Saturday, April 28, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Satchmo sounds: Trumpeter extraordinaire Byron Striplingtoots a tune or two with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, paying tribute to the late Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong even as it takes a stroll through the Quarter in its “Sounds of New Orleans” concert. 8 p.m. today, Music Hall. $16-$44.50. 381-3300.

        "Talley's Folly': Playhouse in the Park tackles Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama — no easy chore, that — in a few little pre-opening sneaks. Previews begin 7 p.m. today, Robert S. Marx Theatre, Eden Park. $26. 421-3888.

        Classical guitar: Acclaimed composer and guitarist Frederic Hand and his flying fingers are all over the board with everything from 16th century English music, to Bach and some of his own modern compositions. 2:30 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum auditorium, Eden Park. $12. 745-3161.

        Last call: Last call for the ever so fragrant, not to mention colorful, exhibits, vendors and workshops of the Cincinnati Flower Show. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Ault Park, Mount Lookout. $15. 872-5194.

Staying In

        TV picks: Broadway and movie veterans Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunite for the first time since Sound of Music for CBS' live telecast of On Golden Pond (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7), the first live TV drama since George Clooney's Fail Safe last April.

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter also says PBS broadcasts Anna Deavere Smith's one-person play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, about the 1992 riots (9 p.m., Channel 16; 10:30 p.m., Channel 48).

Web site of the day

        Tulip tips: A little something to go along with all this gardening going on — all bulbs, all the time. You can click on the soil, climate and light conditions that apply to your garden, and this site tells you what flowering bulb plants will thrive there, along with when and how to put them in the ground. Garden planning tips will make you look like you know what you are doing.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The Linton Music Series hauls itself out to Montgomery with violinist Jaime Loredo and cellist Sharon Robinson plucking out an evening of Mozart, Kodaly and Tchaikovsky. 7 p.m. Monday, Congregation Ohav Shalom, 8100 Cornell Road. $27.50. 381-6868.

        48 hours out: Melissa Muller, author of Anne Frank: The Biography, goes behind the scenes, speaking about her book and experiences researching the Frank family. 7 p.m. Tuesday,Hillel, 2615 Clifton Ave., University Heights. Free. 221-6728.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Guitarist Tommy Castro plunges headlong into a night of high energy blues. 8:30 p.m., the Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $12-$15. 779-9462.

— Jim Knippenberg

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