Monday, January 13, 2003

Get to It: A guide to help make your day

Going out

Jazon Mraz: The up-and-coming singer-songwriter and his pitch-perfect pop-folk sound - think Dave Matthews - hits town. 8 p.m. today, 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, $8-$10. 562-4949.

Stephen J. Cannell: The big-time TV producer (Rockford Files, A Team, Wiseguy) turned bestselling writer signs and discusses Hollywood Tough, his third Shane Scully thriller. 7 p.m. today, Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. (800) 777-4881. (Can't make it tonight? Catch him 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joseph-Beth, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards Roads, Norwood. 396-8960.)

Stretch it: Local master Roger Null helps you get bent into shape with "Yoga for Everyone." 7 p.m. today, Harrison Branch Library, 10983 New Haven Road. 369-4442.

For kids: The Erlanger Branch Library arms the kids with tools for the debut of "Kindercrafts," an activity and craft program for kindergarteners. 7 p.m. today, 401 Kenton Lands Road. (859) 962-4003.

Staying in

TV pick: Rock tonight with Tim McGraw and Elton John opening the 30th annual American Music Awards hosted by the first family of dysfunction, the Osbournes (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2), while VH-1 counts down the 100 Moments That Rocked TV (10 p.m. today-Friday).

TV critic John Kiesewetter also says to tune in to watch the 12 ladies who are still after Joe Millionaire's heart and cash help him shovel out his stable (9 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

The goods

Deal it: Red Envelope, the stylish gift catalog, offers a beefed up version of Strip Poker for Valentine's Day. It's played with a deck of 52 playing cards with a twist: an additional 26 chance cards with instructions such as "remove a piece of clothing from the person of your choice" and "remove a piece of clothing; choose someone else to specify which piece." It's $25 from or by calling (877) 733-3683.

Planning ahead

48 hours out: Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue, introduces the paperback edition of The Passion of Artemisia, her novel about the real-life post-Renaissance female painter. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Joseph-Beth, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards Roads, Norwood. 396-8960.


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