Sunday, October 12, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going Out

Flower & Farm Fest: It's last call for the Coney Island fall extravaganza from the producers of the Cincinnati Flower Show. Look for autumn plant exhibits, more than 2,000 scarecrows, hands-on gardening activities, outdoor market, family activities and more, noon-7 p.m. today, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township. $8, $5 age 3-12. 872-5194.

Allison Moorer: Known mostly for her dreamy hit "A Soft Place to Fall," the acoustic diva brings her Miss Fortune tour to the Southgate House full of new southern pop-country sounds, 8 p.m. today, 24 E. Third St., Newport. Opening act is Austin-based singer-songwriter Mark Huff. $15. 779-9462.

Jazz series: During renovation, the Taft Museum of Art Jazz series moves to the Main Public Library with Mary Ellen Tanner singing jazz classics with backup from pianist Lee Stolar, drummer John von Ohlen and more, 2:30 p.m. today, 800 Vine St., downtown. Free and open to public. 241-0343.Galloping Gourmet: TV cooking star Graham Kerr is at the Hyde Park Kroger for a demonstration on healthy cooking and eating for people with diabetes, noon-12:45 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. today, 3760 Paxton Ave. Free. 871-0725.

20/20 Arts Festival

Poetry nights: Bid farewell to the 20-day arts festival tonight with a supernova-like rock-poetry explosion from the talented and diverse arts exchange Liberated Souls at Mecklenburg Gardens' Beer Hall. Artists and young professionals will mix with slam poetry, hip-hop, jazz, comedy and an open mic. Better than peanut butter and bananas, the arty party at the historic restaurant is 7 p.m.- midnight today, University and Highland avenues, Corryville. $5-$7. Call Mecklenburg Gardens at 221-5353 or Enjoy the Arts at 621-4700;

Last Chance

Political cartoons: Today is the final day to see the Jim Borgman and Jeff Stahler exhibit The Editorial Eye at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The retrospective show in the Cincinnati Wing's rotating exhibition space includes more than 60 original pen-and-ink drawings from the area political cartoonists covering a wide range of world, national and local events including the 2001 riots, Sept. 11 attacks in New York City and conflict in the Middle East. Museum is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Admission and parking are free. 721-2787;

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: A local Clay Aiken fan club is hosting a no-holds-barred CD release party for the American Idol runner up's first CD Measure of a Man, 8 p.m.-midnight Monday at Media Play Western Hills, Western Hills Plaza, 6174 Glenway Ave., Westwood. There will be Clay Aiken cake, videos from his American Idol performances, concert footage and CDs at midnight. Open to the public. 481-4775.

48 hours out: World Wrestling Entertainment brings its troupe of angry men and women to U.S. Bank Arena for a live Smackdown taping, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Expected to fight are Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero and many more. $15-$40.

72 hours out: Talk show favorite and psychic-to-the stars Sylvia Browne is at Barnes & Noble Kenwood to introduce her book Visits from the Afterlife: The Truth About Hauntings, Spirits and Reunions with Lost Loved Ones, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sycamore Plaza, Montgomery and Kenwood roads. 794-9440.

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