Monday, May 21, 2001
Get to It
A guide to help make your day
Compiled by Jim Knippenberg
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.
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.
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.
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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Get to It
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