Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

        Chanticleer: What you hear is what you get: Renaissance polyphony, jazz and gospel mixed and blended by one of the country's top all-male vocal ensembles. 8 p.m. today, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Ave., Madeira. $20-$26. 891-8181.

        Mary Baker Eddy: The pioneering feminist of the 19th century goes into the spotlight for Women's History Month. Historian Keith Wommack talks about her life while the library shows off an exhibit dedicated to same. Noon today, Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., downtown. Exhibit hangs around through March 31 in the atrium. 369-6945.

        Over-the-Rhine: Karin Bergquist and Lindford Detweiler of the ever so ethereal band perform a free acoustic set celebrating release of their CD Films for Radio. 5 p.m. today, Everybody's Records, 6106 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge. 531-4500.

Staying In

        TV picks: Director Steven Soderbergh, current king of Oscarland (his Traffic and Erin Brockovich got tons of nominations), shows off early work. This is an intelligent crime thriller with moments of visual beauty. George Clooney is a bank robber whose prison break has a hitch: He takes a gorgeous FBI agent (Jennifer Lopez) hostage. Out of Sight, 9-11:30 p.m., USA Network.

What's in stores today
        Video picks: After a loooong dry spell in the new-release department, videos are getting interesting again. Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk puts the Oscar-nominated Almost Famous at the top of this week's list, followed by the other Michael Douglas movie, Wonder Boys. Martial-arts fans don't dare miss Jackie Chan in The Legend of Drunken Master, and cultists are lying in wait for the great 1988 John Cusack-Tim Robbins comedy Tapeheads.

Planning Ahead
        24 hours out:
Israeli Jewish Film Festival goes continental Wednesday with the French film Train of Life, about a 1941 Jewish village organizing a fake deportion train to get out of Europe (7:30 p.m.) and Every Time We Said Goodbye (9:30 p.m.)about a gentile World War II soldier in Jerusalem that falls in love with a Sephardic Jew. Esquire Theater, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. 985-1520.

        48 hours out: Former Platters lead singer Sonny Turner brings some velvety R&B to Argosy Casino and Hotel in Lawrenceburg with two shows, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday. $17. (888) 274-6797.

        72 hours 'til Friday: It's been 10 years since they danced here, so it's about time: Dance Theatre of Harlem spins in with two shows, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $25-$40. 241-7469.


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