Thursday, August 10, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Blues dinner: Bring a covered Cajun dish and you won't pay the $10 cover tonight at Lucille's Blues Club, 3715 Winston Ave., Covington. There's a potluck at 7; Nashville-based Big Al & the Heavyweights play about 8 p.m. 431-8086).

        Jazz: Last installment of the Swifton Mall jazz series features Craig Bailey, 6-8 p.m. today, Reading Road and Seymour Avenue, Roselawn. Free. Tango: The Cincinnati Argentine Tango Society meets 8:30 p.m. today at Viva! Restaurante, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. For beginning to experienced dancers. 579-1900.

        TV picks: Procter & Gamble and other major advertisers salute family-friendly TV programs at the second annual Family Television Awards (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7). Winners include Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Everybody Loves Raymond, National Geographic Explorer, Biography, The Wonderful World of Disney, Michael J. Fox and Della Reese.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter will be watching a rerun of Becker (Ted Danson) complaining about his good luck (8:30 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        Memory book: Here's a way to make your trip to Disneyland or Disney World even more memorable. Pull out that shoe box full of snapshots and look through The Big Idea Book of Disney Memories (Creating Keepsakes Books; $14.95) for some great suggestions on how to organize your family keepsakes. At Michaels and other scrapbook specialty stores; (888) 247-5282;

        24 hours out: Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival sneak previews its educational tour of Romeo & Juliet, 8 p.m. Friday (also Aug. 18 and 25). How contemporary is it? The Capulets are khaki, the Montagues are jeans. 719 Race St. 381-2273.

        48 hours out: The second annual Potato Festival at the Dubliner, 6111 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge, marks the second birthday of the restaurant/pub. There will be a tent in the parking lot with Guinness on tap, step dancers and two acts — Liam's Fancy and Mike Murray — performing from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. 531-6111.

        Also 48 hours out: “B-Films, The Sequel: The Making of Zombie Cult Massacre” will be topic at the Union Institute's “Home Grown Movies” session 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 440 E. McMillan St. The movie screens at 9 a.m. 861-64800.

        72 hours 'til Sunday: The Bluegrass All-Stars return to the Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, for some lonesome singin' and fancy pickin'. Music starts about 7 p.m. and there's no cover. 541-8900.

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