Free Mondays: Beginning July 7, the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art will offer free admission Monday evenings after 5 p.m. The museum is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. every Monday. The inaugural exhibit Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experiences in the Spaces of Contemporary Art continues through Nov. 9. Sixth and Walnut streets, downtown. 345-8400; www.contemporaryartscenter.org
Films and fireworks: Showcase Cinemas Springdale, 12064 Springdale Pike, offers a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Friday as part of a weekend of summer festivities including appearances by former Reds George Foster (2-4 p.m. Saturday) and Dave Parker (2-4 p.m. Sunday) and Wild Thornberry characters (noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), plus games and giveaways. www.nationalamusements.com.
Margaret A. McGurk
Artists in town: Two of Malton Gallery's most popular artists will be in town this weekend for the opening of its new show. The Beat Goes On features the Picassoesque portraiture of Terri Hallman and the abstract, jazz-inspired work of Esther Levy. Reception is 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Hyde Park gallery, Edwards Road and Observatory Avenue. 321-8614.
Shadowbox seeks bassist: The rock-drama-comedy troupe Shadowbox Cabaret is holding auditions for a new bassist to join its high-energy ensemble which performs five times a week at the Newport on the Levee theater. Candidates should be able to learn new songs quickly and be well-versed in rock, rap, hip-hop and classic rock styles. To schedule an audition, call Gabe Guyer at the Columbus headquarters. (614) 416-7625.
Fest prizes: Skin Complex, the 2003 Procter & Gamble Dreambuilder Celebration movie, was named best short film at this summer's San Francisco Black Film Festival. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is paying to offer the film, directed by Jim Friedman and Brad Pruitt, for free to Tristate junior and senior high schools along with a diversity teaching guide. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just One More, an anti-drunken-driving drama from Steve Grothaus and Lonzo Jones of Hamilton-based Dreamline Productions, collected a Gold Award at the recent Houston Worldfest film festival. The educational program, featuring an appearance by former Bengal David Fulcher, has been honored at eight festivals, including Columbus (Ohio) International Film and Video Festival and KidsFest in Miami, Fla.
Margaret A. McGurk
Set lists online: What exactly did the Dave Matthews Band play at Riverbend Monday and Tuesday?
Check out the set lists on the official Dave Matthews Band Web site: www.davematthewsband.com/road/frames.html .
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