Friday, May 11, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Ballet: Cincinnati Ballet vacates the stage and sails a few dancers up around the ceiling in three days of Peter Pan with high-stepping choreography by the Washington Ballet star Septime Webre and original music by Cincinnati's Maestro Carmon DeLeone. 8 p.m. today, Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center. $9-$49. 562-4949.

        Appalachian Festival: It's a trip back into the hills when crafters, living history, bluegrass music and down-home cooking mix things up at the annual celebration of Cincinnati's Appalachian Heritage. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday,Coney Island. $3-$6. 251-3378.

        Children's Theatre: Chicago Hope star and SCPA grad made oh-so-good Rocky Carroll directs and stars in August Wilson's Pulitzer winning The Piano Lesson. 7:30 p.m. today, Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore Streets, downtown. $5-$14. 562-4949.

        Plant Sale: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Annual Plant Sale begins 6-8 p.m. todayfeaturing everything from ornamental grasses and butterfly plants to vines, shrubs and tropicals. Continues 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. 281-4700.

Staying In

        TV picks: Paul McCartney talks about his days with Wings in Wingspan (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2), a two-hour documentary with home movies, family photos and rare concert footage.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says WCET-TV airs Rising Waters (11:30 p.m., Channel 48), an Independent Television Service film about global warming by Andrea Torrice, a Clifton filmmaker who moved here from San Francisco last year.

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Puzzling: Well, here's a thought for Mother's Day: Get her a card that puts her to work. That would be artist Kate Kern's die-cut, offset 10-inch by 10-inch card. Complete with creases and slits, it's actually a puzzle (and not an easy one) where mom flips and folds 12-tabs to creat six images inspired by activities associated with child care. It's $6.50 at the Aronoff Center's Weston Gallery.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Don't know how old he is, but Arthur is celebrating a birthday with Marc Brown's new version of Arthur's Nose and an opportunity to make an Arthur or DW mask. 10 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. 794-9440.

        48 hours out: Recently canceled comedian D. L. Hughleyand his stand-up act are now rescheduled: 8 p.m. Sunday, Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore Streets, downtown. $31-$33. 562-4949.

        A week away: The May Festival Chorus belts out a tune or two or 20 at Cincinnati May Festival, America's oldest choral Festival, opening two weekends of concerts at Music Hall and the Isaac M. Wise Temple next Friday.381-3300.

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