See “Marie Antoinette” tomorrow in the Natural Science building. Sophia Coppola’s latest tracks the life of Marie Antoinette, the infamous queen everyone loves to hate. Coppola took an unconventional, sympathetic approach, portraying her as history’s most misunderstood monarch. If for no other reason, the film’s lavish cinematography and astonishing costume design is worth checking out. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
We know you love “American Idol,” watching every episode hoping one day you too will be lucky enough to stand face-to-face with Simon Cowell. Tomorrow, “Michigan Idol” is looking for stars. It might not be the big break you’ve dreamed of, but at least you’ll get the chance to prove yourself in front of skeptical peers. The first round of tryouts will be held tonight at 9 p.m. in the Michigan League Ballroom.
AT THE MIC
Joe Devito, a suburban New York native and rising-star comedian, will make his debut appearance at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase this weekend. Described as smart and likeable, Devito combines of deadpan one-liners and self-deprecation. Devito has been featured on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” He’ll be around Thursday through Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets range $8-$13.
Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues,” a series of monologues performed by various women each professing their own unique perspective on sexism and female empowerment, is coming to The Ark. All proceeds will go to SafeHouse Center, a local non-profit organization committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. It goes on Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.