Sunday, February 20, 2000

GET TO IT


A guide to help make your day

GOING OUT
        • Last Day: Last chance to see auto manufacturers' latest models and concept cars at Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati Post Auto Expo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, downtown. $2.50-$6. 281-0022.

        • Latin fest: Second and final day of the Latin American Culture Fest, today at Cincinnati Museum Center. Performances by Brazilian group Caixa del Sol at 2 p.m and latin group Tropicoso at 4:30 p.m. Most events free. 287-7000.

        • New exhibit: Explore the breadth of 19th-century workmanship at the Masterpieces of American Furniture From the Williams-Proctor Institute exhibit, opening today at Cincinnati Art Museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit free with museum admission ($4-$5). 721-2787.

        • Starling Chamber Orchestra: The second of a three-concert series featuring the young Starling soloists performing Mendelssohn and Mozart begins at 7 p.m. today, Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, University of Cincinnati. $18. 556-4183.

        • Local rock: D.C. Project gives a free concert at 9 p.m. today at Top Cat's, 2820 Vine St., Clifton. Guests include Jug Head and the Apaches and Bare Foot Pimp. 281-2005.

        • For kids: Madcap Productions Puppet Theater's Perchance to Dream program with puppet show and art activity, 1-4 p.m. today Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. $2; members free. 491-2030.

STAYING IN
        • TV picks: It's another sweeps Sunday of tough choices at 9 p.m.: Matthew Modine as the overnight genius in CBS' remake of Flowers for Algernon (Channels 12, 7); NBC's musical Little Richard biography (Channels 5, 22); PBS' All The King's Men on Masterpiece Theatre (9 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16) and the 150th episode of The X-Files (Channels 19, 45) shot on the run with hand-held video cameras like Fox's Cops.

        • Critic John Kiesewetter says watch one of the above, and tape another. You'll be glad you did when March reruns arrive.

BRAND SPANKIN' NEW
        • On-line art: Now you can buy original paintings at www.paintingsdirect.com. Search by subject, artist, color, medium, style, size or price (which range $40-$15,000). You can try a painting out in a variety of frames and mats, too. If you don't like your selection when it's delivered, return it within 10 days for a full refund, says company founder Christine Bourron.

PLANNING AHEAD
        • 24 hours out: Free program, “Monitoring Running Buffalo Clover,” 7:30 p.m. Monday at Winton Centre in Winton Woods, Springfield Township. 741-7926.

        • 48 hours out: Well-known children's book illustrator Dan Andreasen demonstrates his craft and reads his book Rose Red and the Bear Prince, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        • 72 hours 'til Wednesday: Target Stars on Ice, featuring Scott Hamilton, Tara Lipinski, Kurt Browning, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Kristi Yamaguchi, 7:30 p.m., Firstar Center. $32-$55. 562-4949.

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