Thursday, August 31, 2000

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Cincinnati Pops: Free outdoor concert series continues 8 p.m. today at Miami Whitewater Forest Park with “Swingin' with the Pops” program. Guest performers include Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, dancers Steven Bailey and Carla Heiney and singer Michael Gough. Erich Kunzel will conduct. 381-3300.

        Theater: La Comedia Dinner Theater in Springboro opens Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat today with a matinee beginning 11 a.m. and evening show at 6 p.m. Theater is on Ohio 73, 1/2 mile east of I-75. Through Oct. 29. $33-$45 includes dinner. (800) 677-9505.

        Jazz: Willie Ray and the Midnighters Trio plays 7:30-11:30 p.m. today at Havana Martini Club, 580 Walnut St., downtown. 651-2800.

        Baseball talk: Author Greg Rhodes continues his series of talks on baseball with a discussion of the “Big Red Machine Dynasty,” 7 p.m. today at West Fork Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights. 369-4472.

Staying In

        TV picks: David Ramsey stars as “the greatest,” boxer Muhammad Ali, in Ali: An American Hero (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45), produced by Emmy winner Thomas Carter (Equal Justice).

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter says Dan Marino joins Cris Collinsworth and the gang on Inside the NFL (11:30 p.m., HBO).

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Breathe deeply: If dry air takes the fun out of visiting the relatives at their place, pack Sunbeam's new plug-in personal ultrasonic humidifier ($45), only 6 inches by 9 inches, but big enough to moisten a 13-by-15-foot room for 12 hours on a single fill-up. Available by mid-September at mass merchandisers and drug stores. (800) 435-1250.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: A sublime mix of rock, country and folk with the Jayhawks, 8:30 p.m. Fridayat Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $14. 562-4949.

        48 hours out: Peter Rabbit character appearance and story time 11 a.m. Saturday at Borders Books and Music Tri-County, 11711 Princeton Pike, Springdale. 671-5852.

        72 hours 'til Sunday: Third Federal Riverfest and Toyota/WEBN Fireworks event kicks off 1 p.m. with live music, vendors, contests, more, leading up to 9:05 p.m. fireworks, along riverfront in Cincinnati, Newport and Covington. 749-3764.

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