Thursday, May 16, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Chulrua: The Irish supergroup fiddles away in a benefit for Cincinnati Folk Life, after a rousing warm-up from Riley School of Irish Music standouts. 7:30 p.m. today, Jack Quinn's Irish Pub and Restaurant, Fourth and Court streets, Covington, $15. (859) 491-6699.

        Drama: The Drama Studio Series at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music brings out the edgy Diana Son work about two New York women who unexpectedly fall in love. 8 p.m. today-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Studio Theater, UC, free. 556-4183.

        Plant market: Specialty nurseries from around the state show and sell a whole batch of hard-to-find and collector-level plants. 6-7:30 p.m. today, Smith & Hawken, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 731-3133.

        Bogart's: Punk-pop acts Sugarcult and Homegrown play the Corryville club, 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St. $10. 562-4949.

Staying in

        TV picks: In addition to Friends, (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22); TV's other top shows air tonight — C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigators analyze the death of a model (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7); and the ER is quarantined for smallpox (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22)

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says after today's Survivor: Marquesas (8 p.m., Channels 12, 7), the final four will be set for Sunday's conclusion.

Web site of the day

        Green cars: Worried about whatever the heck it is that cars spew out? Try PlanetSave's page of reports on environmentally friendly vehicles and efforts to promote their development and adoption. You'll find pictures of efficient cars headed for the streets, including DaimlerChrysler's Necar 5. Go to and hit the green cars link.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The venerable May Festival sails into the season with James Conlonconducting works by Bernstein, Hailstork and Beethoven. 8 p.m. Friday, Music Hall, $11-$55. 381-3300.

        48 hours out: Taft Museum of Art's consulting curator of painting and sculpture John Wilsonshares thoughts and insights in a slide talk on Cincinnati Golden Age painter Henry F. Farny. 10 a.m. Saturday, Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave. 369-4467.

        72 hours 'til Sunday: The ever lively Pooch Parade and Picnic prances into French Park with costume parade, pet trick contests, picnic lunch and more. Free registration begins noon, Section and Ridge roads, Amberley Village. 563-9380.

— Jim Knippenberg


        Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail:


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