Friday, July 14, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        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.

        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.).

        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.


        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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