Thursday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore sure knows how to make the state of Michigan look good. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Frida I think that video I was forced to watch in mi clase de espanol had everything I ever wanted to know about Ms. Kahlo. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Roger Dodger It rhymes, how funny. Makes me want to put down my money. And hop like a B. Rabbit bunny. That’s enough of that; peace. State Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Yana’s Friends Three Tel Aviv love stories taking place during the Gulf War. Michigan Theater 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Once a Hero, Charlevoix Ann Arbor’s Hero vs. East Lansing’s Charlevoix. Who say indie kids don’t care about those kinds of rivalries. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. 5($7 under 21). 996-8588.

The Ron Brooks Trio Ronny I challenge you to a bass off tonight at the Hot House. Bird of Paradise 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

Lust: Layo & Bushwacka Insert your own Bushwacka joke here. I was up too late to think of one. The Necto. 516 E. Liberty St., 9 p.m. $5 ($8 under 21). 994-5835

THEATER

Swan Lake The Bolshoi Ballet, one of the world’s most renowned and prestigious dance companies, puts a new spin on this old classic by Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m., The Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, $85-20; UMS 734-764-2538 and The Detroit Opera House 313-237-7464.

Don’t Dress For Dinner University Productions brings audiences this farcical play adapted from French by Robin Hawden. 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre, $15-20; 734-764-2538

Man Of La Mancha The Performance Network brings this musical based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote, a tale of hope, true love and fantasy. 8 p.m., Performance Network, 120 E. Huron, Pay-what-you-can preview; 663-0681.

Friday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bowling for Columbine See Thursday. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Far From Heaven After a long hiatus, Todd Haynes finally returns to the directing chair. If it’s even half-as-good as “Velvet Goldmine” we will be happy. By the way, it will definitely be better than “Velvet.” Michigan Theater 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

Frida See Thursday. State Theater 6:45 & 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Cobra Youth Serpentor is gonna be pissed when he learns of these renegade youths. The Elbow Room. 6 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti, 10 p.m. $4. 483-6374.

Deke Dickerson, The Starlight Drifters With a name Deke Dickerson, I’m sure he’s got plenty of childhood torment to sing about. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $10 ($12 under 21). 996-8588.

Gregory Stovetop Nine out of ten kids prefer him over potatoes, and now that he comes in a canister, you can make as much or as little as you like. Zou Zou’s, 101 N. Main, Chelsea, 8 p.m. Free. 433-4226.

THEATER

Swan Lake See Thursday.

Don’t Dress For Dinner See Thursday.

Man Of La Mancha See Thursday, $27.50.

Titanic: The Musical Musket presents this musical, written by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone and based on the lives of the people who actually set sail on the “ship of dreams.” 8 p.m., Power Center, $8-13; 734-764-2538.

Saturday

BOOKS

Beverly Jenkins Book Signing Local historical romance novelist Jenkins reads from and signs copies of her newest book, “Chance at Love.” 2 p.m. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson. Free. 662-4110.

Judy Stone Book Signing Book talk and publication party for local author Judy Stone’s newly published book, “Take Two Apples and Call Me in the Morning: A Practical Guide to using the Power of Food to Change Your Life.” Wine and cheese reception until 5 p.m., followed by book talk. 4 p.m. Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bowling for Columbine See Thursday. State Theater 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 & 11:45 p.m.

Far From Heaven See Friday. Michigan Theater 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

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

The Princess Bride Might be the best choice for a midnight screening I have ever seen. Good call, State. Wesley rocks! State Theater Midnight

MUSIC

Blue Tango M&M/Mars will soon be having a nation-wide election to pick the next color tango. My money is on pink. Espresso Royale Caffe, 214 S. Main St. 9 p.m. Free. 668-1838.

10Center I wasn’t gonna go, until I heard that Nipple Dust was playing. Now there is a good band name. The Elbow Room. 6 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti, 10 p.m. $4. 483-6374

Rick Burges Trio My God, there’s another one! Attack of the Clones! But seriously, Rick, if you take out Ron, we’ll love you forever. The Earle. 121 W. Washington St. 9 p.m. Free. 994-0211.

THEATER

Swan Lake See Thursday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Don’t Dress For Dinner See Thursday.

Man of La Mancha See Thursday, 8 p.m., $27.50.

Titanic: The Musical See Friday.

Sunday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bowling for Columbine See Thursday. State Theater 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Far From Heaven See Friday. Michigan Theater 2:30, 5 & 7:30 p.m.

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

MUSIC

Weavermania Stick around after the show and they’ll make you a sweater or a rug or something else that involves a loom. The Ark, 36 S. Main St. 7:30 p.m. $15. 761-1451.

Shakuhachi Flute Concert One time, at band camp … Japanese Gallery, U-M Museum of Art 525 S. State St. 2 p.m. Free. 764-0395.

Bassline Jumper It’s clever, right? Get it? Like Base Jumper, only not? Guys? Del Rio 122 W. Washington St. 6 p.m. Free. 761-2530.

THEATER

Swan Lake See Thursday, 2 p.m.

Don’t Dress For Dinner See Thursday 2 p.m.

Man of La Mancha See Thursday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $22.50.

Titanic: The Musical See Friday 2 p.m.

Monday

BOOKS

University Visiting Writers Series A reading by poet Lorna Goodison, author of “Tamarind Season,” “I am Becoming My Mother” and “Heartease.” 5 p.m. U-M Business School, D1276 Davidson Hall, 701 Tappan. Free. 615-3710.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bowling for Columbine See Thursday. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Far From Heaven See Friday. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Frida See Thursday. State Theater 6:45 & 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Tad Weed Freedom Ensemble He’s one of the dreaded Trio. We must take him to the top of Mount Doom… Bird of Paradise 312 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

U-M Campus Symphony Orchestra Meh, it’s hard to make fun of these folks. Plus, it’s free. Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St. 8 p.m. Free. 668-8463.

Tuesday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bowling for Columbine See Thursday. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Far From Heaven See Friday. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Frida See Thursday. State Theater 6:45 & 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Blind Pig Showcase Night Fans of “I Am Weasel” will enjoy. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. Free ($2 under 21). 996-8588.

Fred Thomas He also has a Trio I hear. Oh wait, that’s Fred Thompson. My bad. Del Rio 122 W. Washington St. 5 p.m. Free. 761-2530.

Wednesday

CAMPUS CINEMA

8 Women The hookers of 8 Mile. Okay, not really, but based on all the money Em’s movie is making, I’m sure that documentary will be coming out soon. Michigan Theater 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

Bowling for Columbine See Thursday. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Far From Heaven See Friday. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

Frida See Thursday. State Theater 6:45 & 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Broadzilla Stop the presses, Nipple Dust has just been bumped as the best band name ever. The Elbow Room. 6 S. Washington St. Ypsilanti, 9 p.m. $4. 483-6374

Funktelligence They’ll be providing free FQ tests after the show. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. 10 p.m. $6 ($8 under 21). 996-8588.

Digital & Analog It’s the original Odd Couple! Leopold Bros. 523 S. Main St. 10 p.m. $5. 747-9806.

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