Friday, August 8, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Free Fridays: Cincinnati Museum Center continues its family friendly summer series of after-hours viewing and free admission to the Cincinnati History Museum, Cinergy Children's Museum and Museum of Natural History & Science. 4-8 p.m. today, Union Terminal. 287-7000.

B-17 Bomber: The Cincinnati Warbirds host a visit from a restored B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber, complete with plane rides and ground tours. Today-Sunday, Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., Linwood. Rides run 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; tours, 2-6 p.m. Tours are $5-$6 (free to World War II vets); call for ride prices. (800) 359-6217.

'State Fair': The Wyoming Players open the famous and homespun Rodgers and Hammerstein musical State Fair.

8 p.m. today, Wyoming High School's state-of-the-art Pendery Performing Arts Center, 106 Pendery Ave., Wyoming, $5-$12. 588-4910.

The Dickies: Can a band that formed 26 years ago still be called punk? Find out tonight when the group visits Sudsy Malone's, 2626 Vine St., Corryville. 751-2300.

G. Love: The venerable blues artist rolls into Bogart's with his trio Special Sauce. 8:30 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $20. 562-4949.


Critic's pick: Last year's best new TV series returns after a four month break. Boomtown focuses on a broad range of cops and others. Tonight it's Ray Hechler (Gary Basaraba), a veteran patrol cop who pretends to be a paramedic during a hostage situation. Boomtown, 10 p.m., Channels 5, 22.

• A double dose of Reba McEntire tonight: In the first rerun, there's a commotion when new dad Brock says he had a vasectomy two years ago. In the second, young parents Cheyenne and Van are supposed to have a will so their daughter can have a legal guardian. Reba, 8 and 9 p.m., Channels 64, 26.

• Tired of reruns to the point where you're actually looking forward to the fall premiere of The Ortegas with Cheech Marin? Forget that, and tune into the block of stand-up comedy that Comedy Central offers on Friday nights. 8 p.m.-midnight on the cable channel.

Opening today

Critic's pick: S.W.A.T. (PG-13), Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell.

• House of Fools (R), Bryan Adams

• Respiro (PG-13), Valeria


Planning ahead

24 hours out: Living history takes over historic Camp Dennison at a super-sized Civil War encampment showing how Union soldiers trained for battle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Waldschmidt House, Ohio 126 and Lincoln Road, between Indian Hill and Milford, $2-$5. 831-8536.

48 hours out: Radio favorites

3 Doors Down are at Riverbend Music Center with Our Lady Peace, Seether and Shinedown. 7 p.m. Sunday, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township, $31.25-$32.25. 562-4949.

A week away: Scheduled to appear at Summer Comedy Jam are stand-up favorites Sommore, Katt Williams, Mike Bonner and Michael Blackson. 8 p.m. next Friday, Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center, $21.50-$32.50. 241-7469.

Jim Knippenberg

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