Sunday, July 08, 2001
Get to It
A guide to help make your day
Compiled by Jim Knippenberg
Irish Tenors: Right. They're the same Irish tenors who got everyone all in a lather on PBS. Now the mellow trio brings its Ellis Island Tour to town for an evening of songs about the immigrant experience. 7 p.m. today,Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center, $38.50-$62.50. 241-7469.
Children's fest: The Cincinnati Museum Center, never one to let kids stand around with hands in pockets, has cooked up a Children's Performing Arts Festival loaded with free shows by such local tasties as singer-songwriter Zak Morgan, Theatre IV, Melchoir Marionettes and storyteller Carolmarie Stock. Noon-5 p.m. today. 287-7000.
Statehood Days: The 1803-style Independence Day celebration keeps cranking along with costumed villagers going about their daily business, vintage speakers' program, kids' activities and heaven only knows what else. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville. $2-$5. (513) 897-3055.
Open air concert: The Burnet Woods' Summer Concert Series tunes up and takes off to a folky start with Tracy Walker and Chris Collier. 5-8 p.m. today, bandstand, Clifton and Martin Luther King avenues. 352-4080.
& TV picks: Nik Faulkner (Allison Mack) wants to tell you about My Terrible Year spent babysitting her twin baby brothers while her mom (Karen Allen) works two jobs (8 p.m., Showtime).
Critic John Kiesewetter also says Beyond the Glory profiles Pete Rose (8 p.m., Fox Sports Net).
What's in stores today
Tomorrow's Watch: OK, so maybe you don't need a new watch, but if this film's as hot as everyone predicts, maybe you'll want one anyway. Referring here to Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within,a sci-fi job based on the interactive game of the same name. Getting into the futuristic spirit (it's 2065), Seiko whipped up a Final Fantasy Watch designed to look like heroine Dr. Aki's magical Wrist Holo. It's not magical, but it does do just about everything but make you breakfast. $200 at watch counters everywhere.
24 hours out: Crossover punk act Blink-182 headlines a high-volume night of music with New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio adding to the rafter-rattling. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Riverbend, $22.25. 562-4949.
48 hours out: Best-selling romance author Teresa Medeiros discusses and signs her breathless new Kiss to Remember.7 p.m. Tuesday,Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
72 hours 'til Wednesday: Larger than life actress/comedienne Bea Arthur launches into five days of . . . And Then There's Bea, a one-woman show with musical accompaniment by her friend Billy Goldenberg. 8 p.m., Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center. $37.50-$45. 241-7469.
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