Thursday, April 27, 2000

GET TO IT


A guide to help make your day


Going out
        Greek theatre: Stage First opens Aristophane's Lysistrata, the satirical comedy about women who declare a sex strike until the men stop making war, 8 p.m. today, Fifth Third Bank Theatre, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $12-$15. 241-7469.

        Another opening: Footlighters Inc. opens Falsettos, about a songwriter who must undergo brain surgery and comes to see his friends in a different light, 8 p.m. today, Stained Glass Theatre, Eighth and York streets, Newport. $12. 891-1965.

        At Tiffany's: Garden-inspired “Tiffany Blossoms” collection of brooches will be at the downtown store today-May 9. 721-2022.

        David Driskell: The authority on African-American Art who has overseen the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection will speak 7:30 p.m. today in CAM's lecture hall. $3. 721-2787.

        Appalachian history: “Telling the Story: The Appalachian Experience,” featuring photographic exhibits, documentaries, stortytellers, musicians Katie Laur and Ed Cunningham, more, 7-9 p.m. today, Cincinnati Museum Center. Free. 621-7323.

Staying In
        TV picks: May sweeps start with Bruce Willis playing a dad who disapproves of his daughter dating an older man (David Schwimmer), until he sets eyes on Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) on Friends (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

        TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Frasier gets too close to a stripper (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22), while Kathy Baker (Cider House Rules, Picket Fences) plays a coma victim on Chicago Hope (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

The Goods (What's in stores today)
        More blue food: Hitting shelves this week are Oreo Magic Dunkers, Oreo cookies that create blue swirls when dunked in milk, $3.69 for 20-ounce package. The blue coloring easily washes off hands and fades from mouths. By the way, the company says market research shows 35 percent of Oreo consumers twist their Oreos to eat the filling, 30 percent are “dunkers.”

Planning Ahead
        24 hours out: Genealogy Fair and Family History Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Main Public Library with free programs in several departments, 800 Vine St., downtown. Free. 369-6905.

        48 hours out: Celebrate spring at the annual daffodil show beginning 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Free with zoo admission. 752-8104.

        72 hours 'til Sunday: Xavier University Piano and Guitar series continues with Jian Liu, classical pianist, 2:30 p.m. at Cincinnati Art Museum Theatre. $15-$17. 745-3161.

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