Films opening

Behind Enemy Lines I”m not sure if Owen Wilson can pull off the action hero deal. At Quality 16: 11:20, 12:25, 1:30, 3:05,3:40, 5:15, 5:45, 7:25, 7:55, 9:35,10:00,11:45 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:05 (Fri. and Sat.).

Films holding

Black Knight I was crying tears of rage when I left this one. At Quality 16: 11:05, 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:15, 9:55.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer”s Stone Opening weekend, shmopening weekend. Just wait til Dec. 19. At Quality 16: 11:00,11:30, 12:00,12:20, 12:50, 1:20, 1:55, 2:25, 3:00, 3:20, 3:50, 4:15, 4:50, 5:25, 6:10, 6:30, 6:45, 7:10, 7:45, 8:20, 9:05, 9:25, 9:45, 10:00, 10:35 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:15 (Fri. and Sat.).

Heist Ever notice how Hackman goes underground for a few years and then comes out with like seven movies? At Quality 16: 12:45, 2:55, 7:20, 9:30.

K-PAX Oooh, we”re so great because we use all capital letters in our title. At Quality 16: 4:45 (Thursday only), 5:05, 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.).

Life as a House It”s a simile. How clever. At Quality 16: 11:40, 2:20, 4:20, 7:05, 9:10.

Monsters, Inc. Hey, Buscemi doesn”t die in this one. Shocking. At Quality 16: 11:45, 12:35, 1:50, 2:40, 4:00, 4:40, 6:20, 6:55, 8:15, 8:55, 11:00 (Fri. and Sat.).

The One Currently holding on to the bottom rung of the top 10. At Quality 16: 5:15, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.).

Out Cold The sequel to “Ski School II.” At Quality 16: 12:55, 2:45, 4:35, 7:30, 9:20.

Shallow Hal T minus 8 days til the D. At Quality 16: 1:00, 3:15, 5:25, 7:50, 10:05, 12:10 (Fri. and Sat.).

Spy Game Psst I think that guy”s a spy. At Quality 16: 11:10, 1:40, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40.

Today

BOOKS

Have “A Cup of Comfort” Wacky, elderly, Californian named Lynn Ruth Miller reads and discusses her collection of feel-good stories about human nature. Borders, 7 p.m. Free. 668-7652.

CAMPUS CINEMA

The Man Who Wasn”t There One of the best films of the year. State Theater.9: 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Novocaine What is it with Martin and dentists. State Theater. 9:15 p.m.

Amelie Pretty good, for a French movie. Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.

Waking Life Hey, watch the leather, man! Michigan Theater. 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Suzanne Vega A remix of Tom”s Diner is what you”ll know her best for, doo doo doo doo do da doo doo. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m. $22 668-8463.

Nick Strange I wonder if he went to med school cause if he did then he would be Dr. Strange and although underrated he was a sweet superhero. T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti, 10:30 p.m. $3 483-4470.

Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Tony Rice and Todd Phillips Four graduates of The David Grisman Quintet reunite and reminisce musically. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $25 761-1451.

THEATER

“Stop Kiss” Performance Network presents this play about two women who fall in love and the disaster that results from their first kiss. Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can preview. 663-0681.

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.

Friday

CAMPUS CINEMA

The Man Who Wasn”t There See Thursday. State Theater. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Sidewalks of New York Well, don”t get all sensitive on me Barbara. State Theater. 7:15, 9:15 & 11:30 p.m.

Waking Life See Thursday. State Theater. Midnight.

Amelie See Thursday. Michigan Theater. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

A Christmas Story You”ll shoot your eye out. Michigan Theater. 5 p.m. Free.

MUSIC

J. Mascis, The Rants Dinosaur Jr. is extinct but Mascis” solo career lives. The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St., 10 p.m. $14 996-8555.

Ann Arbor AIDS Awareness Benefit: Cloud Nine Music Cloud nine, Jiant and Smokestack jam for awareness. Leopold Bros., 517 S. Main St., 7 p.m. $5 747-9806.

Immunity I guess they don”t need to go to The Awareness Benefit. Habitat Lounge, Weber”s Inn 3050 Jackson Road 8:45 p.m. Free 665-3636.

Joshua Redman Quartet and Brad Mehldau Trio These two famous jazz ensembles, featuring Redman on sax and Mehldau on piano, first perform separately and then close the evening with a joint performance. 8 p.m. Michigan Theater. $16-36. 764-2538.

THEATER

“Stop Kiss” See Thurs. $25.

ALTERNATIVES

“Japanese Fisherman”s Coats of Awaji Island” See Thurs.

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

Saturday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. Michigan Theater. 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

A Christmas Story See Friday. Michigan Theater. 3 p.m. Free.

The Man Who Wasn”t There See Thursday. State Theater. 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Sidewalks of New York See Friday. State Theater. 2:30, 4:45, 7:15, 9:15 & 11:30 p.m.

Waking Life See Thursday. State Theater. Midnight.

MUSIC

Handel”s “Messiah” The UMS Choral Union, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and four opera singers perform this beloved Christmas classic. 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium. $12-20. 764-2538.

THEATER

“Stop Kiss” See Thurs. $25.

ALTERNATIVES

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

“Japanese Fisherman”s Coats of Awaji Island” See Thurs.

Sunday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. Michigan Theater. 5:30 & 8 p.m.

A Christmas Story See Friday. Michigan Theater. 3 p.m. Free.

The Man Who Wasn”t There See Thursday. State Theater. 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Sidewalks of New York See Friday. State Theater. 2:30, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Handel”s “Messiah” See Sat. 2 p.m.

THEATER

“Stop Kiss” See Thurs. 2 p.m. $20.

ALTERNATIVES

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

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

Monday

BOOKS

U-M Alum Reads Sarah Messer, a graduate of the University”s program in creative writing and poetry, will read from her comical new poetry collection, “Bandit Letters.” Shaman Drum, 8 p.m. Free. 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. Michigan Theater. 8 p.m.

Eyes Wide Shut I”ve never been more unhappy to see CG. Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.

Gridlock”d Roth and Pac. Michigan Theater. 6 p.m.

The Man Who Wasn”t There See Thursday. State Theater. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Sidewalks of New York See Friday. State Theater. 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.

ALTERNATIVES

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

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

Tuesday

BOOKS

Renowned Renaissance Woman Reads Grace Paley, uber-famous poet, feminist, pacifist, honorary University degree recipient and sometimes anarchist, will read this evening at the Michigan League Ballroom. 7:30 p.m. Do not miss this event under any circumstance. Michigan League Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. Free. 647-6471.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. Michigan Theater. 6:45 & 9:15 p.m.

Waking Life See Thursday. State Theater. 9:30 p.m.

Cinema Slam Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.

The Man Who Wasn”t There See Thursday. State Theater. 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Sidewalks of New York See Friday. State Theater. 2:30, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.

ALTERNATIVES

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

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

Wednesday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. Michigan Theater. 6:45 & 9:15 p.m.

Zigzag Roll it up, light it up, smoke it up. Michigan Theater. 7 p.m.

The Man Who Wasn”t There See Thursday. State Theater. 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Sidewalks of New York See Friday. State Theater. 2:30, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre One of the oldest musical institutions in Russia, this ensemble performs the works of Debussy, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. Led by conductor Valery Gergiev and pianist Alexander Toradze. 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium. $16-50. 764-2538.

ALTERNATIVES

Art Video: “The Age of Anxiety” Featuring artists such as Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol and Richard Sierra, this video showcases American art as a reflection of political upheaval from the past 25 years. 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 Thurs.

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

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