Friday, March 19, 2004

Get to it: A guide to help make your day

Going Out

Fringes: Get on the edge of the arts with Contemporary Fridays Fringe Festival, 6-9 p.m. today at the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, 44 E. Sixth St., downtown. $8; members and holders of tickets to the Fringe Festival are admitted free. 345-8400.

On your toes: Cincinnati Ballet's Come Together Festival steps out with African-American and Hispanic themes, featuring new work by Rene Micheo. 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday , Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., downtown. $11-$55. 621-5219.

Grass-roots art: Before there were mitre saws, there were hand-crafters. More than 100 exhibitors show off their skills at the Greater Cincinnati Folk Art and Craft Show today through Sunday. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, 5-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $7 today, $6 Saturday and Sunday. 771-7744.

One in a millennicon: Science-fiction fans get their fill of otherworldly events at Millennicon 18, with author Harry Turtledove as special guest. 4 p.m.-midnight today, 9 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Best Western, 11911 Sheraton Lane, Springdale$35, $10 children ages 6-10, free for children 5 and under. 659-2558.

Bare necessities: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book turns the Taft Theatre's stage into a jungle for the story of Mowgli, Shere Khan and Baloo. Presented by the Children's Theatre. 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 317 E. Fifth St., downtown, $16, $14 and $5. 721-8883.

Hot Tickets

Suicide Machines: Tickets for the April 27 date for the ska-punk act at Bogart's go on sale at 10 a.m. today. $12, at Ticketmaster outlets. 562-4949;

Opening Today

• Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (R): Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey

• Dawn of the Dead (R): Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley

• Taking Lives (R): Angelina Jolie, Kiefer Sutherland

• The Company (PG-13): Neve Campbell, James Franco

• Osama (PG-13): Marina Golbahari

Casting Call

Making a musical: The casting call has gone out for performers ages 12-21 for Mariemont Players' summer musical Pippin. Prepare 16 measures of upbeat or ballad music not from the show and a less than two-minute monologue. Wear dance-appropriate clothing. Call for appointment. 11 a.m.-

5 p.m. Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Mariemont. 684-1236.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: It's the world premiere of Hiding Behind Comets, an adults-only drama that mixes a family-owned bar with the Jonestown Massacre, a stranger with a secret and twins. 9 p.m. Saturday, Thompson Shelterhouse, Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Eden Park. $38.50-$46.50. 421-3888.

Shauna Scott Rhone

E-mail; fax 768-8016.

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