Friday, April 30, 1999


A guide to help make your day

Going out
        • Brazen rock: Check out the now-famous makeover of Courtney Love firsthand when she and Hole play the Taft Theatre, downtown. 8 p.m.; $22-27. 562-4949.

        • Different happy hour: Mount Adams on a Friday night, with no chance of a hangover Saturday morning? That's the promise of Pilgrim Chapel's Happy Hour for the Spirit, 7-8 p.m. Fridays. 1222 Ida St. 421-3109.

        • Take a spin: Celebrity DJ Kid Capri provides the dance tunes at the Ritz (formerly the Oasis) in Roselawn, starting about 11:30 p.m. today. Doors open at 10. $17.50 at door, $15 advance. 564-0208, 825-7211.

Staying in
        • Critic's picks: Get out of the gate early for Saturday's Kentucky Derby with Elizabeth Taylor's charming National Velvet (9 p.m., Channel 48), or with Nick Clooney hosting Churchill Downs: From Start to Photo Finish (10 p.m., Channel 54). TV Critic John Kiesewetter also expects big ratings for Barbara Walters' profiles of Oprah Winfrey, Lucille Ball, Hillary Clinton and many others on A Celebration: 100 Years of Great Women (9:30-11 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

        • Mutterings: “Mutts” comic strip creator Patrick McDonnell will chat live on AOL 8 p.m. today. The strip's on XX today.

What's in stores today
        • One tote over the line: Look what's crossed over from suburban chic to urban chic: L.L. Bean's classic canvas “Boat and Tote'' bag. New York magazine recently featured the sturdy bag, calling it a “utility-kitsch icon.” Whatever. You'll find open and zipped versions ($14-$33) on page 96 of Bean's summer catalog. (800) 221-4221.

Harried with children
        • Jelly kids: Gather the kids for “Jelly Bean Jamboree,” a Children's Hospital Medical Center benefit for its on-site child care center. The jamboree, 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the Catholic Center behind Deaconess Hospital, University Heights,will feature an interactive concert and a magic man. Ages 2-8. $4. 231-7110.

Planning ahead
        • A day away: Saturday, the Greenwich Tavern in Walnut Hills kicks off a month of music marking the first anniversary of its reopening. First up: steel drum wizard Othello Molineaux, playing with trumpet master Mike Wade, pianist Steve Schmidt, drummer Melvin Broach and bassist Mike Sharfe. 9:30 p.m. $10. 221-1151.

        • 48 hours out: The new two-man musical 10 Years Apart has added a 7 p.m. Sunday performance at Playhouse in the Park's Shelterhouse. Ticket sales will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. 421-3888.

        • 72 hours 'til Monday: It's a free concert featuring the CCM Brass Choir, CCM Preparatory Brass Ensemble, Cincinnati Brass Fellowship and the Cincinnati Brass Band. 8 p.m., Patricia Corbett Theater, University of Cincinnati. 556-4183.

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