The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazin
14B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, October 11, 2001
A weekly guide to who's Thursd Ocober 11
where, what's hapaeningoand
why you need to be there ... Wednesday, October 17
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Happy Birthday! It's time to go out and
Bandits By the way, it was "Everybody
Knows this is Nowhere." At Showcase:
1:25, 1:55, 4:15, 4:45, 7:00, 7:30,
9:35, 10:05, 12:05 (Fri. and Sat.),
12:35 (Fri. and Sat.).
Iron Monkey Also opening this week is
The Fugitive and Apollo 13. At
Showcase: 1:20, 3:25, 5:35, 8:00,
10:00,.12:10 (Fri. and Sat.).
Corky Romano Chris managed to side-
step that legislation against SNL
movies by creating a new character.2At
Showcase: 12:50, 3:00, 5:05, 7:25,
9:30, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.).
American Pie 2 That talking pie gag
never gets old. At Showcase: 3:30,
5:40, 10:10, 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.)
Don't Say a Word I'll never tell. Good.
Don't. 12:35, 3:05, 5:25, 7:55, 10:15,
S12:25 (Fri. and Sat.),
The Glass House What's better? Purple
Haze or Shiva Moon? At Showcase:
Hardball Keanu, I'm becoming really
afraid of how the Matrix sequels turn
out if you keep this up. At Showcase:
12:25, 12:55, 2:40, 3:10, 5:00, 5:30,
7:40, 8:10, 9:50, 10:20, 11:50 (Fri.
and Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.).
Hearts in Atlantis That online book idea
of King's is as solid as New Coke. At
Showcase: 12:10, 12:40, 2:25, 2:55,
4:50, 5:20, 7:10, 7:40, 9:20, 9:50,
11:25 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:55 (Fri. and
Max Keeble's Big Move I'm not even
going to dignify this with a cynical joke.
At Showcase: 12:30, 2:30, 4:40, 6:55
9:00, 11:00 (Fri. and Sat.).
The Others This has crept up near the
$100 million, just like Glitter. At
Showcase: 12:15, 2:20, 4:35, 6:45,,
9:05, 11:20 (Fri. and Sat.).
Rush Hour 2 He don't know nothing
about the hoes and the guns and the
drugs! At Showcase: 2:15,4:20, 8:45,
11:05 (Fri. and Sat.).
Serendipity If I'm lucky, I won't see
this. Get it? Lucky, Seren ... whatever,
I'll be at M oe's. 12:45, 1:15, 2:50,
3:20, 4:55, 5:25, 7:05, 7:35, 9:10,
9:40,.11:10 (Fri. ad Sat.), 11:40 (Fri.
Training Day Snoop and Dre don't even
get screen time together. At
Showcase: 12:00, 1:00, 1:30, 2:35,
4:00, 4:30, 5:10, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50,
9:25, 9:55, 10:25, 12:00 (Fri. and
Sat.), 12:30 (Fri. and Sat.).
Two Can Play at That Game Y'know,
they shoot horses. At Showcase: 1:35,
Zoolander So you're telling me that
Oswald was a male model too? 1:10,
1:40, 3:15, 3:45, 5:15, 5:45, 7:15,
7:45, 9:15, 9:45, 11:15 (Fri. and Sat.),
11:45 (Fri. and Sat.)
By Carmen Johnson
^aily Arts Writer
Remember when you'd count down the days
until it was your day? The day when you could
eat cake for breakfast, expect to be treated like
royalty and invite all your friends to sing
around the glowing candles and play pin the
tail on the donkey while wearing ridiculous
hats. In the college years of your life, birthdays
might not have the same routine altering effect
as they did in our now seemingly distant youth,
but students still know how to enjoy them.
Like most University students, you probably
are amidst the seemingly excruciating wait to
turn the ripe age of 21. That or you are among
the old-timers who remember how ready you
were when you passed the milestone.
But if you want advice on how to celebrate
your big "of legal age" birthday, you might not
want to ask some of your friends notorious for
partying, they probably won't recall much of it.
