Sunday, January 02, 2000

GET TO IT


A guide to help make your day

       

GOING OUT
        • Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival: The ceremony which stretches back to 1340 (originating at Queens College in Oxford, England) will be 2:30 and 5 p.m. today at Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth and Sycamore streets, downtown. Seating is first-come, first-serve 15 minutes before each ceremony unless you have a ticket. 621-2627.

        • Bridal Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, downtown. $8.50. 352-3750.

        • Open House: Costumed interpreters will show visitors rooms decorated in Victorian Christmas tradition 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Taft birthplace, 2038 Auburn Ave., Mount Auburn. Free. 684-3262.

        • Classical guitar: William Kanengiser will play in Xavier University Piano and Guitar Series 2:30 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum Auditorium. $14. 745-3161.

STAYING IN
        • TV picks: Tonight's must-see is Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (9 p.m., Channels 12 and 7) Many people feel they already know Wilder's life. Little House on the Prairie - the books and the TV series - offered a biographical account of the warm family and cold winds she knew on the Dakota frontier. Still, it's fascinating to see that life more directly. Richard Thomas plays father, Charles Ingalls. Meredith Monroe, best-known now as Andie on the thoroughly modern Dawson's Creek, is Laura. There is nothing schmaltzy here; we admire a spirited soul, stretching for a world beyond her little house on the prairie.

        • Web site of the day: Find the right word in any of 33 languages by typing it into the humorously pictured Universal Translator Dictionary at translate.gotoworld.com

WHAT'S IN STORES TODAY
        • Let there be portability: GE Lighting has introduced a new and improved, lightweight version of the portable work light called the Cool Star JobLight. It weighs less than 21/2 pounds with a 2D replaceable fluorescent bulb that lasts three to five times as long as standard halogen or incandescent options. It's built with a cord holder and a handle, but it can be mounted on a wall. About $30 at hardware and discount stores and home centers. (800) 435-4448.

PLANNING AHEAD
        • 24 hours out: Krohn Conservatory End-of-Show Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday at Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. Hundreds of poinsettias priced to sell. 421-5707.

        • 48 hours out: As part of Broadway Series' public workshop series, technical illusionist Paul Rubin of the Peter Pan touring production will host a presentation on “The Art of Flying,” 5-6 p.m. Tuesdayat Fifth Third Bank Theatre, Aronoff Center for the Arts. Free. Reservations: 241-2345, Ext. 228.

        • 72 hours 'til Wednesday: Cincinnati photographer Jerry Blanken will sign his book Art of Happy Marriage, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

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