Sunday, June 1, 2003

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

By Jason Nebel
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going out

Kenny Chesney: The country superstar is at Riverbend Music Center with opening acts Keith Urban and Deana Carter, 7:30 p.m. today, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township. $22.50-$52.50. 562-4949.

Blues blowout: Thirteen area blues bands compete at the Greater Cincinnati Blues Society's fifth annual Cincinnati Blues Challenge, 2-7 p.m. today, Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. $10, $8 for Blues Society members. 684-4227.

Ford anniversary: In celebration of Ford Motor Co.'s 100th Anniversary, the Sharonville production plant is hosting a huge car show with hundreds of models from 1908 to the present, more than 100 classic motorcycles plus food and plant tours, noon-5 p.m. today, 3000 Sharon Road. Free.

Choral Society: The Cincinnati Choral Society offers a tribute to American music with spirituals, folk songs and 20th century works such as Howard Hanson's Song of Democracy based on a Walt Whitman poem, 7:30 p.m. today, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. $7-$12. 784-2379.

Antiques: Close to 300 dealers are expected at the popular Tri-State Antiques Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 and Argosy Parkway, Dearborn County. $3. 738-7256.


Top pick: Cable TV explores scenes from marriages, with Nate (Peter Krause) drowning his marital problems in a bar in the third season finale of Six Feet Under (9 p.m., HBO), while a Hollywood husband-wife screenwriting team (Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman) hits the rocks in the premiere of Out of Order, a five-week summer series (10 p.m., Showtime).

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says says NBC's Crime & Punishment reality drama returns for a second season with the trial of a San Diego man charged with killing his former brother-in-law (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

Hot ticket

Monday, two all-time greats of American music join forces at the Cincinnati Zoo. R&B royalty Etta James, whose career goes back to the 1955 hit, "The Wallflower" (also known as "Dance With Me Henry") and includes one of the most romantic ballads ever recorded, "At Last," headlines the premiere of the "Wild Nights at the Zoo Summer Concert Series." Opening the 7:30 p.m. show is the legendary gospel group, the Blind Boys of Alabama, led by Clarence Fountain.Tickets are $50 reserved; $40 general admission, at the zoo gate, Ticketmaster outlets and online: .

Planning ahead

48 hours out: The acoustic lunch series in shady Piatt Park kicks off with the groovy urban folk of The Walker Project, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Vine Street and Garfield Place, downtown. Free. 352-4080.

72 hours till Wednesday: Cincinnati Opera's "Opera Raps" series features Randy Cohen, writer of The New York Times Magazine column "The Ethicist," for a capitalism-sin discussion surrounding the upcoming production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, 7 p.m., Mayerson Auditorium, Hebrew Union College, 3101 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Free (reservation requested). 221-1875, Ext. 367.


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