Saturday, August 26, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Taste of Blue Ash: Sample cuisine from 23 restaurants and enjoy live entertainment, noon-11 p.m. today at Hunt and Cooper roads. Headliner Chuck Berry plays 9:30-10:45 p.m. Continues Sunday. 745-8686.

        Lunken Airfest: Two-day air show begins 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., Columbia-Tusculum. Special attraction will be a night pyrotechnic show, 7-10 p.m. today. $3-$5. Continues Sunday. 321-4291.

        '70s Soul Jam: Allstar lineup includes The Stylistics, Harold Melvin's Bluenotes, The Delfonics and Ray, Goodman & Brown beginning 7:30 p.m. today at Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $28.50-$48.50. 241-7469.

        Classical: Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra gives a free concert 7:30 p.m. today in Kuliga Park on Bridgetown Road in Green Township. Old Tyme Fiddlers open show at 6 p.m. 598-3089.

        For kids: Spot's Birthday Party event with character appearance and story time, 2 p.m. todayat Barnes & Noble Deerfield Township, 9891 Waterstone Blvd. 683-5599.

        Price Hill party: The third annual Party on the Hill, a Price Hill street festival with music (Robin Lacy, Elaine and the Biscaynes) dancing (McGing Irish Dancers) food and drinks, noon-11 p.m. today on West Eighth between Overlook and Nebraska avenues.

Staying In

        TV picks: Oscar-winner Judi Dench stars as a London saxophone player who reunites members of her World War II-era swing band (Olympia Dukakis, Dame Cleo Laine, Joan Sims) in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (9 p.m., HBO).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says In a Heartbeat (7 p.m., Disney Channel), a new series about teen-age emergency medical technicians, is based on an actual EMT squad staffed by high school volunteers in Connecticut, New Jersey and California.

Hot tix

        Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for hip-hop diva Mary J. Blige, coming to the Taft Theatre Sept. 19. Tickets are $45 and $60 at the Taft box office, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone (562-4949).

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Start your pencils:
Put your budding artists to work with Lee J. James's latest installment in his successful series of illustrated books for young artists. Draw 50 Animal 'Toons(Doubleday; $13.95), is astep-by-step approach to drawing animals.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: More than 250 exhibitors at the Sharonville Annual Arts and Craft Show, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday in downtown Sharonville at Reading and Creek Road. 563-1325.

        48 hours out: Poet and publisher Scot Kaeff will read from his new collection Diabolical Kitten, 8 p.m. Monday at York Street Cafe, 738 York St., Newport. 921-9039.

        72 hours 'til Tuesday: AC/DC plays 7:30 p.m. at Firstar Center. $35-$45. 562-4949.

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