Friday, February 08, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Alicia Keys: The Grammy-nominated soul/R&B artist with a sweetly smooth sound hits town with opening act Glenn Lewisfor a night of music. 8 p.m. today,Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore Streets, downtown, $31-$41. 562-4949.

        Korean art: Some of Korea's leading artists and designers strut their stuff in a new exhibit. Besides the art, you get a slide lecture on the fine points of the work. Opens today, with slide lecture at 4 p.m., Room 204; reception 5-7 p.m. Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Eden Park. 562-8777.

        Andre Watts: The world famous pianist lands in Oxford to do what he does best: perform Chopin and Liszt. 7:30 p.m. today,Hall Auditorium, Miami University, Oxford, $9-$18. (513) 529-3200.

        Rodeo: Cowboys and cowgirls do their best to stay on bulls, wrestle steers and race between barrels in the Longhorn World Championship Rodeo. 8 p.m. today, Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Roselawn; continues through Sunday, $12-$20. 562-4949.

Staying in

        TV picks: Let the games begin! Bob Costas and Katie Couric host the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony at 9 p.m., an hour into NBC's broadcast (8-11;30 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

        • Critic John Kiesewetter says you should expect a lot of reruns and movies opposite the Olympics, such as ABC's Patch Adams (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2) and WB's Sabrina Goes to Rome (8 p.m., Channel 64).

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Celebrated mime Mark Jaster dons his Charlie suit for his Chaplinesque The Maestro on the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Playhouse in the Park, ages 4 and up, $4-$5. 421-3888.

        48 hours out: The Dearborn Highland Arts Council goes green and festive with an Irish program and concert that includes vocalist Michael Maguire, Columbus Ind., Philharmonic, McGing Irish Dancers and more. 3 p.m. Sunday, South Dearborn High School, Highway 350, Aurora, $8-$15. (812) 926-1778.

        72 hours 'til Monday: Prominent African-American thinker and syndicated columnist Manning Marable visits Hamilton for a free lecture on “Making a Multicultural America: Beyond Race, Gender and Class.” 7 p.m., Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton. (513) 529-8309.

Camaro owners strut stuff

        The Camaro and Firebird are coming to the end of the road, so we invited readers to send us pictures of their cars. Our online photo gallery is growing at Cincinnati.Com. Keyword “cars” for instructions on adding your photo or to see the gallery.

— Jim Knippenberg

        Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail:



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