Monday, May 07, 2001

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out

        Kottonmouth Kings: The rock gets hard, loud and raucous here with the edgy techno/punk/hip hop Kottonmouth headlining a hard rock fest that includes semi-newcomers Corporate Avenger, Phunk Junkeez and Sprung Monkey. 8 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $12. 562-4949.

        Book signing: Best-selling writer Jo-Ann Mapson (The Wilder Sisters, Blue Rodeo) dips into the potting soil with Bad Girl Creek, all about four displaced women who gang up and start a flower farm. She'll discuss and sign it 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards Roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Historic barns: Never a group to let anything fall down, the Butler County Historical Society hauls in David Gaker of the Timberframers Guild of North America and his slide lecture on restoring barns for all kinds of reasons — homes, studios, that sort of thing. 7:30 p.m. today, Butler County Historical Society Museum, 327 N. Second St., Hamilton, free. (513) 896-9930.

Staying In

        TV picks: On Family Law, Randi King (Dixie Carter) launches a custody fight for her granddaughter after her daughter is murdered (10 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says VH1 ranks Michael Jackson's 1983 “Thriller” as the No. 1 music video when Chris Isaak counts down the 100 Greatest Videos (10 p.m. today through Friday).

Web site of the day

        All wet: It's not quite time to dip a toe or anything else into the churning waters at the Beach, but it is time to plan. For that, you need the Beach's newly revamped Web site, complete with info on special events, prices, hours, season passes and, best of all, those slippery rides. The Pearl, Aztec Adventure, Banzai, The Cliff, Typhoon and more all come complete with descriptions and water-sprayed photos. Check it out at

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Horticulturalist David Koester, steps to the plate with a whole batch of new ideas for the garden, especially new annuals and how to care for them, at a free gardening program. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas. (859) 572-5033.

        48 hours out: LaRosa's Party in the Park, the gigantic outdoor mix 'n' mingle for people who work too hard, hosts thousands of laboring souls fresh from the office for an after-work beer, slab of pizza and music from Cheaper Than Therapy. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday,rolling on the river at Sawyer Point, downtown. 579-3191.

        72 hours 'til Opera: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music hits a slew of high notes with Dvorak's lyrical fairy tale Rusalka (performed in Czech so you better read the libretto) on its Mainstage Opera series. 8 p.m. Thursday, Corbett Auditorium. $13-$22. 556-4183.


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