Friday, April 2, 2004

Get to it: A guide to helpmake your day

Going Out

The stage is set: The Midwest Regional Black Theatre Festival kicks off with a star-studded gala. The evening includes a reception, dinner, awards and Motown revue. 7:30 p.m. today, Theodore Berry Center, 880 W. Court St., downtown. $50. 421-1100.

Tapping Talib: Can't make it to Talib Kweli's joint tonight? You can still catch him before and after the concert. See him for free,

5 p.m., Everybody's Records, 6106 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge, 531-4500; and 6 p.m., Hard Ta Knock Shoppe, 230 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 221-4273. After the Madison Theater show, a party teams Talib with local acts Holmskillet, Infinite Evol and NSP Crew at Radio Down, 100 W. Sixth St., Covington. $12. (859) 431-1839.

Moonlight eggs-citement: Parents, grab your kids and light the way to the Moonlight Egg Hunt. Children can use flashlights to search for more than 4,000 eggs. Volunteers will assist the younger hunters. Free flashlights available to the first 250 children. Rain or shine. 7-8 p.m. today, Northeast Community Church, 12079 Lebanon Road, Loveland. 683-2707.

Benefit run: Xavier University begins its second annual Relay for Life at 6 p.m. today on the residential mall in front of the Gallagher Student Center. The event opens with the cancer survivor lap, where cancer survivors take one lap together. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Donations accepted. 891-1600.

First Friday First: Local artist Mason Paul has converted a 160-year-old brownstone into MainStrasse Village's newest art gallery, simply called M. The gallery showcases exclusive works by regional, national and international artists. 7-10 p.m. today, 523 Main St., Covington. (513) 257-7991.

Opening Today

• The Animation Show (Unrated)

• Kitchen Stories (Unrated) Tomas Norstrom, Joachim Calmeyer

• Hellboy (PG-13; sci-fi action violence, frightening images) Ron Perlman, Selma Blair

• Home on the Range (PG; brief mild rude humor) Voices of Roseanne, Cuba Gooding Jr.

• The Prince & Me (PG; some sex-related material, language) Julia Stiles, Luke Mably

• Walking Tall (PG-13; sequences of intense violence, sexual content, drug material, language) The Rock, Johnny Knoxville

Holiday movie: In The Second Coming, Christopher Eccleston stars as a man who convinces the people of Manchester, England, that he is the son of God. 7 p.m. today, New Thought Unity Center, 1401 E. McMillan St., East Walnut Hills. Donations accepted.


Planning Ahead

24 hours out: Racing enthusiasts can see 45 stock cars on display in the Eastgate Mall parking lot, sponsored by Brush Creek Motorsports. Awards will be presented in several categories and racing drivers will be on hand to answer your questions. Rain date is April 10. 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Eastgate Mall, 4601 Eastgate Blvd. Free. 752-2290.

Rob Bucher

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• John O'Driscoll, general manager of Strokestown Park, the National Irish Famine Museum and Walled Gardens, has been added as a speaker in the Cincinnati Flower Show's lecture series. His name did not appear in a story Thursday in about the series. His topic will be "Great Gardens of Ireland," 2 p.m., April 24. His lecture is free for show visitors.

• The number to call for tickets to Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival's Pericles is 381-2273. An incorrect number appears in the Calendar in today's Weekend.

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