Monday, November 10, 2003

Get to it!

By Jason Nebel
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going Out

Liz Phair: The singer-songwriter is at Bogart's with her trademark power pop, 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. Opening act is the up-and-coming indie trio Wheat. $16.50-$18. 562-4949.

End of show sale: Krohn Conservatory has broken down its fall floral show and is now selling mums, asters, coleus, shrubs and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today in Eden Park. Serious shoppers are advised to arrive at starting time. Cash or check only. 421-5707.

Holiday cards: Barnes & Noble Newport is offering a make-your-own holiday greeting cards workshop with tips on recycling old cards and creating new ones, 7 p.m. today, Newport on the Levee. RSVP requested. (859) 581-2000.

Goss & Larkin: Area favorites Eugene Goss and Billy Larkin are at the Pub at Rookwood Mews for an evening of jazz, smooth R&B and some world-inspired sounds with unusual instruments, 6:30-10:30 p.m. today, Rookwood Commons, Edmondson and Edwards roads, Norwood. No Cover. 247-9933.

Annie Ruth: The poet-painter-performance artist and Taft Museum of Art's Duncanson Artist-in-Residence is at Joseph-Beth Booksellers to sign and discuss her book, Reflection: A Collection of Straight Talk & Inspirational Narratives, 7 p.m. today, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

The Goods

New in stores: From the creators of the trivia board games, the 80s Game and the 70s Game, comes a brand new edition, the 90s Game, with questions that will test your knowledge of popular culture during the decade. Find out how much you know about TV shows such as Seinfeld and Beverly Hills 90210, grunge bands, the Internet and more. $29.95 at Target, Borders Books & Music, Dillard's and other retail outlets. Order by phone at (866) 752-9807.

Last Chance

Inaugural exhibit ending: The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art's inaugural exhibit Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experiences in Spaces of Contemporary Art is in its final week, closing Friday. The multimedia exhibit can be seen 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, Sixth and Walnut streets, downtown. The center's next two exhibits, Crimes and Misdemeanors: Politics in U.S. Art of the 1980s and Moshekwa Langa, open Nov. 22 (only the Unmuseum for kids will remain open in the interim). $6.50, $5.50 seniors, $4.50 students, $3.50 ages 3-13 (free admission 5-9 p.m. today). 345-8400.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: The hip, hit public radio program From the Top, which is heard on WGUC-FM (90.9) Saturday mornings, is doing a live recording, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Music Hall. Hosted by the renowned pianist Christopher O'Riley, the show spotlights musicians ages 9-18 from around the country. Many young area musicians will be featured, including pianist Cameron Logan, guitarist Jeremy Collins, the Starling Chamber Orchestra and Clark Montessori's Well-Tempered Pans Steel Drum Band. $10-$15 ($60 patron level). 241-8282.

Also 24 hours out: Scottish troubadour Dougie MacLean visits the 20th Century for an evening of modern Celtic music, 8 p.m., 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 779-9462

48 hours out: Cincinnati Art Museum director Timothy Rub offers a guided tour of the intriguing exhibit Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection, which is in its final days at the museum, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, CAM, Eden Park. Free (reservation requested). 721-2787.


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