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THURSDAY, FEB. 16
STEVEN ALVARADO. Skylight Exchange, 405
1/2 Rosemary St 933-5550.
DAVID KIEMER & MICHAEL RISDEE.
Crescent City Music Hall, 504 1/2 W. Franklin
St 932-3820
MARILYN MANSON. Cat s Cradle. 300 E
Main St, Carrboro. POSTPONED.
INSURGENCEfr OCTOPUS. The Lizard and
Snake Cafe, 110 N. Columbia St 929-2828.
HAZEL VIRTUE b THE RSHERMEN. Local
506, W. Franklin St 942-5506
SPEED MCQUEEN W/ WILLIAM CHRIST
SUPERCAR. The Cave, 452 1/2 W. Franklin
St 968-9308.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
MIKE W/UNDERDRIVE Skylight Exchange.
405 1/2 W. Rosemary St 933-5550.
JOHN MCNEAL AND THE MISUNDER
STOOD GENIUS ORCHESTRA. The Board
Room Cafe, 109 S. Elliot Rd. 9334)708.
OASIS W/ THE VELDT. Cat s Cradle, 300 E.
Main St. 967-9053.
SAI STUDENT/FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP
BENEFIT CONCERT. Hill Hall, UNC campus.
Call 962-BACH. 8 pm.
MOONSHINE WILLY & SIX STRING DRAG.
Local 506, W. Franklin St 942-5506.
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Street this Friday.. • -
THE STEAM DONKEYS. The Cave, 452 1/2
W. Franklin St 968-9308.
TWEAKER b RED STAR BELGRADE. The
Lizard and Snake Cafe, 110 N. Columbia St,
929-2828
HOWLING BROTHERS. Ninth Street Bakery.
776 Ninth St., Durham. 286-0303.
MARIACHI LOS VIAJEROS & CARLOS
SALVO. Crescent City Music Hall, 504 1/2
W. Franklin St 932-3820.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
FLYIN MICE W/ BIG WHITE UNDIES. Cat s
Cradle, 300 E Main St 967-9053.
A DIFFERENT DRUM. Crescent City Music
Hall. 504 1/2 W. Franklin St. 932-3820.
ASHLEY STOVE & GLAMOURPUSS. The
Lizard and Snake Cafe, 110 N. Columbia St,
929-2828.
JAZZ STANDARDS. Skylight Exchange, 405
1/2 W. Rosemary St. 933-5550.
THE FAIRLANES. The Cave. 452 1/2 W.
Franklin St. 968-9308.
THE BOBS. The Record Exchange, Franklin
Centre, 128-C Franklin St 933-6261. 2:30
pm.
TRACY DRACH. Ninth Street Bakery, 776
Ninth St., Durham. 28643303.
STRESS MAGNET ft SOCCER. Local 506,
W. Franklin St 942-5506.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19
THE PROZAC ALLSTARS. The Cave. 452 1/
2 W. Franklin St. 968-9308.
PHOSCOE PHIL HARMONIC. Crescent City
Music Hall, 504 1/2 W. Franklin St. 932-3820.
STICKY. Local 506, W. Franklin St 942-
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5506.
MONDAY, FEB. 20
CHAPEL HILL UNPLUGGED. The Cave. 452
1/2 W. Franklin St. 968-9308.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21
THE CARVERS. The Cave, 452 1/2 W.
Franklin St. 968-9308.
THE OCCUPANTS, THE ESTRANGED,
GYPSY TRAIN. Cat's Cradle, 300 E. Main St.
967-9053.
SILVE SI DOG. Local 506, W. Franklin St
942-5506.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
STRAW DOGS b DOUBTING THOMAS.
The Cave, 452 1/2 W. Franklin St 968-9308.
KICKING GIANT b SPATULA. The Lizard
and Snake Cafe, 110 N. Columbia St., 929-
2828.
GOBOTS W/ AFTER TAX AND GO
WHEELS. Local 506, W. Franklin St. 942-
5506.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Skylight Exchange, 405
1/2 W. Rosemary St., 933-5550.
PLAN AHEAD
CAT’S CRADLE. 300 E. Main St., Carrboro.
