Sunday, May 4, 2003

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

By Jim Knippenberg
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going out

Art fair: No cars on Miami Avenue today so the Madeira Art Fair can show off more than 100 artists and their fine arts and crafts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, downtown Madeira business district. 831-4452.

Andy Irvine: Cincinnati Folk Life hosts the Irish singer and multi-instrumentalist. 7 p.m. today, Jack Quinn's Irish Pub, Fourth and Court streets, Covington, $15-$18. 533-4822.

Chamber music: The Taft Museum of Art Chamber Music Series has CSO violinist Gerald Itzkoff and pianist Philip Amalong tackling works by Busoni, Liszt and Elgar. 2:30 p.m. today, Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., downtown, free (first-come, first-served seating begins 2 p.m.). 241-0343, Ext. 15.


Top pick: Program the VCR - or two - to savor the good stuff long after sweeps end: Tim Allen hosts A User's Guide to Home Improvement (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2); Third Eye Blind performs as the Kinks on American Dreams (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22); Rachel York shines as CBS' Lucy (8-11 p.m., Channels 12, 7); Billy Ray Cyrus cuts his hair to raise money for a charity on Doc (8 p.m., PAX); Jennifer Garner's Alias ends the season with two episodes (9-11 p.m., Channels 9, 2); and Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore play for The Gin Game (9 p.m., Channel 16; 10 p.m., Channel 48).

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says Channel 48 airs PBS' Manor House reality series in a Scottish mansion (6-8 p.m. today and the next two Sundays).

The goods

In the air: Continuing this year's celebration of the airplane's 100th birthday, an outfit name of Retro Gifts has teamed with a whole bunch of aircraft manufacturers to whip out a line of airplane reproductions for clock faces. More than 50 in all, they include everything from the biplane of the olden days to the sleekest jets flying today, but all done up with a 1940s look. Retro, get it? They're $39.95 to $49.95 from or by calling 800-446-3714.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Organist Todd Wilson performs on Cincinnati Museum Center's Grand E.M. Skinner Symphonic Concert Organ, 8 p.m. Monday, rotunda, Union Terminal. $18. 287-7021.

48 hours out: Prize-winning author Yann Martel is here to sign and discuss his novel Life of Pi, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.


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