ANN ARBOR MUSIC: Events that stand out include; Sid Blair with Visions, a 12-piece jazz orchestra at Chances Are Sunday, November 3; that Stax Volt recording group The Dramatics at the Golden Falcon on Thursday Nov. 6; Tim Buckley at Bimbo's in Ypsi on Sunday the 10th for $3 at 9 p.m.; and the jazz/rock group Weather Report at Chances Are, also Sunday the 10th.
DETROIT JAMS: J. Geils is at Cobo Nov. 3, Maria Muldaur and Tom Rush at Masonic Nov. 9, and Dionne Warwick with the Spinners Nov. 9 at the University of Detroit Memorial Building.
AN OPEN HOUSE will hold forth at the new Cable TV Public Access Office, 208 W. Liberty, from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday November 2nd. Besides a tour of the new facility, the afternoon will include the Public Access Logo Contest Awards.
A GAY COMMUNITY DANCE will come together at Barbour Gym, U of M, Saturday night November 2nd from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., to celebrate a belated Halloween.
THE ATTICA MOVIE , a gripping documentary on the murder of inmates and guards at the New York State Prison produced by Cinda Firestone, will be shown at the UM Law School, Rm. 100 for $1.00 on Thursday November 7th. In addition there'll be speakers on the prison tragedy. The day before an Attica rally will feature speakers at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, starting at 8 p.m.
OTHER FILMS of note this week includes the memorable "Lady Sings the Blues," starring Diana Ross in the life of brilliant blueswoman Billie Holliday. That's Monday Nov. 4th. Then Thursday the 7th the Women's Film Series presents "Gertrude Stein; When This You See, Remember Me" at Angelí Hall, 8 p.m.... And the US/China People's Friendship Association is presenting original films from People's China Nov. 2nd in Angell Hall, FOR FREE at 1 :30 p.m.
RALLY TO STOP ERIM WAR RESEARCH on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m., at the County Building on Huron, during the County Commissioner's meeting to make the final decision on giving financial aid to the "Defense" Department-funded facility. For more info see page 5.
TV THIS WEEK actually has something to offer, friends. First off the classic Dustin Hoffman movie "Midnight Cowboy" hits the boob tube Sunday night the 3rd at 9 p.m. on Channel 7. Then a commemorative "In Concert" show features the likes of James Brown, Humble Pie, Chuck Berry, Edgar Winter, the Spinners, Elvin Bishop and others. 11:30 p.m. on Channel 7, Friday Nov. 8th.