Friday, March 09, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Cincinnati Ballet: Spring Festival kicks and twirls with all kinds of new stuff set to the tune of gospel, Paul Hindemith and Paul Simon's rhythm-crazed Graceland. 8 p.m. today,Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center, downtown. $9-$49. 241-7469.

        Cincinnati Wine Festival: Remember to sip, swish and spit at the Grand Tasting with more than 120 wineries pouring close to 600 wines. Food and music, too. 6:30-9 p.m. today, Albert B. Sabin Convention Center. $50. 723-9463.

        Croabh Rua: Ah, nothing like traditional Irish music, dontcha know? Especially with one of the best at this lively Celtic stuff. 7:30 p.m. today, Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash. $12-$15. 533-4822.

Staying In

        TV picks: Most years, the Image Awards offer sensational rock and gospel sounds. This time, except for an opening number with Savion Glover and Mos Def, it's all talk. But good talk: Sidney Poitier is inducted in the NAACP Hall of Fame and comedian Steve Harvey gets Entertainer of the Year award. NAACP Image Awards, 8-10 p.m., Channels 19, 45.

Road Trips

        Floyd: Whew, you don't see this everyday. A rare, humdinger of a 70mm print of Pink Floyd: The Wall, one of the great head movies of all time, on the Big Screen & British series. Midnight today, Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton, $5; student ID gets you two-for-one. (937) 222-8452 for directions, or visit

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Because everyone wants to know about caves, but not everyone will go in one, there's the Omnimax's new Journey Into Amazing Caves with visits to the Yucatan, Greenland and Arizona, plus a woofed up soundtrack by the Moody Blues and narration by Liam Neeson.Various times Saturday, Cincinnati Museum Center, $4.50-$6.50. 287-7000.

        48 hours out: Rappers run amok when Xzibit and Mad Skillz take over the town. 8 p.m. Sunday, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $16.50-$18. 562-4949.

        A week away: It's the best of the best from the hometown team when American Paintings at Procter & Gamble: The Historic Cincinnati Collection opens at Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown. 241-0343.

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