967-9053. The following shows have advance
tickets available at Schoolkids and Poindexter
Records. Prices denote advance prices only,
may be higher at the door. Feb. 17: Oasis, SB.
THE RITZ. 2820 Industrial Dr., Raleigh. 836-
8535. The following shows have advance
tickets available at Schoolkids, the Record
Exchange, and Monster Records. Prices denote
advance prices only, may be higher at the
door. Feb. 19: They Might Be Giants, $12.50.
March 9: Hole (Tickets at College Beverage.)
WALNUT CREEK AMPITHEATRE. 3801
Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh. 831-6400. Tickets
are available at Ticketmaster outlets or at 834-
4000. April 12: Tom Petty $14.75 and up.
Art Exhibits
*THE WALTER O. EVANS COLLECTION OF
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART.” Ackland Art
Museum. 966-5736. Through Sunday.
‘INTIMATE VIEWS: INDIAN MINIATURE
PAINTINGS FROM THE 16TH TO THE 19TH
CENTURY." Ackland Art Museum, East
Square Gallery. 966-5736. Sunday through
May 14.
‘INNOVATION AND STYLE: THE ART OF
VICTORIAN CLOTH BINDINGS.* Wilson
Library, UNC Chapel Hill. Through March 31.
Hours are Monday-Friday, 8-5 and Saturday, 9-
at Northwestern makes summer
school cool.
Noteworthy iu ’95: Field schools in
archaeology, environmental studies,
ethnography, and urban studies
and a six-week program in Prague.
For more information, please call
I-800-FINDS NT.
DIVERSIONS
1.
‘DOROTHY GILLESPIE.* Somerhill Gallery. 3
Eastgate, E. Franklin St Through Feb. 26.968-
8868.
‘DUTCH AND FLEMISH DRAWINGS FROM
THE ROYAL LIBRARY, WINDSOR CASTLE'
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue
Ridge Rd., Raleigh. Through April 16. 833-
1935.
CAJUN MUSIC AND ZYDECO: PHOTO
GRAPHS OF THE ARTISTS IN THEIR
COMMUNITIES.* The Crafts Center Gallery,
NCSU. Through March 5. 515-2457.
‘IKAT AND SHIBORI TEXTILES AND RAKU
POTTERY* Chapel Hill Preservation Society,
Horace Wiliams House, 610 E. Rosemary,
through March 2.
"ELIZABETH ARAUA: QUILTS.' Durham
Arts Council, 120 Morris St. Through March
16. 560-2787.
‘A MULTITUDE OF MEMORY: THE LIFE
WORK OF ANNIE HOOPER.* Foundations
Gallery, NCSU. Friday through July 7. Call
515-3503.
"THE BRUMMER COLLECTION: 25 YEARS
OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ART.*
Duke Museum of Art Through March 26. Call
681-1862.
Theater & Dance
"THE VISIT.* Playmakers Repertory
Company, Graham Memorial, Through Feb. 26.
Call 962-PLAY.
"THE FOREIGNER.* Raleigh Little Theatre,
301 Pogue St, Raleigh. Through Sunday.
Tickets start at $ 10. Call 821-3111.
“AN ITALIAN STRAW HAT* National
Theatre of the Deaf, NCSU Center Stage,
Stewart Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday. sls. Call 515-
1100.
‘LITTLEWOMEN* Theaterworks/USA,
Arts Center, 30043 E. Main St., Carrboro, 7 p.m.
Saturday. $8 adults, $6 children. Call 929-
ARTS.
*MY FAIR LADY.* North Carolina Theatre,
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Through
Sunday, 8 p.m. Call 831-6060.
'CANCAN, JULIET, ANDFM* Three one
act plays presented by Raleigh Ensemble
Players, at Bp.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets are $lO for students. Call
832-9607.
Etc.
BEGINNING KNITTING. Duke Craft Center.
Call 684-2532 for times and information.
MALCOLM X MEMORIAL PROGRAM AND
ARTISTIC CONTEST. Seeds of Sheba
Caribbean Cuisine Restaurant, 5 p.m. Sunday.
Call 9294846.
TRANSACTORS IMPROV CO. Arts Center.
