Monday, May 21, 2001

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out

        Opera Raps: It's a little trip on the high Cs when author Mary Jane Phillips-Matz shares secrets about “The Life of Giacomo Puccini and Madame Butterfly,” a preview of Cincinnati Opera's summer production. Noon today, Mercantile Libary, 414 Walnut St., downtown, $5, reservation required. 621-0717.

        Makeup artist: Estee Lauder's magical makeup artist Tim Dedinsky, a guy who has made performers and models presentable for more than 15 years, does private consultations for folk who want a bit of help painting up. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fifth and Race streets, downtown. Appointments: 421-6800.

        Gardening: The Year Round Gardening series digs in to container plantings and annuals. 7 p.m. today, Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Presented by staff of White Oak Gardening Center, free. 369-4472.

Staying In

        TV picks: Oh, baby: Everybody Loves Raymond again ends the season with a hilarious flashback episode, and tonight's finale shows the birth of daughter Ally at 9:30 p.m. (Channels 12, 7). Another Raymond airs at 9 p.m. with Ray's father (Peter Boyle) painting his son's house.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says the Secrets of Pearl Harbor (9 p.m., Travel Channel) is the first of many Pearl Harbor specials to air in the next week.

        Radio note: Speaking of Pearl Harbor, Brian Douglas broadcasts live from Pearl Harbor on WKRQ-FM (101.9) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today with stars of the new Pearl Harbor movie.

Hot Tickets

        Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. todayfor the first Cincinnati performance of the PBS stars The Irish Tenors, hitting a few high notes at 7 p.m. July 8, Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall. The “Ellis Island” tour includes a 47-piece orchestra and a night full of songs about the Irish and non-Irish immigrant experience. $38.50-$62.50, Ticketmaster outlets or 562-4949.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Music Cafe at Fitton Center for Creative Arts gets itself a'rockin' with short sets by local performers Graham Weber, Brad Kazarian and the Ryan Adcock Band. 7 p.m. Tuesday, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. Free. 863-8873.

        48 hours out: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's M.F.A. Acting Company opens off-Broadway's gritty and scary Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman'spiece cobbled together from 200 interviews surrounding the 1998 hate-crime death of Matthew Shepard. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday through June 3 in the Marx Rehearsal Hall. $15. 421-3888.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-emerge Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art brings us street closings, music by Robin Lacy and DeZydeco, high steps from the Ben-Gals and a batch of street performers. Noon-1 p.m., Sixth and Walnut Streets, downtown. 721-0390.


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