Sunday, April 01, 2001

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Cincinnati Pops: “Sports Night” is the Pops' theme on the eve of Opening Day. Erich Kunzel leads the orchestra with an assist from Johnny Bench, former Bengal Mike Reid and the University of Cincinnati cheerleaders tumbling hither and yon. 8 p.m. today, Music Hall. $16-$44.50. 381-3300.

        What is Art?: Meanwhile, as Playhouse in the Park struggles with a big white painting in Art, two guys who know a thing or two about art of all sorts chat it up about what is and isn't art. Timothy Rub, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Charles Desmaris, Contemporary Arts Center director, share thoughts in a freebie. 5:30 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum's auditorium. 421-3888.

        Orchid show: The annual Spring Orchid Show and Plant Sale wraps up with a juried exhibition, supplies and advice for growing your own. No easy task, that. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. 421-4086.

        Design retrospective: A little trip back to the deco days, here: 20th Century Cincinnati, the art and design retrospective with stuff from the Art Deco years, Arts & Crafts era and Mid-Century Modern Period wraps up today. Noon-5 p.m., Cincinnati Museum Center. $5. 738-7256.

Staying In

        TV picks: A fine true-crime movie here. The victim was Anne Marie Fahey (Kathryn Morris) an aide to the governor of Delaware. The villain is Thomas Capano (Mark Harmon), a big-money lawyer with a wife, four daughters, a mistress and a hankering for more. When he doesn't get it, he kills. And Never Let Her Go, 9-11 p.m., Channels 12, 7. Part two airs Wednesday.

        The Corps: This was shot as a series pilot, but the network didn't bite. So it's a one-shot movie. Scott Bairstow stars as someone who sheds his comfortable life to join the Marines. Other young Marines include Vicellous Reon Shannon and Tammy Townsend. Semper Fi, 9-11 p.m., Channels 5, 22.

The Goods

        Animal magnetism: Who knows, maybe it will help your golf game. Appealing to a higher power, we mean. That from Lesco Corp. (the company that did What Would Jesus Do bracelets). Now it has a new line of inspirational gifts for golfers. G.O.L.F. (God Offers Love and Forgiveness) includes coffee mugs, CD cases, golf towels, head covers, sports bags, Stewart the Golfing Bear and hang bracelets running $5 to $30. Merchandise will ship to Family Christian Stores, including Cincinnati, any day now.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Pat Mitchell,president of the Public Broadcasting Service and someone who knows about TV you betcha, shares a thought or two or 10. 8 p.m. Monday, Miami University's Hall Auditorium, Oxford. Free and open to public. (513) 529-2730.

        48 hours out: Hey, it's a bit of a drive, but if you're married, you need to know this: Mickey and Jan Chamberlin Rooneyare about to roll out their One Man One Wife Show. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gaslight Theater, 110 E. State St., Georgetown, Brown County. $20. (888) 276-9664.

        96 hours 'til Thursday: Big Bird — really big feet that lad — and pals hit town for four days of Sesame Street Live. “Big Bird's Sunny Day Camp Out” opens 7 p.m., Firstar Center. $10-$15. 562-4949.


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