Monday, June 2, 2003

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

By Jason Nebel
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going out

Etta James: The blues legend performs at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden with gospel favorites The Blind Boys of Alabama, 7:30 p.m. today, Safari Pavilion, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. $40-$50. 562-4949.

Book sale: The Friends of the Public Library Outdoor Used Book Sale on Fountain Square goes 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. today with paperbacks, hardbacks, CDs, DVDs, videos, books on tape and more priced to sell, Fifth and Vine streets, downtown. 369-6035.

Zak Morgan: The popular children's entertainer performs songs and stories from his new CD When Bullfrogs Croak, 7 p.m. today, Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road. Free. (859) 962-4003.


Top pick: Ready for some really extreme makeovers? The Discovery Channel's new Monster House transforms a house into an auto-racing shrine (8 p.m., Discovery), followed by Jesse James and his Monster Garage guys converting a New York hot dog cart into a dragster (9 p.m., Discovery), part of the channel's new "Monster Monday."

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says the Young Hollywood Awards (8 p.m., American Movie Classics) honors Mandy Moore, Lucy Liu, Eve, Troy Garity, Cole Hauser, Clayne Crawford and Aisha Tyler (left).

Hot tickets

Opera Onsale: Single tickets for the Cincinnati Opera 2003 Summer Festival go on sale 9:30 a.m. today for the four productions running June 19-July 19 at Music Hall. Operas include Puccini's Turandot (June 19, 21 and 27), a trio of short operas including William Bolcom's Medusa, Poulenc's La Voix Humaine and Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (June 26, 28), Verdi's La Traviata (July 10, 12 and 18) and Bellini's Norma (July 17, 19). All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $22. Call 241-2742 or order online at

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Haven Kimmel, author of the best-selling memoir A Girl Named Zippy, is at Joseph-Beth Booksellers to introduce her debut novel The Solace of Leaving Early, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

48 hours out: Shadowbox Cabaret opens its summer show The Best of Shadowbox, a revue of favorite skits and music from the high-energy comedy troupe, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Newport on the Levee. $10-$25. (859) 581-7625.

72 hours till Thursday: Powerhouse singer-songwriter Mary Fahl is at the 20th Century, 8 p.m., 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $7. 562-4949.


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