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0 The Michigan Daily ( michigandaily.com ( Thursday, November 19, 2009

weekend
essentials
Nov. 19 to Nov. 22

CONCERT
Bust out that banjo
and chomp down on
some tumbleweed -
Old Crow Medicine
Show is comin' on
down to the Michigan
Theater Friday night,
and it should be quite
the hootenanny. Com-
plete with the only
professional guit-jo (a
banjo-like instrument)
player in the United
States, it's the para-
digm of old-fashioned
roots music. Tickets
start at $20 and the
show begins at 8 p.m.
R UPE SON STAGE
Head to the Arthur
Miller Theatre for the
BY ERIC CHIU Department of Theatre
and Drama's produc-
Y ARTS WRITER tion of "Uncommon
Women and Oth-
"HAIR" is Wigfield's first ers." Live vicariously
>w as a director and he
flits that when he started at through the women in
e University, he wasn't a fan the play who gather to
the musical theater scene. It reminisce about their
ithe strength of the mate- cleit-xeinc.
Sof "HAIR"weverthat collegiate experience
ew him to the project. through flashbacks
"'HAIR' conn'gout of a dif- and monologues.
ent style of theater - a the- Someday, that'll be
r that is breaking traditions,
t is breaking what a book us. Performances are
sical could be," Wigfield at 7:30 p.m. tonight,
d. 8 p.m. on Friday and
"You look at things like Saturday and a mati-
lahoma!' or any Rodgers
d Hammerstein show ... they nee at 2 p.m. on Sun-
ve brilliant, brilliant stories. day. Tickets from $9.

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FILM
"Donnie Darko" is
one of those movies
you can watch over
and over and still not
understand. If you
want to retry decipher-
ing this teenage sci-fi
head trip starring Jake
Gyllenhaal, or if you
just have a bad taste
in your mouth from
Richard Kelly's "The
Box," check out the
midnight screening
this Saturday at the
State Theater. Tickets
are $7 with student ID.
AT THE MIC
Few student organiza-
tions say tradition like
the Men's Glee Club.
Saturday, it celebrates
its 150th anniversary
by showcasing Ameri-
can music includ-
ing the premiere of
"Searchlight Soul"
along with standard
Michigan songs. With
any luck, Hill Audito-
rium will be filled with
happy Wolverines
singing "The Victors"
after a big win over
Ohio State on Satur-
day. The performance
is $5 with an MCard
and starts at 8 p m.

"HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" was originally written in the 1960s in response tothe
public reaction to the Vietnam War. It touches on the issues of sexuality, politics, religion and identity in
that era. The student group performing it now, MUSKET, was founded in 1908, and has presented many
shows in its time ranging from old classics to modern hits.

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