Monday, March 25, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out

        Alteractive: Angelo Moore, he of the ska band Fishbone, brings his frantic alter ego Dr. Madd Vibe to the alternative performance series for a batch of social-issues related poetry punctuated by saxophone blasts. 7 p.m. today, Rosenthal Plaza, Playhouse in the Park, $6-$10. 421-3888.

        Same Page: The “On the Same Page” citywide book club kicks off with the first of several discussion groups on Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying. 6 p.m. today, Kaldi's Coffee House and Bookstore, 1204 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. 241-3070.

        Feng shui: Learn more about the ancient Chinese art of placement — everything from plants to sofas — at “Feng Shui for Your Home” with Diane Knepper. 7 p.m. today, Harrison Branch Library, 10398 New Haven Road. 369-4442.

        Jean Driscoll: The Olympic wheelchair athlete and renowned motivational speaker is at Miami University with a session name of “Dream Big and Work Harder.” 7 p.m. today, Hall Auditorium, Oxford, free. (513) 529-2531.

Staying in

        TV picks: Everybody Loves Raymond fans will see actress Patricia Heaton's real-life husband, David Hunt, who plays her opponent for school board president tonight (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says The Bachelor meets 25 women in his search for true love in ABC's spring relationship series (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

Hot Tickets

        Croon a tune: Harry Connick Jr.'s May 25 show at Riverbend Music Center hits the box office today. Tickets are $60.25, $50.25 and $32.25 at all Ticketmaster outlets, phone 562-4949 and online at

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: National arts advocate and executive director of Theatre Communications Group Ben Cameron shares his thoughts on “New Times, New Challenges — The Arts in a New Century.” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, University of Cincinnati, free. 556-9484.

        48 hours out: The Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral ushers in Holy Week with the ancient service of Tenebrae, featuring Gregorian chants and polyphonic choral works. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eighth and Plum streets, downtown. 421-2222.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: The celebrated jazz/R&B saxophonist Boney James serves up a night full of music at the Taft Theatre, 8 p.m., Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown, $28.50-$35. 562-4949.

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


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