By Shauna Scott Rhone
Web weaver: A giant spider spins tales this weekend in Insectopia. Local storyteller Omope Daboiku leads children of all ages into a world where insects have fascinating lives and learn lessons also meant for humans. Madcap Puppet Company presents these stories of amazing arachnids, 1 and 3 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum auditorium, 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. $9, $7 children; $8 member adults, $6 member children. 721-2787.
Coming of age: Sixty-eight students present the world premiere of a musical version of Little Women at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Written by local composer David Kisor, the production features area preparatory students ages 8-14. The classic follows the lives of four New England sisters during the Civil War. 2:30 p.m. today, Patricia Corbett Theater. $10, $8 students. 556-4183.
Funny man: He started in Tampa, moved to California and eventually became the opening act for Andrew "Dice" Clay, partly because his act was the complete opposite of the Diceman. Now Danny Bevins' road to superstardom has led him to Montgomery. Bevins concludes his run at Go Bananas Comedy Club as the headliner for tonight's 18-and-over crowd. Opening is Scott Dunn. 8:30 p.m. today, 8410 Market Place. $5 men, $2 women. 984-9288.
On parade: Teddy bears are out in full force today at the collectible Teddy Bear Show and Sale. More than 30 dealers exhibit their collections. Bring a bear and appraiser Ken Yenke will give it the once over. The sale includes bear accessories like clothing, jewelry, toys, furniture, teddy bear books and magazines. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today, Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd., Erlanger, $6, $2 children. (502) 423-7827.
A walk in the woods: How about an invigorating way to celebrate spring? The Cincinnati Park Board and Orienteering Club of Cincinnati sponsor an Introduction to Orienteering experience at Ault Park. They've made the walk a treasure hunt to make it more of an adventure. After a short tutorial on the basics, receive a map and compass (provided by the organizers) and set off to find treasures located throughout the park. Beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate level courses will be available. There's also a stroller and wheelchair accessible "Trail-O" course to encourage more participation. Meet at the picnic area near the park's overlook. A three-hour time limit is given to complete the course. Start between noon-2 p.m. today Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Mount Lookout, $1, 761-4313.
48 hours out: Journalist Mariane Pearl comes to Cincinnati to tell the story of her late husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, before the headlines of his kidnapping and murder in Pakistan. Mariane chronicles her life beyond the tragedy in her book, A Mighty Heart, and gives a talk based on her experiences as part of the Smart Talk lecture series. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., downtown. $28-$57. 621-2787.
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