Friday, August 04, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        High on the hill: The Mount Adams Summer Festival kicks off three days of games, food and gambling 7 p.m.-midnight today at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church. Rockabilly stalwarts Lube, Oil and Filter play tonight. Free parking with shuttle bus from Eden Park ball fields (ArtWorks) on Martin Drive. 721-6544.

        Reds return: Cincinnati Reds open a three-game series with Florida, 7:35 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Hamilton County Fair, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today (through Sunday), Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Carthage (near corner of Vine Street and Paddock Road). Rides, exhibits, live entertainment. $7, free to children under two and Golden Buckeye Card holders (some other discounts available). 761-4224;

        TV picks: Akili Smith and the Cincinnati Bengals kick off the preseason without Darnay Scott (broken leg) and Michael Basnight (broken wrist) against the Buffalo Bills (7:30 p.m., Channels 12, 2).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says folks who enjoyed Steve Martin's Father of the Bride should catch the 1950 original version with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor (9 p.m., Channel 48).

        Family festival: The 16th annual Over-the-Rhine Community Festival aturday will offer entertainment, games, children's art activities, talent show for children ages 5-12 and 12-19, street theater, information booths and food. Noon-6 p.m., Washington Park, bounded by Race and Elm and 12th and 13th streets. 381-4242.

        Opening delayed: Last week's grand opening of Zany Brainy, a multimedia educational superstore for kids in Rookwood Commons, Norwood, has been delayed until 4:30 p.m. next Friday Children's band, Trout Fishing in America, will appear at 7:30 p.m. Events continue all weekend. Meet Gordon from Sesame Street at 11 a.m. Aug. and see Jungle John, who will bring his Silly Safari Show to the store at noon and 2 p.m. Aug. 13.

        Rosie release: There's a warm glow in this collection of bossa nova ballads on Rosemary Clooney's latest album, Brazil (Concord Jazz; $16.99). The native-Kentucky singer teams for the first time on CD with jazz artists John Pizzarelli and Diana Krall in wistful tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim and others, such as “Corcovado,” “One Note Samba” and “Boy From Ipanema.” It's a winner.

        24 hours out: Some Enchanted Evening, musical revue featuring songs of Rogers and Hammerstein presented by Kincaid Regional Theatre, continues 8 p.m. Saturday at Falmouth (Ky.) School Center, 500 Chapel St. (Through next Friday.) $12, $10 seniors, $7 under age 12. 654-2636 or (800) 647-7469.

        48 hours out: Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale with guest fiddler Alex DePue present a free Picnic and Pops at Pyramid Hill, 7 p.m. Sunday. 72 hours 'til Monday: Dream Theater with Ignite and Reach the Skey, 8 p.m. Monday at Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $20-$22. 562-4949.

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