Monday, April 19, 2004

Holocaust awareness events today

Get to it!

By Shauna Scott Rhone
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going Out

The following events today are part of the Facing Prejudice: Holocaust Awareness series:

• Yom HaShoah Interfaith Memorial Service, 11 a.m. today, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, Scheurer Chapel, 3101 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Free. 221-1875 Ext. 355.

• Hana's Suitcase is the story of the children lost in the Holocaust and a class of Japanese schoolchildren who learn a lesson about compassion and the human family. The documentary, at 10 p.m. today on Channel 48, is followed by an interview with the two principal people from the movie and Dr. Racelle Weiman, director of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Career, college fair: If you're a senior, it's a little late in the game. If you're a freshman, it's prime time. Middle school? A little early, but students and their parents can "Open the Door to Your Future" at a career and college fair for grades 7-12. 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Parkway. Free. 677-9968.

Flying Machines: Stephen Budiansky, author of Air Power: The Men, Machines and Ideas That Revolutionized War, From Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II, discusses and signs his book, 7-8 p.m. today, Books & Co., Town & Country Shopping Center, 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. Free. (937) 298-6540.

Story keeper: Does the thought of having several copies of your favorite book make you happy? Maybe you should consider being a librarian. Learn what it takes to become one of history's gatekeepers at 6:30-8 p.m. today, Huenefeld Tower Room, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, 800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6968.

Hot Tickets

Flowery music: Single tickets go on sale today for the 131st May Festival, the Western Hemisphere's oldest continuous choral festival. This year marks music director James Conlon's 25th year and director of choruses Robert Porco's 15th year with the festival. The program, which runs May 21-29, includes music by Mahler, Wagner, Mozart and Handel, highlighted by the world premiere of All Things Are Passing by Stephen Paulus. $11-$65 single tickets for concerts at Music Hall, $22 cathedral concert. 381-3300 or

Concert update: The lineup at Riverbend keeps growing and moving. Newly added to the list is Kiss on July 11 with Poison. Tickets go on sale May 8. The Barenaked Ladies/Alanis Morisette concert is now scheduled for Aug. 14, with tickets on sale May 15. Cypress Hill has canceled as opening slot for Blink-182 on May 20. Taking Back Sunday and the Used will open for Blink. Tickets: 562-4949;

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: Every room in Southgate House will be rockin' Tuesday. In the Ballroom, catch the Fall, Shesus and Pernicious Kniffs, while Scout Niblett rules in the Lounge. The downbeat for both acts start at 9 p.m. At 11 p.m., the Parlour stage gets busy with Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins and Jim Black. 24 E. Third St., Covington. All three sessions are $5 each, for the 18 and up crowd. (859) 431-2201.

24 hours out: Spend an evening with Naomi Shihab Nye. The poet, essayist and children's author discusses "Big Family: The World of Reading and Writing, and the Connections Which Sustain Us." A booksigning session with Nye follows the talk. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lane Library, 1485 Corydale Drive, Fairfield. Free. 894-6557, Ext. 101.


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