Friday, March 17, 2000
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St. Patrick's Day: The two biggest Irish bashes in town are at Jack Quinn's in Covington and the Dubliner in Pleasant Ridge, with Irish Bands playing all day and night, performances by Irish dancers, bagpipers, traditional Irish foods, corned beef and cabbage and more. Jack Quinn's, 491-6699; the Dubliner at 531-6111. For more Irish celebrations, see Cincinnati.com/freetime.
Mayors 801 Plum Concert: The popular Linton Music Series event features Ida Kavafian, Timothy Lees, Eric Kim and a special appearance by Steve Schmidt Trio, 7 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, 801 Plum St., downtown. Gourmet happy hour precedes event at 5:30 p.m. $10-$15. 381-6868.
Home and Garden Show: The Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati Home and Garden Show goes into its final three days noon-9 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center. More than 350 landscapers, retailers, remodelers and artists. $2.50-$8. 281-0022.
Gospel extravaganza: Shout 2000 tour celebrates the new millennium with some of gospel's hottest tickets, including Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Men of Standard and Dawkins & Dawkins, 8 p.m. today, Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $29.50. 241-7469.
Contemporary Fridays: Performance poet Terri Fordbrings her act of very short poems set to music, 6 p.m. today at Contemporary Arts Center, 115 E. Fifth St., downtown. Program is titled 50 shoes with musical accompaniment by Uncle Glockenspiel. $5, members free. 345-8400.
Dinner Theater: La Comedia Dinner Theater in Springboro is showing Phantom, not Phantom of the Opera, but a different take on the story written by Yeston and Kopit. Performances are 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sundays with matinees, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Theater located on Ohio 73, 1/2 mile east of I-75. $33-$45. (800) 677-9505.
TV picks: Two masterful films back-to-back on cable's WTBS tonight:
Edward Scissorhands (10:20 p.m.)is all style. Director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman turned a so-so story into a stunning movie. Johnny Depp plays a lonely lad who has scissors instead of hands. Now he meets a cheery suburban family. The images are stunning, sort of American Beauty multiplied.
Fargo (8:05 p.m.) starts with a superb script. Joel and Ethan Coen capture a slightly exaggerated version of Minnesota. That's not just in the accents, it's in the attitudes. Frances McDormand plays a pregnant cop who's more interested in her husband's doodles than in her capture of killers. Ms. McDormand won an Oscar for best actress; the Coens (her husband and her brother-in-law) won for their script.
HARRIED WITH CHILDREN
Birthday bash: Join the fun as Ganesh, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's baby elephant, reaches his terrible twos. Visit the Special Exhibits building from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for refreshments, party favors, storytelling, elephant movies, a giant birthday card that kids can sign, face painting and a giant green birthday cake for Ganesh, followed by a bath of course.
Kids in the Hall: The Canadian comics bring their show to the Taft Theatre April 7 with five of the original ensemble members appearing, including Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson, David Foley, Mark McKinney and Bruce McCulloch. Tickets, $39 and $28, go on sale 10 a.m. today at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone 562-4949.
24 hours out: Pokemon Stadium National Tour will be at Tri-County Mall, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Event features advanced tournaments, Pokemon arcade, trading card game play area, more. Registration begins 10 a.m. 346-4482.
48 hours out: Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra performs 4 p.m. Sunday at Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati. $3-$5. 744-3333.
A week away: Contemporary Dance Theatre brings the exotic, modern dance group Garth Fagan Company to Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 8:30 p.m. March 24-25. $9-$20. 241-7469.
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