Saturday, February 16, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        The Bears: The local pop supergroup of Adrian Belew, Rob Fetters, Bob Nyswonger and Chris Arduser reunite and blast into a concert full of stuff from the new Car Caught Fire CD. 9 p.m. today, Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport, $20 at door. (859) 431-2201.

        Comedy fest: More than 14 comics go for laughs in two shows when they compete for a spot in the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival. 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. today, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Marketplace Lane, Montgomery, $15. 984-8848.

        French masterwork: It's a full house on stage when the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Chorale belt out an operatic concert of Rossini's Moise et Pharaon with vocalist Kenneth Shawsinging Moses. 8 p.m. today, Corbett Auditorium, UC, $5-$10. 556-4183.

        For kids: Chef Combo whips out some cooking tips and teaches kids 3-6 how to create their own healthy snacks in a special story hour. 10:30 a.m. today, Blue Marble bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Oakley. 731-2665.

Staying in

        TV picks: Nickelodeon rides the wake of the Winter Olympics snowboarding success with its first Rocket Power movie, a 90-minute cartoon about the young extreme sports-loving quartet competing in Australia (8 p.m., Nickelodeon).

        • Critic John Kiesewetter says Dayton's Channel 16 turns back the clock for Bob Hope: Memories of World War II (9:40 p.m.).

Midnight movies

        Cult movies: Where'd you get the coconut? There's a new late-night film series running every other Saturday night alongside the hoary and venerable Rocky Horror Picture Show. Starting this week, Monty Python and the Holy Grail screens at 11:45 p.m. on alternate Saturdays, while Rocky continues at midnight on the other ones. Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. 281-2850.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: After a quickerthanthis sellout, Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra has added an extra performance of its “Best of Broadway” concert with former Cincinnatian and Broadway star D. Michael Heath.7:30 p.m. Sunday, Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave., Price Hill, $10. 251-3324.

        48 hours out: The William Howard Taft National Historic Site takes off on a Presidents Daybus tour of various presidential sites around the city. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, departs from Taft birthplace, 2048 Auburn Ave., Mount Auburn, $7.50. Reservations required: 684-3262.

        A week away: The Albert B. Sabin Convention Center morphs into a showcase for hundreds of perfectly groomed Siamese, Persian, Maine Coon and most any other pedigreed feline you can name at the Friskies CFA Cincinnati Cat Club Cat Show, next Saturday and Feb. 24, $3-$5. 244-1152.

— Jim Knippenberg

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



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