Saturday, October 21, 2000

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Going out

        Amernet String Quartet: Former Bengal turned composer Mike Reid finds himself in plenty heady company — none other than Haydn and Dvorak — at the inaugural concert of the Patricia A. Corbett Chamber Music Series. Mr. Reid composed Prairie Songs and is scheduled to be there to hear it. Word is afoot also that Patricia Corbett will narrate but not play football with Mr. Reid. 8 p.m. today Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, free. (859) 572-5464.

        Halloween Happening: The Cincinnati Zoo keeps the animals under control but lets everything else — hayrides, trick-or-treating, spooky stories, costume contest — get out of control at its annual Halloween do. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday. 2400 Vine St., Avondale. 281-4700.

        Film fest: It's a treasure chest of African-American themed films as the Sowell Film Festival continues today at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Among them: Flickering Dreams by Alphonzo Wesson (1:15 p.m.); The Vernon Jordan Story (3:30 p.m.); Delroy Lindo on Spike Lee (8 p.m.). 721-2787.

        Benefit concert: The cream of the local musical crop cranks it up and cuts loose in a benefit for Planned Parenthood: The Graveblankets, Tracy Walker, Tigerlilies and Fairmount Girls own the stage at 8 p.m. today, Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $5-$10. 721-7635.

Staying In

        TV picks: Looks like a Blockbuster night, if you're not into the “New York, New York” World Series (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45) or commercial-laden repeats of Forrest Gump (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2), The Bridges of Madison County (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22) or The Addams Family (7 p.m., USA).

        • Critic John Kiesewetter says BackStory looks at Elia Kazan's 1947 Oscar-winning film, Gentleman's Agreement, with Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Celeste Holm (5:30 p.m., American Movie Classics).

Web Site of the Day

        Oh, so you can't stay awake during the debates either. Try the transcripts for a real sleeping pill. Also, links to debate chat and a history of presidential debates going back to Lincoln-Douglas, all at the Web site of the debate organizers:

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Cincinnati Opera's Education and Outreach opens Brundibar — the sad, uplifting, hopeful, hopeless, historically-significant opera performed by imprisoned Jews during World War II. 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center. $7-$14. 241-7469.

        48 hours out: Don't even bother trying to classify the music — hip-hop, reggae, jazz and Latin all at once — but do rock along when P.O.D. blows the socks off Bogart's. 8 p.m. Monday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $21.50. 562-4949.

        72 hours 'til Tuesday: Tokyo String Quartet takes an infinitely more quiet approach when it plays 8 p.m. Tuesday in Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati. $8-$12. 562-4949.

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