The List

Films opening

Black Hawk Down Together we all hold our breath that “BHD” won”t suck as much as “Hannibal.” Well, its got one thing going for it, no character named Hannibal. At Showcase: 12:00, 12:45, 1:45, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 10:00, 10:30 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:00 (Fri. and Sat.)

Brotherhood of the Wolf The French “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” finally hits American soil but its already got one thing going against it, no Zhang Ziyi. At Showcase: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:25, 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.)

Snow Dogs Disney, Cuba Gooding, Jr., talking dogs, and dog-sledding, there is no way this movie can”t rock! At Showcase: 12:10, 12:40, 2:20, 2:50, 4:40, 5:10, 6:50, 7:20, 9:00, 9:30, 11:10 (Fri. and Sat.), 11:40 (Fri. and Sat.)

Films holding

Ali Will Smith better stay buff because otherwise theose bugs are gonna kill him and Agent K in “MIB 2.” At Showcase: 6:35, 9:35.

A Beautiful Mind You know who has a beautiful mind? Jennifer Connely yeah,that”s what she”s got, a beautiful mind, yeah, that”s it. 1:00, 1:30, 3:45, 4:15, 6:40, 7:10, 9:40, 10:10, 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.).

Gosford Park I think the butler did it in the library with the lead pipe, or Ryan Phillipe did it in the kitchen with the bad acting. At Showcase: 1:05, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55, 12:30 (Fri. and Sat.).

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer”s Stone Hey Mark Hamill, watch out because Daniel Radcliffe is gaining on you. At Showcase: 12:35, 3:40, 6:45

How High How high do you have to be to actually laugh at this movie? The answer: blown out! At Showcase: 10:30, 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.).

In the Bedroom Come on everyone, lets chant it together “Tom Wilkinson for best actor, no more Crowe, no more Crowe!” At Showcase: 1:20, 4:30, 7:15, 10:20

Kate & Leopold What is Natasha Lyonne doing in this movie? Actually, as good as she is, has she been in a good movie yet? Does “American Pie” count? Why am I asking these questions under a Meg Ryan comedy? At Showcase: 12:15, 5:15, 7:35, 10:05

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Come and help Bilbo celebrate his eleventy-first birthday with gifts for all and fireworks by Gandalf the Gray. RSVP to theshire@middleearth.com. At Showcase: 12:20, 12:50, 4:05, 4:35, 7:40, 8:10, 11:15 (Fri. and Sat.).

Monsters, Inc. Boo is so cute I just want to come into her room late at night and scare her just like Sulley does. Sulley, that lucky bastard. At Showcase: 12:25, 2:25, 4:25.

Not Another Teen Movie Not to spoil this movie for any of you but Molly Ringwald is in it near the end and we finally learn where she been all these years working at an airport waiting for John Hughes to make a flick about annoying thirty-somethings. At Showcase: 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.).

Ocean”s 11 If you pay careful attention, you will notice that Brad Pitt is eating in almost every scene of his. He better slow down or Rachel may leave him for Ross, or is it Joey now? At Showcase: 1:50, 4:20, 6:55, 9:20, 11:45 (Fri. and Sat).

Orange County Sometimes you follow your heart, sometimes your heart cuts a fart. That”s the cosmic shame. At Showcase: 1:10, 1:40, 3:05, 3:35, 5:20, 5:50, 7:45, 8:15, 9:45, 10:15, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:00 (Fri. and Sat.).

The Royal Tennenbaums You better go see this movie, Coltrane. No I didn”t just call you Coltrane but what if I did? At Showcase: 1:15, 4:50, 7:25, 9:50, 12:10 (Fri. and Sat.).

Vanilla Sky Open your eyes, Cameron Crowe, and stop making “covers” of movies made less than five years ago, especially great ones. At Showcase: 1:25, 4:45, 7:50, 10:25.

Today

BOOKS

U-M Visiting Writers Series Short fiction author Nancy Reisman reads from her book House Fires. 5pm, D1276 Davidson Hall, U-M Business School, 701 Tappan, free 647-6471.

Craig Holden Reads Holden reads and signs copies of his book The Jazz Bird. 7pm, Borders Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty, free 668-7652.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie This fine French comedy didn”t make my top ten list and I”m already beating myself for it. Audrey Tatou is the cutest actress to grace the big screen sincewell, Bjork. State Theater, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Gosford Park Altman once again assembles a great cast but unlike “Dr. T and the Women” this one is actually good. Michigan Theater, 7:30 p.m.

