Films opening

Heist Word wizard David Mamet”s latest should rise above the bank robbery carbon copies. At Showcase: 11:45 (Fri.-Sun. only), 12:15, 2:20, 2:50, 4:50, 5:20, 7:20, 7:50, 9:45, 10:15, 12:05 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.).

Shallow Hal Long live the D. At Showcase: 11:10 (Fri.-Sun. only), 11:40 (Fri.-Sun. only), 1:40, 2:10, 4:15, 4:45, 7:10, 7:40, 9:35, 10:05, 12:00 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.).

Life as a House I don”t even care if this is good, because “At First Sight” was bad enough to stain this film. At Showcase: 11:05 (Fri.-Sun. only), 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55, 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.).

Films holding

13 Ghosts Bad ghosts, not like Jacob Marley or that holy ghost guy. At Showcase: 11:20 (Fri.-Sun. only), 1:20, 3:20, 5:30, 8:15, 10:25, 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.).

Bandits Even with the reels out of order, it”s pretty entertaining. At Showcase: 2:35, 7:35.

Bones Reportedly, Snoop was surprisingly mellow on the set even when shooting was hectic. At Showcase: 10:30, 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.).

Domestic Disturbance What is Steve Buscemi thinking? At Showcase: 10:40 (Fri.-Sun. only), 11:10 (Fri.-Sun. only), 12:45, 1:15, 3:00, 3:30, 5:05, 5:35, 7:15, 7:45, 9:20, 9:50, 11:20 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.).

K-PAX Kevin Spacey had better turn out to be a supervillain or something. At Showcase: 11:00 (Fri.-Sun. only), 1:30, 4:00, 5:00, 7:05, 9:35, 10:05, 11:55 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.).

The Last Castle One word: Sunscreen. At Showcase: 12:05.

Monsters, Inc. Between this and Shrek, computer animation is eclipsing the live actors. At Showcase: 10:45 (Fri.-Sun. only), 11:15 (Fri.-Sun. only), 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:40, 5:10, 5:40, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:10, 9:40, 10:10, 11:10 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:40 (Fri. and Sat.).

On the Line Quick, smother it before it multiplies! At Showcase: 12:10, 6:15.

The One Jet Li in a blond wig? C”mon now. At Showcase: 10:55 (Fri.-Sun. only), 11:25 (Fri.-Sun. only), 12:55, 1:25, 1:55, 2:55, 3:25, 3:55, 4:55, 5:25, 6:55, 7:25, 7:55, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 11:00 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:00 (Fri. and Sat.).

The Princess Diaries What the hell? At Showcase: 1:30, 7:40 (Tue. and Wed.).

Riding in Cars with Boys sucks ass. At Showcase: 10:35 (Fri.-Sun. only), 1:10, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15, 11:45 (Fri. and Sat.).

Serendipity Maybe that was a cheap shot. At Showcase:11:30 (Fri.-Sun. only), 1:45, 3:40, 5:45, 8:10, 10:20.

Training Day PCP and police work don”t mix. 10:50 (Fri.-Sun. only), 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:25, 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.).

Today

BOOKS

Be Faithful Local therapist Ann Pearlman reads from her latest work, about the importance of monogamy in romantic relationships, called “Infidelity: A Love Story.” Borders, 7 p.m. Free. 668-7652.

Pulitzer Nominee to Read Marc Salzman, acclaimed author of Pulitzer-nominated novel “Lying Awake,” will read and discuss at Shaman Drum, followed by a signing. 8 p.m., Free. 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

My First Mister. Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.

Vampire Hunter D Buffy the musical? Gimme a fucking break. Michigan Theater. 9:30 p.m.

Liam The negotiations will be short. State Theater. 7:15 p.m.

Mulholland Drive Great fun for the whole family. State Theater. 9:15 p.m.

Ghost World Who”s got your undies? State Theater. 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Jettison Red Not Sammy, but still a red rocker. Wooden Nickel, Ypsilanti, 9 p.m. $5 482-6500.

