Monday, February 17, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

WWE: World Wrestling Entertainment stars grunt, thump and whomp on the sweaty Ruthless Aggression program with such treasures as Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit, Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show/Paul Heyman and more. 7 p.m. today. U.S. Bank Arena, $15-$40. 562-4949.

Alteractive: The alternative performance series continues with local performance artists Antara and Abiyah mixing folk, rhythm and a hybrid goodie called floetry. 7 p.m. today, Playhouse in the Park, Rosenthal Plaza, $6-$10. 421-3888.

CCM jazz: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music drags out faculty performers Mary Ellen Tanner, Brad Goode, Phil DeGreg and colleagues for an evening of elegant chamber jazz. 8 p.m. today, Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, UC, $5-$10. 556-4183.

TV picks

Top pick: What a pair: Joe Millionaire and Michael Jackson. Evan Marriott picks a lady, then fesses up in a two-hour Joe Millionaire (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45), but it's not over. Fox will air Joe Millionaire: The Aftermath next Monday. Meanwhile, Dateline NBC airs "Michael Jackson: Unmasked" about his cosmetic surgery, a report expanded to two hours late last week (9-11 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

Critic John Kiesewetter says Roots, the Emmy-winning miniseries, airs in a 12-hour marathon (11 a.m., Hallmark Channel).

The goods

Fashion frights: Ohmigosh, did we really wear this stuff? Leisure suits? Pink, orange and purple silk shirts? And ladies, polka-dot dresses with matching head bands? Fringed hot pants? Guess we did, 'cause Catalog Man and Catalog Woman say we did. And have pictures. Catalog is two sets of postcards - 30 of men modeling hideous clothes from mail-order catalogs, 30 of women. Not a lot of room to write on the back, but you'll probably be laughing too hard anyway. They're $8.95 each from Chronicle Books ( .

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The national touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar starring Sebastian Bach settles in for two weeks at the Aronoff Center. Opens 8 p.m. Tuesday, Procter & Gamble Hall, $20-$55. 241-7469.

48 hours out: Pop-punkers Sum 41 shake loose a few windowpanes along with No Use for a Name, The Starting Line and Authority Zero. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $18.50. 562-4949.

72 hours 'til Thursday: Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky African-American Chamber of Commerce president De Asa Nichols Brown does a meet-and-greet for God's Provisions' "Up Close and Personal Series." 8-10 p.m., 7426 Montgomery Road, Silverton, free. 794-0079.

Jim Knippenberg


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