Sunday, August 06, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Pigs and jazz: Jazz pianist William Menefield performs 2-6 p.m. today at the Cincinnati Art Museum's Big Pig Jazz Gig. The SCPA grad's concert is free, along with free admission to the museum, hors d'oeuvres and a tour of the special pigs. 721-2787.

        Rock show: A varied, three-act mainstream rock show comes to Riverbend, led by rootsy Counting Crows, with grungy Live and funky Galactic, 7 p.m. Tickets $47.50 and $34.50 pavilion, $26.50 lawn, at Ticketmaster outlets and the Riverbend box office.

        Reds: Final game of the series with Florida, 1:15 p.m. today, Cinergy Field, $5-$21. 421-7337. Following the game, Michael W. Smith will perform. Free with game ticket.

        Picnic and Pops: The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale's fifth annual Picnic and Pops, 7 p.m. today in the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, 1659 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton. The concert stars international fiddling champion Alexander De Pue; conductor Paul Stanbery will lead patriotic tunes. 474-1584.

Staying In

        TV picks: Malcolm (Frankie Muniz) punches out the school bully in a delightful Malcolm in the Middle rerun based on a true story (8:30 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

        Dawn of Man (9-11 p.m. today and Monday, TLC).

        VCR alert: Set the VCR from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. for both parts of Megan Follows' Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (5:30 and 7:45 p.m. Channel 48).

        Web site of the day: Tired of those pesky Pez people on eBay? As of Saturday, there is a new home on the Web for card collectors, and card collectors only, to trade their goods person-to-person in real time:

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        One cube or two? That magic maze of mental bemusement is celebrating its 20th birthday. The Rubik's Cube, created by Hungarian Erno Rubik, sold more than 200 million cubes and is the best selling puzzle of all time. New is the Rubik's Cube key chain, $4.99 at Target, Toys R Us, WalMart and Kmart or online at

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Chase the Monday blues with the hotter-than-August Latin grooves of Tropicoso at the Mad Frog, 1 E. McMillan St., Mount Auburn; 929-4444; 10 p.m., $3.

        48 hours out: Ozzfest 2000 opens Riverbend's gates at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The lineup features organizer Ozzy Osbourne with Pantera, Godsmack, Crazy Town, Static-X, Soulfly, P.O.D., Pitchshifter, and more. $55.25 pavilion, $29.75 lawn, at Ticketmaster outlets and the Riverbend box office.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: If you're ready for a brand-new beat, try the “punk-mambo” sounds of Babaloo (from Massachusetts, of all places), Wednesday at BarrelHouse Brewing Co., 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. 421-2337.

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