Saturday, October 09, 1999
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Funk, rock and reggae: Head to Jefferson Hall (Over-the-Rhine) for a musical mix by Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans. Music starts at 10 p.m. $5. 723-9008.
Sorta Solo: Performance artist Bill Donnelly and Friends, 8 p.m. today, College Hill Town Hall. (Performances continue through next Saturday. $5-$15. 591-1222 or 941-8966.
Halloween scare: Hear spooky stories with Sandy Messerly, 11 a.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Norwood. Make a Halloween craft, too. 369-8965.
Family fun: See mime, comedy, sound effects and music by John Gardiner during Stories Alive! From Aesop to Zany, the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. today , Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park. $4.50, $3 ages 4-18. 421-3888.
Drop a line: Ages 5 and up can Get Hooked on Fishing, 10 a.m.-noon today at Burnet Woods, Clifton. Must be accompanied by an adult. 751-3679.
BEST OF THE FEST
WorldJam: Enquirer music critic Larry Nager's pick for the opening day is the teaming of the Robert Cray Band with the Memphis Horns, the trumpet/saxophone duo that has recorded with everyone from Otis Redding to Elvis Presley to Jimmy Buffett. The groups hit the Lazarus Stage at 7:35 p.m. today. Free.
TV picks: VH1 rocks with Sheryl Crow, Puff Daddy, Sting, David Bowie, Jewel, Black Crowes and many more at the NetAid charity concerts in New York, London and Geneva today (2-10 p.m.), while Willie Nelson, Lorrie Morgan, Waylon Jennings and an all-star country lineup sing at the Ryman Country Homecoming (9-10 p.m., TNN).
TV Critic John Kiesewetter also suggests tuning in Geoffrey Rush's Oscar-winning performance as Australian pianist David Helfgott in Shine (8 p.m. on TNT; repeats at 10:15 p.m.).
WHAT'S IN STORES TODAY
Movie monsters: For Halloween, Universal Studios hasintroduced a line of merchandise based on its classic movie monsters Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy, the Wolf Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon. The merchandise will include collectible monster beanies, plush toys, key chains, Halloween pails and figurines. The items, $1.99-$24.99, are at CVS pharmacies.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. today for two Bogart's shows. 562-4949:
Wilco, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 5. $13-$15.
Days of the New, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $12.
A day away: Dress up your pooch for a 2K walk Sunday. The Canine Companions for Independence Howl-O-Ween Dog Walkathon starts 1 p.m., with registration at noon, Winton Woods Park Butterfly Bluff Pavilion, Springfield Township. (800) 572-2275.
48 hours out: Monday, it's the Faculty Artist Series at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Kurt Sassmannshaus, violinist; Catherine Carroll, violist; William Grubb, cellist, and Rita Sloan, pianist, 8 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium. 556-4183.
72 hours 'til Tuesday: Parents and children (ages 3-5) can enjoy nature with guided hikes, live animals and a craft. Register for A Sense of Wonder, 10 a.m.-noon, LaBoiteaux Woods, College Hill. $3. 542-2909.
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