Friday, February 23, 2001

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Kid Rock: A fresh approach to mixing rap, jazz, funk, blues and rock has made the Detroit musician an MTV favorite and multiplatinum-selling artist. See him live as the History of Rock Tour finds its way to Firstar Center, 7:30 p.m. today. $22-$27. 562-4949.

        Preservation Hall Jazz Band: The New Orleans-based brass group centered around the landmark French Quarter venue is on tour with younger players who are mastering the nearly century-old style. 8 p.m. today, Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center, downtown. $15-$24. 241-7469.

        Mardi Gras cruise: BB Riverboats sets sail on the Ohio River at 6 p.m. today for a 90-minute cruise featuring live Zydeco music, Cajun food and a mini “Big Head Parade.” Boarding at 4 p.m., Covington Landing. $20. (859) 261-8500.

        Feng shui: It's a window of opportunity to learn more about the ancient art of placement as author David Kennedy introduces and signs his Feng Shui for Dummies (IDG Books; $19.95), 6-7 p.m. today at Borders Books and Music Tri-County, 11711 Princeton Pike, Springdale. 671-5852.

Staying In

        TV picks: Carl Lumbly is superb in The Ditchdigger's Daughters (8 p.m., Fox Family Channel),playing an uneducated man who's determined to give his daughters the best.

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Odd job fair: Looking for a career in the, uh, odd category? Try real jobs held by real people in Geeks, Sneaks and Chicken Cheeks: The Definitive Guide to the Truly Weirdest Jobs on the Planet (Buchanan Films, $17). Among them: a guy who checks chick sexes by looking at 7,000 fuzzy bottoms a day; a “repo man” and an animal psychic. It's about 50 minutes of fun and a good argument for holding the job you have. Order at www.amazon.com, borders.com, wonderfullywacky.com or weird-wonderful.com.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Children will love the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's tribute to the animal kingdom at their Lollipop Family Concert featuring selections such as Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals. 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Music Hall, 1243 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $10, $5 under age 13. 381-3300.

        48 hours out: Sassy singer-songwriter Deirde Flint of Philadelphia plays the Leo Coffeehouse acoustic series. 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the basement ballroom at University YMCA, 270 Calhoun St., Clifton Heights. $2. 829-8360.

        A week away: The season's new beers are celebrated at Bockfest, the annual food and drink blowout in the Main Street entertainment district, next Friday-Saturday. 431-2337.

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