Saturday, July 08, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Reds: Second game in Cleveland series, 1:15 p.m today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Blues fest: Second day of the free event featuring artists from all over the country, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today at Sawyer Point. Tonightlook for headliners Billy Lee Riley and Coco Montoya. 684-4227.

        Latin sounds: Northern Kentucky Symphony presents free “Livin' La Vida Loca” concert with music by Latin pop artists such as Ricky Martin, Santana and Gloria Estefan, 7:30 p.m. today in Devou Park, Covington. 431-6216.

        Musical Theater: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music opens Oliver, 8 p.m. today in UC's Patricia Corbett Theatre. Show will run in repertory through Aug. 20. $22. 556-4183.

        New exhibit: Kroger Lords of the Arctic exhibit opens at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden today, showcasing the zoo's polar bears in a 70,000-gallon pool with underwater viewing area. 281-4700.

        TV picks: It's geek for me, NBC's three-hour Freaks and Geeks marathon as the network burns off episodes of this delightful coming-of-age series canceled in May. Sam (John Daley) dates a cheerleader in the first show (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22); Ben Stiller guest stars in the second (9 p.m.); and Nick (Jason Segel) goes disco dancing in the third (10 p.m.).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says WGN repeats Return to Mayberry with Andy Griffith and the gang (8 p.m., WGN).

        Web site of the day: The recent introduction in Congress of a bill to outlaw the use of circus elephants sent the Philadelphia Inquirer lumbering over the Web to see what's up with animal rights. Here's one stop:, a place to shop for organic, vegetarian, earth-friendly and cruelty-free products.


        Eastwood retrospective: The toughest hombre in the Director's Guild gets the career-retrospective treatment on video with “The Clint Eastwood Collection,” 27 titles ranging from the Oscar-winning Unforgiven to the complete Dirty Harry series and the romantic heartbreaker The Bridges of Madison County. Ten of the titles will also be available on DVD.


        • 24 hours out: Pink Floyd founding members Roger Waters plays 8 p.m. Sunday at Riverbend. $27.50-$52.50. 562-4949.

        • 72 hours 'til Monday: Peter Zimmer, chef and owner of O'Bryonville's Brickyard restaurant, discusses the Culinary Institute of America's latest edition of The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking, 7 p.m. Monday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        • A week away: Gold Star Chili fest is next Saturday-Sunday at Sawyer Point, downtown. 579-3191.

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