Sunday, February 8, 2004

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Going out

Guitar magic: Guitarist Lily Afshar headlines Xavier University's popular Piano, Guitar and Swing/Jazz series with a quietly classical afternoon of works by Brouwer, Domeniconi, Lennon/McCartney, Albeniz and others. 2:30 p.m. today, Gallagher Student Center Studio Theater, Evanston, $12. 745-3939.

Broadway babies: It's all Broadway all the time when Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops team up with soloists Kathleen Brett, Richard Troxell, Daniel Narducci and the May Festival Chorus for a night full of showstoppers from Loesser and Loewe. 7 p.m. today, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $17.50-$48.50. 381-3300.

Shopping tips: MainStrasse's popular Second Sunday Antiques Market, normally along Sixth Street in Covington, moves to the 'burbs for the winter. More than 50 dealers usually show up with stuff in all price ranges - everything from furniture to collectibles, clothes, jewelry and heaven knows what else. 10 a.m. today, Drawbridge Inn & Convention Center, 2477 Royal Drive, Fort Mitchell, $3. (800) 354-9793

Beatles Watch

Anniversary special: Chris O'Brien and Janeen Coyle, hosts of WGRR-FM's (103.5) Married with Microphones, have a special three-hour edition of Breakfast with the Beatles today. "The Beatles: Coming to America" includes interviews with Albert Maysles, the photographer/filmmaker commissioned to follow the band members' every move from their first step off the plane in New York in 1964 through the entire 16-day tour. 8 a.m. today, repeating at 9 p.m.

Last Call

Homey stuff: Today's your last chance to tool on over to Covington to check out the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky's annual Home Products Expo. Hundreds of vendors are showing off the newest in home design and decor. 10:30 a.m. today, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd. $7, children under 10 free. (859) 261-1500.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: Help kids get an early jump on music appreciation and performance when Northern Kentucky University throws a Preschool Music Open House. Aimed at parents and kids 3 to 5 years old, it's a mini-class on the Orff-Schulwerk approach to music 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Greaves Concert Hall, Highland Heights, free. (859) 572-6399.

48 hours out: Drawer Boy arrives with its strange but wonderful mix of humor and pathos in a play about the shared memories of the friendship between bachelor farmers. Public previews at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday is opening night. Playhouse in the Park, Thompson Shelterhouse, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Eden Park, $31.50 for previews, $38.50-$46.50 after that. 421-3888.

Jim Knippenberg

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