Saturday, May 04, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out

        Pottery: More than 50 ceramists of the Clay Alliance of Cincinnati haul out their wares — a vast array of vases, mugs, tiles, planters, plates and more — for a show 'n' sell at the annual Spring Pottery Fair. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Rookwood Pottery, 1077 Celestial St., Mount Adams. 936-8763.

        VAE: The Vocal Arts Ensemble, with a bunch of help from the Percussion Group Cincinnati, whips up a mixed program of a capella Renaissance works by Mantuan, Salamone and Rossi, plus modern works by Robinovitch, Bernstein and more. 8 p.m. today, Plum Street Temple, Eighth and Plum streets, downtown, $12-$20. 556-4183.

        Nature event: It's a “Spring Into Nature” celebration when Cincinnati Nature Center Long Branch Farm shows off farm babies and children's crafts, sells herbs and plants and does a bit of shearing. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen Township, $1-$5. 831-1711.

        At Top Cat's: The fun and funky Corryville club hosts the national jangle pop act Ultimate Fakebook with alternarockers Duvall and the Creature Comforts to warm up the crowd. 8 p.m. today, 2820 Vine St., $10. 281-2005.

Staying in

        TV picks: Woody Allen makes a rare TV appearance talking about his career on Woody Allen: A Life in Film (8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies), to be followed by Annie Hall (9:30 p.m., TCM) and Manhattan (1 a.m., TCM).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) plays another TV mother on Touched by an Angel (8 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

Hot tickets

        • Tickets for Bad Company and Foreigner at Riverbend June 21 go on sale at 10 a.m. today. They're $40.25 and $35.25 pavilion, $20.25 lawn.

        • Tickets for WEBN's second annual Lunatic Fringe Fest with Nickelback, Jerry Cantrell, Default, Cold, Injected and Familiar 48 June 24 at Riverbend go on sale at 10 a.m. today. They're $32.75 pavilion, $22.25 lawn.

        • Tickets for George Benson's June 23 Riverbend date go on sale at 10 a.m. today. They're $45 and $37.50.

        Available at Ticketmaster outlets, phone 562-4949, online at

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The Madeira Art Fair fills the Miami Avenue business district with a ton of sidewalk vendors, a plant sale and dulcimer music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 831-4452.

        48 hours out: Bogart's hosts the fun and flashy underground metal act Down. 8 p.m. Monday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $20. 562-4949.

        A week away: Previews begin for the Playhouse in the Park production of the Broadway hit Dirty Blonde, a musical drama about the bawdy and bodacious Mae West. 9 p.m. next Saturday, Robert S. Marx Theatre, $28. 421-3888.

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


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