Monday, March 11, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out

        Robert Post: You never know what characters will show up when this comedian and character artist gets going on the cabaret-style Alteractive series. His one-man POSTman Delivers might include the overzealous ballerina, wacky chef or a British inspector. 7 p.m. today, Rosenthal Plaza, Playhouse in the Park, $6-$10. 421-3888.

        Morehouse singers: The ever so distinguished Morehouse College Glee Club hauls itself up from Atlanta for a free concert to thank Cincinnati for its support of the United Negro College Fund. 7 p.m. today, Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, downtown. 352-3750.

        Town meeting: An all-star panel, including consumer advocate Ralph Nader, Procter & Gamble's John E. Pepper and Harvard's Lawrence E. Sullivan conduct a public forum on “World Affairs and the Environment.” 7 p.m. today, Cintas Center, Xavier University, Evanston, $5-$10. 745-2927.

        Jazz: Snazzy and jazzy vocalist Kathy Wade teams up with Ed Mossand his Society Jazz Orchestra for a nightful of music. 9:30 p.m. today, Blue Wisp Jazz Club, 19 Garfield Place, downtown, $5. 721-9801.

Staying in

        TV picks: Ally McBeal takes a vacation from Fox, making room for American Embassy (9 p.m., Channels 19, 45), a drama about a young woman (Arija Bareikis) appointed vice consul at the U.S. Embassy in London.

        • Critic John Kiesewetter says set the VCR for Ted Koppel's 45-minute Nightline (11:35p.m., Channel 9) about identifying items from Ground Zero.

Web site of the day
        Biker alert:
And this for the motorcycle fans among us: The Iron Butt Association, billing itself as the world's toughest riders, has all kinds of wit, wisdom and tips for long-distance riders. The ones going, say, from here to Daytona on a Hog. Plus, there's rally news, motorcycling events, an e-store (some items you can't find just anywhere) and some down-to-earth safety tips. Strap on your chaps and go to

Planning Ahead
        24 hours out:
Mars Music pops up with “Drummer's Night Out,” a free night of recreational drumming for all ages with clinics, demos and giveaways. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, 11805 Commons Drive, Springdale. 671-4500.

        48 hours out: Best-selling Rocket Boys author Homer Hickam hits town to introduce his new We Are Not Afraid, real stories about the residents of Coalwood, W. Va., the town that inspired October Sky. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Mariemont Players dig into Camping with Henry and Tom, a play that finds Warren G. Harding, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison stranded in the woods. 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Mariemont (through March 31), $12. 684-1236.

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


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