Friday, March 28, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Buju Banton: The reggae master is at Bogart's, 9:30 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $17.50-$20. 562-4949.

Art opening: Cincinnati Art Galleries opens a solo show of more than 40 paintings by the famous colorist Edgar Hatten (1929-1990), 5-8 p.m. today, 225 E. Sixth St., downtown. 381-2128.

`Aida': The Dayton Opera stages Aida in the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday, Second and Main streets, Dayton. $49-$58. (888) 228-3630.

Foodie fest: Jungle Jim's International Market's Super Sampler Days continue 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today with new cheeses, bakery items, deli meats, beverages and more available for free tastings throughout the entire store, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. 674-6000.


Top pick: Tremors: The Series debuts (9 p.m., Sci Fi Channel). Life in Perfection, Nev., has its imperfections. This is stark desert land. It has a couple of businesses that are mostly aimed at confused tourists. It also has a giant sand worm, capable of eating people, cars and such. Victor Browne plays the handsome newcomer planning to take tourists on Jeep adventures. He finds a town that mainly consists of four people. One (Michael Gross) is a survivalist; the others (Lela Lee, Gladise Jimenez and Marcia Strassman) are beauties who don't fit this harsh setting. Tremors mixes light humor with occasional, car-crunching terror.

• Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament, (7 p.m. to midnight, Channels 12, 7, possibly moving to cable if news requires). Varying by region viewers will get Oklahoma vs. Butler at 7:10 p.m. and Syracuse-Auburn at about 9:40 or Texas-Connecticut at 7:27 p.m. and Maryland-Michigan State at about 10.

New in E-games

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker: This latest entry in the Zelda adventure franchise has been well worth the wait. Players guide the hero, Link, on yet another world-saving quest, set 100 years after the previous Ocarina of Time game. The control and combat systems in this game are similar to previous Zelda adventures, with some cool extras that allow the hero to move more fluidly. The puzzles and level bosses this time out are a little easier, but the size and scope of the adventure will keep players glued to the game. With this release, Zelda should surpass Mario as the marquee character of choice for Nintendo console fans. (Nintendo; Gamecube; $49.99; E for Everyone).

Also this week: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (Ubisoft; PC; $49.99; M for Mature): Shooter series takes on another global plot.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey brings kickin' avant-jazz to Jack Quinn's Irish Restaurant and Pub, 10 p.m. Saturday in the spacious Emerald Ballroom, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington. $6. (859) 491-6699.

48 hours out: The Cincinnati Art Museum hosts American furniture authority Dr. Phillip Zimmerman for his presentation "Discover the Art in Your Home: New Techniques in American Furniture Appreciaton," 2 p.m. Sunday, CAM Lecture Hall, Eden Park. Free and open to public. 721-2787.

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