Thursday, June 24, 1999


A guide to help make your day

Going out
        • Jazz on the Green: In Wyoming, enjoy the Woody Evans Trio, 6-8 p.m. today at the park at 400 Wyoming Ave. 821-9200.

        • At Bogart's: Rocker-comedian Mojo Nixon and roots-rockers Big In Iowa take the stage 8 p.m. today at the Corryville nightspot. $10. 562-4949.

        • Declaration of Independence: Downtown Theatre Classics opens its third season at the Aronoff Center 8 p.m. today with 1776. Jarson-Kaplan Theater. Performances continue through July 11. $20-$25. 241-7469.

        • Opera: Cincinnati Opera performs Puccini's La Boheme 8 p.m. today (and Saturday) at Music Hall. $12-$80 (obstructed views only). 721-8222.

        • Cycling: Elite National Championship Road Race events open 9:30 a.m. today with Elite/Junior Individual Time Trials in Anderson Township. Competition and workshops continue through Sunday. More in Sports.

        • Reggae sounds: At 9 p.m. today, Jimmy Cliff, whose starring role in the 1972 film The Harder They Comehelped introduce reggae to U.S. audiences, plays the 20th Century on Oakley Square. There are just 300 seats, so it's a chance to get up-close-and-personal with one of the great voices of world music. $18. 731-8000.

Staying in
        • TV picks: Skip NBC's “Must See TV” reruns, and catch a true classic: Millie Perkins' 1959 performance in The Diary of Anne Frank, as the Jewish girl who hid in an attic from the Nazis (8 p.m., American Movie Classics). And TV Critic John Kiesewetter suggests you “Brush up your Shakespeare” with the 30th season premiere of Evening at Pops with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops playing selections from Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story and Otello (8 p.m., Channel 48).

        • Web site of the day: GeoCities, with about 4 million members, claims to be “the largest community on the Web.” What it does is provide free Web pages, message boards and chat. Members are “homesteaders,” and sites are organized in “neighborhoods. Check out

What's in stores today
        • Hat and glove: For those fans in the stands who want to be prepared for the next fly ball there's Lucky Catch Caps ($19.95-$20.95). These baseball caps work like catcher's mitts. Under the front logo panel is a flap that hides slots where your hand goes. Satin-lined padding behind the front panel cushions the hand so you can whip off your cap and comfortably catch a speeding baseball. To order: or (888) 294-4738

Planning ahead
        • A day away: Here's a VCR Alert for Another World fans. Don't forget to set the tape for 1 p.m. Friday (Channel 5) for the final broadcast of Procter & Gamble's soap after 35 years.

        • 48 hours out: It's a “Sound Safari” with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the Riverbend Family Concert, 11 a.m. Saturday, Riverbend Music Center. Parties of 1/2 Note for the kids kicks off at 9:30 a.m. $9, $4.50 children. 381-3300.

        • 72 hours 'til Sunday: Attention collectors: The Southwestern Ohio Coin and Stamp Show is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hugh Watson American Legion Hall in Greenhills. 521-2154.

        • A week away: Sturkey's restaurant in Wyoming is ringing in the new year six months early with its “Half Way to the Millennium New Year's Eve Party,” next Thursday. Two seatings are available: 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Four-course dinner: $49.95 per person. With champagne and wine: $65. 821-9200.

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