Saturday, June 08, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Bears: The Omnimax theater at Cincinnati Museum Center digs into the world of these hungry, awe-inspiring creatures in an all new film. Runs hourly 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today, continues daily through Oct. 11, $4.75-$6.75. 287-7001.

        Air shows: Blue Ash Airport Days roars out with aerobatic acts, parachute teams and fly-bys, plus a classic car show, vendors and live music. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Sunday, Blue Ash Airport, 4273 Glendale-Milford Road, $5. 981-7179.

        Fly fishing: Fly Fishing Day at Miami Whitewater Forest includes a whole bunch of fish, contests, product demos, seminars and games. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today,Harbor Area, free. 521-7275.

        Hot Wax: Bring your own lawn chairs and plop down for a free concert by the popular '50s music revue. 7 p.m. today, Green Township's Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. 598-3089.

Staying in

        TV picks: It's the third game in the best-of-seven series for hockey's championship — the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes. Stanley Cup playoff, 8 p.m., Channel 9.

        • Nigel Marven has faced down hungry sharks and growling lions, but rats, well they scare him. He focuses on them during this hour. Nigel's Wild Wild World, 8 p.m., Discovery Channel.

Hot tickets:

Coming to Riverbend

        • Goo Goo Dolls with Third Eye Blind and Vanessa Carlton, on sale at noon today for Aug. 9, $37.25 and $22.25.

        • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with Jackson Browne, on sale at 10 a.m. today for Aug. 13, $43, $33 and $18.

        • Toby Keith with George Thorogood and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, on sale at 10 a.m. today for Sept. 19. They're $42.25 and $22.25.

        Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, phone 562-4949 and online at

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Sizzlin' jazz saxophonist Greg Bacon and pals mellow out at Jazz in the Park Lounge. 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday,1180 W. Kemper Road, Forest Park. 648-9698.

        48 hours out: Local historian Jane Messingschlager fires up a slide lecture on architect Samuel Hannaford, the mastermind behind City Hall, Music Hall and other Cincinnati landmarks. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. 369-6028.

        A week away: The annual Juneteenth Festival celebrates America's emancipation from slavery with speakers, games, live music and more. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. next Saturday, Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park. 631-7289.

— Jim Knippenberg

        Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail:


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