Thursday, April 29, 2004

Get to it: a guide to help make your day

Going Out

Drama series wraps up

University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music completes its Drama Studio Series with The Lights, a dark investigation into the lives of a young couple as they struggle in a large city. 8 p.m. today through Saturday with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. University of Cincinnati, Cohen Family Studio Theater. Limited seating, reservations required. Free. 556-4183.

Take an After-5 walk

Cincinnati Tomorrow's After 5 Walk explores downtown. From 6-8 p.m., sample the ethnic cuisine at Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant, 126 W. Sixth St., downtown, 421-0100, followed by drinks and music at Havana Martini Club, 580 Walnut St., downtown. 651-2800.

Art exhibit fights AIDS

The Mockbee hosts Beautiful Expressions: A Look at AIDS through Art, a fund-raising art exhibit and sale benefiting AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati. The opening reception is 6-9 p.m. today, $10 donation. The show runs through May 8. $5 donation. The Mockbee, 2260 Central Parkway, West End. 929-9463.

Looking Ahead

48 hours out: Big tickets

Fans of "Old Friends" Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were delighted when the folk/pop duo reunited for last year's Grammys. Now they're touring again. Tickets for their June 20 concert at U.S. Bank Arena go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ticketmaster outlets, phone: 562-4949; online: $188, $128, $88, $53.

72 hours out: Bike tour

The Cincinnati Cycle Club sponsors the Chili Century Bicycle Tour for all ages and levels with rides beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Cyclists can choose from 25-, 35-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile easy-to-follow courses. An escorted 10- to 15-mile "Family Fun" ride begins at 10 a.m. Chili feast and baked potato buffet available for $4 after the ride. All riders must wear a helmet. Goshen High School, 6707 Goshen Road, Goshen Township. $21, $18 advance. For more information, 683-5699 or

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