Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Get to it: A guide to help make your day



Zoo update

Dino Zone delayed

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's summer exhibit has delayed its opening due to manufacturing and shipment problems. Originally scheduled to premiere Friday, the new date is June 10. However, Dino Island - the Ride, a computer-animated visit to prehistoric times, is open to the public. $4, $3 zoo members, with regular admission. 281-4700.

Jason Mraz

Songwriter/alternative rocker appears with Raul Midon, Makana and DJ Bob Neck Snapp. 7:30 p.m. today, Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., downtown. $30, $25 advance. 562-4949. (Story, E2)

Party in the Park

Wishing for Seven is this week's band, 5:30-10:30 p.m. today, Yeatman's Cove, 805 Pete Rose Way, downtown. Free. 579-3191.

Music and Masters Series

A docent-led tour of the Monet exhibit precedes a performance by the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students and faculty, 6:30 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. Free. 639-2865.

Final curtain

• Sailors become unlikely heroes in Mister Roberts, 1 and 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Playhouse in the Park, Robert S. Marx Theatre, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Eden Park. $29.50-$44.50. 421-3888.

• Diamond Studs is a tongue-in-cheek musical salute to Jesse James, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Showboat Majestic, 435 E. Mehring Way, downtown. $15, $14 students and seniors. 241-6550.

Planning Ahead

24 hours out

Last Comic Standing finalist Ralphie May, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee. $20, $17. (859) 957-2000.

48 hours out

Final Friday Gallery Walk, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Main Street, Over-the-Rhine. Shopping, art openings and featured artists Darryl Berry and M.P. Wiggins. Free. 260-8434.

Shauna Scott Rhone




FOOD
A parade lunch to love
Cooks bring out a parade of goodies for guests
Sisters' recipes
Coffee's long history opens eyes
Trade Secrets: Tips on dining in and dining out
Freeze boredom with cool treats

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Chamber season attracts stellar players
Chamber Orchestra season
Where will 'Idol' also-rans end up?
Mraz mixes styles to create own
Streisand, Hoffman add anticipation to 'Fockers'
Savor 'Soul Food' for last time
Berlin opera gets new boss

PEOPLE
Madonna tour is skipping stops in Israel
Elliott cancels Indonesia show
Mortensen celebrates Fourth of July abroad
Birthdays

PLANNING AHEAD
Get to it: A guide to help make your day
TV Best Bets