By Jim Knippenberg
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Kottonmouth Kings: The punk-rap-metal act is at Bogart's with Zebrahead and Riddlin' Kids. 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $20. 562-4949.
Baseball book: Baseball writer Greg Rhodes and Enquirer sportswriter John Erardi will discuss and sign their Reds history book Big Red Dynasty. 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
Top pick: Prom memories are special, particularly when Whitney Houston is invited to attend in a student's prank on the season finale of Boston Public (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45).
Early 'Matrix': The sequel doesn't officially open until Thursday, but several theaters will show it Wednesday beginning at 10 p.m. Advance tickets are available for AMC 20 at Newport on the Levee ($8.50, 859-261-8100, www.moviewatcher.com) ; Great Escape 14 in Wilder ($7.75, 859-442-0000, http://greatescape.hollywood.com); and six Showcase Cinemas sites ($8.25-$9,www.nationalamusements.com) . No advance sales are available for Wednesday shows at Great Escape Princess in Oxford (513-523-2188, $6).
48 hours out: Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade features some fine instrumentalists doing some bluesy, improvisational jam-band sounds. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $16-$18. 562-4949.
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