Thursday, May 6, 2004

The Early Word: Jump on your weekend

Last Minute

Walk the "Mile": Cincinnati Spiritual Cinema presents the 1999 Oscar-nominated film The Green Mile at 7 p.m. Friday in Friendship Hall at New Thought Unity Center, 1401 E. McMillan St., East Walnut Hills. Directed by Frank Darabont, the film stars Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan and David Morse in a Stephen King tale about a special death-row prisoner. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, e-mail

Margaret A. McGurk

New York Swing at Xavier: Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli makes a Cincinnati appearance with New York Swing, 7 p.m. Saturday in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre, Xavier University. The jazz trio, which includes John Bunch on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass, will entertain with the music of Ellington, Strayhorn, Kern, Porter, Gershwin and other giants of the swing era. Tickets: $15; $12 seniors. 745-3161.

Janelle Gelfand

Theater Classes: Want to get deeper into theater? Check out these workshops presented by Know Theatre Tribe at Gabriel's Corner (Sycamore at Liberty, Over-the-Rhine):

• Monday, members of SIGNcinnati, which provides signed performances for the deaf and hearing impaired, explain why and how they do what they do. 7-9 p.m.

• May 15, playwright Kevin Barry will lead a how-to session with advice on how to market that script you've written. 1-3 p.m.

• June 12, Elizabeth Cobbe, a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas explains what the heck a dramaturg is. 2-5 p.m.

All sessions $5. For more information and reservations, call Know at 300-5669.

Jackie Demaline

Opera Rap: It's not too early to start thinking about the 2004 Summer Opera Festival. Hear artistic director Nicholas Muni preview the season's four productions (from Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment to Bizet's Carmen) at noon on Tuesday, at the Mercantile Library, downtown. Admission: $5; free to library members and members of the Opera Guild. Reservations are required. Call by noon Monday to reserve a box lunch for $8. 621-0717.

Janelle Gelfand

Movies Opening Friday

New York Minute

Van Helsing

Ned Kelly

Coming Friday in Weekend

Climb back up the "Mountain": Alison Krauss headlines the "Great High Mountain" tour, a celebration of all things musical and Appalachian.

A&E appears Thursdays in Tempo. Send suggestions to:

Gil Kaufman

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