Tuesday, June 18, 2002

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        Going out — Bach & Beyond: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's cozy little small orchestra series continues with guest artist Jaime Laredo and works by Bach, Barber and Schubert with CSO soloists Timothy Lees, Randolph Bowman, Richard Johnson and Philip Collins. 7:30 p.m. today, Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati, $30. 381-3300.

        Kids Day: Northgate Mall pulls out the stops for its annual Kids Day Out Carnival with balloon clowns, Moon Bounce, games and prizes. 1 and 7 p.m. today,Colerain Avenue and Springdale Road, Bevis. 385-5600.

        Travel talk: Mercantile Library archivist and librarian Mark Pierce shares info and slides on Cambodia's Angkor Temples accompanied by literature from the region. 6 p.m. today, Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut St., downtown, $5 (reservation requested). 621-0717.

        Jazz series: The Jazz on Michigan Avenue series heats up with the Larry Kinley Trioplaying on the lawn of Knox Presbyterian Church. 8 p.m. today,Michigan and Observatory avenues, Hyde Park, free. 321-2573.


Staying in

        TV picks: A smart script and superb stars (Christine Lahti, Dylan McDermott, Jennifer Rubin) make this thriller about a wealthy woman crippled by agoraphobia and tormented by two boarders a wonderful film. The Fear Inside, 9 p.m., Lifetime.

        • After national auditions last week, the series settles into routine: Performances by 10 acts, then a vote by viewers and winners announced the next day. American Idol, 9 p.m., Channel 19.


The Goods

        Video picks — Critic's Pick: It looks like Thespian Festival week on the video shelves, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk, with showy performances from Kevin Spacey in The Shipping News, Sean Penn in I Am Sam, and Jim Carrey in The Majestic.


Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Party in the Park offers up an after-workday break with food, cool drinks and music from Admiral Walker.5:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sawyer Point, downtown. 579-3100.

        48 hours out: Cincinnati Opera opens its summer festival with the classic and tragic Romeo and Juliet with Mexican tenor Fernando de la Mora and Russian soprano Dina Kuznetsovaas the star-crossed lovers. 8 p.m. Thursday, Music Hall, $14-$110. 241-2742.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Bogart's welcomes the multiplatinum alternarock duo Cracker,8:30 p.m., 2621 Vine St., Corryville. 562-4949.

       Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer.com.


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