Pete Rose contest: Findlay Market is hosting a Pete Rose look-a-like competition 1 p.m. today with the winner receiving two tickets to Monday's sold-out Opening Day at Great American Ball Park and a place in the before-game parade, Elm and Findlay streets, Over-the-Rhine. 665-4839.
Avant-jazz: The smooth and trippy Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey plays the Emerald Ballroom at Jack Quinn's Irish Restaurant and Pub, 10 p.m. today, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington. $6. (859) 491-6699.
Deborah Hopkinson: The award-winning author of Under the Quilt Night and Fannie in the Kitchen is at Joseph-Beth Kids to sign and discuss her latest children's book Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings based on the early life of baseball pioneer Alta Weiss, 11 a.m. today, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
Scheduled shows - particularly those on the larger networks - could be pre-empted by developing news on the war with Iraq.
Top pick: World Figure Skating Championships, 8-11 p.m., Channels 9, 2. Michelle Kwan is going for her fifth world title. Sasha Cohen and others will try to top her.
Other choices: Nashville Star, 9 p.m., USA Network; repeats at 10 p.m. If you haven't been following this show, now is a good time to give it a try. It easily moves the American Idol formula to country turf.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962), 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies. At Sunday's Academy Award ceremony viewers saw a warm tribute to the immense talent of Peter O'Toole. Here is a chance to see one of his best films, a sweeping epic with O'Toole as British writer and soldier T. E. Lawrence.
Basketball, 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Channels 12, 7 or cable if news warrants. Today, we learn two of the four teams in the NCAA's Final Four. The others will emerge Sunday.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent, 9 p.m., Channels 5, 22. While a Russian mob boss is in jail, his daughter is killed.Planning ahead
On sale today: Tickets for the two Dave Matthews Band shows, June 23-24 at Riverbend, go on sale at 10 a.m. today at Ticketmaster outlets, (513) 562-4949 and www.ticketmaster.com. Cost is $37.75 and $55.25.
24 hours out: Hyde Park United Methodist Church performs Brahms' masterpiece German Requiem in its entirety, 4 p.m. Sunday, 1345 Grace Ave. Free and open to public. 871-1345.
48 hours out: The Workshops of David T. Smith presents its "Cabin Fever Weekend" open house and tent sale with the company's furniture, pottery and hand-made decorations priced to sell, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday, noon-5 p.m. April 6, 3600 Shawhan Road, Morrow. (513) 932-2472.
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