Friday, July 14, 2000

GET TO IT


A guide to help make your day

GOING OUT
        Opera: Cincinnati Opera opens Verdi's Aida 8 p.m. todaystarring a Who's Who of opera — Hasmik Papian as Aida, Gabriel Sade as Radames and Denyce Graves in the role of Amneris. At Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine. $12-$85. 241-2742.

        Cincinnati Pops: Erich Kunzel conducts a concert of Broadway tunes with an all-star lineup of guest singers, 8:30 p.m. today at Riverbend Music Center. $16-$35. 381-3300.

        In MainStrasse: Christmas-themed activities take over the shops, restaurants and nightspots of Covington's MainStrasse Village for their annual Christmas in July celebration beginning today. 357-6246.

        Ault Park dance: A “dance through the decades” event with music from the '40s-'80s, beginning starts at 7:30 p.m. today in Ault Park's pavilion (located at end of Observatory Avenue in Mount Lookout). Free. 352-4080.

        Folk: 8-10 p.m. Edensong concert series in Eden Park's Seasongood Pavilion today features Ditch Lilies, Rosewood, Tanner Hill, Never Too Late and Mama's Boys. Free. 829-8360.

STAYING IN
        TV picks: Geraldo Rivera looks at the problems of teen-age drinking in “Smashed: Kids and Alcohol,” a Geraldo Rivera Reports special on NBC (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

        • Enquirer TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the Discovery Channel goes On the Inside of the Brooklyn Bridge, younger sibling to Cincinnati's Roebling Suspension Bridge (8 p.m.).

HARRIED WITH CHILDREN
        Madcap mayhem: Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre presents the Cincinnati premiere of A World of Tails Saturday and Sunday at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. Show times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Set in a remote corner of the African wilderness, two safari storytellers must spin tales or be a meal for a hungry lion who is a self-proclaimed “storytarian” — he only eats storytellers. Cost: $8, $6 children. Museum admission free with ticket purchase. 721-2787.

       

PLANNING AHEAD
        24 hours out: The Cris Collinsworth Charity Concert to benefit Children's Hospital features Brian McKnight, Shaggy and No Authority, beginning 7 p.m. Saturday at TimberWolf Amphitheatre, Paramount's Kings Island. $39.99 includes park admission, $14.99 for season pass holders. 562-4949.

        48 hours out: The Glendale Jazz Festival features the sounds of the Buffalo Ridge Band, Rob Allgeyer Organ Trio, Scotty Anderson Band and Cohesion Jazz Ensemble beginning 1 p.m. Sunday on the Harry Whiting Brown Community House Lawn, Sharon Road and Willow Avenue. 771-0333.

        A week away: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra kicks off its annual Viennafest, 8:30 p.m. at Riverbend Music Center. 381-3300.

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