum of Art,
525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
Saturday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Chunhyang See Friday. Michigan
Theater. 5 & 7:30 p.m.
Malena See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 10 p.m.
MUSIC
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Classical music gets exhilerated by
Maestro Arie Lipsky who conducts a
73-piece orchestra into a crescendo.
Michigan Theater. 8 pm. $17-$30.
668-TIME.
Funktelligence This Ann Arbor band
puts old school, funk and jazz in a
great big mixture of fun. Blind Pig 208
S. 1st St. 10 p.m. $7 996-8555.
George Bedard & the Kingpins If you
go expect to hear good time blues and
jazz that have rockability. Cavern Club,
210 S 1st St. 10 p.m. $8. 332-9900.
THEATER
The Star-Spangled Girl See Friday. RC
Auditorium, East Quad. 8 p.m. $3.
763-0176.
Games in the Backyard See Thursday.
Arena Theater, Frieze Bldg. 7 p.m.
Free. 764-6800.
The Front Page See Thursday. AACT
Downtown, 408 W. Washington. 8
p.m. $16, $14 students/seniors. 971-
AACT.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
World-famous Shakespeare touring
group performs his Henry VI series
plays. Power Center. Henry VI, Part I:
11 a.m., Henry VI, Part II: 3:15 p.m.,
& Henry VI, part 111, 8 p.m. $108-250
(price includes all 38Henry VI shows
plus Richard III). 764-2538.
ALTERNA TIVES
Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson See Thursday.k20th Century
and West Galleries, Museum of Art,
525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
Museum of Art, Apse Gallery. Free.
764-0395.
Sunday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Ann Arbor Silent Film Society
Presents: Lillian Gish Hey, I'm a tad
surprised they let these wild ones
back into the Michigan Theater.
Michigan Theater. 2 p.m. $4

Chunhyang See Friday. Michigan
Theater. 7 p.m.
Malena See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 7:30 p.m.
Rashomon (1950) Kurosawa has
always been considered the poor
man's Kwai Chang Caine, but check
out this little gem anyway. Michigan
Theater. 5 p.m. Free.
MUSIC
Homegrown Night Maybe they are
doing a special tribute to Dave
Matthews, with his sweet new album
hittin' the airwaves. T.C.'s Speakeasy,
Ypsilanti. 9 p.m. $2. 483-4470.
THEATER
The Front Page See Thursday. AACT
Downtown, 408 W. Washington. 8
p.m. $16, $14 students/seniors. 971-
AACT.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
World-famous Shakespeare touring
group performs "Richard Ill." Power
Center. 8 p.m. $108-250 (price
includes all 3 Henry VI shows plus
Richard III). 764-2538.
A LTERNA TIVES
Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson See Thursday. 20th Century
and West Galleries, Museum of Art,
525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
Art Video: "Ndebele; Women and
Art." Explores the artistic skills of
the house-decorating Ndebele women,
known for their geometric designs.
Museum of Art, Media Room. 1 p.m.
Free. 764-0395.
Monday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Chunhyang See Friday, Michigan
Theater. 7:30 p.m.I
The Gift (2000) Another movie with
Keanu, and he's got a beard? Now
that is a gift. Michigan Theater. 9:15
p.m.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955) This t
musical clearly does not take place in
Michigan. Or in my love life. Michigan
Theater. 7 p.m.

He stared past his reflection in the window and towards the
sun rising over his back yard. His dull eyes shrank to slits,
unaccustomed to the light that began to stream into the
house. He was born with dark brown eyes but decided late in
high school that he would look better with a set of baby
blues. All his contact lenses did now was make him look like
he was trying to be too young for his age. His forty fifth
birthday had passed him by three days ago and the reality of
his life was setting in.
A shrill, demanding whistle shot from the top of his stove
and he shrank away from the window towards the kitchen.
Gavin stood at 5' 8" but was always hanging his head and
sagging his shoulders, making him seem even shorter. He
used to smile at how young women joked with him that in
order to be short and handsome at the same time, you had to
have a certain type of sex appeal. If there was one thing that
Gavin lacked, it was sex appeal. Gavin wasn't unpleasant to
look at but he had mousy, common features that let him
become just another face in the crowd. His 145 pound frame
supported a large head that had a thin pale face surrounded
by a mass of wavy, dark blonde hair. An only child born to
two Native Americans, his appearance led to constant argu-
ments between his parents about his mother's possible infi-
delity. It was two days before his sixth birthday when his
father came home from work to find the postman delivering
a package. In a flurry of fists and curses, his father beat the
mailman senseless, and then silently abandoned Gavin and
his mother.
The rest of his childhood was spent with an alcoholic
mother who made sure everyday that he understood whose
fault it was that his father had left them. She took him to the
mall one afternoon and told him that she was going to the
restroom. When the mall closed at nine o'clock he began to
walk home alone. He walked into the house three hours later,
exhausted and scared to death. His mother lifted her head up
from the couch, still clutching the half-empty bottle. She lay
back down and loudly cursed herself for not picking a mall
any further away. Gavin had wondered ever since if he would
ever belong to a real family.
He mixed the boiling water with oatmeal, preparing break-
fast for his son. Suddenly hungry he looked at his watch and
realized that he hadn't eaten for two days. Oh well, he
thought, I've lived through worse. Setting the bowl on the

Courtesy of Royal Shakespeare company
Clive Wood and Fiona Bell star in The Royal Shakespeare Company's produc-
tion of "Henry VI Part Ill."

