Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

        Cincinnati Pops: Free outdoor summer concert series begins 8 p.m. today at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. Erich Kunzel conducts a concert featuring many popular 20th-century works such as Randy Newman's “You've Got a Friend in Me,” Elton John's “Candle in the Wind,” and John Williams' “Olympic Spirit.” 381-3300.
       AC/DC: High-intensity metal rock from this supergroup, 7:30 p.m. today at Firstar Center. $35-$45. 562-4949.
       Theater: Downtown Theater Classics presents a post-modern take on the uproarious musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, about a shy shopkeeper who finds himself with a man-eating plant, 8 p.m. today at Jarson-Kaplan Theatre, Aronoff Center for the Arts. Through Sept. 10. $26.50-$31.25. 241-7469.
       Acoustic Lunch: Mama's Boysperform at the free lunchtime concert series at Piatt Park, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today on Garfield Place, downtown. 352-4080.

               TV picks: Freaks and Geeks, the short-lived NBC high school comedy, returns in reruns on the Fox Family channel (8-10 p.m.)
       • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Mo'Nique and Busta Rhymes host The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards (8 p.m., Channel 25) taped last Tuesday in Pasadena.

The Goods

               (What's in stores today)
       Video picks:
Kevin Spacey's reliably fascinating performance in the screen adaptation of The Big Kahuna makes it this week's best new video bet, Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk says.
       Slow and dim: For gardeners and people who like garden things, Meyda Tiffany has introduced a lighted turtle in its collection of Tiffany lamps and decorative lights. Hand-crafted, it's 4 inches tall, 6 inches wide and 9 inches deep. It takes a 25-watt light bulb and $40 worth of currency. Available in blue, green, amber and other colors, at American Heirlooms, 4044 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Other, larger animals include peacock, pig, cat, bunny, seal, panda bear, dolphin and elephant, 5-15 inches tall; $220-$390.

Planning Ahead

               24 hours out: Bluebirds Trioplays 7:30-11:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Havana Martini Club, 580 Walnut St., downtown. 651-2800.
       48 hours out: Baseball author Greg Rhodes continues his popular “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” series with a discussion of the Big Red Machine dynasty, 7 p.m. Thursday at West Fork Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights. 369-4472.
       72 hours 'til Friday: Kevin Nash is one of many scheduled to appear at a WCW Wrestling event, 8 p.m. at Grand Victoria Casino's Theater in Rising Sun. $15-$40. (812) 438-1234.
        Get To It appears daily. Send items to nberlier@enquirer.com


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