Thursday, April 20, 2000

GET TO IT


A guide to help make your day

       

GOING OUT
        Reds: Last game of this series with San Francisco, 12:35 p.m. todayat Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        NKU Theater: The Royal Family, set in 1927 stage/film circles and loosely based on the famous Barrymore family, opens 8 p.m. today in Corbett Theatre at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. Through April 30. $5-$9. 572-5464.

        Colgrass concert: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony performs works by the modern composer 8 p.m. today at UC's Corbett Auditorium. Free. 556-4183.

        The Wiggles: The Australian children's entertainment sensations, who are in town performing at Barney's Musical Castle intermission, make their last solo appearance noon today at Northgate Mall's Record Town. The group combines live action, costumed characters and audience participation. Free. 752-8080.

Staying In
        TV picks: The new boss (James Garner) clashes with Dr. McNeil (Mark Harmon) over HMO procedures on Chicago Hope (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        ăTV Critic John Kiesewetter says Channel 48 launches Austin City Limits (11 p.m.) with the one-hour Garth Brooks concert which aired on other PBS stations in February.

        Web site of the day: Sharpen your No. 2 pencils. We're approaching time for the standardized assessment test known simply as the SAT. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports these sites can help you get ready: www.turbograd.com/about—sat/sat.asp offers free SAT lessons, including refreshers in math and verbal skills, and advice for test-taking strategy. There are also online courses for those taking graduate school exams.

        ăCollege Board Online has questions and answers from recent tests, and an invitation to return to the Web site after taking the test in order to “decompress.” It's at www.collegeboard.org/sat/center/html/indx000.html.

Planning Ahead
        24 hours out: Christ Church Cathedral and Knox Presbyterian Church Choirs team for a free Good Friday concert of Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, 8 p.m. Friday, Knox Presbyterian Church, Michigan and Observatory avenues, Hyde Park. 621-1817 or 321-2573.

        48 hours out: Blue Jordan Records Spring Song Festival takes over the Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods Park, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Scheduled to perform are Katie Reider, Dave Wolfenberger, Gwendolyn Speaks, Wild Carrot and Janet Pressley. Free with village admission ($2-$5). 684-8424.

        72 hours 'til Sunday: Easter Sunday buffet dinner at Grailville, seatings 5 and 6:30 p.m., reservations required. $5-$12. 683-2340.

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