Sunday, April 6, 2003

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Reality show auditions: Representatives from ABC bring their mobile "Love Bus" to Cincinnati Museum Center, 3-7 p.m. today to interview potential contestants for The Bachelor/Bachelorette and a new summer dating series Rich Guy, Poor Guy. Potential participants must be single, age 21-36. 287-7000.

Wynton Marsalis: The world-famous trumpeter and bandleader is at Miami University with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for a program of works by Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and other jazz legends. 7:30 p.m. today, Millett Hall, Oxford, $14-$28. (513) 529-3200.

Peter D'Adamo: The best-selling author of Eat Right 4 Your Type is here to introduce his new Eat Right 4 Your Baby, with advice on eating while pregnant and how to feed a baby in the first year. 1 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

Workshop sale: The Americana-inspired Workshops of David T. Smith presents the annual "Cabin Fever Weekend" Open House and Tent Sale with tours of the facilities and discounts on furniture, pottery and decorative items. Noon-5 p.m. today, 3600 Shawhan Road, Morrow. (513) 932-2472.

John Scofield: The revered guitarist with an improvisational, jam-band slant brings his act to the 20th Century. 8:30 p.m. today, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $18-$20. 562-4949.


Top pick: The best laughs are found on Fox, with Hal (Bryan Cranston) operating an unlicensed, illegal radio station on Malcolm in the Middle (9 p.m., Channels 19, 45), and repeats of Jennifer Aniston's guest voice on King of the Hill (7:30 p.m.) and Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons (8 p.m.).

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says Lou Gossett Jr. plays a minister on the season finale of The Dead Zone (10 p.m., USA), a series based on Stephen King's characters.

The goods

Training program: Well, if you gotta have parents, you might as well train them well, right? Right. That from Tanya Sassoon, author of the best-selling Boyfriend Training Kit. This time, she turns her wickedly sarcastic eye on family matters with Parent Training Kit. It comes with tips and rules in a Better Parent Guide (or at least how to be less embarrassing), test papers to make sure they get it, a wall chart for progress reports, gold stars for when they're really good and black marks for bad days. It's $8.95 at bookstores or at

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Best known for her Stop the Insanity! diet program a few years back, Susan Powter is here to introduce her new self-help book The Politics of Stupid, 7 p.m. Monday, Barnes & Noble, Newport on the Levee. (859) 581-2000.

48 hours out: The sparkling new Schuster Center in Dayton hosts a touring production of the marching band extravaganza Blast, opening Tuesday, Second and Main streets, downtown Dayton, $19.50-$60.50. (888) 228-3630.

72 hours till Wednesday: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music showcases one of its most famous faculty members, James Tocco, in an evening of chamber music with Mark Ostoich, Randy Gardner and more, 8 p.m., Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, UC. Free. 556-4183.


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