Friday, March 24, 2000

GET TO IT


A guide to help make your day

GOING OUT
        • Stomp: The wildly entertaining percussion show is at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall, 8 p.m. today, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $20-$40. 241-7469.

        • Garth Fagan: The exotic African-American dance company is at Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 8:30 p.m. today-Saturday. Presented by Contemporary Dance Theater. $25-$38. 241-7469.

        • Film maker: The Society for Photographic Education's 37th annual conference at the Omni Netherland Plaza hotel will include a screening of Drylongso, the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film by Cauleen Smith, 8 p.m. today in the Hall of Mirrors. Ms. Smith will introduce and discuss the film. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, educator Jerry Uelsmann will speak about his career as a photographer. $10 per event; $5 students. • Robbie Fulks: The performer known for a mix of melodic pop, R&B and country plays at 9 p.m. today at Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. Opening act is Chicago-based roots rock band Trigger Gospel. $10-$12. 779-9462.

        • Double Feature: At Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, back-to-back performances of A Midsummer Nights Dream and An Evening with Charles Dickens starts at 8 p.m. today, 719 Race St., downtown. Repeats Saturday-Sunday. $10. 381-2273.

        • CSO Chamber Players: Program of works by Rochberg, Reineke and Brahms, 7:30 p.m. today, Memorial Hall, Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine. $15-$20. 381-3300.

        • Oldies: Hot Wax plays at Jim and Jack's on the River tonightand Saturday night, 3456 River Road, Riverside. 251-0121.

STAYING IN
        • TV picks: Producers of MTV's The Real World and Lou Pearlman, the man behind 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, join forces conducting a nationwide talent search for a new singing group, to be documented in ABC's new Making the Band series premiering today (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2). Story, E11.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter will be watching a replay of the Reds-Blue Jays game from Sarasota tonight. You can catch the Reds live (1 p.m., Fox Sports) or on tape (7 p.m.).

        • TV bonus: All nine episodes of Chris Carter's Harsh Realm, canceled by Fox after two broadcasts in October, will air weekly on FX cable starting 9 p.m. today. • Web site of the day: An annual computer hacker convention — no kidding — will be in Las Vegas in July. Hundreds of nerds show up in the swelter. It's called Def Con, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer, and its Web site is www.defcon.org.

HARRIED WITH CHILDREN
        • Original work: For the first time, the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series at Playhouse in the Park presents a play commissioned by the Playhouse for young audiences. A heartwarming parable about sacrifice, Boyd and Oskar, formerly titled The Happy Prince, will be performed 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Ages 6 and up. Tickets: $4.50; $3 for children. 421-3888.

PLANNING AHEAD
        • 24 hours out: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Lollipop Concert “Symphonic Toons,” designed for children ages 3-10, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Music Hall, Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine. Preconcert “Meet a Musician” at 9:30 a.m. $4.50-$9. 381-3300.

        • 48 hours out: Alexis Piano Trio plays 2 p.m. Sunday, Scottish Rite Auditorium, 317 E. Fifth St., downtown. $15. 961-0622.

        • 72 hours 'til Monday: “History of the First Ladies” program with Don Deming, 7 p.m., West Fork Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights. 369-4472.

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