New comedy club: After more than a year of rumors, Newport on the Levee has announced a December opening for a Funny Bone Comedy Club. The 4,700 square foot club, on the mezzanine level in the Gallery Building, will include seating for 390 people and offer a full entree menu. Owner Mitch Kutash (who owns several other Funny Bone franchises) plans to bring in a mix of nationally known comedians and up-and-coming entertainers. Reservations are not yet being taken, but updates can be found at www.Newportonthe Levee.com
Outdoors art event: The work of nearly 20 video artists will be featured in the outdoor projection event, Autumedia from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by Media Bridges, the show takes place in the large parking lot across from its headquarters at 1100 Race St., downtown. The artists' work will be projected onto the surrounding buildings and there will be site-specific installations dotting the lot. For more information, call 651-4171.
Pulp Fiction's back: To celebrate filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's return to the big screen after a six-year layoff (his new movie Kill Bill: Volume 1 opens Friday), Great Escape Princess 4 Theatre, 10 North Beech St., Oxford, will show his breakout film, Pulp Fiction, at midnight Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $6, or $5 for students and seniors. 513-2187.
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New contract: John Morris Russell, associate conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has signed a contract extending his leadership of the Windsor (Ontario) Symphony Orchestra until 2007. Russell has been Windsor's music director since May 2001. "He has invigorated the entire organization with his boundless energy and enthusiasm," wrote the Windsor Star. Russell will conduct 14 concert weekends and the Windsor Canadian Music Festival this season. For more, visit www.windsorsymphony.com.
Film festival entry: Veteran Cincinnati filmmaker Steve Gebhardt and his film, Twenty To Life: The Life & Times of John Sinclair, will travel to Italy Nov. 28-Dec. 4 for the 44th Festival of the People, an international festival in Florence (www.festivaldeipopoli.org).
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