Thursday

CAMPUS CINEMA

Bowling for Columbine Michigan managed to find such beautiful portrayals in the cinema of 2002. Thank you, Michael Moore. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Max Somehow I just can’t see John Cusack being an art dealer befriender of Hitler. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:15 p.m.

The Pianist Now nominated for best film of 2002. State Theater 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.

Rabbit-Proof Fence That’s a long damn fence. Michigan Theater 9:45 p.m.

The Trials of Henry Kissinger Tonight, live with Jerry Springer. Michigan Theater 6:45 p.m.

MUSIC

The Ron Brooks Trio Ron Brooks should be playing Kingpin in “Daredevil.” Dude was robbed! Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 8 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

Paul Geremia Not to be confused with Paul Giamatti. The Ark, 316 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $13.50. 761-1451.

Perspects, BMG Who the fuck names himself after a record company? That’s wicked lame. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $8. 996-8555.

Sphinx Honors Concert This concert features the three junior Division Laureates competing for final placement accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. 12 p.m., Power Center, Free.

THEATER

Richard III Basement Arts puts a new spin on the timeless Shakespearian classic “Richard III,” a tale of ascension through murder. 7 p.m., Arena Theatre in Frieze Building, Free.

The Rimers of Eldritch The story of a community trying to piece together the mystery of a man found murdered in town. 8 p.m., Trueblood Theatre in the Frieze Building, $8; 764-2538.

The Beggar’s Opera Set in 18th century England, it is a story of seduction and survival, strewn with rogues and tarts. 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, $17 adults, $15 seniors, $7 students/children; 764-2538.

Necessary Targets This drama tells the story of two Americans’ journey to Bosnia to help women refugees and emerge deeply changed themselves. 8 p.m., Performance Network, 120 East Huron, $22.50; 663-0681.

Friday

CAMPUS CINEMA

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

The Quiet American But Michael Caine isn’t American. Stupid titles. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Talk to Her She doesn’t even talk back! Michigan Theater 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

MUSIC

The Pretenders Wait a second; it only costs $37.50 to see a washed-up group that wasn’t very good in the first place? Sweet. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m. $37.50. 668-8463.

Funktelligence, Black Bottom Collective For Valentine’s Day why not take your special friend to see some hardcore funk? Or don’t. What the fuck do I care? Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $7 ($9 under 21). 996-8555.

“Storytelling Festival” Why would I pay $15 to sleep at The Ark when I can do it at home for free? The Ark, 316 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $15. 761-1451.

THEATER

Richard III See Thursday.

The Rimers of Eldritch See Thursday.

The Beggar’s Opera See Thursday.

Necessary Targets See Thursday, 11 a.m., & 8 p.m., $27.50.

Saturday

CAMPUS CINEMA

The Pianist See Thursday. State Theater 3:15, 6:15 & 9:15 p.m.

The Quiet American See Friday. State Theater 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30 & 11:45 p.m.

Talk to Her See Friday. Michigan Theater 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars Bowie, Bowie and more Bowie! State Theater Midnight

MUSIC

The Bang! Make sure you pronounce the exclamation mark. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 10 p.m. $6 ($8 under 21). 996-8555.

Dave Holland Quintet and the New York Big Band A treat for both avid and causal jazz fans, Dave Holland is one of the most respected names in modern jazz, and he is bringing his band to Ann Arbor. 8 p.m., The Michigan Theater, $16-$34; 764-2538.

“Wine, Women & Songs” Sorry, but it’s an all-or-none deal. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth St., 8 p.m. $15-30. 769-2999.

U-M Jazz Festival: Count Basie Orchestra 4 p.m.? Man, that’s late. Better bring some Red Bull. Power Center, 121 Fletcher St., 4 p.m. $18-30. 763-3333.

THEATER

Richard III See Thursday, added performance at 2 p.m.

The Rimers of Eldritch See Thursday.

The Beggar’s Opera See Thursday.

Necessary Targets See Thursday, $27.50.

Sunday

CAMPUS CINEMA

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

The Quiet American See Friday. State Theater 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Talk to Her See Friday. Michigan Theater 3, 5:30 & 8 p.m.

Rabbit Proof Fence See Friday. Michigan Theater 3:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Bird Jazz Jam Session Dear Ron Brooks, I would like to apologize for all the mean things I’ve said about everyone … except you! Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $3. 662-8310.

Eos Orchestra Look for Eminem to make a guest appearance. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m. $18-42. 668-8463.

Matt Steckler’s Dead Cat Bounce Do cats still land on their feet when they’re dead? Give it a try and let me know what happens. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth St., 8 p.m. $10 ($5 stu). 769-2999.

Sphinx Symphony Concert The concert features the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra performing works by minority composers under the direction of Maestra Kay George Roberts. 2 p.m., Orchestra Hall in Detroit, $10; (313) 576-5111.

THEATER

The Rimers of Eldritch See Thursday, 2 p.m.

The Beggar’s Opera See Thursday.

Vagina Monologues This show is a work which is inescapably universal for women, and manages to be feminist without being man-hating, entertaining without being trite, and political without being earnest. 2 & 7:30 p.m., Power Center, $15 or $10 students; 763-8587.

Necessary Targets See Thursday, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., $22.50.

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