Sunday, March 11, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: Conductor Erich Kunzel explores and celebrates Irish music with traditional Irish musicians, singers and dancers spicing up “A Celtic Journey.” 8 p.m. today, Music Hall. $16-$44.50. 381-3300.

        Spring show: Krohn Conservatory flings open its Heirloom Gardens with a ton of hydrangeas, violas, calla lilies and more, all done up in the style of an old-fashioned English garden. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 8. Eden Park. 421-4086.

        Rap: It's over-the-top hip-hop mania with West coast rapper Xzibit after an opening from Mad Skillz. 8 p.m., today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $16.50-$18. 562-4949.

        Film fest: The Cincinnati Israeli Jewish Film Festival opens with a haunting showing of Yana's Friends, an Israeli film about Russian immigrants' transition to life in Tel Aviv. 6:30 p.m today, Esquire, with six different films through next Sunday at the Esquire (320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton) and Mariemont (6906 Wooster Pike). 985-1520.

Staying In

        TV picks: Set in 1680s England, Richard Blackmore's novel had a farm lad falling in love with the beautiful princess of a thieving clan. This is the fourth film version and it's a beauty with gorgeous settings and strong emotions against the backdrop of a revolution. Richard Coyle and Amelia Warner star. Lorna Doone, 8-11 p.m., A&E.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Polish up those specs for a Harry Potter party celebrating the release of J. K. Rowling's new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages, 5-8 p.m. Monday, Joseph-Beth Kids, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        48 hours out: Chanticleer, the world class vocal ensemble, not the rooster, lets fly a round of Renaissance polyphony, jazz and gospel. 8 p.m. Tuesday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Ave., Madeira. $20-$26. 891-8181.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Relationships, with all their joys and woes, go under the microscope when Ensemble Theatre opens Donald Margulies' acclaimed Dinner with Friends. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $20-$25. 421-3555.

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