Friday, August 1, 2003

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

Blues fest: The Queen City Blues Fest gets started 5-11 p.m. today with three stages of nonstop music including headliners Rory Block, Bobby Rush and Charles Collier and the Golden Aires. Sawyer Point, downtown. 684-4227.

Bon Jovi: The pop-anthem superstars are still going strong on their Bounce tour with opening act the ever-hyper Goo Goo Dolls. 7 p.m. today, Riverbend Music Center, $37.75-$87.75. 562-4949.

Art opening: Closson's Phyllis J. Weston Art Gallery has an opening reception for a new exhibit showcasing work by American-Finnish painter John Finnegan and area favorite Frank McElwain. 5-8 p.m. today, 2643 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. 762-5510.

Rodeo: The Alexandria Fairgrounds saddles up for the CowBOYGIRL Classic Rodeo. 6-10 p.m. today-Saturday, Fairground Lane, Campbell County. Children's games begin 6 p.m. with rodeo events at 8 p.m., $8-$12. (859) 781-5779.

On TV

Critic's pick: Pleasantville is a gem that didn't do much when it opened, but stars Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon now have hot careers. They play teens so upset by the chaos of modern life they sink into the simpler times of 1950s TV shows. Pleasantville, 8 p.m., TNT.

Bernie Mac isn't the only one who has a tough time raising these kids as we see in two reruns. In the first one, his wife's parents try to help. In the second, a housekeeper gets involved. The Bernie Mac Show, 8 and 9 p.m., Channel 19.

Opening today

Critic's pick: Swimming Pool (R), Charlotte Rampling

Northfork (PG-13), Nick Nolte, James Woods

American Wedding (R), Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan

Gigli (R), Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck

Planning ahead

24 hours out: It's a classic and rousing rock triple bill with Journey, REO Speedwagon and Styx at Riverbend Music Center. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township, $25-$55. 562-4949.

48 hours out: Look for more than 300 vendors and lots of old stuff at the Tri-State Antique Market. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 and Argosy Parkway. Earlybird shopping begins 5 a.m., $3. 738-7256.

A week away: The EAA Aviation Foundation's B-17 "Road to Kitty Hawk Tour" dishes up ride opportunities and ground tours on a restored World War II bomber, next Friday-Aug. 11, Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., Linwood. (800) 359-6217.

Jim Knippenberg

E-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer.com




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