Thursday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore Rednecks and guns and Charlton Heston make a beautiful combination. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Far From Heaven Douglass Sirk, eat your heart out. State Theater 6:45 p.m.

Heaven Frank Boufet with a foreign accent. Maybe he’ll ask for a condom again. State Theater 9:15 p.m.

Personal Velocity A movie where Fairuza Balk isn’t a weirdo, very original. Michigan Theater 7 & 9 p.m.

MUSIC

The Ron Brooks Trio I hope you enjoyed your time off, Ron. Now we’re back and stronger than ever. Look out, my man. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

Dave Sharp Quartet After the show Dave and Ron Brooks will engage in a bass-off so jazzy that it could destroy the fabric of time. The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St., 8 p.m. $5. 665-9090.

Peter Mulvey Pete honed his skills in the Boston subway. Too bad he couldn’t have stayed there. The Ark, 36 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $13.50. 761-1451.

THEATER

Smile The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents this hilarious musical, which has been hailed as the best musical to come out of the 1980’s. Sixteen contenders battle it out for Young America Miss, in a story about beauty pageants and teenage angst. 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Washington at Fletcher St., $10; 734-763-8587.

Friday

CAMPUS CINEMA

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

Nicholas Nickelby Another Dickens story on film. Luckily, this one has the guy from “Abandon.” Now that’s a relief. Michigan Theater 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

The Pianist Polanski had a great cameo in “Chinatown.” Too bad he didn’t put himself in this one. State Theater 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.

MUSIC

Inner Recipe My mom’s recipe for chicken cordon bleu rocks harder than these punks. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $6 ($8 under 21). 996-8588.

The Easy Street Jazz Band I hope I can stay up late enough to catch these guys. It’ll be tough. The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St., 5:30 p.m. $5. 665-9090.

Ryan Cohan Supposedly this guy has played with Orbert Davis and Kurt Elling. If I had heard of either of those gents I might care. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $10 ($7 stu). 662-8310.

Sweet Honey in the Rock The University Musical Society presents this six woman a cappella group, returning for their fifth performance for Ann Arbor audiences. Featuring Toshi Reagon, a musical powerhouse who mixes rock, soul, blues, funk and folk and delivers them with humor and intelligence. 8 p.m., The Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty, $16-38; 734-764-2538.

THEATER

Smile See Thursday, $20

Saturday

CAMPUS CINEMA

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

Nicholas Nickelby See Friday. Michigan Theater 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

The Pianist See Friday. State Theater 3:45, 6:45 & 9:45.

Siddhartha A film about finding a little fat man … at least it’s short. Michigan Theater 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Zoolander Hansel is so not hot anymore. State Theater midnight.

MUSIC

Dylan Fest Mediocre versions of Bob Dylan songs performed by shitty local musicians. At least it’s for charity. Leopold Bros. Brewery, 523 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $6. 747-9806

Scott Morgan’s Powertrane & Broadzilla Are Mitch Ryder and the Stooges’ Ron Asheton so pathetic that they have to back Scott Morgan? Yep! Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $8 ($10 under 21). 996-8588.

Bugs Beddow Band If I had a cool name like Bugs Beddow, I’d travel back in time and run liquor with Al Capone. Cavern Club, 210 S. First St., 10 p.m. $8. 332-9900.

THEATER

Smile See Thursday, $20

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Presented by the University Musical Society, Bill T. Jones, “irreplaceable dance treasure,” joins forces with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Orion String Quartet for a visionary fusion of dance and chamber music. Power Center, 8 p.m., $20-38; 734-764-2538.

ALTERNATIVES

Half Price Ticket Sale The University Musical Society’s 2002-2003 Winter Half-Price Student Ticket Sale will be held in the Power Center lobby, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets to nearly every concert in the second half of the UMS 2001-2002 season will be offered for one day only at 50 percent off the published price.

Sunday

CAMPUS CINEMA

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

Nicholas Nickelby See Friday. Michigan Theater 5:30 & 8 p.m.

The Pianist See Friday. State Theater 3:45, 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.

Siddhartha See Saturday. Michigan Theater 5 & 7:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Bird Jazz Jam I wonder if they’ll let me show off my jazz-kazoo skills. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $3 662-8310.

Herrold/Gordon Small band worth every penny. Man, that joke never gets old. Del Rio, 122 W. Washington St., 6 p.m. Free. 761-2530.

THEATER

Smile See Thursday 2 p.m., $20

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company See Saturday, 4 p.m.

Monday

CAMPUS CINEMA

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

In Those Days It’s German. Michigan Theater 7:15 p.m.

Nicholas Nickelby See Friday. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

The Pianist See Friday. State Theater 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.

Siddhartha See Friday. Michigan Theater 9:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Mark Kieswetter & Ron Brooks Hey Mark, I know the jazzy bass stylings of the dark side are tempting, but Ron Vader will only lead you into despair. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $3. 662-8310.

The Paul Keller Orchestra If you say the name really fast, it sounds kind of like Electric Light Orchestra. Sadly, the music is a different case. The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St., 8 p.m. $5. 665-9090.

Tuesday

CAMPUS CINEMA

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

Cinema Slam-Women in Microcinema Little women in little movies. Interesting stuff. Michigan Theater 7 p.m.

In Those Days See Monday. Michigan Theater 9:30 p.m.

Nicholas Nickelby See Friday. Michigan Theater 7:15 p.m.

The Pianist See Friday. State Theater 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.

MUSIC

Blind Pig Showcase Night There’s a band called Spaceghost vs. Pokemon playing. A local band with a clever name? It couldn’t be! Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. Free ($2 under 21). 996-8588.

Kenny Rankin Kenny has been described as “eclectic.” For those of you who don’t know, “eclectic,” when used to describe a musician, means “crappy.” The Ark, 36 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $15. 761-1451.

Wednesday

CAMPUS CINEMA

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

Nicholas Nickelby See Friday. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

The Pianist See Friday. State Theater 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.

Siddhartha See Saturday 7:15 & 9:30.

MUSIC

Bellig If they’re even half as good as Danzig, I’m so there! Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $4 ($6 under 21). 996-8588.

Los Gatos Free tacos for the first 10,000 fans who enter. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

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