Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going Out

Disabled history: Medical University of South Carolina professor Susan Benedict leads a panel discussion on prejudice and exclusion against the those with disabilities. "Persecution of the Disabled: The 'Euthanasia' Program" is part of the "Facing Prejudice: Holocaust Awareness" series. 6:30 p.m. today, Hebrew Union College, Skirball Museum, 3101 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Free. 221-1875.

Watergate wife: Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative's New Voices Series continues today with the staged reading of The Martha Problem, a new play by Melanie Garner. Martha is the wife of John Mitchell, President Nixon's attorney general during the Watergate scandals. This one-woman play follows the parallel disintegrations of the Nixon administration and the Mitchells' marriage. 7:30 p.m. Aronoff Center, Fifth Third Bank Theater, 650 Walnut St., downtown. $5. 241-7469.

Classic concert: The Music at Covenant Concert Series concludes its season today with a program by pianist Eva Ostrovsky, including classic selections of Schubert's "Sonata in B-Flat Major" and Chopin's "Two Nocturnes." 7 p.m., Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm St., downtown. $5, free for students. 621-4144.

CD Releases

Pronounced Yell-in: Soft rocker Ben Jelen releases his debut album Give it All Away. (Maverick; $18.98)

Soundtrack: Get the jump on Bill before Friday's opening by picking up a copy of the soundtrack Kill Bill: Vol. 2. (Maverick; $18.98)

Country: Allison Moorer is considered a neo-traditionalist when it comes to country music. Check out her new Duel. (Sugarhill; $16.98)

New on DVD/Video

Critic's picks: Eating Raoul is a 1982 groundbreaking black comedy that still snaps with twisted wit, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk. Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov and Robert Beltran star in the wicked tale of sex, murder and campy style that is at long last available on DVD.

Also new to home video today is Kill Bill, Vol. 1, Quentin Tarantino's uber-violent revenge flick starring Uma Thurman, which is out just in time for Friday's big-screen premiere of Kill Bill, Vol. 2.

Looking Ahead

24 hours out: The Health Alliance begins its Elementary Med free health seminar series with "The 10 Truths About Dieting," 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Jewish Hospital health care experts review current diets and explain what really works. Registration is required, seating is limited. Jewish Hospital conference rooms A and B, second floor, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood. 585-2273.

48 hours out: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati opens War Games: Marriage on the Front Lines, part of the Off-Center/On-Stage Series, 8 p.m. Thursday for four performances only. The play is a musical "tribute" to married life by Janet Yates and Mark Friedman. 8 p.m. Friday, and 5 and 9 p.m. Sunday, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $10. 421-3555.

72 hours out: Aerosmith, one of the most popular hard-rock bands in the country, screams its way into Dayton with special guest Cheap Trick, 8 p.m. Friday, Nutter Center, 3640 Col. Glenn Highway, Dayton. $72.50, $55 advance. 562-4949.

Rob Bucher

E-mail: tempo@enquirer .com; fax: 768-8016.

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