Saturday, September 09, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        MainStrasse Oktoberfest: Live German, country and rock music, German foods, kids' activities and more along Sixth Street in Covington's MainStrasse district. Noon-11 p.m. today. Through Sunday. 367-6246.

        Hispanic Festival: St. Charles Borromeo Church in Carthage is the site of all things Latin, with foods from Colombia and Mexico, dancing from Panama and Argentina, salsa and mariachi music and more. Noon-9 p.m. today, 115 W. Seymour. Continues Sunday. 761-1588.

        Harvest Home: Cheviot's 141st Harvest Home Fair, continuing today in Harvest Home Park, features rides, food, produce and horse shows. Noon-11 p.m. Continues Sunday. $3, ages 11 and under free.

        Family Fun: It's Family Fair Weekend at Turfway Park in Florence, with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin's monster truck, stable tours, pony rides and more. 1-5 p.m. today. Continues Sunday. 371-0200.

        Double Bill: Nashville singer/songwriters David Olney and Stacey Earle (sister of roots rocker Steve Earle) share the stage at Southgate House at 9 p.m. today, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $10-$12. 779-9462.

        Contemporary Arts Center: Four new exhibits open today at the downtown museum: An Active Life, multisensory exhibit with lasers and a climbing wall; Lexley Saar: Africans, Rap Thugs-n-Dimes, an exhibit of African tribal faces with famed figures from American pop culture; Leaf Leap (All the World's Leaves), interactive art for children; and Sweet Illusions: Adriana Arenas Ilian, a multimedia work by Colombian artist Adriana Arenas Ilian. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $2-$3.50. 721-0390.

        Free film: Bring the family and a blanket for Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, part of Free Movie in the Park series, beginning at dusk today in Sharon Woods' Cardinal Crest Area. 521-7275.

Staying In

        TV picks: Olympic gold medalist Amanda Borden of Finneytown reports on Cincinnatian Gymnastics Academy athletes Jaycie Phelps and Dominique Moceanu and others in U.S. Gymnasts Battle for Gold (9-11 p.m., Fox Family channel).

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter says Antonio Banderas, Sammy Sosa, Anthony Quinn, Raquel Welch, Bobby Cannavale, Giselle Fernandez and novelist Oscar Hijuelos will appear at the Hispanic Heritage Awards (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

Hot tix

        At Taft Theatre: Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. today for two October shows:

        • 8 p.m. Oct. 14, teen-pop-band-turned-teen-rock-band Hanson. $25 and $28.50. and $25, on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

        • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, deadpan comedian Steven Wright. $17.50.

        Tickets at the Taft box office, Ticketmaster outlets, 562-4949;

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Comair Mini Grand Prix, mini-Indy race car event to benefit Arthritis Foundation, noon-5 p.m. Sunday on Fifth, Sixth, Broadway and Sycamore streets, downtown. 271-4545.

        72 hours 'til Tuesday: Dr. Robert A. Benson of Miami University's Department of Architecture will discuss “Modernism at the Millennium: Masterworks of Architecture in Cincinnati,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Taft Museum, 316 Pike St., downtown. $5. 241-0343.

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