Monday, August 05, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out

        Paul Westerberg: The former frontman of the inventive and venerable Replacements hits town for a solo show. 8 p.m. today, 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, $20. 562-4949.

        Sand Masala: Visiting Tibetan monks have spent the last five days completing an intricate powder art project at the Main Public Library. Closing ceremony for the visit is 6:30 p.m. today, 800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6900.

        Art lecture: Michael Rennerof the University of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland, shares a thought or two on “Visual Communication with Interactive Media.” 7:30 p.m. today, 5401 Aronoff Center for Design and Art, University of Cincinnati, $10-$20 (UC students free). 556-5465.

        Live animals: Sharon Woods gets back to basics with an all-ages nature program complete with mammals, birds and reptiles. 1 and 3 p.m. today, Sharon Centre. 521-7275.

Staying in

        TV picks: It's starting already: John Madden and Al Michaels with Melissa Stark on the sidelines call the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The New York Giants face the new Houston Texans. Monday Night Football, 8 p.m., Channel 9.

        • Six recruits face the bellowing drill sarge and break-neck drills when this documentary follows six recruits through boot camp. Ouch. Basic Training, 8:30 p.m., History Channel.

Web site of the day

        Musical touch: The Michael Bany Foundation site isn't new, but it's always worth a look. The site, named after the respected local musician slain in Over-the-Rhine, is full of info on fund-raising activities, the Cincinnati music scene, Michael's contribution to it, stories about how the Fund spends money and more. Go to and start clicking.

Planning Ahead
        24 hours out: Meet local police officers, firefighters and representatives from city safety organizations at National Night Out, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Ault Park and Mount Airy Forest's Oak Ridge Lodge. 352-4080.

        48 hours out: The Readings on Main poetry series marches on with featured reader David Baratier. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Main City Bar, Liberty and Main streets, Over-the-Rhine. 241-6111.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Contemporary bluegrass artists IIIrd Tyme Out fly into a freebie in Middletown's Smith Park. 7 p.m., Tytus and Main Streets. (513) 425-7766.


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