Thursday, October 2, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going Out

Funny guys: The Comedy Central Live Tour offers raucous stand-up sets from two of the network's favorite stars, Lewis Black and Dave Attell, 8 p.m. today, Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. $33.50-$39.50. 562-4949.

Home show: Be among the first to see the Greater Cincinnati Kitchen, Bath and Design Show as it opens 5-9 p.m. today at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, with more than 100 design/remodeling experts, the latest in home trends and seminars on topics such as renovation, security and decorating. Rivercenter Boulevard, Covington. $3-$7. 281-0022.

Theater: There's a pay-what-you-can preview for Ovation Theatre Company's intriguing new show, A Voice of My Own. Six women portray more than 20 women authors from ancient Greece to the present day, 8 p.m. today, Fifth Third Bank Theater, Aronoff Center, downtown. Show continues 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 11. 241-7469.

Sea & Cake: The Chicago indie-rock band brings its exciting mix of experimental jazz, pop and soul to the Southgate House, with opening act Catherine Irwin, 9 p.m. today, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $15. 779-9462.

Ron Suskind: The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the best-selling book A Hope in the Unseen, about the challenges of an inner-city African-American at an Ivy League college, speaks 7 p.m. today in the College Theater at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Delhi and Neeb roads, Delhi Township. Free and open to public. 244-4723.

20/20 Arts Festival

Meet the artists: Day 9 of the 20-day arts festival presented by Enjoy the Arts offers an opportunity to mix with some of the city's top artists as the Art Academy of Cincinnati opens its popular faculty art exhibit with photography, sculpture, light displays, paintings and multimedia, by Kim Krause, Paige Williams, Rebecca Seeman and more. 5-7 p.m. today, Chidlaw Gallery, Eden Park (adjacent to Cincinnati Art Museum). Exhibit continues through Oct. 19. Gallery open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. 562-8777.

Halloween Events

Trick time: Boofest at Cincinnati Museum Center opens 4-8 p.m. today with friendly scarecrows, enchanted scenes and lots of games and prizes for little ones interested in a well-lit, non-scary Halloween event. Event continues 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-

6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 26, Union Terminal. $3.75-$6.75 (discounts when visiting other Cincinnati Museum Center attractions). 287-7000.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: Middletown's super-sized international festival, Middfest, spotlights the food, music, dance and traditions of Scotland starting 6-10 p.m. Friday, Donham Plaza, Verity Parkway and Main Street, downtown Middletown. $5 (free under age 12). (513) 425-7707.

48 hours out: The Lebanon Antiques Show offers two days of more than 80 high-quality dealers specializing in Americana, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Lebanon High School, Miller Road and Broadway. $6. (513) 932-1817.

72 hours out: Professional baroque ensemble Apollo's Cabinet performs works by Telemann, Handel, Monteverdi, Rameau and more, 3 p.m. Sunday in the old-world atmosphere of Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Freewill donation only. 861-4437.

Jason Nebel

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