Hanson: The young trio known for its bubble gum pop is at Bogart's on its slightly edgier Acoustic 03 tour, 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $20. 562-4949.
Sylvia Brown: The talk show favorite and psychic-to-the-stars is at Barnes & Noble Kenwood to sign her hot-off-the-press book Visits from the Afterlife: The Truth About Hauntings, Spirits and Reunions with Lost Loved Ones, 7 p.m. today, Sycamore Plaza, Montgomery and Kenwood roads. Line numbers start 3 p.m. 794-9440.
Film society: The Cincinnati Film Society offers screenings of the acclaimed documentary Love & Diane about an inner-city mother who loses custody of her daughter because of crack addiction, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. today, auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum. Museum is also open late until 9 p.m. for art-viewing before or after movie. Museum admission free; film is $6, $4 CFS and CAM members. 721-2787.
Blues: The Blue Note Cafe offers live blues from Stacy the Blues Doctor and Blues U Can Use starting 9 p.m today, 4520 W. Eighth St., Price Hill. 921-8898.
Southern author: Haywood Smith, author of the best-selling Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, is at Joseph-Beth Booksellers to introduce her new novel, The Red Hat Club, about five women friends in Atlanta, 7 p.m today, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.
Graham Colton: The up-and-coming indie-rock star who has opened for the likes of Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra and John Mayer is at the 20th Century for an intimate evening of melodic, guitar-driven sounds, 8 p.m. today, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $10. 562-4949.
Christmas pieces: Saks Fifth Avenue hosts a special appearance by Chirstopher Radko ambassador Scot Young to celebrate the opening of exclusive Radko holiday ornament boutiques at Saks stores nationwide, 1-3 p.m. today, Fifth and Race streets, downtown. At today's celebration, Young introduces a new limited edition Radko ornament "Scotty Bear," a 41/2-inch glass ornament featuring a sweet-looking bear in tartan pajamas. $35 while supplies last. 421-6800.
New on Newsstands
Huge music issue: The November issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands now, offers more than 40 new lush and dramatic photographs of some of America's greatest music makers by A-list photographer Annie Leibovitz. Included are luminaries such as Bette Midler, Willie Nelson and B.B. King as well as of-the-moment stars Avril Lavigne, 50 Cent and the Donnas. The 410-page issue also features a photo-driven retrospective story on Led Zeppelin, a Q&A with Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and questionnaire with Aretha Franklin.
24 hours out: The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company opens a production of the Bible-inspired musical Godspell set on a contemporary city street, 8 p.m. Thursday, 4 N. Main St., Middletown. $15-$18. (513) 705-4131.
48 hours out: The Carnegie Galleries holds a reception for its new shows featuring work by Louis Larson and Steve Zieverink in the main gallery and works by by Kevin Muente, Scott Dooley and Rory Davis in the smaller spaces, 6-9 p.m. today, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. $3-$5. (859) 491-2030.
72 hours out: Power pop favorite Third Eye Blind closes out the outdoor concert season at TimberWolf Amphitheater, 7 p.m. Saturday, Paramount's Kings Island. $5 plus park admission. 562-4949.
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