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
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; www.sparkcincinnati.com.
'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.
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.
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 www.ywcacincinnati.org.
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.
E-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer .com; fax: 768-8330.
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