LSA senior Mike Larson is almost hazily posi-
tive he had a birthday celebration.
"It was a great day, I remember I got mail
that day. That night my buddies took me out to
Good Time Charley's. And it was a good time,
I'm pretty sure," Larson said.
Everyone has their own idea on how to cele-
brate their birthday. They might want to do
something special, maybe something unusual.
Like cascade over the inactive volcano,
Huascaran, in southeastern Peru.- But if you
can't make it to South America, just head to the
restaurants on South Main Street.
LSA junior Sarah Johnson celebrated her
19th at B.D.'s Mongolian BBQ. "My birthday
was on a Saturday. My friends took me out the
Mongolian. Just my luck, there were like five
other birthdays going on at the same time. It's
not that I wanted all the attention to myself, but
c'mon, it's my day," she fumed.
Whether you spend it with friends or family,
the day should never be left unmarked.
Kinesiology student Jessica Rose's parents
came up for her birthday.
"I made them take me out to the most expen-
sive restaurant I know, The Gandy Dancer, and
I took like 20 of my closest friends - and the
waiter was really cute. But with my parents
there'and all, I didn't try anything." she said.
Of course your great birthday plans could
also include a house of average size and some-
one playing music in a crowded room with lots
of happy people. It doesn't matter if nobody
knows it's your birthday, you just want to
blame your behavior on the date on your dri-
"Our house was so packed last year for my
21st birthday. I think my roommates paid peo-
ple to come or something but it was so much
fun. Cleaning up the next day was a pain but I
have pictures from my night. And from those, I
can tell it was a success," said an anonymous
LSA student who was afraid to tarnish her
'good girl' reputation.
Deja Vu is a popular birthday venue for those
who want a guaranteed viewing of breasts on
their special day instead of incoherently beg-
ging to any woman around. Jeff Jenkins, a LSA
sophomore gentleman, mentioned his friend's
birthday at the club.
"For my friend's birthday we went to D6ja
Vu. He got to go up on stage with the dancers
Courtesy of Toucnstone Pictures
Who is Corky Romano? Who cares?
Leslie Davis Reads Poetry - Established
poet reads from her latest. Discussion and
signing to follow. Shaman Drum, 4-6 p.m.
Free. 662-7407. -
U-M Visiting Writers - Gibbons Ruark
reads from poetry collections both new
and old. Hale Auditorium, U-M Business
School, 5 p.m. Free. 615-3710.
Hype it Up - Brian Ross reads from
"When the Caffeine Wears Off: De-hyping
the New Economy." Borders, 7 p.m. Free.
Ghost World Steve Buscemi plays a weird
guy. Shocker. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:15
The Princess and the Warrior Ich bin ein
Springfielder. State Theater. 9:30 p.m.
Tortilla Soup I can't reconcile that combi-
nation. State Theater. 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.
"The Twang Bangers Tour: Bill Kirchen,
Joe Goldmark, Redd Volkaert, Dallas
Wayne" If any of those names in bold look
familiar you'll probably have a good time.
The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $15 761-
Travis They draw on '60s british rock so
much you'd swear you were listening to
George Harrison. Michigan Theater, 603
E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m. $25 668-8463.
Ghettobillies Melding country and funk is
about as hard as splicing pig and elephant
DNA but somehow they do both. T.C.'s
Speakeasy, Ypsilanti, 10:30 p.m. $3 483-
"Good News." 1920s musical set at Tait
Friends often gather at Good Time Charley's to celebrate birth
University, where a football star and his
love for his astronomy tutor threatens the
team's ability to defeat a rival school. 8
p.m. Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan
League. $15-20, $7 students. 764-2538.
"The Good Person of Szechwan." Bertolt
Brecht play which tells the story of three
gods who come to earth in search of
someone who can redeem humanity. 8
p.m. Trueblood Theatre, Frieze Bldg. $15,
$7/students w/id. 764-2538.
