Saturday, July 15, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Chili fest: Gold Star Chili Fest begins 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today at Sawyer Point with many chili concoctions. On the stage today are Roger Klug, Promenade and Tropicoso. 579-3197.

        Benefit concert: Brian McKnight, Shaggy and No Authority perform at the Cris Collinsworth Charity Concert to benefit Children's Hospital beginning 7 p.m. today at Paramount's Kings Island's TimberWolf Amphitheatre. $14.99-$39.99. 562-4949.

        Madcap Productions: The Cincinnati premiere of the giant puppet group's show World of Tails features reworkings of popular children's tales from around the world, 1 and 3 p.m. today at Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. $6-$8. 721-2787.

        Jim Caroll: The rock musician and author of The Basketball Diaries reads his poetry 8 p.m. today at VOLK/Contemporary Summer Project Initiative, 24 E. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine. $15. 651-1817.

        In Dayton: Zydeco artists will fill the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering during Swamp Romp 2000 featuring a full day of music beginning noon today. Free early, $5 charge for headliners Lil' Brian and the Zydeco and Buckwheat Zydeco at 8 p.m. (937) 228-2323.

Staying In

        TV picks: The Learning Channel wants to educate America on the history of the bathing suit in a one-hour special, Nothing to Hide, hosted by former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Cheryl Tiegs (8 p.m., TLC).

        Enquirer TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the late Walter Matthau teamed with pal Jack Lemmon in 1995 for Grumpy Old Men (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

        Web site of the day: says it will start paying people to listen to Internet radio sprinkled with commercials. How much? Twenty whole cents per hour — if you keep clicking on the screen prompts to prove you're listening. You get more money if you persuade others to use the site as well. Punch into

Brand Spankin' New

        Bug buttons: Evergreen Research claims a Bug Button pinned to your clothing will repel annoying insects for 60-70 hours. Each button contains non-toxic geranium oil, lemon grass oil and citronella. A 12-pack sells for $19.99 at (800) 523-1256 or on the Web at

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Jump-Blues act Little Charlie and the Nightcats play 9 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Hall, 1150 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $13. 723-9008.

        48 hours out: Elizabeth Berg discusses and signs Open House, a book about a newly separated mother with a teen-age son, 7 p.m. Monday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        A week away: The Disney Channel fills Riverbend Music Center at itsfree “PreMEARS in the Park event” with appearances by Disney characters, kids' games and activities and a free showing of the original Disney Channel movie Quints. Begins 6 p.m. 232-6220.

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