Sunday, January 28, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Northern Kentucky Symphony: Ancient myths and Nordic mists steam up the program when NKS sinks its musical teeth into Debussy's Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun and Maurice Ravel's ballet Daphnis and Cloe. 3 p.m. today, Greaves Concert Hall, Highland Heights. $10-$15. (859) 431-6216.

        Book signing: The phenomenon, known as the Bell Witch, has terrorized Tennessee for nearly two centuries. Author Pat Fitzhugh, it develops, has collected stories surrounding the relentless haunting in The Bell Witch: The Full Account. He signs and discusses, 4 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        For kids: It's all about Arthur at Zany Brainy. Showings of his latest videos on the big screen, the opportunity to turn a paper bag into an Arthur puppet and the chance to mingle with other Arthur fans. 2 p.m. today, Rookwood Commons store, Norwood. Ages 4-6. 396-6711.

        Calligraphy exhibit: Only four days left to see all that squigly penmanship. Kalli-Graphia: The Art of Beautiful Writing exhibit features works by local and national calligraphy artists. Through Wednesday, Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6970.

Staying In

        TV picks: For all you folks throwing Super Bowl XXXV parties: Kick-off is 6:25 p.m. (Channels 12, 7). For those of you doing Survivor parties with or without rat on the menu, the premiere is expected to air about 10:30 p.m., after the postgame celebration.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says skip the pregame hype and enjoy Channel 48's repeat of Jazz (2-8 p.m.) or Channel 19's broadcast of Mary Poppins (1-4 p.m.).

The Goods: (What's in stores today)

        Deal 'em out: Well, didn't it just have to happen? Survivor makes the jump from TV to your game room. Designed for two players, it's called Survivor Trading Card Game with 60 cards — 10 castaway cards, one immunity challenge idol, nine immunity challenge cards and 40 action cards. Oh, and a rule book that you should read before cocktail hour. It's that complicated. Anyway, the game is the same idea as the show: Get rid of the other castaways. It's $9.99 (booster packs, needed to add two more players are $2.99) from starting Monday, or in stores as soon as Upper Deck can get them shipped.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Canadian rock sensation Nickelback stops by and makes noise as part of its first U.S. tour. 8 p.m. Monday, Bogart's 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $10. 562-4949.

        48 hours out: Top notch printmakers Wil Barnet and Bob Blackburn strut their best stuff — more than 50 works on paper celebrating decades of work. Opens Tuesday, Miami University Art Museum, U.S. 27, Oxford. (513) 529-2232.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Ready for a change while you still have the energy to make it? You need What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up? Starting the Next Chapters of Your Life, a guide to changing direction and careers in midlife. Author and psychologist Dorothy Cantor signs and discusses. 7 p.m. Books & Co., Dayton (800) 777-4881.

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