Thursday, September 07, 2000

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Cincinnati Pops: Final installment in free summer concert series conducted by Erich Kunzel, 8 p.m. today at Sawyer Point, downtown. Program includes Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and many popular 20th-century works by artists such as Randy Newman and Elton John. Rozzi Fireworks follow show. 381-3300.

        Rory Block: The two-time winner of the W.C. Handy Award for Best Female Traditional Blues Artist visits the Southgate House 8 p.m. today, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $15. 779-9462.

        Theater: Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival opens its mainstage season with the comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, beginning 8 p.m. today at CSF Theater, 719 Race St., downtown. Champagne reception with cast follows show. $13-$18. 381-2273.

        At Top Cats: Goudie and Unified Theory play beginning 9 p.m. today at the Corryville club, 2820 Vine St. $5. 562-4949.

Staying In

        TV picks: 'N Sync, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Eminem, Blink 182, DMX, Rage Against the Machine and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform during the 17th annual MTV Video Music Awards (8 p.m., MTV).

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter says NBC repeats George Clooney's surprise appearance in Julianna Margulies' final ER episode from May (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

Web site of the day: www.voter.com is redefining how politics is done. Users can select settings that deliver news and updates from specific campaigns and advocacy groups. There is even a voter-registration service. The site is backed by the major political parties and groups across the spectrum — from the AFL-CIO to the Christian Coalition to People for the American Way.

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Brand Spanking New

Graceland holidays: Department 56's new “Elvis Presley's Graceland” comes with accessories to decorate for Christmas, Elvis' favorite time of year. Included in the set ($165) are a lighted Graceland mansion, 1955 pink Cadillac Fleetwood, the famous front gates with musical notes, Christmas lawn decorations and two sets of three Mylar twinkling trees. At Discover Department 56 retailers late this month. (800) 548-8696.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck joins the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for three days of concerts beginning 8 p.m. Friday at Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine. $16-$44.50. 381-3300.

        48 hours out: The Hindu Temple in Eastgate holds its first annual Mela, Indian festival, featuring Indian foods and cultural demonstrations, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, 4920 Klatte Road, Summerside. 797-4344.

        Also 48 hours out: Amy Shojai, expert on feline behavior, will share cat-training techniques as part of Oktoberfest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday near Fifth and Walnut streets, downtown. Demonstrations noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Repeats Sunday. 72 hours 'til Sunday: Cincinnati Art Museum opens its new exhibit The Best Part of Waking Up: The Folgers Coffee Silver Collection. 721-2787.

       

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