Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg jknippenberg@enquirer.com

        Going Out

        Victoria Williams: It's edgy urban folk pop at the Southgate House as the renowned singer-songwriter shares the stage with her husband, Mark Olson , and The Creekdippers, 8 p.m. today, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $12-$15. 779-9462.

        Pilates: The Green Township Branch Library hosts a free workshop on the trendy stretch-exercise techniques, 7 p.m. today, 6525 Bridgetown Road. Reservation required. 369-6095.

        For kids: The Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore offers a story time with newly published stories followed by an activity and craft, 7 p.m. today, 3054 Madison Road, Oakley. Ages 3 and up. 731-2665.

        Staying In

        Critic's Pick: It's a nostalgic kind of week for home video, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk, with the release of the big-screen Scooby Doo and a new DVD edition of Saturday Night Fever (ditto for its inferior sequel Staying Alive). Also new to DVD this week is The Mighty with Sharon Stone, set in Cincinnati, filmed mostly in Toronto.

        The Goods

        Try to remember: Oh sure. Improve your memory. We doubt it, but Dominic O'Brien, eight times the world memory champion and England's brain trust grandmaster of memory, says it can be done and he shows you how. Never Forget a Name or Face is a tiny book with big type and lots of tips on how to remember that guy you just met five minutes ago. Like link a name and face with a special place. It's $4.95 from Chronicle Books.

        Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati opens a three-week run of a pair of one-acts Underneath the Lintel and Bed Among the Lentils starting Dale Hodges and Bruce Cromer, 8 p.m. today, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $25-$28. 421-3555.

        48 hours out: The former British Prime Minister John Major speaks on the topic “Global Terrorism 1/2ndash 3/4 The Enemy of Our Time” at a free public lecture given by Miami University, 7 p.m. Thursday, Millett Hall, Oxford. (513) 529-3631.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Cincinnati Art Galleries holds an opening reception for its new show Pictures, Places, Stone showcasing new oil paintings, watercolors and sculptures by the Zen-inspired artist Jon J Muth, 5-8 p.m., 225 E. Sixth St., downtown. 381-2128.


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