Saturday, August 26, 2000

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Motley Crue: Appears with Megadeth, 7 p.m. today at Riverbend Music Center. $17.50-$37.50. 562-4949.

        Taste of Blue Ash: Sample cuisine from 23 restaurants and enjoy live entertainment, noon-9 p.m. today at Hunt and Cooper roads. Baby boomers will love hearing oldies group Ooh La La and the Greasers, 4-6 p.m., the Association, 7-8 p.m. and Fifth Dimension, 8 p.m. 745-8686.

        Jazz guitar: Peter Leitch opens the Xavier University Piano and Guitar Series 2:30 p.m. today in the Cincinnati Art Museum Theater, Eden Park. $14. 745-3161.

        Big craft show: More than 250 exhibitors at the Sharonville Annual Arts and Craft Show, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today in downtown Sharonville, Reading and Creek roads. 563-1325.

        Conservatory show: Last day to see “Some Like it Hot: Summer in Cincinnati Show,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. Show features gardening trend of Tropicalismo blending tropical plants with hardy perennials. 352-4080.

Staying In

        TV picks: Great Performances opens its season with La Traviata from Paris (9 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16), taped in June with Jose Cura and Eteri Gvazava.

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter also says the E! True Hollywood Story devotes two hours to All in the Family (9 p.m., E! Entertainment channel).

        Lost friends: The Humane Society of the United States has launched a Kindred Spirits Web site — www.hsus.org/kindred — dedicated to people grieving dead or dying pets. Next year, the society will publish the Kindred Spirits Diary, tributes written by pet owners. It will be available with a donation of at least $75 to the society, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. National Pet Memorial Day will be Sept. 10.

Brand Spanking New

        Timeless question: Is the glass half empty or half full? The Pallino Pastaria's Ottimista Pessimista glasses, from the Restoration Hardware catalog, satisfy both perspectives. $24 for six. (800) 762-1005; www.restorationhardware.com.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Neil Young with the Pretenders and Tegan and Sara, 7 p.m. Monday at Riverbend Music Center. $28.50-$81. 562-4949.

        48 hours out: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra begins its free outdoor summer concert series, 8 p.m. Tuesday at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. Conducted by Erich Kunzel, the lineup will include works by Beethoven and popular 20th century favorites by Cole Porter, Iving Berlin, Elton John and Randy Newman. 381-3300.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Up-and-coming “post-industrial metal band” Dope plays in support of its latest album, Felons and Revolutionaries, 8 p.m. at Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $10. 562-4949.

       

        Get To It appears daily. Send items to Get To It, Tempo, Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202; fax: 768-8330.

       



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