Sunday, January 26, 2003

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Keith Lockhart: The former Cincinnatian who now leads the Boston Pops is back in town to lead the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra in a blustery program full of Faure, Haydn, Bolcom and Ravel. 3 p.m. today, Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $5-$22. 723-1182.

Books on the cheap: Prices are slashed for the final day for the Friends of the Public Library Half Price/Clearance Used Book Sale. Noon-4 p.m. today in the Friends' warehouse, 8456 Vine St., Hartwell. 369-6035.

Gallery talk: Renowned area artists Cal Kowal and Anita Douthat share thoughts about their new mixed-media installation, Lost & Found.5 p.m. today, Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, free. 977-4165.

Fusion quintet: The Dearborn Highland Arts Council has a day fulf of folk-rock-jazz-blues with Vic Daniels Quintet, integrating flutes, violas and bouzoukis into the performances. 2 p.m. today, Harrington's Coffee & More, 207 Main St., Rising Sun. $12-$15. (812) 926-1778.


TV pick: If you don't care about the Super Bowl and its new commercials (often better than the game), try these babies: Gone with the Wind (6 p.m., TNT); Dirty Dancing (5:30 p.m., USA); Grumpy Old Men (6 p.m., FX); Independence Day (7 p.m., Channels 19, 45); My Fair Lady (8 p.m., AMC); Grumpier Old Men (8 p.m., FX); Deep End of the Ocean (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7); Masterpiece Theatre's Me and Mrs. Jones (9 p.m., Channels 48, 16); or A Place for Annie (9 p.m., Hallmark), a 1994 film. And for fun, catch The Brady Bunch visit to Kings Island in the 1970s (3:30 p.m., TV Land).

Critic John Kiesewetter says the Super Bowl will be followed by a new Alias to introduce the Jennifer Garner spy drama to new viewers. (about 10 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

New stuff

Dancin' feet: Here's something you don't often see in Cincinnati: A Sunday afternoon tea dance. Longtime LaNormandie server Mary Lou Lind is producing the do, which mimics the tea dances of South Florida, those popular and plenty loud disco affairs so beloved of the gay and lesbian community. She has DJ Steve Patterson spinning records and has recruited what she calls "a lot of hunky guest bartenders." It's $7, 1-6 p.m. today at Mr. Pitiful's, 1323 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. 369-0202.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday for the Enquirer Cincinnati Area Pop Music Awards (Cammys), a concert/awards show March 9 at Jillian's in Covington. Advance tickets, $12.50, from Ticketmaster (562-4949, Also at Jillian's, the Aronoff Center and Music Hall.

48 hours out: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley (Moo, A Thousand Acres) breezes in to kick off the University of Cincinnati Ropes Lecture Series. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Room 127, McMicken Hall, University of Cincinnati, free.



Pop music: Bright blowing through third CD
Classical music: Bespalko keys on Bach and a baby
Theater: Phillips grabs two new roles
Visual art: Versoza has a one-man show
Theater: CCM's Gaylor on Broadway
Visual art: Show time for Buddendeck
Film: Morehart lands his 'dream job'
Classical music: Thompson is going for Baroque
Pop music: Venneman adds his voice to fine guitar

National bands to play at Cammys
Get to It: A guide to help make your day

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Playful dachshund best of her collection
Family leaves nest, stays part of the network
Meet-and-eat sessions nibble at differences

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