Sunday, May 23, 1999


A guide to help make your day

Going out
        • Al fresco: An open-air juried art show featuring more than 100 artists from four states and live music, set along shady Worthington Avenue. It's the 1999 Wyoming Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today.

        • Give it the boot: It's good family fun and a good cause — the First Annual National Aerobic Kick-Boxing Marathon: Helping Families Get Fit. The fun benefits the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Kick it out 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Park's Taekwondo Training & Fitness, 10185 McCauly Road, Sharonville. 469-7275.

        • Dive!: Matty loves Clare. Jim loves Clare. Harris wants Clare. Harris is married to Clare's best college pal Val. Clare doesn't know who or what she wants. It's a Gen-X urban sophisticates comedy when they all get together for a Labor Day weekend in the country in Plunge, a regional premiere by the Playhouse/Ohio University MFA Acting Co. 7 p.m. today, Playhouse in the Park (through May 30) 421-3888.

        • Hey, collectors! Get toys, non-sports cards and comic books from the 1940s at the Comic Book, Toy and Collectibles Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Drawbridge Estate, Fort Mitchell. $2, children 12 and under free. 522-1231.

Staying in
        • Critic's picks: It's a celebrity death match this last Sunday of May sweeps, says TV Critic John Kiesewetter, with NBC's Jesse Ventura Story (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22) wrestling for ratings against ABC's Cleopatra (9 p.m. today and Monday, Channels 9, 2) and CBS' Michael Landon, the Father I Knew (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

What's in stores today
        • Post Jerry: Shoshanna Lonstein (remember, Jerry Seinfeld's ex-gal pal), is making fashion news with a line of whimsically feminine clothing for women. The gingham-style dresses ($158-$250) — baby pink and powder blue — come with matching thongs and bags and are available at Soho Women's Apparel in Hyde Park.

Planning ahead
        • 48 hours out: Orgy plays Bogart's in Corryville 8 p.m. Tuesday, $13.50-$15. 562-4949.

        • 72 hours 'til Wednesday: Riverbend offers a triple bill with the Offspring, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Living End, 6 p.m. $25. 562-4949.

        • One week away: Next Sunday,, a country caravan rolls into Louisville. The George Strait Chevy Truck Country Music Festival brings Mr. Strait, Tim McGraw, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Jo Dee Messina, Mark Wills and Asleep at the Wheel to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. 1 p.m. $29.40-$49.50. 562-4949.

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