Thursday, May 24, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Groundbreaking party: Big doings today at the corner of Sixth and Walnut streets — a closing and street party, don't you know, to celebrate groundbreaking of the soon-to-be Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. Complete with music by Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, kicks 'n' pounces by the Ben-Gals,poetry, refreshments and more. Noon-1 p.m. today. 721-0390.

        Riverbend rainout: Tonight's Riverbend stop by “The Tour of Brotherly Love,” featuring the Black Crowes and Oasis, has been canceled due to high water along the Ohio. Riverbend was unable to reschedule the concert, one of the most anticpated rock events of the season. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

        Opera: Students at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music go for the high notes with a full staging of Mozart's romantic opera La Finta Semplice, part of the free workshop series. 8 p.m. today, Room 300, UC's Dieterle Vocal Arts Center. 556-4183.

        For kids: They can learn how to predict the weather — well, as well as anyone else can — with WKRC-TV meteorologist Layne Mason. 7 p.m. today, Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Ages 6 and up. 369-4472.

Staying In

        TV picks: WCET-TV's final Focus: Special Reports about Cincinnati race relations airs today (7:30 p.m., Channel 48) with guest Sylvester Murray, special counsel to the mayor's race relations panel, and the city's only African-American city manager (1979-85).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says actor Samuel L. Jackson, tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams, and Randall Robinson from TransAfrica Forum will be honored at The Essence Awards 2001 (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

Web site of the day

        “And a call, pure, long and throbbing. Longindying call.” James Joyce's Ulysses is regarded as a masterpiece or a mess, and there's no middle ground in assessments of it. Read it online in all its once-censored glory, with or without more than 80 years of literary commentary and criticism. This site has links to the full text and Web sites about Joyce.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Final Friday goes artsy with openings in the Main Street Entertainment District: New paintings by Jariel Galloway at Base Art Gallery (1311 Main St., Over-the-Rhine) and works by Helen Burden at DesignSmith Gallery (1342 Main St., Over-the-Rhine). 621-4700.

        48 hours out: Red-hot boy band Plus One, current big gun in the Christian music industry, headlines the Spring Celebration Contemporary Christian music festival at Paramount's Kings Island. 7 p.m. Saturday, TimberWolf Amphitheater. $15.99-$32.99. 562-4949.

        72 hours 'til Sunday: Something old, older and oldest when more than 40 dealers and 35 antique shops throw the Waynesville Old Main Street Antiques Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ohio 42 and 73. (937) 278-0410.

        Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330.


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