Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Get to it!

By Jim Knippenberg
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going out

Renaissance singers: The Danish singing group Renaissancekoret (Renaissance Choir) belts out music by great composers of the 16th century, including Jacob Handl, 7:30 p.m. today, Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5950 Montgomery Road, free. 745-3384.

Outdoor movie: The final week of the Hamilton County Park District's Outdoor Movie Series shows off the family classic The Mouse Hunt outdoors on the big screen starting at dusk today, Woodlawn Mound, Anderson Township, free with motor vehicle permit ($3 annual, $1 daily). 521-7275.


Top pick: On The O.C., summer's best new drama, Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie) runs away from his temporary home in Orange County before his attorney (Peter Gallagher) can arrange foster care for him. The episode includes a sneak peek at Thicke's "Brand New Jones" music video (9 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

• TV critic John Kiesewetter also says Ozzy Osbourne and his family wrap up another season of The Osbournes (10:30 p.m., MTV).

New on DVD/Video

Critic's picks: Two releases on opposite ends of the cinematic universe are this week's top video newcomers, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk. One hand is the bubbly teen comedy The Lizzie McGuire Movie featuring former Disney Channel star Hilary Duff. On the other is soon-to-be-cult-favorite House of 1,000 Corpses, a salute to old-school gore-fests from rocker/filmmaker Rob Zombie.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Local author Molly Srode is at Joseph-Beth Booksellers for a signing and mini-seminar. Her book, Creating a Spiritual Retirement, outlines a program designed to help baby boomers discover how retirement from the workplace can open up possibilities in other areas of life. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

48 hours out: The Cincinnati DanceSport ballroom-swing-Latin extravaganza begins three days at the Westin Hotel with a professional dance exhibition followed by open dancing. 7 p.m. Thursday, Fifth and Vine streets, downtown, $25. 281-5500.

72 hours until Friday: Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion weekend kicks off with the annual parade, 10 a.m.-noon, starting at Queensgate Park, Linn and Court streets. 742-9378.


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

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