Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Friends Night Out: The popular Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati series includes a happy hour/dinner buffet at BarrelHouse Brewing Co. (22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine), then a performance of Warren Leight's James and Annie. 7:30 p.m. today, ETC, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine (happy hour begins 5:30 p.m.), $20. 421-3555.

At Bogart's: The multicultural ska-punk act Voodoo Glow Skulls is at the Corryville club with opening act Count the Stars. 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $10-$12. 562-4949.


Top pick: Listen up, Bonnie Hunt fans. ABC's Life with Bonnie, as we know it, ends in three episodes - today's show about items missing from the house and TV studio (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2), and back-to-back programs next week (9-10 p.m.).

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says Amy (Amy Brenneman) must decide if two teen-age boys are responsible for the death of a girl who overdosed on ecstasy on Judging Amy (10 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

New on CD

Critic's pick: Conception: A Musical Tribute to Stevie Wonder (Motown; $18.98) features a multi-genre, multi-generational batch of the Motown legend's fans, including Eric Clapton, Mary J. Blige, India Arie, John Mellencamp, Musiq and more.

• The Allman Brothers Band is back in classic form (thanks to guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks) on Hittin' the Note (CMC/BMG; $18.98).

• There's urban rap on Magic's White Eyes (Universal; $18.98) and Mr. Cheeks' Back Again! (Universal; $18.98).

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The Winter Author Series at the Mercantile Library wraps up with celebrated author Patricia Henley (Hummingbird House, In the River Sweet). 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 414 Walnut St., 11th floor, downtown, $15-$18. 621-0717.

72 hours until Friday: Bob the Builder fans are in for a treat with three days of the super-sized stage show Bob the Builder Live, full of characters from the popular Nick Jr. series. Kickoff is 7 p.m., Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Roselawn, $10-$25. 562-4949.

E-mail jknippenberg@enquirer.com

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