Sunday, June 02, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help you make your day

Compiled by Jim Knippenberg

Going out

        Christopher Radko: The internationally known Christmas ornament designer hits town to sign customer purchases and introduce two new patriotic pieces. Noon-3 p.m. today, Story Book Kids Fine Gift Gallery, 10725 Reading Road, Evendale. 769-5437.

        Pete Yorn: The heartthrob singer-songwriter du jour lets fly a few tunes with the fun and funky jangle pop act Superdrag. 8 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $20. 562-4949.

        Celtic fest: It's all green all the time when the Harbor Area at Miami Whitewater Forest welcomes Scottish and Irish dance acts, bands such as Murphy's Law and Silver Arm, storytellers, re-enactments and more. 1-8 p.m. today. 521-7275.

        Antiques: More than 300 dealers trot out their wares at the monthly Tri-State Antique Market. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 and Argosy Parkway, $2.50. 738-7256.

Staying in

        TV picks: Gregory Hines and Bernadette Peters host the 56th annual Tony Awards (9-11 p.m., Channels 12, 7),after PBS airs the opening hour on First 10 Awards: Tonys 2002 (8 p.m., Channel 48, 16).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also suggests catching eight Cheers episodes featuring Diane (Shelley Long) or Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) on Nick at Nite (9 p.m.-1 a.m.).

What's in stores today

        Phone dressing: And this for people looking to dress up their cell phones: Cincinnati Bell and WEBN have teamed up to create 'EBN Frog faceplates for Nokia cell phones. Black, with the 'EBN logo and the ever-so-notorious Frog scowling over the keypad, they're lightweight but sturdy plastic and fit Nokia 3360 and Nokia 5165 (the two top selling models). They're $19.99 and $29.99 at Cincinnati Bell Stores.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Bags of books are sold off for pocket change at the Friends of the Public Library Fountain Square Book Sale. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 369-6900.

        48 hours out: The exclusive womenswear shop Diane Firsten in O'Bryonville hosts a Carolina Herrara trunk show to introduce the tfall/winter collection. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 2033 Madison Road. 871-3399.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Tickets for Dave Matthews Band's Riverbend show are sold out, but you can still see the Dave Matthews Cover Band, a crowd-pleasing knock-off act touring the country. 8 p.m., Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $8. 562-4949.

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