Friday, January 30, 2004

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going Out

Latin beat: Tropicoso, one of Cincinnati's favorite Latin bands - just try to sit still while they're playing - heads to Covington for a night full of hot salsa and assorted tons of rhythms. Oh, and food too, if you want it, from La Tradicion's new menu. 10 p.m. today, La Tradicion, 106 E. Fourth St., Covington, $7. (859) 261-6700.

On screen: The Omnimax continues its showing of Our Country, a larger than life film tracing the development of country music with all kinds of historical footage plus performances by some of today's top stars - all of them 40 feet high on the big screen. 8 p.m. today and various times through April 25, Omnimax Theater, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate, $4.75-$6.75. 287-7000.

Film fest: The Cincinnati World Cinema Independent Film Festival continues showing the kinds of films you don't usually get to see in Cincinnati. Today's pick is Gaudi Afternoon, (rated R for language), director Susan Seidelman's (Desperately Seeking Susan) Cannes Film Festival best-picture nomination from 1982. The spicy comedy (Judy Davis, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor, Juliette Lewis) was recently freed from contractual limbo and is being rediscovered on the festival circuit. 7:30 p.m. today, Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. $8, $6 students; advance tickets online at, register for Cincinnati World Cinema. (859) 781-8151.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: The Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series, the informal shows designed to get kids interested in theater at an early age, this month offers Animan, a playful and musical look at the similarities between animals and humans. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Rosenthal Plaza, Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Eden Park. $4 ages 4-18, $5 adults. 421-3888.

Also 24 hours out: The daredevil sport of freestyle motocross comes roaring into town with famous riders such as Jake Windham, Matt Buyten, Dustin Miller and Darin Connetat competing for prizes by taking on dangerous stunts, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, U.S. Bank Arena, downtown, $16, $12 children ages 2-12, gold circle seats, $30 (adult admission is $2 more day of show). 421-4111;

Jim Knippenberg

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