Sunday, February 9, 2003

Get to It


A guide to help make your day

Going out

Chocolate Sunday: Area confectioners including Graeter's, Aglamesis, Galerie au Chocolat and more dish up decadent concoctions to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy, noon-4 p.m. today, Eastgate Mall, I-275 and U.S. 32, $5 gets four tastes. 221-4606.

ARC Ensemble: The contemporary classical chamber group plucks out an afternoon of works by Michael Daugherty, George Crumb and Igor Stravinsky, with guest bassoonist Javier Rodriguez and vocalist Katherine Jolly going after the high notes. 3 p.m. today, Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., downtown, $20. 241-7469.

Rodeo: It's family day at Longhorn World Championship Rodeo - as long as you're not a horse - with children and seniors half off the regular adult $12-$14 tickets. 2 p.m. today, Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Roselawn. 562-4949.

On TV

Top pick: NBC star Kelsey Grammer switches networks to reunite with Cheers pal Ted Danson, playing his old Harvard roommate on Becker

(8 p.m. today, Channels 12, 7). Keep the channel set on CBS for a hilarious Everybody Loves Raymond rerun about Marie (Doris Roberts) getting glasses (8:30 p.m.).

The goods

Bejeweled: Whoa, look who's going on the HSN hawking a new line of jewelry. It's Raquel Welch (below), following in the footsteps of Joan Rivers, who frequently bleats about her own baubles. Anyway, Welch will be there to tell about each piece and the story behind the creation of the line of gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones running $99 to $699. Watch for her 6-8 p.m. today and 7-9 p.m. Monday on cable's HSN.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: You have two minutes to tell cameras why you should be a castaway on Survivor 7 at an open casting call, noon-9 p.m. Monday at Newport on the Levee. And from the sounds of things, maybe you ought to get in line right now. 345-1212, Ext. 7827.

48 hours out: Modern rock favorites the Donnas work their magic after opening act Rooney, stirs things up a bit. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $12. 562-4949.

72 hours 'til Wednesday: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth fires up its beads and feathers for five days at U.S. Bank Arena, 7:30 p.m., $10 opening night, $13.50-$19.50 after that. 562-4949.

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