Thursday

BOOKS

University Visiting Writers Series A poetry reading by Brenda Hillman, author of “White Dress,” “Cascadia” and “Loose Sugar,” among others. 5 p.m. U-M Business School, D1270 Davidson Hall, 701 Tappan. Free. 647-6471.

T. Cooper Reads Cooper reads from her book, “Some of the Parts.” 8 p.m. Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S. State. Free. 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Late Marriage Like my grandma always told me, a late marriage is always better than no marriage at all. Michigan Theater 9:30 p.m.

Mostly Martha It’s not so original anymore to base a romantic comedy around food but that doesn’t stop every foreign country from making one. State Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Secret Ballot This must be the way George W was elected because I still can’t find someone who will admit to voting for him. Michigan Theater 7 p.m.

Secretary S & M finally hits the workplace, and the workplace replies, “Thank you, may I have another?” State Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

The Rants, Sissy Come early. That way these guys won’t be there. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $4 ($6 under 21). 996-8588

Peanut Butter Mosquitos Believe it or not they suck worse than their name. Wooden Nickel. 901 Huron River Drive, Yspi. 9 p.m. $5. 482-6500.

The Ron Brooks Trio Ron, can’t we put aside all this feuding and a fussin’? Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

THEATER

The Spirit House An American diplomat and his family move to Thailand in the 1960s, where they must learn to deed the “spirits” or suffer the consequences. 8 p.m., Performance Network, 120 E. Huron, $22.50; 663-0681.

The Blue Room The Basement Arts brings this provocative piece to the stage. Originally written as ten sexual sketches by a doctor in Vienna, this play is critically acclaimed for it’s sardonic examination of human sexuality in today’s world. Time to be announced, Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg., Free; 764-6800.

Friday

BOOKS

Gehlek Nawang Rimpoche Reads Rimpoche reads from his book, “Good Life, Good Death: Tibetan Wisdom on Reincarnation.” 7 p.m. Borders Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty. Free. 668-7652.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Late Marriage See Thursday. State Theater 7 p.m.

The Man from Elysian Fields Mick Jagger takes a break from his busy touring schedule to play a straight-up pimp opposite Andy Garcia. State Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

My Wife is an Actress Somehow the director’s bragging to his friends became the vehicle for his film’s title and plot. Michigan Theater 6, 8 & 10 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show I saw this last summer in NYC with Luke Perry, if I have to tell you which version was better, then you need a lobotomy STAT. State Theater Midnight.

Secretary See Thursday. State Theater 9:15 & 11:45 p.m.

MUSIC

Wilco “I am an American aquarium drinker.” Roger! Michigan Theatre 603 E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m. $25. 468-1010.

Roger McGuinn Does he still wear those Ben Franklin specs? Wilco! The Ark, 36 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $25. 761-1451.

Six Clips I bet there are only four guys in the band. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $6 ($8 under 21). 996-8588.

Sangam 2002: A Confluence of Streams A Jugalbandi concert by Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Chitraveena N. Ravikiran, two world renowned slide instrument maestros, will be playing two super veenas designed by them. 8 p.m., Power Center, $10; 734-764-2538.

THEATER

The Spirit House See Thursday, 8 p.m., $27.50.

The Blue Room See Thursday, Time to be announced.

Saturday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Late Marriage See Thursday. State Theater 2:30 & 7 p.m.

The Man from Elysian Fields See Friday. State Theater 2:45, 5, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

My Wife is an Actress See Friday. Michigan Theater 4, 6, 8 & 10 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show See Friday. State Theater Midnight.

Secretary See Thursday. State Theater 4:45, 9:15 & 11:45 p.m.

MUSIC

Mustard Plug Pardon me, do you have any dated ska? Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $4 ($6 under 21). 996-8588.

Shahida Nurullah with Ron Brooks Trio Ron if you so much as lay a finger on the lovely Ms. Nurullah, so help me…Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $10. 662-8310.

The Ingredients Espresso Royale Caffe, 214 S. Main St. 9 p.m. free.

THEATER

The Spirit House See Thursday, 8 p.m., $27.50.

The Blue Room See Thursday, 7p.m.

Sunday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Late Marriage See Thursday. State Theater 2:30 & 7 p.m.

The Man from Elysian Fields See Friday. State Theater 2:45, 5, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

My Wife is an Actress See Friday. Michigan Theater 4, 6 & 8 p.m.

Secretary See Thursday. State Theater 5 &, 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Todd Snider Todd oh Todd you are so wacky! The Ark, 36 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $17.50. 761-1451.

U-M Halloween Concert What’s scarier than music majors? Engineers, oh, that’s a rhetorical question. Michigan Theatre 603 E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m. $6-$9. 468-1010.

THEATER

The Spirit House See Thursday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $22.50.

Monday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Crop Circles: Quest for Truth The truth behind Mel Gibson’s “Signs.” With the director for a Q & A after each screening. Michigan Theater 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.

I Often Think of Piroshka Part of the German Film Series. Michigan Theater 7 p.m.

Late Marriage See Thursday. State Theater 7 p.m.

The Man from Elysian Fields See Friday. State Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

My Wife is an Actress See Friday. Michigan Theater 9:15 p.m.

Secretary See Thursday. State Theater 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Tad Weed Freedom Ensemble Tad’s just happy to be FREE of that fascist Brooks. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

Solas There is an accent in there but I can’t be bothered to remember the keystroke. The Ark, 36 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $17.50. 761-1451.

Tuesday

BOOKS

Rabbi Harold Kushner Reads Rabbi Kushner reads from his book, “Living a Life That Matters.” 7 p.m. Borders Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty. Free. 668-7652.

Jeffrey Eugenides Reads Eugenides (“The Virgin Suicides”) reads from his book, “Middlesex.” 8 p.m. Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S. State. Free. 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Crop Circles: Quest for Truth See Monday. Michigan Theater 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.

I Often Think of Piroshka Part of the German Film Series. Michigan Theater 7 p.m.

Late Marriage See Thursday. State Theater 7 p.m.

The Man from Elysian Fields See Friday. State Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

My Wife is an Actress See Friday. Michigan Theater 9:15 p.m.

Secretary See Thursday. State Theater 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Keller Williams String Cheese always kinda grossed me out. The Ark, 36 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $14. 761-1451.

The Ron Brooks Trio R ta da Bizza ta Tricizza. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

Wednesday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Late Marriage See Thursday. State Theater 7 p.m.

The Man from Elysian Fields See Friday. State Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

My Wife is an Actress See Friday. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Secretary See Thursday. State Theater 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

American Mars Much better than Somoan Pluto. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 9 p.m. $3 ($5 under 21). 996-8588.

Los Gatos Me gusta queso. Mucho queso. Muy Bien! Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

Orquestra de Sao Paulo Two of Brazil’s greatest classical musicians, Sergio and Odair Assad, comprise the pre-eminent classical guitar duo whose uncanny rapport has led to sellout performances every time they’ve played Ann Arbor. 8 p.m., The Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty, $18-42; 668-8397.

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