Sunday, June 22, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Goetta fest: Glier's Goettafest continues with countless permutations of the regional meat specialty, as well as live music, dancing and games. Noon-9 p.m. today, MainStrasse Village, Sixth and Main streets, Covington. (859) 491-0458.

Garden tour: The aesthetics-crazed residents of Newport's well-preserved East Row Historic District show off 10 of their artful gardens on the East Row Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, tickets at Watertown Square parking lot, Sixth and Washington streets, $15. 588-4600.

Carillon concert: Bells ring out at a free concert of religious and secular works at Mariemont's Mary M. Emery Carillon with renowned guest carillonneur Dennis N. Curry of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 7 p.m. today, Pleasant Street and Wooster Pike. 271-8519.

Last chance: Last call for the Krohn Conservatory's Butterfly Show with hundreds of free-flying butterflies in the airy showroom, plus a butterfly nursery, caterpillar display and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Eden Park, $3-$5. 352-4080.


Critic's pick: Waking up in a hospital, Alec Baldwin gropes for memories. He recalls being in a plane crash. He also recalls being a government hit man. And that's just the start of this existential thrill ride full of intriguing twists. Second Nature, 8 p.m., TNT; repeats 10 p.m. and midnight.

• The popular Disney cartoon was turned into a live-action film, with a way over-the-top performance from Glenn Close as the splashy and trashy Cruella De Vil. 101 Dalmatians, 7 p.m., Channel 9.

In stores today

Safer pets: Yeah, that's the ticket, a seatbelt for pets. True, the QuickStay Seat Belt is going to put an end to most pets' favorite thing - hanging out the window with tongue out and ears flapping - but it also keeps them safe with a shock-absorbing design that increases control and reduces the risk of neck injury. Plus, the belt can double as a traffic leash. The other benefit is that it keeps Fido from jumping all over you while you're trying to drive. It's $13.95 for small dogs, $15.95 for the big guys at Web site.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: There are still tickets for the Dave Matthews Band's two-night stand at Riverbend Music Center. 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township, $37.75-$55.25. 562-4949.

48 hours out: The third installment of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Bach & Beyond series for small orchestra steps up with guest pianist Ursula Oppens and a nightful of Zwilich, Mozart, Arriaga and modern composer Frederick Rzewski, in town for the Music03 Festival at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Corbett Auditorium, UC, $30. 381-3300.

72 hours till Wednesday: Hyundai/WB64 Party in the Park serves food, drink and live music by Jonzei, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Sawyer Point, along the riverfront, downtown. 579-3100.

Jim Knippenberg


Volunteers spin hard work into plays
OCTAFEST good window into community theater
Area's acting troupes
Dave Matthews' violin player ready to take a solo bow
McGURK: Film notes
Malfitano to perform an opera marathon
Bolcom uses unusual styles for 'Medusa'
Singers bring vitality to spare 'Turandot'
DEMALINE: The arts
'Matador' first film in series focusing on Latin culture
Listen to the music
Get to it!

DAUGHERTY: Every day
Family delivers in clutch for Bats Incredible!
Drive for autographs aids charity
KENDRICK: Alive & well

You could call her, nicely, Greek fest's cookie monster
Lick that weather: Get soft-serve anyway