Sunday, April 08, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Jazz piano: It's blues-and-gospel tinged jazz when the venerable James Williams pops up on the Xaver University Piano and Guitar Series. 2:30 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum theater, Eden Park. $14. 745-3161.

        Singing men: The Cincinnati Men's Chorus celebrates 10 years of music-making with a long list of pop standards. Such as: Cole Porter's “Be a Clown,” Gershwin's “Kickin' the Clouds,” the whimsical “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing).” 2:07 p.m. today, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $14-$22. 241-7469.

        Ballet: Last chance to go high-stepping with Cincinnati Ballet's Coppelia, complete with new choreography from American Ballet Theatre star Kirk Peterson. 2 p.m. today, Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $9-$22. 241-7469.

        In Dayton: It's one of those blockbuster exhibits we're always reading about: The Triumph of French Painting with more than 50 paintings by the likes of Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin. It's up and running at the Dayton Art Institute. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $8-$10. (800) 296-4426.

Staying In

        TV picks: Hornblower is a follow-up to the superb, Emmy-winning miniseries based on C.S. Forester's books about a young naval officer. Ioan Gruffudd again plays the hero as earnest, honest and trustworthy. Tonight's film has Hornblower under the command of a once-great captain who seems to be losing his grip. It's actually the start of a two-parter that wraps up next Sunday. Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny, 8 p.m., A&E.

        Moses rocks: The network returns to its custom of showing this film on Palm Sunday. Charlton Heston stars in an epic that is sometimes sweeping, sometimes wooden. The Ten Commandments, 7 p.m., Channels 9, 2.

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Who needs a bunny? For Easter treats from an animal you can reach out and thank — the family dog or cat — call Best Bets from Pets, Brooklyn, N.Y. (800) 738-8885. Try the inscribed milk chocolate chunks for $13 and $14, plus $5 handling. Also available: Dog and bone-shaped pasta; spoons with cat faces and paw prints; scented soaps and candles. Discounts for multiple orders.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Year-round Gardening Series — because there's always time to go digging — at Monfort Heights Branch Library focuses on hostas and shade gardening. 7 p.m. Monday, 3825 West Fork Road. 369-4472.

        48 hours out: Last chance to catch Amernet String Quartet for awhile. Final series concert is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $20. 241-7469.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Physician and author Oliver Sacks shares a couple zillion thoughts, 7:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky University's Regents Hall, Highland Heights. $8. (859) 572-5400.

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