Sunday, June 09, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Car show: The grande dame of classic car shows, the ever so venerable Concourse d'Elegance, presented by the Arthritis Foundation, revs up its engines for this year's show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today,Ault Park, end of Observatory Avenue, Mount Lookout, $15 at gate. 271-4545.

        CSO: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra kicks off the Sundaes with the Symphony at Riverbend series with Associate Conductor John Morris Russellleading the band in an all-Russian program with guest pianist Anna Polusmiak. 7:30 p.m. today, Riverbend Music Center, $17-$33. 381-3300.

        Jim Borgman: Just in time for Fathers' Day gifts, the Enquirer editorial cartoonist is at B. Dalton Northgate getting writer's cramp and signing his recently released Zits Unzipped and My Twenty-Five Years at the Cincinnati Enquirer. 1-2:30 p.m. today,Northgate Mall, Colerain Avenue and Springdale Road, Bevis. 385-5608.

        Greg Bacon: The renowned jazz saxophonist and pals are at Forest Park's Jazz in the Park Lounge. 6-9:30 p.m. today, Kemper and Winton roads. 648-9698.

Staying in

        TV Picks: Things get dicey — and hot — over in France when Leelee Sobieski and Jacqueline Bisset relive the days of the famous 15th century soldier woman. Joan of Arc, Part 1, 9 p.m., Channel 12.

        • That ghastly little monster is at it again, torturing everyone in sight, including parents Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. The Omen, 8 p.m., AMC.

The Goods: What's in stores today

        Telling time: A watch, make that watches, for many occasions. It's the SnapWatch, a funky little job with a corded lock band and a long, slim face. Cords come in eight different rope patterns, so you can grab one for most every occasion. Or mood. All the better, since they're only $8.95. Available at Metronation, Eighth and Elm streets, downtown.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music goes global with Music02, a 12-day new music festival with free performances by world-renowned musicians. First show features works by Guy Klucevsek and Alan Bern, 8 p.m. Monday, Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. 556-4183.

        48 hours out: Pulitzer-Prize winning author Richard Russo is at Joseph-Beth Booksellers signing his bestselling Empire Falls. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Acid rock is all over the place on the Deep Purple/Scorpions/Dio triple bill. 5:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, $15-$42.50. 562-4949.

— Jim Knippenberg

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


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