Wednesday, May 03, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

        Going out

        Flower Show: Landscape and horticultural displays, gardening products, floral competitions, more at this “world fair of gardening” beginning 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Ault Park. Through Sunday. $11. 872-5194.

        Party in the Park: First Q102/Bud party of the season, 5:30-10 p.m. today at Sawyer Point. Cash bar, pizza by the slice and free music by The Menus. 699-5029.

        Peter Rowan: The veteran bluegrass performer makes a rare solo appearance 8 p.m. today at Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. Scott Miller, formerly of The V-Roys, opens the show. $18. 779-9462.

        Local playwrights: Launch Productions opens a five-day run of Attitude Twists: An Evening of Three One-Act Plays by Three Local Writers, 8 p.m. today at Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival Theater, 719 Race St., downtown. $10. 961-7921.

        Staying In

        TV picks: President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) infuriates Congress by appointing two campaign finance reformers to the Federal Election Commission (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also notes Fox's Party of Five ends six seasons with a two-hour show (8-10 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

        • Michael Palin revisits Ernest Hemingway's favorites haunts on Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure (9-11 p.m. today and next Wednesday, Channels 48, 54, 16).

        The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Disk picks: Billy Joel's 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert (Columbia; $29.98 CDs; $1998 cassettes) is the big classic-rock release of the week as the angry middle-aged man celebrates New Year's Eve on two CDs. It's the first of the big-ticket millennium bashes to come to CD, says Enquirer music critic Larry Nager.

        • Ska lives on the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Pay Attention (Mercury; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette) a set of 16 new songs.

        • Hoku, the 18-year-old daughter of Don “Tiny Bubbles” Ho, follows her “Another Dumb Blonde” hit with Hoku (DGC; $18.98 CD, $11.98 cassette) ) her first full-length disc.

        • 504 Boyz, the all-star rap trio of Master P, Silkk the Shocker and Mystikal, has the biggest hip-hop release of the week with Goodfellas (Priority; $18.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).

        Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: People across the country will gather Thursday on the courthouse steps and in schools and churches to celebrate the 49th annual National Day of Prayer. Tristate observances will include:

        • The Fairfield High School choir will perform at noon at the city's municipal building, 5350 Pleasant Ave.

        • At the West Chester Township building, 9113 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, residents will gather for prayer at the flag pole.

        • In Clermont County, a service will start at noon at the courthouse, 270 E. Main St.

        72 hours 'til Saturday: Lisa Blair, national makeup artist for Bobbi Brown Essentials, will make a special appearance 11 a.m.-4:30 Saturday at Saks Fifth Avenue, downtown. Ms. Blair will do free makeovers using the new spring line of products called ColorOptions. Makeovers by appointment only: 421-6800 ext. 361.

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