Randall Avers: Xavier University's Piano and Guitar series welcomes the classical guitarist for an intriguing international mix of works by composers Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Rodrigo, Federico Mompou, Dionisio Aguado and Mauro Giuliani, 2:30 p.m. today, Gallagher Center Theater, XU, Victory Parkway and Dana Avenue, Evanston. $12. 745-3161.
Antiques: The final Burlington Antiques Show of the season is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Boone County Fairgrounds, Ky. 338, 5 miles west of Florence Mall. Expect more than 300 dealers in antiques and collectibles. $3, free under age 12. 922-5265.
Orchid show: See close to 1000 orchids in myriad colors and varieties at the Fall Orchid Show presented by the Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. Flowers and growing supplies are also available for purchase. Admission by donation. 352-4080.
Henson extravaganza: There are two showings of Bear in the Big Blue House Live, a Broadway-style stage show featuring characters from the popular Jim Henson-inspired television series, 1 and 4:30 p.m. today, Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center. $12-$22. 241-7469.
Death metal: Industrial rockers Nile are at Bogart's with opening acts Kreator, Vader and Amon Amarth, 7 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $15-$17. 562-4949.
See newborns: The Newport Aquarium has recently accepted two loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings for rehabilitation from the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Just born this summer, the tiny stragglers are small enough to fit in the palm of one's hand. The new additions are currently on display as part of the Turtles - Journey of Survival exhibit extended through the end of the year. The new turtles will return to the wild after rehabilitation. Aquarium is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Newport on the Levee. Admission is $16, $14 seniors, $10 age 3-12. (859) 261-7444; www.newportaquarium.com
Final day: It's your last chance to experience the ultimate living-history party known as the Ohio Renaissance Festival, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. today at a 30-acre re-created village off Ohio 73 in Harveysburg. Expect bargains on merchandise from more 130 vendors as they prepare to move to their next site. And look for spirited performances from the jousters, swordsmen, musicians, jugglers, fire-eaters and more as they give their final performances of the year. Take I-71 to Exit 45 (Waynesville) and travel 2 miles west to festival site. $15, $8 age 5-12. (513) 897-7000, Ext. 242.
24 hours out: Writer-humorist-performer David Sedaris, known for his razor-sharp commentary on NPR and best-selling books Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked and Holidays on Ice, brings a batch of hilarious, thought-provoking stories to the Taft Theatre, 8 p.m. Monday, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. $18-$33. 562-4949.
48 hours out: Radio favorite Pete Yorn is at Bogart's with his well-crafted folk-pop sounds, 8 p.m. Tuesday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $20. 562-4949.
72 hours out: Photographer Nathan Lyons, known for his searing photo-essays on American culture, is at the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art to sign his new book After 9/11 full of diverse responses to the terrorist attack, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rosenthal Center lobby, Sixth and Walnut streets, downtown. 721-0390.
- Jason Nebel
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