Friday, October 17, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going Out

Mark O'Connor: Start your day by seeing the superstar fiddler make his Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut with his non-traditional orchestra piece The America Seasons, full of folk, jazz and classical. CSO principal trombonist Cristian Ganicenco will be featured on the stylish Fantasy for Trombone and Orchestra by Paul Creston, and guest conductor Michael Morgan will leading the orchestra through Leonard Bernstein's music from the ballet Fancy Free, 11 a.m. today, Music Hall. $13.75-$56.75. 381-3300.

Blockbuster art: The Dayton Art Institute opens three new shows today featuring work by a trio of legends. The Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Monet and the Age of American Impressionism and Ansel Adams and the American Landscape continue through Jan. 18. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thursday), I-75 at Exit 53B (Salem Avenue), Dayton. $5-$10 includes all three shows. (937) 223-5277.

At Bogart's: The theatrical cover band Wish You Were Here recreates the Pink Floyd concert experience with an eight-piece musical ensemble, six vocalists, choreographed light show and special effects, 8:30 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $10-$12. 562-4949.

Handbag heaven: Handbag/shoe designer to-the-stars John Truex (whose designs are regularly carried by the character Karen on Will & Grace) is at 2700 Erie to introduce the latest exotic collections from his company Lambertson Truex, 6:30-9 p.m today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Erie Avenue and Edwards Road, Hyde Park Square. 533-0042.

Peter Bronson: The Enquirer columnist is at Barnes & Noble Newport to meet readers and sign his new collection of columns Cincinnati . . . For Pete's Sake, 6-8 p.m. today, Newport on the Levee. (859) 581-2000.

Movie Openings

At the cinema: Films opening today:

• Casa De Los Babys (R) Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden

• Runaway Jury (PG-13) John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

• Texas Chainsaw Massacre (R) Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker

• Veronica Guerin (R) Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley

• Mondays in the Sun (R) Javier Bardem

Halloween Events

HallZOOween: The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's Halloween event kicks off 4-8 p.m. today with after-hours animal viewing, trick-or-treat stations, photo opportunities with Addams Family characters, "scaryoke" and more. 4-8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 26, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. $11.50, $9 seniors, $6 ages 2-12. 475-6124.

Haunted Village: The Heritage Village Museum's Haunted Village offers mild spooks and scares throughout the recreated 19th century Ohio village, 6-10 p.m. Fridays and 5-9 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct. 26, Sharon Woods. Event also includes a straw maze, horse-drawn wagon rides and craft making. $8, free under age 4. 563-9484.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Fall Orchid Show and Plant Sale, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. The judged competition includes nearly 1,000 exotic flowers throughout the conservatory. Admission is by donation. 352-4080.

Also 24 hours out: Home-garden tour of 10 homes in the 19th-century German-inspired MainStrasse Village, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Covington. Tickets can be purchased day of event at Goose Girl Fountain, Sixth and Main streets. $10. (859) 491-0458.

Jason Nebel

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