Sunday, March 7, 2004

Get to it: A guide to help make your day

Going Out

Great outdoors: The rangers and outdoor ed people at Hueston Woods have a full day Maple Syrup Festival in the works, starting with a pancake breakfast (7 a.m.-

1 p.m., $5, $4 kids under 10). As that's going on, there are arts, crafts, tastings and outdoor activities. 7 a.m.-4 p.m., State Park, 6301 Park Office Road, College Corner, free. 523-6347.

Classical afternoon: Xavier University's Piano, Guitar and Swing/Jazz Series rolls out the keyboard for classical pianist Jon Nakamatsu. The program includes Schumann's "Papillons" and Brahms Sonata No. 3. 2:30 p.m. today, Gallagher Student Center Studio Theater, Evanston, $17-$19. 745-3939.

Something old: The Moeller High School Antique Show ends its annual run with more than 135 dealers selling everything from fine furniture to housewares, glass, jewelry, decorative items and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 9001 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, $3. 791-1680.

Last Call

Masters: Today's your last chance to catch African-American Masters: Highlights From the Smithsonian Art Museum, on loan here from the world-class collection housed in Washington. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, free. 639-2995.

CSO redux: Welcome back former Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos, who conducts violinist Vladimir Spivakov and the May Festival Chorus. 8 p.m. today, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $13-$54, $10 students. 381-3300.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: Playhouse in the Park continues tossing out surprises in its alteractive series. This week it's Robin Goodrin Nordli with Bard Babes I Have Known. It's a Shakespearean program explaining the trials and tribulations of Shakespeare's women, most of whom wear pants, go crazy or die. 7 p.m. Monday, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Eden Park, $12, $8 students. 421-3888.

Also 24 hours out: Cincinnati mystery writer Corson Hirschfeld signs and discusses Freeze Dry, all about a luckless con man who accidentally gets himself mummified in Gatlinburg when he tries to hide out in a freeze-drying machine. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. 369-4472.

Jim Knippenberg

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