Sunday, May 14, 2000

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

GOING OUT
        Appalachian Festival:
Mountain-style crafts, living history displays, six stages of continuous music, dance and storytelling continue 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Coney Island. $1-$5. 984-5474.

        Gems and jewelry: Cincinnati Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry Sale and Show continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center. Event features more than 100 judged exhibits and programs on gem-related topics. $1-$5. 575-1990.

        Mother's Day show: Ensemble Theatre interns wrote and star in Girl's Eye View, a play about mothers, daughters and women friends, showing 8 p.m. today at ETC Theatre (repeats Monday), 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. 421-3555.

        Children's library: “One Hundred Years of Service to Children Celebration” will be 1:30 p.m. today in the Children's Learning Center of Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., downtown. Special exhibits, clowns, magicians, Kinderballet and children's authors James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome. 369-6922.

        Folk rock: The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers featuring Mark Olson, formerly of the Jayhawks, play 8 p.m. today at Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $12. 779-9462.

STAYING IN


        TV picks: Jeremy Sisto
stars as Jesus, CBS' historically accurate and lavish four-hour production (9-11 p.m. today and Wednesday, Channels 12, 7). Co-starring Jacqueline Bisset (Mary), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Joseph), Debra Messing (Mary Magdalene), Gary Oldman (Pontius Pilate) and David O'Hara (John the Baptist).

        TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Mulan airs on the Wonderful World of Disney (7 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

BRAND SPANKIN' NEW
        Senior friendship:
For a $25 donation to Cincinnati Area Senior Services, your designee will receive a 5-by-7-inch print of Joan Rothel's “Friendship Basket.” Information: Bonnie Smyth or Penny Bruestle at 721-4330

PLANNING AHEAD
        24 hours out:
Best-selling author E. Lynn Harris signs his conclusion to the popular “Invisible Life” trilogy Abide with Me, 7 p.m. Mondayat Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        48 hours out: The Africa University Choir, 20 students from a number of African countries, performs a free concert 7 p.m. Tuesday at Church of the Saviour, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery. 791-3142.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Comic Ellen Degeneres is off TV and back on the stage, 8 p.m at Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. $22.50-$27.50. 562-4949.

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