Theater: Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival opens a production of The Taming of the Shrew staged in turn-of-the-20th-century America and performed in Edwardian costume, 7:30 p.m. today, 719 Race St., downtown. $16-$20. 381-2273.
FFH: The Contemporary Christian superstars are at the Landmark Baptist Temple with their "Ready to Fly" tour featuring opening acts Big Daddy Weave and Warren Barfield, 7:30 p.m. today, 1600 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale. $18.50. (800) 965-9324.
Bavarian brass: The Munich Sister City Association of Greater Cincinnati imports the Bindinger Brass Band from Bavaria for a concert to raise money for the group's many outreach programs, 7-11 p.m. today, Hofbr”uhaus, 200 E. Third St., Newport (across from Newport on the Levee). $10. (859) 491-7200.
Peter Bronson: The Enquirer's no-holds-barred columnist is at Joseph-Beth Booksellers to introduce his new collection of writings Cincinnati . . . for Pete's Sake, a compilation of some of his most popular (and controversial) columns covering a wide variety of issues, 5:30 p.m. today, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.
Trunk show: Tailors from the fine men's brand H. Freeman are at Hunt Club Clothiers, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. today to show fall and winter lines and offer custom suits, sportjackets, trousers and shirts at rack prices, Fountain Square Plaza, downtown. 721-2004.
"Urinetown" on sale: Single tickets go on sale today for the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati season opener Urinetown: The Musical. The over-the-top Broadway phenomenon about two kids who fall in love during a water shortage is coming to the Aronoff Center on its first national tour, Oct. 21-Nov. 2. Tickets can be purchased at the Broadway in Cincinnati office in the Mercantile Center (Fourth and Walnut streets, downtown) starting 8:30 a.m. and beginning 9 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets (562-4949; www.ticketmaster.com) . Price range is $20-$60.
24 hours out: The Carl Solway Gallery holds an opening reception for its blockbuster new show featuring the colorful and dramatic neon work of Keith Sonnier, drawings in steel and on paper by Tom Wesselman, drawing tables by Saul Steinberg and photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 424 Findlay St., West End. 621-0069.
Also 24 hours out: It's Rosemary Clooney Festival weekend in Maysville, Ky., starting with street party performances 7-9 p.m. Friday, a picnic with live music, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and a Linda Ronstadt dinner and concert starting 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Market and Third streets, downtown business district. Street party and picnic free, dinner/benefit concert tickets start at $90. (606) 564-9419, Ext. 322.
48 hours out: The Caldecott-winning children's book author Denise Fleming is at Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore to introduce her new work Buster with an accompanying collage activity, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 3054 Madison Road, Oakley. 731-2665.
72 hours till Sunday: The sometimes controversial country artist Toby Keith is at Riverbend Music Center with red-hot opening acts Junior Brown and Blake Shelton, 7 p.m., I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township. $27-$57. 562-4949.
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