Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Dada to feature new music at Mad Frog

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Going Out

Rock it: Dada hits town for a night full of alt rock, much of it from the group's new How to Be Found CD. The boys are known for their lengthy shows (21/2 hours is not unusual) and hooky riffs. 9 p.m. today, Mad Frog, 1 E. McMillan, Mount Auburn, $15 at the door. 784-9119.

More rock 'n' roll: It's a smorgasbord of rock when the Winterfresh Snocore tour hits town for an evening of high energy, not to mention high volume, power rock. Among the players: Trapt, Smile Empty Soul, Finger Eleven and Strata. 8 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $17. 281-8400.

Chamber music: The Cincinnati Chamber Music Society rolls out the Vogler String Quartet for an evening of Bartok, Janacek and Mendelssohn. 8 p.m. today, Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, $20, $7 students, CCM students free. 381-1464.

New on DVD/Video

Critic's pick: Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk raves about the Oscar-nominated drama 21 Grams, featuring blistering performances by Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benecio Del Toro.

Birthday Party

'Playboy' celebrates: Tickets are on sale now for Playboy's 50th anniversary party, coming to town March 24. Cincinnati is one of 50 cities that will get the party designed to imitate one of those over-the-top Hugh Hefner jobs you see in newsclips. The evening includes mixin', minglin' dancing and meeting Bunnies who will pose for pictures. Oh, there's also a display of Playboy memorabilia, including a pair of Hefner's silk jammies, his round bed, artwork from the Playboy collection, and more. 7 p.m. for VIP ticket holders (they get to party with Playmates), 8 p.m. regular tickets, the Red Cheetah, 1133 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine, $146 VIP, $65 general admission. (800) 919-6272; www.tickets.com.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: The Public Library goes green all day for its 22nd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Centerpiece of the family-friendly party is aperformance by the Celtic group Silverarm and some lively dancing from the McGing Irish Dancers. Noon Wednesday, Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., downtown, free. 369-6900.

48 hours out: The Fat Possum Mississippi Juke Joint rolls in with four of the leading exponents of modern Mississippi blues and hill country stomping. The lineup: T-Model Ford, Kenny Brown, Cedrick Burnside and Paul "Wine" Jones. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport, $18, $15 advance. (859) 431-2201.


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