In the Bedroom The story is so simple, and some say the ending is predictable, but the performances are so good that this movie should not be missed. Even Nick Stahl is good! Michigan Theater, 7:45 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The book says, “Keep it secret, keep it safe.” The movie has, “Is it secret? Is it safe?” This adaption is genius! State Theater, 7:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Lotus Volatile improvisational jazz. T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti, 10:30 p.m. $3 483-4470.

Delta 88 Fold with a bit of western and a liberal dose of soulfulness. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $11 761-1451.

Rumplestiltskin Old school Motown top 40 hits plus some new popular music as well. Habitat Lounge, Weber”s Inn 3050 Jackson Road 8:45 p.m. Free 665-3636.

THEATER

“Cherchez Dave Robicheaux” A comedy about a woman named Nola on her quest to find Dave Robicheaux, the fictional anti-hero of a mystery novel seriesand the love of her life. 8 p.m. Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. $18, general admission. 663-0681.

ALTERNATIVES

“Local Color: Dan Bradt”s Watercolors from Michigan”s Historical Scenes” This exhibit features the artist”s paintings based on photographs and postcards from local main streets and railroad yards from the Bentley archives. Bentley Historical Library, 1150 Beal. Free. 764-3482.

“People and Places: The Baker Gift of 20th-Century Photography” In memory of U-M School of Architecture grad Morris D. Baker, this exhibit features images of people and landscapes from various 20th century artists. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.

“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.

Friday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. State Theater, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Gosford Park See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 6:30 p.m.

In the Bedroom See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 9:30 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring See Thursday. State Theater, 6 & 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

El the Sensei NYC MC gonna be off the heezy fo” sheezy. The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St., 10 p.m. $12 ($14 under 21) 996-8555.

Aaron Klein This upright bassist, vocalist and guitarist makes songs for the lonely, but it is ok if you bring a date. Zou Zou”s, Chelsea, 8 p.m. Free 433-4226.

Art Stephan No one can say it”s not ART! T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti 6 p.m. Free 483-4470.

THEATER

“Cherchez Dave Robicheaux” See Thurs.

ALTERNATIVES

“Local Color: Dan Bradt”s Watercolors from Michigan Historical Scenes” See Thurs.

“People and Places: The Baker Gift of 20th-Century Photography” See Thurs.

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

Saturday

BOOKS

Madeline Appears Madeline appears today after regular storytime. Noon, Nicola”s Books, 2513 Jackson, free 662-4110.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. State Theater, 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 & 11:45 p.m.

Gosford Park See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 3:30 & 6:30 p.m.

Harold & Maude One of the greatest comedies of all time it”s a classic like “The Karate Kid.” State Theater, 12:00 p.m.

In the Bedroom See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 9:30 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring See Thursday. State Theater, 1:30, 5 & 8:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Knee Deep Shag Not just knee deep this

show will be very deep. The Blind Pig, 208

S. 1st St., 10 p.m. $5 ($7 under 21) 996-8555.

Pork Barrel Salamander I hope this is a and name and not the name of Limp”s new album. Elbow Room, Ypsilanti, 10 p.m. $4 483-6374.

Dylanfest This ribute to Dylan will feature many local musicians jamming out tunes from the living corpse all to raise money for the Ann Arbor Safe House Domestic Violence Project. Leopold Bros., 517 S. Main St., 9:30 p.m. $5 747-9806.

THEATER

“Cherchez Dave Robicheaux” See Thurs.

ALTERNATIVES

“Local Color: Dan Bradt”s Watercolors from Michigan Historical Scenes” See Thurs.

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

“People and Places: The Baker Gift of 20th-Century Photography” See Thurs.

Sunday

BOOKS

Feed the Poets Poetry reading, this month featuring Natalia Knazik and Matt Ernst. Open mic readers welcome. 1:30pm, Del Rio Bar, 122 W. Washington, free 761-2530.

Charmine Craig Reads Craig reads and signs copies of her book The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy. 5pm, Borders Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty, free 668-7652.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. State Theater, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Charlie Chaplin Films Where is Robert Downey, Jr.? Oh yeah, rehab or some child”s bed outside L.A. Michigan Theater, 2 p.m.

Gosford Park See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 6 & 9 p.m.

