Thursday, August 05, 1999


A guide to help make your day

Going out
        • Riverbend tonight: It's the Goo Goo Dolls, Sugar Ray and Fastball, 8 p.m. $27.50, $20. 562-4949.

        • Acoustic folk: The Coffee Cup Concert Series at Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington's Devou Park has Ginny Frazier and Circles and Arrows, 7-9 p.m. today. $10. 491-4003.

        • Jazz in the air: At Jazz on the Green. The Mike Wade Quartet plays 6-8 p.m. today, at the park at 400 Wyoming Ave. 821-9200.

        • Reds baseball: The final of a three-game stand against Colorado is 12:35 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. Tickets: 421-7337.

        • Dinner and Fiddler: It's dinner and Broadway entertainment at Forest View Gardens in Monfort Heights. Music from Fiddler on the Roof starts 6 p.m. Prices vary. Reservations required: 661-6434.

        • Fair fun: County fairs continue in Hamilton and Boone counties:

        • Hamilton County Fair: Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, through Sunday. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Vine Street and Paddock Road, Carthage. $7, under age 2 free (free admission for all 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday except $5 for rides). 761-4224.

        • Boone County Fair: Hours: 6-11 p.m. through Friday and 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday., Boone County Fairgrounds, Idlewild Road, Burlington, Ky. $6, age 2 and under free. 586-6101.

Staying in
        • TV picks: That dancin' lad Michael Flatley performs his final “Lord of the Dance” again on PBS' repeat of Feet of Flames (8 p.m., Channel 48), followed by Making of Feet of Flames (10 p.m.).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also recommends How to Make an American Quilt with Winona Ryder and Maya Angelou (8 p.m, Channels 9, 2).

        • Web site of the day: Step back a bit from fully computerized games. Set up a real chess board and check out this site for someone across the world with whom to play at

What's available today
        • Think thin: Pants getting tight? Maybe a thinner wallet is in order. Hype for the new All-Ett wallet from Advanced Marketing Systems says it can help avoid back pain. It's made from spinnaker cloth, water-resistant nylon that looks and feels — but doesn't tear — like paper. It's $17.90 and comes in red, black, green, blue and purple. Orders: (800) 803-4370.

        • Sniff the Tommy: Freedom for Him and Freedom for Her are two new fragrances by Tommy Hilfiger. A new technology called “nature print” is said to have captured a spicy Asian-Ginger note. The 1.7-ounce eau de toilette for men is $35; for women $38.

Planning ahead
        • A day away: Jewel plays Riverbend, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Rusted Root and Steve Poltz join the singer-songwriter $30, $22.50. 562-4949.

        • 48 hours out: Downtown Harrison has its Fifth Annual Celebration of the Arts, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday (Interstate 74 at New Haven Road). Fine arts, antiques, food and entertainment. 367-5548.

        • 72 hours 'til Sunday: The William Menefield Trio performs 2-5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Free with Museum admission. 721-0300.

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