Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Sno-Core: The skater-punk concert package featuring Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music and Dredg descends on Bogart's. 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $15-$17. 562-4949.

Theater: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati opens three weeks of the new Warren Leight drama James and Annie, all about an interracial romance in the World War II era. 8 p.m. today, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, $25-$28. 421-3555.

Gaelic Storm: The contemporary Irish dance band seen in Titanic brings a batch of fiddles and whistles to the Madison Theater, 8 p.m. today, 730 Madison Ave., Covington, $15. (859) 655-4807.


Top pick: Law & Order detectives come out swinging when they suspect a baseball superstar in the murder of a limo driver who also provided steroids to athletes (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says Carroll O'Connor's All In The Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Star Trek, Julia and SCTV are among the shows honored by The TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (9 p.m., Nick at Nite and TV Land).

The goods

Doggone tennis: Happy Dog Toys has a twist on its popular TennisBone - the ones made of two tennis balls joined by a chewy plastic bone. It's a glow-in-the-dark job designed for night play and, we guess, insomniac dogs ($9.95). Meanwhile, for dogs that like to hear their toys coming, Happy Dog also has the Screamin' TennisBone, equipped with a noisemaker inside each ball ($9.99). Both available at pet stores.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The Vienna Choir Boys bring a program of sacred, classical and folk songs and traditional Viennese polkas/waltzes to Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $16-$28. 562-4949.

48 hours out: The Hamilton Rotary Club does the Russian folklore thing with Fiddler on the Roof. 8 p.m. Friday, Parrish Auditorium, Miami University Hamilton, $12. (513) 868-3633.

72 hours till Saturday: The Main Public Library celebrates its 150th birthday with an all-day family fest full of carnival games, live music, jugglers, farm animals and, oh yeah, books. 1-4 p.m., 800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6900.

Jim Knippenberg


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