Sunday, July 20, 2003

Get to it!

a guide to help make your day

Going out

Tchaikovsky Spectacular: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel presents an all-Tchaikovsky program with numbers such as the Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin, The Violin Concerto in D Major with star violinist James Ehnes, Kunzel's trademark 1812 Overture and more. 7:30 p.m. today, Riverbend Music Center, $17-$35. 381-3300.

Antiques: More than 300 dealers haul out tons of goodies at the Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Boone County Fairgrounds, Ky. 338, five miles west of Florence, $3. 922-5265.

Celtic fund-raiser: The annual Celtic Festival thrown by Cincinnati Folk Life stages a party with music by Silver Arm, dancing by the Celtic Rhythm Dancers and more. 7-10 p.m. today, Emerald Ballroom, Jack Quinn's Irish Restaurant and Pub, Fourth and Court streets, Covington, $8 at door. (859) 491-6699.

Kids theater: The Landen Deerfield Theater company offers an outdoor performance of The Mirrorman, all about a toymaker with talking toys, clowns and a wicked witch. 2 p.m. today, Cottel Park, Snider and Irwin-Simpson Road, Deerfield Township, $4-$6. 697-1929.


Top pick: From the campfire to the kitchen, Survivor creator Mark Burnett takes viewers behind the scenes of The Restaurant being opened in Manhattan by chef Rocco DiSpirito in NBC's new summer reality series (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says go retro and watch an old Battle of the Network Stars with Ron Howard, Farrah Fawcett, Penny Marshall, Jimmie Walker, Gabe Kaplan and Telly Savalas (10 p.m., Trio Channel on Time Warner's digital level).

The goods

Do it yourself: The party-deprived, meanwhile, need to check out Party Crafts (FanCraftic, $29.95), a 128-page book full of do-it-yourself party supplies. It comes complete with a CD you can slip into your PC for painfully detailed examples and drawings. Grouped around themes, Party Crafts covers everything from invitations to place cards to decorations. The Luau party, for example, tells you how to make bibs, drink umbrellas, food umbrellas, garlands, hats, invitations, lei, place cards and serving trays. All that in six pages. Check it out at

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Inspirational speaker and author Matthew Kelly brings his progressive Catholic messages to St. Jude Church, 7:30 p.m. Monday, 5924 Bridgetown Road, Bridgetown, free. 574-1230.

72 hours till Wednesday: The high-energy basketball/hip-hop AND 1 Mix Tape Tour hits U.S. Bank Arena at 7:30 p.m., $17-$52. 562-4949.

Jim Knippenberg

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