Symphony season finale
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents its last performance series for the 2003-2004 season. The program, conducted by Paavo Jarvi, includes Lutoslawski's Symphonic Variations, Prokofiev's G Minor Piano Concerto with pianist Yefim Bronfman, and Beethoven's Symphony No.7. in A Major. 7:30 p.m. today, 11 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $13-$54, $10 students, discounts available. 381-3300.
Professional artists willdemonstrate and sell their paintings, stained glass, wood crafts, jewelry and more. Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township. 385-5600.
Know Theatre Tribe premieres a play by local playwright Ken Barry, A Note on the Type. Brother Thomas, a monastic scribe struggling with his faith, is hired to translate a parchment Sister Angelica believes to be a holy relic. 8 p.m. today, Gabriel's Corner, 1425 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. Today is a pay-what-you-can performance. Rest of show: $15, $12 students and seniors, through May 22. 300-5669.
24 hours out
The 35th annual Appalachian Festival arrives featuring bluegrass music, food and 170 artisans. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $7 ages 12 and up; $3 ages 55 and up; $2 ages 4-11. $4 parking. 232-8230.
48 hours out
Punk rockers the Suicide Machines headline with Against All Authority and the Code. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $12. 281-8400.
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