Sunday, January 11, 2004

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A guide to help make your day

Going out

Symphonic Sunday: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra warms up a winter Sunday with a hot program of favorites. Vassily Sinaisky conducts the orchestra and guest trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov in Prokofiev's Suite from Lieutenant Kije, Arutiunian's Trumpet Concerto and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3. 3 p.m. today, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $13-$54; $10 students. 621-1919.

Antique shopping: They usually get about 50 dealers at the monthly Second Sunday Antique Marketplace. This is the one they do outdoors at MainStrasse during the summer but move inside for winter. Look for furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, home decor, books, magazines and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Drawbridge Inn and Convention Center, 2477 Royal Drive, Fort Mitchell, $3. (800) 354-9793.

Salute to masters: Amernet String Quartet takes on a program of the really big guns when guest pianist James Tocco and guest violinist Zvi Zeitlin join the foursome for an afternoon of Beethoven, Schubert and a whole lot more. 3 p.m. today, Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, $10 suggested donation, free for NKU students and faculty. (859) 572-6399.

Mid-winter golf

Take a swing: Yeah, right. Who's thinking about golf in the middle of winter? You should be if you want to improve your game, say the people at the Cincinnati Golf Show. Produced in conjunction with the Cincinnati Travel, Sport and Boat Show, it offers all kinds of equipment, tips, demonstrations and a nice array of golfing trips for people who just gotta get away and play now. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, 525 Elm St., downtown, free with admission to the Travel show, $9, $3 for kids under 13. 352-3750.

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History lesson: Admit it now, there's a lot about Cincinnati's past you don't know. Like maybe its role in the Revolutionary War and aftermath, Indian conflicts, canals, its role in the Civil War, the development of its hillsides. The Museum Center at Union Terminal is ready to turn that around. The Heritage Program Docents have developed a four-week course on the city from pre-American Revolution to the development of the city as we know it today. Register for the course (7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5 and 12) at 287-7032. The whole session is $55, $40 for museum members, $15 for single sessions.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Here's a cool way to spice up a dreary Monday in January: Pretend you're on the bayou and eat till you drop at Mr. Pig's Blue Monday Crawfish Boil. The popular pig-out party will dish up plenty of beer along with a Low Country Cajun feast of shrimp, crawfish, ribs, andoullie sausage, red beans and rice, greens, corn, potatoes and muffins along with music from Ricky Nye and the Mr. Pig Allstars. 6 p.m. Monday, Barrelhouse Brewing Co., 22 E. 12th St., $16. 421-2337.

48 hours out: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opens two days of preview performances for the world premiere of Going Gone, a drama of assimilation and ascension in America inspired by playwright Karen Hartman's grandfather Harry Hartman, the voice of the Cincinnati Reds in the 1930s. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, official opening 8 p.m. Thursday, Marx Mainstage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park, $29.50. 421-3888.

Jim Knippenberg

E-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer.com ; fax: 768-8330




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