Sunday, July 27, 2003

Get to It


A guide to help make your day

Going out

Blue Man Group: The mysterious men painted blue bring their theatrical, techno-infused "Complex Rock Tour" to Riverbend Music Center. 8 p.m. today, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township, $30.25-$42.75. 562-4949.

Clark/Coffey: It's a cowboy hats and twang double bill with Terri Clark and Kellie Coffey at the Cincinnati Zoo's Wild Nights at the Zoo concert series. 7:30 p.m. today, Safari Pavilion, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, $27-$30 includes all-day admission to zoo. 281-4700.

Weird Al Yankovic: The musical satirist brings a smirk and a smile to Paramount's Kings Island's TimberWolf Amphitheater. 7:30 p.m. today, $29.99-$39.99 includes park admission ($9.99-$14.99 for season pass holders). 562-4949.

Museum sale: The Cincinnati Art Museum gift shop's annual sale includes huge discounts (up to 75 percent off) on box card sets, exhibition posters, art books, designer jewelry and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Saturday (closed Monday), Eden Park. 721-2787.

On TV

Critic's pick: Wondering what it's like to be the child of a pop star? It's the story of extremes. Ask Sarah Guthrie, Arlo's daughter. Or Phil Collins' son Simon, David Crosby's son James Raymond or Aretha Franklin's son Teddy Richards. Or for real royalty, ask Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon. They talk about it on Singing in the Shadows: The Children of Rock Royalty, 9 p.m., Bravo.

• We've already had a PBS documentary and a Tobey Maguire movie. Now it's cable's turn to tell the story about the homely horse that turned into a champion. The True Story of Seabiscuit, 9 p.m., A&E.

Contests

Singing swingers: Yeah, we know they're great on the field, but how about at a microphone? Referring here to Ken Griffey Jr. (Reds), Roger Clemens and Derek Jeter (Yankees) and Sammy Sosa (Cubs) and their musical showdown. To wit: Armour, the wiener company, is sponsoring a contest with the above ball stars singing the Armour hot dog jingle - you know, the one that starts out Hot dogs. Armour hot dogs. What kind of kids eat Armour hot dogs? Your job is to call Armour, listen and vote. And maybe win one of the 1,500 prizes, all of them baseball memorabilia. Call the "Pick a Star" line at (800) 555-6556 and don't expect to hear Pavarotti.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Jake Halpern is here to sign and discuss his quirky new Braving Home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales, with five tales of people who won't leave their homes despite floods, lava, hurricanes and assorted disasters. 7 p.m. Monday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

48 hours out: Singer-songwriter James Taylor is at Riverbend Music Center, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $57.75 pavilion; $27.75 lawn. 562-4949.

E-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer.com; fax: 768-8330




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GET TO IT
A guide to help make your day

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THEATER
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TASTE
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