Monday, May 24, 1999


A guide to help make your day


Going out
        • Trendy preview: Check out summer fashions during lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at downtown's Palomino Euro Bistro. Fashions by Ann Taylor. $20. 381-8849.

        • Arts break: “Arts in the Heart,” a celebration of visual art and music, starts today on Fountain Square.. Time: noon-1 p.m. The fun repeats through Friday. . 421-4440.

        • Star power: Les Miz star David Fisher's performance 7:30 p.m. today at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall will benefit the Jewish National Fund, Yavneh Day School and Cincinnati Hebrew Day School. $18-$125. 241-7469.

Staying in
        • Critic's picks: Yeah, Mad About You should have ended a year ago, but Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt make up for it with an inventive finale with the Buchman's grown-up daughter (Janeane Garofalo) looking back on her parents' lives (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22). And TV Critic John Kiesewetter recommends Fly Girls, an American Experience film about women pilots during World War II (9 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16).

        • Web site of the day: Drop by for a look at thousands of brand-name kitchen and bathroom fixtures at prices as much as 40 percent below retail. The site, built for the do-it-yourselfer, includes merchandise from more than 200 manufacturers. An “Ask the Experts” section offers free remodeling advice. (877) 931-0006.

A reason to party
        • Birthday Bob: How do you know you're getting old? When you read that Bob Dylan turns 58 today. But the singer isn't slowing down; he's gearing up for a summer tour with fellow legend Paul Simon. Rumor has the pair playing here sometime in July.

What's on the market today
        • Millennium kit: The Cincinnati-based company Jaap-Orr has created a line of millennium merchandise guaranteed to help ease the fears of Y2K. Try survival kits of chocolate suckers, computer bugs, CDs and gold coins, as well as sweats, T-shirts and golf shirts proclaiming “Y2K-U2K, We'll be okay!” $3.75-$37. All at

Planning ahead
        • A day away: At Annie's in Columbia Tusculum Tuesday, it's Spock's Beard and Acumen. Doors open 8 p.m. $15. 321-0220,562-4949.

        • 48 hours out: Novelist Wally Lamb introduces the paperback edition of his book I Know This Much is True, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Books & Co., Dayton, Ohio. (800) 777-4881. Also 7 p.m. Friday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Norwood. 396-8960.

        • 72 hours 'til Thursday: Funny guy Chris Rock brings his Bigger & Blacker Tour to Music Hall for a 7:30 p.m. show. $27.50-$32.50. 562-4949.

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