Sunday, March 30, 2003

Get to it!


A guide to help make your day

Going out

Common: The red-hot rap artist is at Bogart's with opening act Talib Kweli, 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $22.50-$24. 562-4949.

Musica Sacra: The ecumenical chorus devoted to sacred music performs a free concert featuring Miserere des Jesuits by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Three Sacred Songs by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 4 p.m. today, St. Francis De Sales Church, 1600 Madison Road, Walnut Hills. 385-5583.

Budweiser Clydesdales: The big, beautiful horses scheduled to be in the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade can be seen 1-4 p.m. today at Winton Woods' Parky's Farm in Springfield Township. There will also be demonstrations by the park district's mounted ranger patrol horses and pony rides for the kids. 521-7275.

Furniture lecture: Museum consultant and American furniture expert Phillip Zimmerman gives a free presentation, "Discover the Art in Your Home: New Techniques in American Furniture Appreciation," 2 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum auditorium, Eden Park. 721-2787.

Sheep shearing: The popular Sheep Shearing Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm includes farm animals, spinning/weaving demonstrations, wagon rides and more, 1-4 p.m. today, 3035 Gorman Heritage Farm Lane, Evendale. $1-$5. 831-1711.

On TV

Top pick: It's not a dream: That's really LeAnn Rimes as Connie Francis singing "Where The Boys Are," and Duncan Sheik as Bobby Darin as NBC's American Dreams (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22) re-creates scenes from the '60s American Bandstand.

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says James Woods stars in Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (8 p.m., USA), while Richard Chamberlain's The Thorn Birds repeats on the Hallmark Channel (8 p.m. today through Wednesday).

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Baseball writer Rob Trucks is at Newport on the Levee's Barnes & Noble store on Opening Day to sign and discuss his book Cup of Coffee: The Very Short Careers of Eighteen Major League Pitchers, featuring interviews with players who have retired from the mound, 1 p.m. Monday. (859) 581-2000.

48 hours till Tuesday: The Comedy Caravan makes its debut at the 20th Century with sharp and sarcastic headliner Marty Pollio and featured comic Tom Mabe, 9 p.m. Tuesday, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $8-$10. 351-7222.

72 hours till Wednesday: Poised to become the next Chanticleer, the St. Olaf sensations Cantus bring the all-male repertoire to new heights with a young and exuberant take on sacred, classical, spirituals, world folk song and new commissioned works, 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium, Miami University, Oxford. $5-$10. (513) 529-3200.

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