Wednesday, July 12, 2000
Get to it
A guide to help make your day
Patti Smith: The veteran female rocker takes the stage 8 p.m. today at Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $16.50-$18. 562-4949.
Neil Simon comedy: The widely acclaimed Lost in Yonkers gets a staging at Miami University Summer Theater, opening 8 p.m. today in Miami's Gates-Abegglen Theatre, Oxford. $6-$11. (513) 529-3200.
Teen vampire writer: The wildly successful Amelia Atwater-Rhodes signs and discusses her new young adult novel Demon in My View, 7 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
George Thorogood: Straight-up guitar rock at Annie's outdoor pavilion, 8 p.m. today, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia-Tusculum. $20. 562-4949.
After work party: Q102/Bud party, 5:30-10 p.m. today at Sawyer Point, downtown. Music by Patsy's Decline, cash bar and pizza. 699-5029.
TV picks: Can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than on a train ride from Savannah through Charleston and Richmond to Washington, D.C., on PBS's American South by Rail (8 p.m., Channels 48, 54).
TV Critic John Kiesewetter says WB's Young Americans teen drama premieres with Rodney Scott, who appeared in three Dawson's Creek episodes in May (9 p.m., Channel 64).
Web site of the day: The Web site for the Weather Channel provides endless commentary and analysis of heavy weather. Its localized forecasts are available for virtually any zip code, says the Philadelphia Inquirer. Try www.weather.com/
The Goods (What's in stores today)
Good cause: Charity is the third and final piece in a three-part Royal Doulton series benefiting breast cancer research. (Hope came out in 1988 and Faith in 1999.) With each purchase of the $235 figurine, $20 will be donated to the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Network. To date, Royal Doulton has raised more than $40,000 through the program. Royal Doulton is available at many gift, jewelry and department stores. Information: www.royal-doulton.com.
24 hours out: Old-time music, bluegrass and humor with Homer Ledford and the Cabin Creek Band playing as part of the Coffee Cup Concert Series at Behringer-Crawford Museum, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Devou Park, Covington. 781-3094.
48 hours out: Ovation Theatre Company opens Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca, 8 p.m. Friday, Fifth Third Bank Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $10-$12. 241-7469.
72 hours 'til Saturday: The author and musician Jim Carroll, whose novel The Basketball Diaries was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, reads his poetry, 8 p.m. Saturdayat VOLK/Contemporary Summer Project Initiative, 214 E. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine. $15. 651-1817.
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