Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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Going Out

Goldstein notes: New York-based singer/songwriter Teddy Goldstein rolls in for a night full of that fun music he's so well-known for - silly, sarcastic, angry, goofy stuff about the dysfunctional side of love. Some of his songs have been featured on National Public Radio and NBC's Meet My Folks. 9 p.m. today, BarrelHouse Brewing Co., 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. 421-2337.

Edgy shows: Ensemble Theatre's sometimes off-kilter Off-Center/On-Stage series, tackling plays that tend to push the edge of the envelope, opens Breath, Boom, a piece about an African-American girl looking back on her life in a girl gang. It's a regional premiere by Kia Corthron. 8 p.m. today, continues through Feb. 28. 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, $10. 421-3555.

Bogart's: Hard rock front man (Black Flag, Rollins Band), actor (The Chase) and spoken word artist Henry Rollins brings his Spoken Word Tour to town. 8 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $20. 281-8400.

Page Kickoff

Reading: On the Same Page, the program designed to bring the community together by getting them reading and discussing the same book, kicks off with a public reading at noon Friday in the Carew Tower Arcade, downtown. Celebrity readers (WLW-AM's Jim Scott, Channel 9's Mona Morrow, Channel 48's Susan Howarth, City Beat's Kathy Y. Wilson) will each read from this year's selection, Caryl Phillips' Crossing the River. It's a production of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Channel 48 and the Public Library. Find out more at

Hot Tickets

On sale now: Presale tickets for the Vans Warped Tour, the nation's longest running touring festival, are on sale at . The Aug. 16 fest at Riverbend will have music from Bad Religion, Good Charlotte, NOFX, Thursday, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, the Vandals, Taking Back Sunday, Lars Frederickson & the Bastards, International Noise Conspiracy, Coheed and Cambria, Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Anti-Flag, Rise Against, the Casualties, Yellowcard and tons more. Internet presale tickets are $23.74, but the supply is limited so don't wait forever.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: Maestro Paavo Jarvi takes the stage to conduct violin superstar Midori in a program that includes Martinu's Frescos of Piero della Francesca; Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $13-$54, $10 students. 381-3300.

48 hours out: Mecklenburg Gardens pours tons of imported German beers at one of its periodic beer dinners this week. The evening includes a dinner buffet, a batch of German beers, music from the Bier Band and drawings and giveaways. 7 p.m. Friday, Mecklenburg Gardens, 302 E. University, Corryville, $17.95, $8.50 kids. 221-5353.

72 hours out: Queen City Wrestling has its February Fallout, a card full of matches such as QCW champ Deja Vu vs. the Big Kahuna, Ronnie Longworth vs. Phoenix, Sammy Carelli vs. Crazy Chris Simmons, Sweet Sexy Sensation vs. Shanghai Surprise, Pompano Joe vs. Twisted Angel Zach Mcguire and Ghost Rider vs. El Escritorio. 8 p.m. Saturday, Spears Gym, 7505 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, $7, $5 kids under 12. 931-6576.

Jim Knippenberg

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