By Jason Nebel
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Bach & Beyond: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra series for small orchestra continues with an all-Bach program featuring conductor/violinist Jaime Laredo performing Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, pianist Michael Chertock performing the Clavier Concerto and more, 7:30 p.m. today, Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati. $30. 381-3300.
Homearama: The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati's new home showcase includes nine luxury homes featuring the latest in home design and decorating, 4-11 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 29, Vista Point at River Bend, off Ohio 48, South Lebanon. $8. 851-6300.
Hed (Pe): The rowdy punk-metal act is at Bogart's, 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $13.50-$15. 562-4949.
Top pick: Decisions, decisions: Viewers will select five semi-
finalists to advance after tonight's performances on Fox's American Juniors (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45), while 20 stand-up comedians compete in Las Vegas for 10 spots on Last Comic Standing (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22).
Critic John Kiesewetter also says in back-to-back 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter, Paul (John Ritter) assumes more responsibilities around the house (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2), and relies too much on a parenting book (8:30 p.m.).
New on video
Critic's picks: Sizzling performances by Ray Liotta and Jason Patric as cops under pressure distinguish this week's grittiest new release, Narc, says film critic Margaret A. McGurk. Also out today from Amazon.com is a treat for surf worshipers, the Bruce Brown Boxed Set with The Endless Summer, Barefoot Adventure, Surf Crazy, Surfing Hollow Days, Slippery When Wet and Surfin' Shorts.
24 hours out: The Literary Lunch series at the Mercantile Library welcomes the husband/wife suspense writing team Cathie John (John and Cathie Celestri) discussing their work, including their latest In the Name of the Father, noon Wednesday, 414 Walnut St., downtown. 621-0717.
48 hours out: Northern Kentucky University opens its Summer Dinner Theater season with a production of the comedy classic Greater Tuna featuring two actors portraying the entire wacky population of Tuna, Texas, 8 p.m. Thursday, Black Box Theater, NKU, Highland Heights. Dinner starts in lobby 90 minutes before show. $24 includes dinner ($12 show only). (859) 572-5464.
72 hours till Friday: The Cincinnati Museum Center Free Fridays program offers free admission to the Cincinnati History Museum, Cinergy Children's Museum and Museum of Natural History & Science, 4-8 p.m., Union Terminal. 287-7000.
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