Thursday, October 12, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Steven Wright: The master of the monotone ambles into the Taft Theatre with an act so deadpan you can't help but wonder if he'll still be awake at the end of it. He is, but probably only because the audience's howling keeps him awake. 7:30 p.m. today, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. Local funny man Michael Flannery polishes up his Sally Jessy Raphael glasses and opens the show. $17.50. 562-4949.

        Duane Michals: Click, snap and pop a flash. He's one of America's premiere photographers, famous as all get-out are his wistful photo essays. He does the free lecture bit at 7 p.m. today in the Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. 721-2787.

        Theater: Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival kisses off the Bard for a while and goes with Conor McPherson. His The Weir is set in an Irish pub over a couple of glasses of stout — well, duh — and five Irish souls sharing their stories. 8 p.m. today, CSF theater, 719 Race St., downtown. $13-$18. 381-2273.

        Classical: Beethoven, Mendelssohn and contemporary composer Adolphus Hailstork get star treatment from the Klemperer Trio at Miami University, Oxford. 7:30 p.m. today in Hall Auditorium. $4-$8. (513) 529-3200.

Staying In

        TV picks: CBS has done major triage to City of Angels, which returns for a second season (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7) with two new doctors (Kyle Secor, Gabrielle Union) and a new executive producer replacing actress Vivica A. Fox and creator Paris Barclay. Disease runs amok when two more doctor series return at 10 p.m.: ER (Channels 5, 22) and Diagnosis Murder (Channels 12, 7).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says meet presidential candidates Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan, who were excluded from the TV debates, on PBS' I'm on the Ballot (10 p.m., Channels 48, 16).

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: A whole cabal of creatures of the night descends on Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods. Occasion is its Haunted Village (5-8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, through Oct. 29), with ghosts, goblins, spooks, creepy pumpkins and children's games. $5-$7. 563-9484.

        48 hours out: Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series, dedicated to hooking the youngsters who will keep theater going long into the future, opens its seventh season with Capture the Moon, a heart-string tugger about Jewish people in the old country overcoming darkness through an elaborate plot to “capture the moon.” 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. Saturday at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Appropriate for ages 5 and up. $3-$4.50. 421-3888.

        72 hours 'til Sunday: Hebrew Union College's Skirball Museum opens a 125th anniversary exhibit Living in the Moment: Contemporary Artists Celebrate Jewish Time, with the works of 100 artists celebrating ceremonial art. Reception at 3 p.m. includes music by Cincinnati Klezmer Trio. 221-1875.

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