Thursday

Paul Wong
Javier Bardem chases after Johnny Depp in “”Before Night Falls.””<br><br>Courtesy of Elmar Pictures

CAMPUS CINEMA

Almost Famous (2000) Almost got a best picture nomination, but you didn”t, and second place just means that you”re the first loser. State Theater. 7 p.m.

The Contender (2000) The Dude is President? That rocks. State Theater. 6:30 p.m.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Why can”t them Asians make good action movies like “The Sixth Day?” America Rocks! Michigan Theater. 7 & 9 p.m.

Shadow of the Vampire (2000) You know, Cary Elwes is in this movie too, and no one seem to care. That really pisses me off. State Theater. 9 p.m.

Traffic (2000) Quaint little flick from the director of “Erin Brockovich.” And all this time I thought Julia directed it, too. State Theater. 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Skypilots Are going to fly you so so high with their organic rock music machines. T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $3. 483-4470.

Songs of Michigan Folk rockers Kitty Donohoe and Wanda Degen kick out the jams Michigan style. University Hospital Lobby. Floor 1. 12:10 p.m. Free.

THEATER

El Capitan The Comic Opera Guild presents this Sousa operetta, a parody of the Spanish occupation of Peru. Mendelssohn Theater. 8 p.m. $17, $15 seniors, $7 students/youth. 763-TKTS.

Maggie Rose Performance network explores the personality of hillbillies and mysteries of the divine in this new comedy, set in a trailer park. Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. 8 p.m. $17. 663-0681.

ALTERNATIVES

Win a Gold Medal It”s the Poetry Olympics at the U-Club! Michigan Union. 9 p.m. Free. 763-3202.

Plant Life This exhibit includes the use of plants in painting throughout time, ranging from Van Gogh to ancient pottery. Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-46 This collection, consisting of Rothko”s early paintings, showcases the range of human emotions. Museum of Art, Apse Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Friday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Before Night Falls (2000) The name Javier is making a real comeback in American cinema. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:45 p.m.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See Thursday. The State Theater (note: this film has changed theaters from Thursday). 7 & 9:45 p.m.

Traffic Traffic See Thursday. State Theater. 6:45, 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Ascension of the Blues This music-filled historical revue written by Jimmy Dillon, features the musical history of African Americans, from blues to gospel to jazz. Michigan Theater. 8 p.m. $30-$50. 668-8397.

Half Looking I am half looking at what I type when I do this list. This is indie rock. T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $3. 483-4470.

Immunity Reggae rockers from the “D.” Cavern Club 210 S 1st St. 10 p.m. $8. 332-9900.lub 210 S 1st St. 10 p.m. $8. 332-9900.

THEATER

El Capitan See Thursday. Mendelssohn Theater. 8 p.m. $17, $15 seniors, $7 students/youth. 763-TKTS.

Maggie Rose See Thursday. Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. 8 p.m. $17. 663-0681.

ALTERNATIVES

Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-46 See Thursday. Museum of Art, Apse Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Saturday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Before Night Falls See Friday. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:45 p.m.

A Time for Drunken Horses (2000) Crazy Kurds, inebriated wild life. Anybody ever been to a party at Sigma Chi? Michigan Theater. 4:30 p.m.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See Thursday. State Theater. 2, 4:30, 7, & 9:45 p.m.

Shadow of the Vampire See Thursday. State Theater. 4:15 p.m.

Traffic See Thursday. State Theater. 1:30, 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Buddy Guy Electric blues from Chicago guitar prince. Michigan Theater. 7:30 pm. $26-$36. 668-TIME.

Thrall Ypsi quintet brings dark heavy rock. Blind Pig 208 S. 1st St. 10 p.m. $6 996-8555.

The Starlight Drifters God it”s late, can I drift off to the stars soon? Honky tonk man, remember him? This is his band. Well it”s not, but it may as well be. Cavern Club, 210 S 1st St. 10 p.m. $8. 332-9900.

THEATER

El Capitan See Thursday. Mendelssohn Theater. 2 p.m., 8 p.m. $17, $15 seniors, $7 students/youth. 763-TKTS.

Maggie Rose See Thursday. Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. 8 p.m. $17. 663-0681.

ALTERNATIVES

Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Free. 764-0395.

Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-46 See Thursday. Museum of Art, Apse Gallery. Free. 764-0395.

Sunday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Before Night Falls See Friday. Michigan Theater. 5:30 & 8:15 p.m.

House of Mirth (2000) Scully goes all 1900″s “n stuff with the guy from “Mask” and Ray from “Ghostbusters.” Michigan Theater. 6 & 8 p.m.

Orfeu (1999) The Center for World Performance Studies Film series proudly presents this film that needs no introduction. Michigan Theater. 3 p.m. Free.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See Thursday. State Theater. 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Shadow of the Vampire See Thursday. State Theater. 4:15.

Traffic See Thursday. State Theater. 1:30, 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Homegrown Night Maybe they are doing a special tribute to Dave Matthews, with his sweet new album kerplunking in stores on Tuesday. T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $2. 483-4470.

THEATER

El Capitan See Thursday. Mendelssohn Theater. 2 p.m. $17, $15 seniors, $7 students/youth. 763-TKTS.

Maggie Rose See Thursday. Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. 2 p.m. $17. 663-0681.

ALTERNATIVES

Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-46 See Thursday. Museum of Art, Apse Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Art Video: “Kiki Smith” Explores two exhibitions by this sculptor at the Fawbush Gallery in New York. Media Room, Museum of Art. 1 p.m. Free. 764-0395.

Monday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Before Night Falls See Friday. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:45 p.m.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See Thursday. State Theater. 7 & 9:15 p.m.

House of Mirth See Sunday. Michigan Theater. 7:15 & 9:15.

Traffic See Thursday. State Theater. 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Jazz Jam Session With an event like this, every week, why would you ever 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.

ALTERNATIVES

Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Tuesday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Before Night Falls See Friday. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:45 p.m.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See Thursday. State Theater. 7 & 9:15 p.m.

House of Mirth See Sunday. Michigan Theater. 7:15 & 9:15.

Traffic See Thursday. State Theater. 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Blind Pig Showcase Night The Tones and Whelm are playing tonite, but everyone will be at home listening to the new DMB CD. 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.

ALTERNATIVES

Alistair McLeod Canada”s best fiction writer stops through Ann Arbor to read at the Drum, yo. Come one, come all. Shaman Drum. 8 p.m. Free. 662-7407.

Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Wednesday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Before Night Falls See Friday. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:45 p.m.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See Thursday. State Theater. 7 & 9:15 p.m.

House of Mirth See Sunday. Michigan Theater. 7:15 & 9:15.

Traffic See Thursday. State Theater. 6:45 & 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.

ALTERNATIVES

Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, Free. 764-0395.

Art Video: “Kiki Smith” See Sunday. Media Room, Museum of Art. 12:10 p.m. Free. 764-0395.

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