30043 E. Main St., Carrboro. Friday. Tickets
are $6.50 for students. Call 929-2787.
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED. PSA,
Carrboro Recreation and Parks needs
volunteers for the Spring Baseball Program.
Please call 968-7703 for an application.
WEST COAST SWING DANCE LESSONS.
ArtSchool, the Arts Center, 30043 E. Main St,
Carrboro. Through Wednesday. Call 929-
2787.
WOMEN IN THE EARLY CHEROKEE
REPUBLIC. 101 Greenlaw Hall, today, with
Dr. Theda Perdue. 962-0511.
Movies
CAROLINA UNION
‘MIA VIDA LOCA.* Thursday, 6:30 and 9.
Allison Anders depicts life in an LA barrio and
the network of women that supports them as
their boyfriends "are in gangs, in jail, or dead."
Sensitive but humorous.
“NATURAL BORN KILLERS * Friday, 6:30,9,
and 11:30. Woody isn’t just a bartender these
days.
“CURFEW* Saturday, 6:3oand 9. A
fictionalized view of the Arab4sraeli conflict
from the point of view of Palestinians under
siege. In Arabic with subtitles in a more
familiar language.
"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.* Feb. 19,6:30,9. It's
the real one! With Gene Kelly doing that thing!
Considered the finest funny musical of all time.
CHAPEL HILL THEATERS
CAROLINA THEATRE. Franklin 8 Columbia
streets. 933-8464.
CHELSEA. Timberlyne Village Mall, 1129
Weaver Dairy Road, 968-3005.
MOVIES AT TIMBERLYNE. Timberlyne
Shopping Center, off Weaver Dairy. 933-8600.
PLAZA THEATRES. Village Plaza, Elliott Road,
9674737.
RAM TRIPLE Nationsßank Plaza, Rosemary
St. 967-8284.
VARSITY. 123 E. Franklin St. 967-8665.
Calendar compiled by Mitch Bennett
To make an announcement contact Alison
Maxwell or Mitch Bennett at 962-0245.
For a free copy of the Summer Session ’95
catalog, call 1-800-FINDS NU (in Illinois, call 708-
491-5250), fax your request to 708-491-3660,
e-mail your request to summer9s@nwvi.edu, or
mail this coupon to Summer Session ’95, 2115
North Campus Drive, Suite 162, Evanston, Illinois
60208-2650.
Send the catalog to Omy home Omy school.
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COLLEGE DREAM FUCK
UNC Alumnus Directs First Film
“The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes'
Saturday
Bpm on ABC
It’s very rare to feature a television pro
gram as a Pick of the Week, I admit, but
there is always a first time, right? And the
first time just could just be a charm.
UNC alumnus and director Peyton Reed
will air his feature-length directorial debut
entitled “The Computer Wore Tennis
Shoes” on ABC-TVBp.m. Saturday. Origi
nally from Raleigh, Reed graduated from
the University in 1986. Some of you may
recognize his name from his band
manCHILD, a collaboration with local
director Norwood Cheek.
Prior to his work on this Disney movie,
Reed directed numerous local music vid
eos, including two Superchunk videos (one
shot in Chapel Hill at the Chi Psi Lodge,
the other using marionettes and featured
on “Beavis and Butthead”), one Sex Police
video and a couple of Connells videos.
Reed also directed an HBO documentary
called “Through the Eyes of Forrest
Gump.” Needless to say, the experience
speaks for itself.
“The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes”
chronicles the adventures of Dexter Riley,
a not-so-brilliant college student who sud
denly becomes the talk of the campus when
a freak accident makes him an instant
genius. Riley is convincingly played by
Kirk Cameron, formerly of “Growing
Pains” fame.
Riley and two underachieving friends
Will (Andrew Woodworth) and Gozin (Jeff
Maynard) attend the fictitious Medfield
College and enjoy living, amusingly
enough, in the “Rathouse,” until one day,
afterleamingabouttheperksofthe Internet,
Riley decides to access information for a
term paper in the midst of a thunderstorm.
