Thursday

Paul Wong
Courtesy of Columbia TriStar
“Half Past Dead”: Best title ever.
Paul Wong
Courtesy of Artisan
Elizabeth Berkley and Jennifer Beals fall for the squirt on the right. It could happen.
Paul Wong
Courtesy of Warner Bros.
One of them is supposed to die in the next book. If only we got to choose.

BOOKS

15th Annual Jewish Book Fair This weeklong fair features daily readings, signings and sales. Purchase author’s books, plus other books, games and holiday offerings. Today: Lunch and Learn (lunch at 11:30 a.m., program at noon) and more. Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow. $5 for lunch. 971-0990.

U-M Visiting Writers Series A fiction reading by John Fulton (“Retribution,” “More Than Enough”) and Marc Nesbitt (“Gigantic”). 5 p.m. U-M Business School, D1270 Davidson Hall, 701 Tappan. Free. 615-3710.

Daniel Goldhagen Reads The author of “Hitler’s Willing Executioners” reads from his latest book, “A Moral Reckoning;” about the Catholic Church’s role in the Holocaust. 7 p.m. Borders Books & Music, 612 E. Liberty. Free. 668-7652.

Diane Ackerman Reads Ackerman reads from her book, “Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire.” 8 p.m. Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S. State. Free. 662-7407.

CAMPUS CINEMA

Auto Focus See, that’s a cool title because Bob Crane used to take pictures of naked women and he’d also videotape them but it relates to his life as well because … oh, never mind. State Theater 7:15 p.m.

Bowling for Columbine Director Michael Moore sat 4 rows in front of me at the Michigan Theater during “2001” this summer. How cool is that, so I went to your room and read your diary. State Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Frida Man, I remember learning about her in Spanish 101, and then in 102, and again in 231 and I can’t forget 232 either. Michigan Theater 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Secretary Last screening before it leaves Ann Arbor. If you are reading this after “Will & Grace,” then you are already too late. Sorry. State Theater 9:15 p.m.

MUSIC

Michigan Pops Orchestra Make it into a drinking game – every time they play something by John Williams or Andrew Lloyd Webber, do a shot! Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St., 7:30 p.m. $10 ($5 stu). 468-1010.

Laurie Lewis & Nina Gerber, Tret Fure Tret Williams is a handsome man. Maybe that doesn’t directly relate but just wanted to get that on the table. The Ark, 36 S. Main St. 8 p.m. $15. 761-1451.

The Ron Brooks Trio You had two weeks off Ronny, now the List is back – with a vengeance… and some tacos, lots of tacos, mucho. Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main St., 9 p.m. $5. 662-8310.

THEATER

The Cunning Little Vixen This opera, composed by Leo_ Jan

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