Bitter Pills Try a little bit of sugar it helps the medicine go down. T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti, 10:30 p.m. $3 483-4470.

Red Grammar Not the long awaited cross between Jettison Red and Nelly. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $12.50 761-1451.

Netherlands Chamber Choir Under conductor Tonu Kaljuste, this a cappella choir performs the music of Britten, Monteverdi and Martin. 8 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi, 2250 E. Stadium. $25-30. 764-2538.

THEATER

“The Consul” University Productions presents this Gian Carlo Menotti opera about a family trying to flee political tyranny in Eastern Europe. 8 p.m. Power Center. $15-20, $7 students w/id. 764-0450.

“It”s All True” Performance Network presents this play based on Orson Welles” struggle to present his controversial show, “The Cradle Will Rock,” against a backdrop of political upheaval, humor and music. Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. 8 p.m. $20. 663-0681.

ALTERNATIVES

“Japanese Fisherman”s Coats of Awaji Island.” Exhibit features the Japanese folk textile tradition of these patterned, handcrafted coats. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.

“Donald Sultan: The Smoke Rings.” Using a variety of materials, American Donald Sultan portrays the artistic side of cigarette smoke rings. U-M Museum of Art, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.

Friday

BOOKS

Iranian Poetess at the Drum Susan Atefat-Peckham, faculty member at Hope College and National Poetry honoree, will read and discuss her latest work. Shaman Drum. 8 p.m. Free. 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Waking Life I hope you brought your wood screws “cause I”m gonna blow your doors completely off. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Grateful Dawg No, no, maybe I”m dead and you”re alive. State Theater. 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Mulholland Drive See Thursday. State Theater. 6:45 & 9:20 p.m.

MUSIC

Paradime Birthday Party Shift and shake your paradime to some hip hop. The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St., 10 p.m. $6 ($8 under 21) 996-8555.

Downtown Brown If you take a wrong turn downtown you may very well hit brown. T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti 10:30 p.m. $3 483-4470.

THEATER

“The Consul” See Thurs.

“It”s All True” See Thurs. $25.

ALTERNATIVES

Gluck”s “Orfeo ed Euridice” The Peter Sparling Dance Company, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and UMS Choral Union perform this opera based on the well-known Greek myth. 8 p.m. Michigan Theater. $18-42. 764-2538.

“Donald Sultan: The Smoke Rings” See Thurs.

Saturday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Waking Life See Friday. Michigan Theater. 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Grateful Dawg State Theater. 2, 4:15, 7:15, 9:30 & 11:45 p.m.

Mulholland Drive See Thursday. State Theater. 1:15, 4, 6:45 & 9:20 p.m.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas This is bat country. State Theater. Midnight.

MUSIC

Cheryl Wheeler More powerful than an 18 wheeler. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $15 761-1451.

The Clayton Brothers Quintet It runs in the family. The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St. 9 p.m. $20. 665-9090.

Full White Drag I don”t care what color the stuff is just let me have a drag. Elbow Room, Ypsilanti, 10 p.m. $4 483-6374.

THEATER

“The Consul” See Thurs.

“It”s All True” See Thurs. $25.

ALTERNATIVES

“A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in Twentieth Century Art” This exhibit features 20th century works from the UMMA”s permanent collection that focuses on abstraction in landscapes, objects and figures. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.

“Japanese Fisherman”s Coats of Awaji Island” Exhibit features the Japanese folk textile tradition of these patterned, handcrafted coats. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.

“Donald Sultan: The Smoke Rings” See Thurs.

Sunday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Waking Life See Friday. Michigan Theater. 5, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Armistice Day Show Michigan Theater. 2 p.m.

Grateful Dawg State Theater. 2, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Mulholland Drive See Thursday. State Theater. 1:15, 4, 6:45 & 9:20 p.m.

MUSIC

Jazz Night: Chubby Styles Only someone way smooth and way cool would bill themselves as Chubby. Leopold Bros. 517 S. Main St., 9:30 p.m. $3 747-9806.

