The WU (Weekend Update) April 11-13

The WU (Weekend Update) April 11-13

The WU –– April 11-13


Looks like the warmer weather is finally here – make sure to get out and enjoy it!




Studying French or just think it’s cool? You can see a French film that won two academy awards in 2008, La Vie en Rose. It’s a story based on the life of Edith Piaf (1915-1963), which takes you through her unusual beginnings with a street singer mother and circus performer father, to her tragic love affair and loss of a child. Don’t worry if you don’t speak French – it’s subtitled! 7 p.m. Budig Theatre, University Center 102, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 41099. Free.




Cincinnati World Cinema and The Hamilton County Board of MR/DD will present two screenings of THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI, to benefit the MR/DD and highlight the success of that agency in providing housing and support services for local individuals with disabilities. The film’s

main character, Japanese American painter Jimmy Mirikitani, survived the WWII internment camps only to find himself homeless on the streets of New York. This film documents his journey back to self-sufficiency through the help of others – including the Cincinnati-based filmmaker Linda Hattendorf. 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr Cincinnati, OH 45202, (513) 721-2787. $9.







Like the power of a full orchestra but the rhythm of Jazz? You can have it all at “Philharmonic Jazz,” featuring the 18-piece Jazz Ensemble and the 90-piece CCM Philharmonia. They will play Gershwin’s beautiful Concerto in F and premiere two jazz orchestra works composed for both ensembles. Rick VanMatre, Mark Gibson, and Annunziata Tomaro, conductors. 7 p.m. Corbett Auditorium, CCM. $10. Tickets: 513-556-4183.




Saturday, get in shape with Kama Salsa’s new beginner’s salsa session at 11 a.m. at 1018 Delta in Mt. Lookout. $65 for six-week session, $15/individual class. Please wear comfy clothes and leather-soled shoes.