Sunday, February 2, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

3 Doors Down: The multi-platinum power rockers rumble in for a sold-out show with Theory of a Dead Man. 8 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. 562-4949.

Cathedral concert: World-renowned pianist and Northern Kentucky University Artist-in-Residence Sergei Polusmiak hits the keyboard for the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Concert Series. 3 p.m. today, 12th Street and Madison Avenue, Covington, free. (859) 431-2060.

Read-in event: Here's what you do: Bring works by your favorite black author and join the African-American read-in at the Main Public Library with guest Michelle Hopkins of Channel 5. 4-5 p.m. today, 800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6900.

Freedom exhibit: Last call for the GE Presents Freedom: A History of US exhibit of reproductions of an 1858 Abolitionist Flag, an Abraham Lincoln signed Emancipation Proclamation, vintage photographs and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Museum Center at Union Terminal, free. 287-7000.


Top pick: The first sweeps Sunday brings something for everyone: Brush with Fate, a Hallmark Hall of Fame film with Glenn Close and Thomas Gibson as teachers researching a priceless painting (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7); Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover (below) as parents who move their family into a white Connecticut neighborhood on Good Fences (8 p.m., Showtime); Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) learning she's pregnant on Malcolm in the Middle (9 p.m., Channels 19, 45); and premieres for ABC's Dragnet remake (10 p.m., Channels 9, 2) and NBC's Mexican drug Kingpin drama (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

Critic John Kiesewetter also says The Sopranos 1999 pilot repeats today (8 p.m., HBO).

The Goods

Be mine: Sweet way to learn to read, 'eh? Referring here to Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, the little candies with cutesy sayings that people have been passing around since they were first cooked up in 1866. This year, parent company Necco is going the literary route with a bunch of new sayings - Let's read; Whiz kid; Wise up; Book Club; Teach me; Write me - all built on bookish topics. Check it out at

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Newbery Award winning children's author Gary Paulsen talks about his work and signs copies of his latest book, How Angel Peterson Got His Name. 7 p.m. Monday, Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Parkway, Evanston, free. 731-2665.

72 hours 'til Wednesday: BarrelHouse Brewing Company hauls out the underground sensation Live from New York with four New York singer-songwriters combining folksy sounds and off-the-cuff humor. 9 p.m., 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, $8. 421-2337.

Jim Knippenberg


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