Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg jknippenberg@enquirer.com

Going out

        Tom Petty: The guitar rock master rolls in with his Heartbreakers and opening act Jackson Browne. 7:30 p.m. today, Riverbend Music Center, $27.25-$57.75. 562-4949.

        For kids: The Harrison Branch Library gets its hands dirty with “Mud Monsters,” a program teaching the art of African mud painting for kids 6-12. Bring a clean, all-cotton T-shirt. 10:30 a.m. today, 10398 New Haven Road; 369-4442 for reservation.

        Variety concert: The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestratunes up for “An American Stage, Screen and Bandstand Tribute” full of patriotic songs, movie themes and big band tunes. 7:30 p.m. today, President's Park, Dudley Road, Edgewood, free. 941-8956.

        Bonsai: The Miami Township Parks Department shrinks a bit with a free introduction to the art of bonsai, including discussion of history, design aspects, soil composition and more. 7 p.m. today,Leming House, Community Park, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Clermont County. 248-3725.

Staying in

        TV picks: This hour-long rerun is Frasier taking Claire (Patricia Clarkson) on vacation — but dreaming of Lana (Jean Smart), then tangled up in a fantasy sequence with all the important women in his life. Frasier, 9 p.m., Channel 5.

        • Beware of Dog is a sitcom about a cynical mutt who wants to live the high life in suburbia and becomes part of a family that's just as odd as he is. Beware of Dog, 8 p.m., Animal Planet.

Video picks

        Critic's Pick: A quiet little film that collected a stack of awards and nominations last year is this week's best new video/DVD bet, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk. In The Bedroom, a wrenching drama about a family slammed by tragedy, features knockout performances by Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson and Marisa Tomei.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The Weegee film series at the Cincinnati Art Museum concludes with a showing of the 1948 classic Naked City, 7 p.m. Wednesday, CAM auditorium, Eden Park, $4-$5. 721-2787.

        48 hours out: There's aspecial preview house party for Playhouse in the Park's Abracadabra magic showcase featuring illusionist Greg Fewin, the exotic Goldfinger & Dove and more. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Robert S. Marx Theatre, Eden Park, $15-$43. 421-3888.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Moonlight Gardens celebrates Elvis with “25 Years of Remembering the King,” a dance and concert hosted by WGRR Oldies 103.5-FM's J.D. Hughes and Jim LaBarbara, 7 p.m., Coney Island, Interstate 275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township, $15. (859) 491-3461.


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