While studying the screen, lightning
ACTION ROCK
Kicking Giant Stomps in on the Local Scene
Kicking Giant with Spatula
The Lizard and Snake Cafe
Wednesday
The last time Kicking Giant played in
these parts was last semester at the Duke
Coffeehouse. Being without automotive
assistance, I did not go, but was at a party
on Green Street when the usual turgid
flock of scenseters seeped back from the
show. Questions of how the show went
received only one answer - “Wow,” they
said, “wow,” with jaws a-slack and eyes a
goggle.
“Wow” seems a natural response to the
miracle of Kicking Giant. How, one asks,
can two people produce so much noise in
so little time? One might ask where those
noises are coming from. Is this music, or
the misdirected transmission from some
alien force? Indeed, Kicking Giant’s last
album was called Alien id.-a more appro
priate name I would be hard pressed to
find.
A mixture of the bargain basement grace
that characterizes their label K Records, a
heady dose of pornographic Japanese sci
fi animation flicks and a chair thrown from
a third story window, Alien id is a great
record, the kind of record you drool over
when you find out that songs from it are
being played live. The album also has one
of the spangliest, kick-ass covers I’ve ever
seen. Apparently, the cover to their first
album, Halo, had a fold-out origami cover.
Wow.
Alien id. is the second full-lengther from
the duo, who are composed of Rachel
Cairns and Tae Won Yu. He sings and
plays a guitar; she bangs some drums. No
one talks about the third, invisible member
of the band who apparently makes all the
other sounds.
Their minimalism could be traced to
Beat Happening, whose sparse arrange
ments and child-like lyrics leave many a
grown music-reviewer foaming at the
mouth, since Calvin Johnson (Beat
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Larry Miller, Kirk Cameron and Dean Jones star in “The Computer Wore
Tennis Shoes,' airing Saturday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
strikes and the power goes out. Riley then
tries to insert the feeder cables into an
emergency power box as another bolt of
lightning hits.
But this bolt is his lucky one. In one
stroke Dexter’s brain downloads every bit
of information available on the knowl
edgeable Internet.
“Wow!” you might say. Never thought
of that one, now have you. Anyway the
rest of the story is rather entertaining, camp
at times and somewhat humerous. It just
so happens that Medfield College is suffer
ing from a decrease in enrollment and
Dean Valentine (Larry Miller) decides Dex
is the man to bring them out of the slump.
Dexter heads for the College Knowledge
if -
Kicking Giant - Rachel Cairns and Tae Won Yu.
Happening’s lead singer) owns the label
Kicking Giant is on. However, Kicking
Giant have a very different take on the
same aesthetic.
Yu is a Korean immigrant who lived in
Japan and New York before moving to
Olympia, Washington (another of the
nation’s burgeoning “indie-rock” capitals).
Cairns, on the other hand, was brought up
in a family of “fundamentally Christian’’
people who believed fervently in the evils
of rock music.
TAR HEEL SPORTS SHORTS
TODAY AT CAROLINA
Baseball vs. George Washington
3:00 pm at Boshamer Stadium
Women’s Swimming - ACC Championship
Trials at 11:00 am, Finals at 7:00 pm
Koury Natatorium
Women’s Tennis vs. Brigham Young
2:oopm at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center
Students & faculty admitted
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Bowl to spark interest in the school. We
can’t tell the rest of the story because that
would ruin it.
In addition to a comedic plot “The
Computer Wore Tennis Shoes,” features
numerous references to UNC-Chapel Hill.
Medfield plays UNC in the College Knowl
edge Bowl and various characters through
out the flick sport local band t-shirts. It’s
great, Chapel Hill will get some publicity
on national television and it doesn’t in
volve basketball.
Hey—ifyou’relookingforamoviethat
epitomizes file ultimate college dream (ie.
knowing everything without having to
study) this just may be what you need.
—Alison Maxwell
Perhaps Cairns took this to heart and
chose to prove that rock and roll could
truly be evil and laugh in the face of all that
is good.
Judging from the strength of their al
bum and the success of their previous ap
pearances, Kicking Giant can be expected
to, umm, kick.
Their show, on Wednesday at the Liz
ard and the Snake Cafe on Columbia Street,
is one not to be missed.
—AzizHuq
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