Thursday, January 29, 2004

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going Out

Good time music: The Iguanas, known for their highly infectious mix of Tex-mex, rock and R&B, travel from New Orleans to make a night full of music here. They'll be playing a batch of songs from their new Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart CD after the Cole Bros. warm up the crowd. 8:30 p.m. today, Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport, $12 advance, $15 at the door. (859) 431-2201 or (513) 779-9462.

To your health: SparkCincinnati kicks off a yearlong celebration of health and fitness with a New Year's Resolution Bash. Sort of a combo party/info session, with a band, free food, cash bar, mix 'n' mingle, videos, tons of advice and the kickoff of the 10 million minutes campaign that will try to get Cincinnatians to spend that amount of time exercising in 2004. 6 p.m. today, Paul Brown Stadium Club East, free. 241-6470;

'Hamlet': The tortured Dane continues wringing his hands, tormenting Ophelia and suffering major fits of indecision/depression/paranoia even as he drives everyone else half crazy. 7:30 p.m. today, continues through Feb. 15, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, 719 Race St., downtown, $16-$20. (513) 381-2288.

Last Chance

Closing: Dreaming in Darkness, the exhibit showing off the edgy work of Cincinnati native John Bartlett, whom the New York Times calls the most innovative American designer on the fashion scene. It's in the museum's new Cincinnati Wing. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., but only through Saturday when it closes. Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, free. 639-2995.

The Goods

Do it with heart: The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati is offering smitten gents a chance to send a Valentine's Day card with a difference. Here's how it works: You make a donation in her name to the Y, $25 minimum, and the Y will send your dearly beloved a personalized card noting the donation. Do it by Feb. 5 and the Y will guarantee delivery by Valentine's Day. Call 241-7090 or do it online at

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: The third annual "Moveable Feast" benefit at College-Conservatory of Music dish-es up mini-performances by all of CCM's major departments. Guests can create their own art, say a hit of musical theater followed by opera followed by a bite to eat at the buffet tables. 7:30 p.m. Friday, CCM performing complex, UC campus, price based on a sliding scale - $20 if you're in your 20s, $30 for thirtysomethings and so on, $75 for 50 and older. 556-2100.

48 hours out: Reggie Calloway journeys out to Pleasant Ridge to meet fans and sign copies of his new Walking Between Raindrops CD. 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Everybody's Records, 6106 Montgomery Road. 531-4500.

Jim Knippenberg

E-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer .com; fax: 768-8330.

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