Friday, September 22, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Modern dance: The nationally renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company brings its athletic program to the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater at 8:30 p.m. today. $12-$20. 241-7469.

        Electric bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band brings dance hall bluegrass to BarrelHouse Brewing Co., 9:30 p.m. today, 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $5.421-2337.

        Theater: Mariemont Players opens Living Together, a domestic comedy by British master comic writer Alan Ayckbourn, 8 p.m. today, Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Mariemont. $12. 684-1236.

        Stagger Lee: The local favorite plays a special outdoor concert at Turfway Park in Florence, 7-11 p.m. today. $3 cover includes drink specials. Women free. (859) 371-0200.

        Reds: First game in Houston series begins 7:05 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Work power: Dr. Frederick J. Frese, cq a psychiatrist and a diagnosed schizophrenic, will speak today at “Empowerment Through Employment: It's Working,” a professional seminar hosted by Jewish Vocational Service at the Blue Ash Hotel and Conference Center. 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 985-0515.

Staying In

        TV picks: WB launches its fall season with the acquisition of Melissa Joan Hart's Sabrina the Teenage Witch (8 p.m., Channel 64), who has gone off to college, living in an off-campus house with a roommate (Soleil Moon Frye from Punky Brewster). Grosse Pointe, a hilarious spoof of Beverly Hills 90210, debuts at 8:30 p.m. (Channel 64).

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter says VH1's longest-running series, Storytellers, profiles Bon Jovi today (10 p.m.).

Harried with children

Learn about literacy: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County celebrates National Literacy Month with a Family Literacy Fair, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., downtown. Activities include a Children's Read-a-thon at 1:30 p.m. and a presentation on Raising a Reader at 3 p.m. A documentary, The Will to Read: Estel Sizemore's Story, will be shown at 2 p.m. Mr. Sizemore is a Price Hill resident who overcame illiteracy and got his GED when he was in his 50s.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: BR5-49 brings a mix of old-time country, rockabilly and swing to Newport's Southgate House beginning 9 p.m. Saturday. $15-$18. 779-9462.

        48 hours out: Kelly Wiglesworth and Joel Klug from the hit show Survivor will be at Paramount's Kings Island, 1-4 p.m. Sunday for question and autograph sessions. Free with park admission. 754-5800.

        A week away: Middletown's annual Middfest celebration begins next Friday, filling downtown with the sights and sounds of the nation of Turkey. (513) 425-7707.

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