A LTERNA TIVES
"Donald Sultan: The Smoke Rings." This
exhibit showcases the artist's paintings,
prints, and photographs of cigarette
smoke rings. U-M Museum of Art, 525 S.
State. Free. 764-0395.
"Albert Kahn: Inspiration for the Modern."
Kahn's influence on Modernism is fea-
tured in this exhibit, which includes both
his own designs of factories, theaters, and
office buildings, and those of other artists
such as Diego Rivera. U-M Museum of
Art, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
scenes are gold. State Theater. 9 p.m.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Under
Claudio Abbado's baton, this world-
renowned orchestra performs
Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" and
"Symphony No. 6." 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium.
Presidio, Flashpapr Presidio is indie rock
and Flashpapr is folky, how will they ever
coexist? Should make for a good sitcom.
The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St., 10 p.m. $4
($6 under 21).996-8555.
Debbie Fogell Fogelld?! Zou Zou's,
Chelsea, 8 p.m. Free 433-4226.
Keith Ruff Ruff ryder?. Ann Arbor Comedy
Showcase, 314 E. Liberty 8 p.m. and
10:30 p.m. $10 996-9080.
"Good News." See Thurs.
"The Good Person of Szechwan." See
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and smiled for the free picture. It was the
greatest day of his life," he beemed.
Maybe you're a "surprise me" type of per-
son. You'd be the one dropping hints, very
much wanting someone to plan your day. You
want everyone you know in one room with
huge smiles and even bigger presents. But to
nmany, the prospect of unexpectedly walking
into a room full of friends, having them scream
surprise at you, might be something you'd want
LSA student James Lee shrugged when
asked about his birthday celebration. "I hate
making everyone get excited for my birthday.
I'm the only one who really cares, but I still
had a fun time. We ordered Jimmy John's. But
next year I'm turning 21 so I'm sure we'll go
out. We'll go out to Jimmy John's instead of
For the many students living in the extreme-
ly spacious residential halls, weekday birth-
days might still mean the dorm's everyday
sticky pasta and red sauce for your special
If you're really lucky you might feel the
excitement of getting a little white strip
announcing you have a package in the mail-
room. While some students who lived near Ann
Arbor decide to go home for some devils food
"The best thing I could get for my birthday
was a sleep in, to sleep in my own bed," a
need a Z
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Books - Steve
Wishnia reads from his latest, "Exit 25
Utopia: A Great American Punk-Rock
Novel." Shaman Drum, 8 p.m..Free. 662-
Innocence Ok, ten beers. Michigan
Theater. 7 & 9:15 p.m.
Ghost World See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.
Mission The first full length film from U of
M alum Loren Marsh. State Theater. 7:15
& 9:15 p.m.
Tortilla Soup See Thursday. State Theater.
Apocalypse Now Redux The surfing
"Eating It." The politically-minded San
Francisco Mime Troupe present this satire
of market-driven genetic engineering. 8
p.m. Power Center. $12.50-$16.50. 763-
"Donald Sultan: The Smoke Rings." See
"Albert Kahn: Inspiration for the Modem."
Innocence See Friday. Michigan Theater.
4:30,-7 & 9:15 p.m.
Ghost World See Thursday. Michigan
Editors: Matt Grandstaff, Jane Krull
Phone Numbers: Michigan Theater: 668-8397; Quality 16: 827-2837; Showcase: 973-8380;
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Matinee times at State Theater are
effective for Saturday and Sunday only.
Writers: eff Dickerson, Will El-Nachef, Michael Grass, Lyle Henretty, Matt Herrr
Sommy Ko, Louie Meizlish, Luke Smith, Andy Taylor-Fabe, Josh Wickerham.
Photo Editors: Marjorie Marshall
Photographer: Marjorie Marshall
Cover: Leslie Ward
Arts Editors: Jennifer Fogel, Managing Editor, Robyn Melamed and Lyle Henretty,
Editor in Chief: Geoffrey Gagnon