A guide to help make your day
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
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).
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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).
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.
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