Jen Herb CD Release Party Folk touched by Irish and Mississippi Delta influences. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 7:30 p.m. $10 ($9 Stu/Sen.) 761-1451.

Bop Culture Much safer than a bacteria culture. The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St. 8:30 p.m. free. 665-9090.

THEATER

“The Consul” See Thurs. 2 p.m.

“It”s All True” See Thurs. 2 p.m. $20.

ALTERNATIVES

“A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in Twentieth Century Art” See Sat.

“Japanese Fishermen”s Coats of Awaji Island” See Sat.

Monday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Waking Life See Friday. Michigan Theater. 8:15 p.m.

A Clockwork Orange It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Von. Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.

Menace II Society a.k.a. Boyz N the Hood II. Michigan Theater. 6 p.m.

Grateful Dawg State Theater. 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Mulholland Drive See Thursday. State Theater. 6:45 & 9:20 p.m.

MUSIC

Jumbo”s Killcrane That crane wasn”t meant for killing! Damn you Jumbo! Elbow Room, Ypsilanti, 10 p.m. $4 483-6374.

The Tom Allport Band Big time big band from Warren. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5 662-8310

Avant Mondays: Ectomorph Improvised sensuality through electronics. The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St., 8 p.m. $5 665-9090.

ALTERNATIVES

“A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in Twentieth Century Art” See Sat.

“Japanese Fishermen”s Coats of Awaji Island” See Sat.

“Donald Sultan: The Smoke Rings” See Thurs.

Tuesday

BOOKS

Don”t Shrink That Cat, Dammit! Writer Sue Hubbard wittily explores genetic engineering in a discussion of “Shrinking the Cat,” about the history of that controversial field. Shaman Drum, 8 p.m. Free. 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Waking Life See Friday. Michigan Theater.:9:15 p.m.

Together Michigan Theater. 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Shrek One of the top ten movies of the year. Michigan Theater. 7 p.m. Free.

Grateful Dawg State Theater. 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Mulholland Drive See Thursday. State Theater. 6:45 & 9:20 p.m.

MUSIC

Anne-Sophie Mutter This world-famous violinist joins up with the Trondheim Soloists in performing Vivaldi”s “The Four Seasons,” among other works. 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium. $20-60. 764-2538.

Blind Pig Showcase Night Sneeze and Sprout and the Orange will be there. The Blind Pig 208 S. 1st St., 8 p.m. free ($2 under 21) 996-8555.

Kelly Joe Phelps Country slide guitar with raspy vocals. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $13.50 761-1451.

The Ron Brooks Trio Ron and his merry men. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $5 662-8310.

ALTERNATIVES

“A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in Twentieth Century Art” See Sat.

Wednesday

BOOKS

The Beetle Returns Automotive writer David Kiley discusses the history of the Volkswagon Beetle and his new book, “Getting the Bugs Out: The Rise, Fall, and Comeback of Volkswagon in America.” Borders, 7 p.m., Free. 668-7652

Cold Heaven Gretel Ehrlich”s book about her 7-year expedition through Greenland. Discussion and signing at Shaman Drum, 8 p.m. Free. 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Waking Life See Friday. Michigan Theater.:7 & 9:15 p.m.

Together Michigan Theater. 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Grateful Dawg State Theater. 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Mulholland Drive See Thursday. State Theater. 6:45 & 9:20 p.m.

MUSIC

Chromoly Like an anomaly but not at all like that. Leopold Bros. 517 S. Main St., 9:30 p.m. $3 747-9806.

Fith Skim Milf is opening! The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St., 10 p.m. $3 ($5 under 21) 996-8555.

Jerry Jeff Walker He wrote “Mr. Bojangles”. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $25 761-1451.

ALTERNATIVES

Art Video: “Emile Nolde” Explores the works of this German Expressionist painter, who is known for his depictions of the religious lives of primitive peoples. 12:10 p.m. U-M Museum of Art, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.

“A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in Twentieth Century Art” See Sat.

“Japanese Fishermen”s Coats of Awaji Island” See Sat.

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