Drum and bugle corps competition. Rain or shine, 7 p.m. today, Fairfield Stadium, 5050 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Corps clinic 3:30 p.m. free with gate admission. $12-$18. 858-3786.
Q102 Bud Party at Sawyer Point
Featuring Snow Shoe Crabs, 5:30-10 p.m. today, Pete Rose Way, downtown. Free.
'Nutcracker' on the Square
First day of ticket sales for holiday season's Nutcracker, with re-creation of Mouse King and battle scene. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, downtown. Ticket and prize giveaways. Free. 621-5282.
N.E.R.D. with High Speed Scene scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Friday at Bogart's been canceled. Refunds available at point of purchase.
He'll sign and discuss Sex, Lies and Politics: The Naked Truth, 7-9 p.m. today, Hustler Hollywood, 1038 Lebanon St., Monroe. Free. 539-6969.
The former national teacher of the year discusses, signs and reads excerpts from Double Dutch, 3:30 p.m. today, YMCA, 821 Ezzard Charles Drive, West End. Free. 241-9622.
Writer Chick Ludwig discusses and signs The Legends, with special appearances by former Bengals players Dave Lapham, Louis Breeden, Isaac Curtis, John Stofa and David Fulcher. 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. Free. 396-8960.
48 hours out
Original Superstars of Hip-Hop, 6 p.m. Friday, Cooper Stadium, 1155 W. Mound St., Columbus. Featuring KRS-One, Slick Rick, Special Ed and Big Daddy Kane. $40, $25. 562-4949.
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