Saturday, October 09, 1999


A guide to help make your day

        • 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.

        • 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.).

        • 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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