Free. 763-5460.
Comedic Self-Help Author at Shaman
Drum Susan Jane Gilman, author of
"Kiss My Tiara," reads. Shaman
Drum. 8 p.m. Free. 662-7404.
Students Read at Guild House
Members of Jodie Kearns's
Advanced Poetry Workshop here at
the University will be reading their
work. Guild House. 8 p.m. Free. 995-
1956.

MUSIC

Jazz Jam Session With an event like
this, every week, why would youever
watch "Boston Public?" I mean c'mon
look at that alliteration Jazz, Jam.
Nice. Pierpont Commons. 8 p.m. Free.
Acoustic Open Mic Oh god, this is the
week.Dave Matthews' new record is
really coming out tomorrow. I have to
go to Meijer's to buy it at midnight.
Tap Room, Ypsilanti 9:30 p.m. Free.
482-5320.
A LTERNA TI VES
Scenarios:Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson See Thursday. 20th Century
and West Galleries, Museum of Art,
525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
Coreoarte Danza Contemporanea This
Venezuela-based company led by
choreographer Carlos Orta performs
excerpts from his latest dance,
"Carnaval - Un Gran Bolero." Pease
Studio, University Dance Building,
1310 N. University Ct. 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Ann Arbor Film Festival Come see
what all the fuss is about as the
AAFF showcases new talents from
around the world. Nothing repeats,
never the same show twice.
Michigan Theater. 8 p.m.
MUSIC
Blind- Pig Showcase Night Everyone
will be there wanting to hear the open
mic likings of - twilight, Krisco
Lockets and you. Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st
St. 10 p.m. Free. 996-8555.
Blues Jam Girl, Everyday I get the
blues, can't we stay in tonite? Tap
Room, Ypsilanti 9:30 p.m. Free. 482-
5320.
ALTERNA TIVES

Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson See Thursday. 20th Century
and West Galleries, Museum of Art,
525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
Wednesday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Ann Arbor Film Festival See Tuesday.
Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
MUSIC
Music Now Fest Ooooh, if they
release a CD of this 20th Century
solo and chamber music, I would sooo
be all over it. 8 p.m. Pease
Auditorium, EMU. Free.
THEA TER
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Performs Henry VI, Part II at 3 p.m.
and Henry VI, Part IlIl at 8 p.m. Power
Center. $108, $162, $216, $250
(price includes all 3 Henry shows plus
Richard I). 764-2538.
ALTERNA TIVES
Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson See Thursday. 20th Century
and West Galleries, Museum of Art,
525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
Art Video: "Ndebele; Women and
Art." See Sunday. Museum of Art,
Media Room. 12:10 p.m. Free. 764-
0395.

table he added a glass of orange juice and two pieces of
toast. Hearing the sound of a toilet flush coming from the
bottom of the stairs he felt a wave of inspiration come over
him. He raced over to his computer, opened it up, and began
to flow with his emotions.
Gavin was a writer by profession but could never decide
what it was that he wanted to write about. As a young novel-
ist he was partial to writing non-fiction. Then after a few
years of writing shorts for a college periodical, he moved on
to writing for a science fiction journal switching his flavor to
fiction. This, however, left- quite a sour taste in his mouth.
No matter what his discipline, Gavin couldn't produce any-
thing interesting, due mainly to his lack of ability.
He heard his son making his way up the stairs before he
ever even saw him. Gavin thought, Hunter walks about as
gracefully as a rhinoceros with a glandular problem. He
watched Hunter yawn loudly and scratch his crotch. Gavin
turned back to his computer as Hunter looked over at the
table and saw that his father had fixed him breakfast. Hunter
sighed and looked over to his father to tell him that he
shouldn't have, but his face was buried in his computer.
"Hunter, did you see that I made you breakfast?" His
father's voice let him know that his attention wasn't fully on
his work.
"Gavin, you spend time preparing my breakfast but have
you even had your own yet?" He put his hands on his hips
and spoke in a voice demanding his father's full attention.
"Well actually I've been...," Gavin's voice trailed off as he
lifted his head, searching for an excuse as to why he hadn't
eaten yet.
"I know that you've been up all night, too. Dammit Gavin,
that's not healthy. You have enough time to eat breakfast.
You're story is going to be there when you finish. I don't
think that it's going to get up and walk away." Frustrated at
his father, Hunter looked over at the coffeepot.
"I'm also making you another pot of coffee, too." His face
crinkling in disgust he said, "Jesus, how long has this crap
been in here?"
Gavin got up from in front of his computer and went over
to the table. His son stood almost a half a foot taller then he
and had jet-black hair that shone slightly blue-black in the
light. Hunter had a set of blue eyes that were natural and
sometimes looked gray, depending on the weather and even

more upon his mood. G
his son looked like his n
meal. Whether he was h
oatmeal. Hunter had tol
knew best.
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out the door for school,
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that never made it any e,
to get to her, so he really
to look back on the time
Fiona and Gavin met
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and her car's ignition m
back to her apartment
ended up spending the
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before he graduated hig
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dropped out. While actu
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environments. Figuring
began to write. The on
good. So after dropping
left from the house and
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