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weekend
essentials
Sept. 17 to Sept. 20
AT THE MIC
Saturday night at 8
p.m., Kevin Smith,
probably best known
for his character
"Silent Bob" and as the
director of "Clerks"
and "Zack and Miri
Make a Porno," will be
disregarding the quiet
nature of his well-
known alter-ego for
a stand-up set at the
Michigan Theater. A
brief Q&A session is
promised, so this may
be your only chance
to probe the mind of
the man famous for
not talking. Tickets
start at $32.50.

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CAPTURING A DIFFERE$T SCENE
RETRO POLAROID PORTRA S AT
UMMA BRING OUT A RARELY SEEN
PERSPECTIVE OF ANDY WARHOL.
BY DAVID RIVA II DAILY FINE ARTS EDITQR

CONCERT
In a music scene domi-
nated by coy insin-
cerity and sarcasm,
it's nice to know that
people like Ellis Paul
are still making good
old-fashioned folk
music. His true-blue
storytelling and candid
lyrics tenderly connect
the political with the
personal. Go see him
at The Ark tomorrow
with guest Ani Hest.
Tickets are $17.50 and
the show starts at 8
p.m. Doors at 7:30.

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PSONAL SIDS TO
-ANDY WARH"L YOU
GET TIN A GU MPSE .
-CHRISTINA CHANG
GUEST CURATOR

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- he rhythmic clicking of an
ovrhead rojector; stu-
dents 'sprawling across
vintage couches; The Ve)vet Under-
ground spewing from olds-'chool
r speakers. "Warhol Snapshots:1973-
1986," on display at the Universit's
Museum of Art through Oct. 25, is caught his eye. you kind of get a
not your or nary, sacred art gal- sense of looking through his eyes
ler Instead, it's a space to unwind thropgh the photographs."
after the stresses that come along The gallery is broken down into
kith the first weeks of classes and three moin parts: black-and-white
a unique opportunity to spend some photographs of individuals and
time' with one of the most ' fluen- landscapes, color Polaroids and sil-
tial artists of all time:Andy Warhol" ver gelatin. prints. All of these are
"Warhol Snapshots" isn't atypt projected onto a wall to be enjoyed
cal Warholian exhibition. It doesn't in a lounge-esque-space.
ask the frustrating question "What "I 'kind of decided to downplay
'is art?" and it doesn't connect con- Warhol as Warhol- and (decided to
sumerism with art.Brilloboxes and focus on) how 'does 'one relate to
Marilyn Monroe are nowhere to be photographs, how dopsone look., at
seen. Instead, candid photos and photographs, how does one engage
portrait-like Polaroids offer a more them, why are photographs taken?"
intimate depiction of Warhol in the Chang said.
later years of his life. The subjects of the pictures range
"It was a more personal side to from glamorous (Liza Minnelli) to
Andy, Warhol' and I think you're disgusting (a man picking his nose)
definitely getting more of a glimpse to flat-oft silly (a man comically eat-
into his private thoughts," said ing a banana).
Christina Chang, a Ph.D. Candidate In a way, viewing the photo-
in the History of Art Department graphs and Polaroids in the gal-
and Guest Curator of the gallery. lery is akin to skimming through a
"Those candid shots or those pho- Facebook photo album. As Chang
tographs that he took while walking explained, the audience is undefined
down the street, those are evidence and, inknown,,but the subjects 'are
of what he found interesting, what consciouslyputting themselves out
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"You're also' kind of. spying on
these people," Chang added. "On
Facebook you can sort of have this
ipteractionwithpeoplewithoutever
having them know that you're inter-
acting will them by looking at their
photo albums. I definitely think
there's that aspect where there's a
sneakiness to looking at these pho-
tographs."
In fact, walking through the gal-
See WARHOL, Page 4B
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FILM
Ever wonder what it
would be like to watch
Ben Stiller in "Night
at the Museum" in
an actual museum?
Tonight in UMMA's
Stern Auditorium see
a seemingly insig-
nificant museum
security guard mingle
with dinosaurs,
Roman gladiators and
Teddy Roosevelt. Just
make sure you leave
UMMA before the
lights go out and the
portraits come to life.
The movie is free and
sstarts at 7:30 p.m.
ON STAGE
This Saturday at the
Riverside Arts Center,
join the Emergent Arts
Theater Company for
a local presentation
of Samuel Beckett's
famous work, "Wait-
ing for Godot." Don't
miss this spectacu-
lar depiction of the
solitude and isola-
tion inherent in our
human condition.
You may learn some-
thing valuable about
yourself, as well as
the rest of the world.
Tickets $15 with a
student ID. 8 p.m.

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