In the Bedroom See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring See Thursday. State Theater, 2:30, 6 & 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

On a Winter”s Night: John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky, Cliff Eberhardt They plan to warm frozen winter hearts with fuzzy soul warming folk. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 7 p.m.and 9:30 p.m. $20 761-1451.

Phil Ogilvie”s Rhythm Kings Knowledge is KING! The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St. 5 p.m. $7. 665-9090.

Open Mic Side Show Eclectic showcase almost any weird talents welcome. T.C.”s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti 9 p.m. $2 483-4470.

THEATER

“Cherchez Dave Robicheaux” See Thurs. 2 p.m. $15.

ALTERNATIVES

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

“People and Places: The Baker Gift of 20th-Century Photography” See Thurs.

Monday

BOOKS

Lani Guinier Lectures 3pm, Pease Auditorium, EMU Campus, free 487-3045.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. State Theater, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Gosford Park See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 4 & 9:30 p.m.

In the Bedroom See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 4:30 & 7:45 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring See Thursday. State Theater, 5 & 8:30 p.m.

Rear Window Is this Hithcock”s classic or that great ABC remake with Christopher Reeve? I”m crossing my fingers that its Superman. Michigan Theater, 7 p.m.

MUSIC

Leonardo”s Open Jam Talent and audience invited. 2101 Pierpoint Commons, North Campus, 8 p.m. free 764-7544.

The Bird of Paradise Orchestra 14 piece jazz big band. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5 662-8310.

Lowen & Navarro They”ve written songs for The Temptations and Pat Benetarbut now they”re more efficient cutting out the middle man (woman). The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $15 761-1451.

“A Tribute to Gospel Legend Mattie Moss Clark” Under the direction of Dr. Rudolph V. Hawkins, the Rudy Hawkins singers and several local choirs unite to perform many gospel favorites, including many of Clark”s, who was one of the founders of Gospel music in Detroit. 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium. $12-26. 764-2538.

ALTERNATIVES

“Local Color: Dan Bradt”s Watercolors from Michigan Historical Scenes” See Thurs.

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

“People and Places: The Baker Gift of 20th-Century Photography” See Thurs.

Tuesday

BOOKS

Two-Year Old Drop-In Storytime Features stories, rhymes and songs especially for two-year olds. 9:30am, Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave, free 327-4200.

Nicolas Delbanco Reads Delbanco reads from his works The Countess of Stanlein Restored and What Remains. 8pm, Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S. State, free 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. State Theater, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Gosford Park See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 7:30 p.m.

In the Bedroom See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 7:45 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring See Thursday. State Theater, 7:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Blind Pig Showcase Night Featuring Sprout & The Orange, The Submarines, Debauchery and Patrick Couples. The Blind Pig. 208 S. 1st St., 10 p.m. free ($2 under 21) 996-8555.

Take a Chance Tuesday: Doug Wood, Ryann Anderson, Jason Dennie Future famous folksters folk it up now. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 8 p.m. free 50 761-1451.

The Ron Brooks Trio Does this mean all three of them are named Ron Brooks? Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5 662-8310

ALTERNATIVES

“Local Color: Dan Bradt”s Watercolors from Michigan Historical Scenes” See Thurs.

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

“People and Places: The Baker Gift of 20th-Century Photography” See Thurs.

Wednesday

BOOKS

Greg Bear Reads Bear reads from his latest science fiction best-seller Vitals. 8pm, Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S. State, free 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Amelie See Thursday. State Theater, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Gosford Park See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 7:30 p.m.

In the Bedroom See Thursday. Michigan Theater, 7:45 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring See Thursday. State Theater, 7:30 p.m.

MUSIC

The Flow Heavy flow day?. Leopold Bros. 517 S. Main St., 9:30 p.m. $3 747-9806.

Los Gatos For those of you not familiar with foreign tongues, ummmm foreign tongue, that means the cats. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5 662-8310.

Orchestre de Paris Under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach and joined by pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, this famous orchestra performs an all-French program, including the works of Messiaen and Ravel. 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium. $16-50. 764-2538.

The Paul Keller Ensemble Kell-tic music. The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St., 8 p.m. $5 665-9090.

ALTERNATIVES

Art Video: “Andre Kertesz: A Poet with a Camera” Explores the life and works of this famous photographer. 12:15 p.m. U-M Museum of Art, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.

“Local Color: Dan Bradt”s Watercolors from Michigan Historical Scenes” See Thurs.

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

“People and Places: The Baker Gift of 20th-Century Photography” See Thurs.

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