Tuesday, September 05, 2000


A guide to help make your day

               Reds: Second game in series with Mets, 7:05 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        At the Playhouse: Previews begin for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production of the classic courtroom drama Inherit the Wind, 7 p.m. today in the Robert S. Marx Theatre, Eden Park. $26. 421-3888.

        Clarinet: Miami University Department of Music presents a concert “Fun Music for the Clarinet,” 8 p.m. today in the Souers Recital Hall on the Oxford campus. Featured performer is Michele Gringas. (513) 529-3014.

        Wedding workshop: Wedding consultant Brigid Horne-Nestor presents a free workshop “Planning a Champagne Wedding on a Beer Budget,” 7 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Acoustic Lunch: Lunchtime concert series continues 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today in Piatt Park with Passion Theatre, Garfield Place, downtown. 352-4080.

               TV picks: As a warm-up to the Summer Olympics, Time magazine writer Robert Hughes gives PBS viewers a tour of his homeland in a six-hour documentary, Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore (9-11 p.m. today-Thursday, Channels 48, 54, 16).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Waylon Jennings, Garrison Keillor, Charley Pride and Dolly Parton salute guitarist Chet Atkins on Chet Atkins: A Life in Music (8 p.m., TNN).

        Web site of the day: At www.dilbert.com, the daily workplace sendup from cartoonist Scott Adams is available, along with such features as Catbert's Anti-Career Zone and the list of most annoying examples of micro-management by a boss. The latter included the boss who had color charts done on all employees and then required each to dress in the assigned colors.

               Barbie art: Decorate your wall with artist Steve McElroy's collection of contemporary paintings, inspired by the popular fashion doll. The World of Barbie and Valentine Barbie sell for $24.95 for a poster to $3,999 for canvas. The art can be purchased at www.stevemcelroyart.com. Selected paintings from Mattel are available in a line of puzzles called the Artist's Collection, available at Toys "R Us and Target.

               24 hours out: Special appearance by Mother Goose for show and storytime, 7 p.m. Wendesdayat Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas. 572-5033.

        48 hours out: Acoustic blues with Rory Block begins 8 p.m. Thursday at Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $12-$15. 779-9462.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest begins three days of German foods, traditional and contemporary performers, artisans, more. 357-6246.

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