Tuesday, August 22, 2000


A guide to help make your day

               Reds: Second in four-game series with Philadelphia, 7:35 p.m. todayat Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Music cafe: The popular event showcasing local performers returns to the Fitton Center for the arts, 7 p.m. today, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. Scheduled to perform are Fred Steffen, Bromwell-Diehl Band, Jerry Gillespie, among others. Free. 863-8873.

        Cookbook: Sheryl Felner and Lora Kuhn of the Junior League of Cincinnati discuss the cookbook the organization oversaw, I'll Cook When Pigs Fly,7 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Improv: Nothing Sacred Players Improv Troop presents show based on Whose Line is It Anyway, 8-9 p.m. today at Arnold's Bar and Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., downtown. No cover. 421-6234.

        Jazz: Phil DeGreg Trio plays 9:30-12:30 p.m. today at Blue Wisp Jazz Club, 19 Garfield Place, downtown. 721-9801.

               TV picks: Cincinnati's 98`, No Doubt and Enrique Iglesias perform at the Teen Choice Awards on Fox (8-10 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Channel 48 repeats Jonathan Winters: on the Loose (9:30 p.m.), following John Denver: Let This Be A Voice (8 p.m.).

               Video picks: A pair of imports top this week's best, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk: from Denmark, the comical Mifune, and the heartfelt Chinese drama Not One Less.

        Just cool it: If your dog is getting irritable during summer's dog days, try stretching her out on a new ComfyCool Canine Pad, which uses slow water evaporation for a cooling effect. Soak the pad in tap water and massage until plump. It will keep your pet cool for up to three days. $39.95 for 20-by-30-inch pad; $44.95 for 30-by-40-inch version. (800) 803-4370.

               24 hours out: Uncle Joebob featuring members of Ray's Music Exchange plays 10 p.m. Wednesday at BarrelHouse Brewing Co., 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. 421-2337.

        48 hours out: Kids will enjoy Summer Craft Days at Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday where they can make nature related crafts to take home. 521-7275.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Downtown Theatre Classics opens its season with the R&B-inspired musical about a man-eating plant, Little Shop of Horrors, 8 p.m., Jarson-Kaplan Theatre, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $26.50-$31.25. 241-7469.

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