LUCIA, the Cuban epic film of love and revolution will be presented for the second time in Ann Arbor by the Friends of the Ann Arbor SUN International Film Series, and in conjunction with the Latin Americans in Struggle Colloquium. Acclaimed by critics world-wide, Lucia's message becomes more meaningful when you consider that the movie was paid for and produced by the Cuban government. The showing will be March 18, Wednesday, at 8 PM in MLB3 on campus. Admission $1.50 ... The closing days of the Thirteenth Annual Ann Arbor Film Fest are upon us. Shows: Friday, March 17 at 7, 9, & 11PM; Saturday at 1, 7, & 9PM; and the winners on Sunday at 7, 9, & 11PM.
LEROI JONES, now known as Imana Amiro Baraka, will speak as part of EMU's Black Solidarity Days on March 17, at 7:30pm in Roosevelt Auditorium. The poet and author's address is entitled "Black Liberation: A Struggle for Socialism." Other events connected with the Solidarity Days include seminars, lectures, films, and a dance at Pease Aud. to finish up the week. See the calendar in the back for specifics . . .
ANN ARBOR MUSIC: These next two weeks are a good time for you to check out all that local talent you've never heard. There's Big Daddy G & his Nighttrain at Mr. Flood's Sunday March 16, then at the Blind Pig March 21 & 22 ... The Rabbits, hip-shakin' band from Ypsi is at the Ypsi Bimbo's March 19 & 30 ... Meledosio, a new jazz ensemble is at Flood's Sunday afternoon, March 16 ... Luther Allison comes to Chances Are on Mar. 24 ... The Austin Moro Big Rock Jazz Band will perform at the A2 Bimbo's Sunday afternoon March 16 ... For an eye-opening experience there's Laserium, a live laser light show at the Power Center the 25th-27th . . . And a benefit for the SUN at the Blind Pig featuring Scrambled Sweet on March 25, Tuesday.
DETROIT MUSIC: Leon Thomas, powerful jazz vocalist, wraps up a gig at Baker's March 14-16. León has performed and recorded with saxophonists Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp, as well as a more recent venture to the fusion of rock and jazz with Santana . . . The Savoy Club brings you jazz guitarists Larry Coryell and Steve Kahn, March 14 & 15 ... Commander Cody and the Airmen touch down in southern Michigan March 15 at the Michigan Palace with the Spencer Davis group, and March 17 in Kalamazoo . . . Tim Buckley is at the Savoy March 25-28 . . . The Average White Band, a fast-selling funky sounding group from Scotland comes to Ford Aud. Friday the 28th . . . And Robin Trower will play Masonic the same night.
FOOD WEEK 1975 finishes up with a lecture on what you eat, "Old Habits: A New Change in the American Diet" featuring speakers Frances (Diet for a Small Planet) Lappe, Doug Zwerdling and Robert Seymour, March 15 at 10am in MLB4. Next is a costume Party later that evening in the Union Ballroom, called the VegetaBall, or the Non Meat Ball, featuring the delectable Friends Road Show.
COLLOQUIUM: LATIN AMERICANS IN STRUGGLE begins March 17 and continues through mid-April. It's a month long undertaking of presentations, speakers, workshops with Latin American political scientists, ambassadors, and government officials, designed to stress the need for Latin America's independence from U.S. economic domination and imperialism. See the calendar for information on all the activities, but as some are still unsettled location-wise, check with Community Switchboard later in the week for confirmation.
TUBE TITILLATIONS: An ABC in-depth report on the IRS should be of interest on Channel 7 March 21 at 10pm . . . Cable 3 has an exclusive 50 minute interview with blues guitarist Luther Allison on March 20.
LOCAL MOTION is sponsoring a free community potluck dinner and candidates night March 23 at 6:30pm. Bring a dish and come meet the candidates or just have a good time. Place to be announced- call 994-0370. ...and if you'd rather check out the ballot issues, see calendar for Sat., Mar. 16 about public forum.
--Complied by Dianne Ripley and Elaine Wright