Saturday, May 22, 1999


A guide to help make your day


Going out
        • Bubba bites: Old football players never die, they eat barbecue: Or they create barbecue sauce, like former Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Al “Bubba” Baker, cq who sells his rib-tested line of “Bubba's-Q” sauces. Mr. Baker will sign autographs and offer sauce samples 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at Jungle Jim's Market in Fairfield.

        • Mini riverboats: Small Stacks '99, an exhibit of scaled-down versions of the Delta Queen, the Island Queen and the U.S.S. Signal, are part of river-boating history day noon-5 p.m. today at Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods Park, Sharonville. $2-$5. 563-9484.

        • Bud Shank Day: Saxophonist Bud Shank has played with many of the top names in jazz. Today (proclaimed Bud Shank Day), he returns to Dayton, Ohio, for a homecoming concert with his quartet. 8 p.m. at the Dayton Art Institute's NCR Renaissance Auditorium. $15. (937) 496-3863.

        • Mad, mad world: Especially in the Balkans. Playwright Caryl Churchill looks at the fall of a dictator, the collapse of a regime and a future unknown in the regional premiere of Mad Forest. It's free! 2:30 and 8 p.m. today, Wilson Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati. 556-4183.

        • Already? The Beach Waterpark in Mason opens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today. Special $9.50 admission today and Sunday. 398-7946.


Staying in
        • Critic's picks: The doctor is in! Jane Seymour returns in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie a year after CBS abruptly canceled the family drama (8 p.m., Channels 12, 7). And TV Critic John Kiesewetter says HBO subscribers should catch A Lesson Before Dying starring Don Cheadle as a Louisiana teacher who befriends an innocent man (Mekhi Phifer) on death row (8 p.m., HBO).

What's on the market today
        • Melrose mementos: Diehard fans have a chance to purchase a bit of Melrose Place history during an online auction in honor of the series final episode Monday. Hundreds of props, furniture and clothing (Billy's blue bomber jacket, Alison's wedding dress and Lexie's lingerie) are on the block at Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. Bidding on most items concludes Tuesday. Items from the last show will be available immediately after the surprise ending, about 9 p.m. Monday, through Thursday.


Hot tix
        • Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. today for Lilith Fair, 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Riverbend. Performers will include Sarah McLachlan, the Pretenders and Deborah Cox. $31-$59.50. 562-4949. 'N Sync tickets go on sale noon today.. That concert will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Riverbend. $22.50-$42.50, 562-4949.


Planning ahead
        • A day away: Park's Taekwondo Training & Fitness in Sharonville is part of the National Aerobic Kick-Boxing Marathon: Helping Families Get Fit event, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. The event benefits the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Registration: 469-7275.

        • 48 hours out: Local arts groups provide “edutainment” during “Arts in the Heart” on Fountain Square Monday. Visual art, music and prizes, noon-1 p.m. Busy Monday? It repeats through Friday. 421-4440.

        • 72 hours 'til Tuesday: Big band sounds of the Smittie Orchestrakick off Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park Amphitheatre. Free. 745-8550.

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