Sunday, October 5, 2003

Get to It: A guide to help make your day

Compiled by Jason Nebel

Going Out

Art show: Hyde Park Square welcomes more than 200 fine arts and craftspeople for the annual Hyde Park Square Art Show, offering hours of outdoor browsing and buying in the historic shopping district, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Erie Avenue and Edwards Road.

Fall fest: The producers of the Cincinnati Flower Show are in the fourth year of offering the Cincinnati Flower & Farm Fest, featuring family activities including a scarecrow patch, trick-or-treat trail and hayrides. Also look for displays of cool-weather annuals, autumn-blooming perennials, seasonal shrubs and a "Gourds That Roar" display, noon-7 p.m. today and Saturday-next Sunday, Coney Island, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township. $8, $3 age 3-12. 872-5194.

Baroque: The professional ensemble Apollo's Cabinet performs a lively mix of Telemann, Handel, Moteverdi, Rameau and more in the delicious old-world atmosphere of Calvary Episcopal Church, 3 p.m. today, 3766 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Donations only. 861-4437.

Antiques: The Lebanon Antiques Show features more than 80 vendors specializing in Americana, including 17th- to 19th-century furniture, brass, pewter, copper and folk art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Lebanon High School, Miller Road and Broadway. $6. (513) 932-1817.

Blues: Sonny's Blues Lounge's down 'n' dirty blues fest brings out some of the city's top talents, including Sweet Alice Hoskins, Natalie Wells, Star Pierre and Lonnie Bennett & Company starting 5 p.m. today, 4040 Reading Road, North Avondale. $5 cover. 281-0410.

20/20 Arts Festival

Gospel brunches: Day 13 of the 20-day arts festival includes a couple of high-energy gospel brunches with the renowned Hebrew Singers of Dayton at Hamburger Mary's (911 Vine St., downtown) and area favorite P. Anne Everson Price at Joseph-Beth Booksellers' BrontĪ Cafe (Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood), 2 p.m. today. $8-$10. 381-6279 or 396-8966.

On the Air

Live concert: Sarah McLachlan fans want to tune into WKRQ-FM (101.9) at 9 p.m. today for a live broadcast from Las Vegas featuring the Lilith Fair favorite performing mostly songs from her unreleased CD Afterglow (scheduled release date is Nov. 4). After the performance, the singer-songwriter will take listeners' questions live on the air through a toll-free number: (800) 653-1386.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: The Women's Theater Initiative continues its series on women playwrights of the contemporary British theater with a staged reading of Three Birds Alighting on a Field, a character-driven satire of the London art market by Timberlake Wertenbaker, 7 p.m. Monday, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, 719 Race St., downtown. $5 donation requested. 604-8545.

48 hours out: America's premiere male vocal ensemble Chanticleer comes to Northern Kentucky University with a program titled "Passport to Song," featuring works by Schumann, Debussy and a mix of popular and folk songs from around the world, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Greaves Concert Hall, NKU, Highland Heights. $28. (859) 572-6399.

E-mail:; fax: 768-8016

Music flows along nation's big rivers
Must-have river albums
Find your thrill at Pyramid Hill
Best of the Bats: It's a Rosey red bridge
Get to It: A guide to help make your day

DEMALINE: Becoming 'Man of La Mancha' took 30 years
Grandmother finds role at NKU
Playhouse production travels to Vienna
Shows in Chicago, Ontario worth trip

Playhouse's 'One' richly-told story of grown-up themes
CSO gives premieres impressive welcome
Nappy Roots' 'Leather' reflects new seriousness

Tall Stacks calls for dining on the river
MARTIN: Despite few bad meals, French food superb
Healthy can be tasty

'Our Town' opens season of classic masterpieces
Best bets: What to watch tonight

KENDRICK: Mental illness the unseen, unspoken disability