Monday, August 14, 2000


A guide to help make your day

               Contemporary Arts Center: Only one week left. The Jim Shaw: Everything Must Go exhibit and the Stephen Balkenhol wood carving exhibit closes Aug. 27. Museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today with free admission on Mondays, 115 E. Fifth St., downtown. 721-0390.

        Electric Bluegrass: One of the country's premiere bluegrass bands from Colorado, Leftover Salmon, begins a two-day gig at BarrelHouse Brewing Co., 10 p.m. today. $20. 421-2337.

        Chef talk: Robert Jennings Runyon Cincinnati chef and Culinary Institute of America alumnus, leads discussion on cooking principles discussed in book The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking, 7 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        For kids: Puppet show with the Storybook Puppeteers is 1:30 p.m. today at Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road. Ages 3 and up. 369-4454.

               TV picks: Willie Nelson performs his favorites on Live By Request (9-11 p.m., A&E).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the best TV reruns today are the Andy Griffith Show episodes (9 p.m.-midnight, Nick at Nite).

        • It's Miller time: Dennis Miller does his second Monday Night Football game when the Suyper Bowl champions St. Louis Rams play the Tennessee Titans (7 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

               Cool guide: Entertainment is the latest book in the Internet Cool Guide series. It's all there: arts and culture, comics and animation, film, music, TV and hobbies. It explains how to play games online, view movies and more. Internet Cool Guide: Entertainment, edited by Rula Razek (teNeues Publishing Co.; $9.95 paper). For more information:

               24 hours out: Brothers First plays the Acoustic Lunch free concert series at Piatt Park, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Garfield Place, downtown. 352-4080.

        48 hours out: Perri O'Shaughnessy signs Move to Strike, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. (800) 777-4881.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: World's Longest Outdoor Sale, stretching from here to Alabama along U.S. 127, runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at Sixth Street promenade in MainStrasse Village, Covington. 491-0458.

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