Kung Fu series: The Cincinnati Film Society's Chop-Socky Theater series wraps up with a screening of director Takashi Miike's explosive Dead or Alive: Final, the final installment of the famous trilogy. 7 p.m. today, auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, $4-$6. 721-2787.
Book signing: Susan Fales-Hill is here to sign and discuss her memoir, Always Wear Joy, an engaging account of growing up as daughter of actress Josephine Premice. 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.
At Hofbr”uhaus: The high-energy polka band Alpen Echos plays German favorites. 7:30-11:30 p.m. today at the popular Newport restaurant and biergarten, 200 E. Third St., across from Newport on the Levee, no cover. (859) 491-7200.
Top pick: Steven Rosenbaum's 7 Days in September (9-11 p.m., A&E) assembles film shot by New York professionals and amateurs in the week following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks two years ago. It chronicles how New Yorkers responded to the tragedy, and documents their fear, anger, sadness and love.
TV critic John Kiesewetter also says the NFL season kicks off early with ABC's Monday Night Football gang broadcasting the New York Jets at Washington Redskins (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2).
Au naturel: And this for people thinking of going the 100 percent natural products route: www.drugstore.com has launched a new division called Natural Store. Selling everything from diapers to shampoo, hand lotion and assorted beauty aids, Natural Store says it has "the best collection of natural products on the planet." Could be. It's all the major brand names, imported from all over the world and nicely assembled in one spot. The beauty of the site is that it guarantees "all natural," so you don't have to stand in some drug store aisle squinting to read the labels. Go to www.drugstore.com and hit the link.
24 hours out: Cincinnati Art Galleries has an opening reception for its Recent Acquisitions show consisting of newly acquired American and European paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries by Martha Bernstein, Courtland Butler, Edgar Hatten and more. 5-8 p.m. Friday, 225 E. Sixth St., downtown. 381-2128.
48 hours out: Jazz diva Kathy Wade plays the Jazz in the Park Lounge at the Promenade Shopping Center, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Winton and Kemper roads, Forest Park. Cover charge varies ($5-$10). 648-9698.
72 hours until Sunday: Expect close to 300 dealers to roll out vintage, collectibles and furniture at the Tri-State Antique Market. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 and Argosy Parkway. Earlybird shopping during setup begins 5 a.m., $3. 738-7256.
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