Sunday, March 2, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Design retrospective: 20th Century Cincinnati shows off - and sells - 1920s-60s, furniture, lighting, decorative objects, clothing and accessories from more than 50 dealers. Noon-5 p.m. today, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, $5. 738-7256.

Linton series: The chamber music series has Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Alexander Kerr and a batch of friends playing Prokofiev, Mozart and Shostakovich. 4 p.m. today, First Unitarian Church, Reading Road and Linton Street, Avondale, $10-$30. 381-6868.

Theater: Last call for the Cincinnati Black Theatre production of Carlos V. Edward's acclaimed church drama The Kitchen Committee. 7 p.m. today, Arts Consortium of Cincinnati, 1515 Linn St., West End. 381-0645 or 241-6060.

At Bogart's: Bay-area power rockers Systematic take the stage after opening acts Unloco and Hotwire. 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $10. 562-4949.


Top pick: Death had taken a holiday, but now it's back to work at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home as the Emmy-wining Six Feet Under returns for a third season (9 p.m., HBO). Rico Diaz (Freddy Rodriguez) becomes a partner, while David (Michael C. Hall) and Keith (Matthew St. Patrick) go to couples therapy to save their relationship. And stay tuned for a repeat of The Wire pilot (10 p.m.).

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says My Big Fat Greek Life moves into its regular time slot (8 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

The goods

Travelin' Girl: Kit Kittredge, the American Girl doll who lives in Cincinnati in the 1930s, hits the road in a new book. Kit's Railway Adventure (American Girl; $15.95) begins at Union Terminal - some really cool vintage photos there - and progresses cross country to Montana's Glacier National Park with a few stops along the way - Chicago, a cattle ranch. The book, full of details on train travel in the '30s, is done journal-style and is interactive, with pullouts and pouches along the way. It's at the bookstores.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Best-selling suspense author Judith McNaught is up I-75 to sign and his discuss her new - Someone to Watch Over Me. 7-8 p.m. Monday, Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. (800) 777-4881.

48 hours out: The Cincinnati Chamber Music Society has the world-renowned Alexander String Quartet here for an evening of Haydn, Bartok and Shostakovich. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati, $7-$20. 556-4183.

Jim Knippenberg


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Get to it!

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Broadway shows will go on if union walks
East meets West in Playhouse's 'Pacific Overtures'
Local artist welcomes visitors to Wexner show
Learn how Cincinnatians got around 100 years ago

Salt Lake City group stages eclectic pieces
CCM players vibrant in 'Wild Party'

Benefactor working wherever she's needed
Grandma's incredible, but not edible eggs
Heart transplant patient looks toward college

Build on base of Girl Scout cookies
'Men Cook' luncheon big crowd pleaser
Blue Ash eats 'upscale but casual'