Saturday, August 28, 1999


A guide to help make your day

Going out
        • Power pop: Today, the Ray Mason Band and the Ass Ponysplay a 9 p.m. show at Top Cat's in Corryville. $10. 779-9462.

        • Concert with a cause: Bogart's Rocks Out Breast Cancer today in Corryville. Music starts at 2 p.m. with Roundhead, Radiolaria, Ric Hickey, Big in Iowa, Thistle, All Weather Girl, El Gigante, Tracy Walker, Roger Klug, D.C. Project and the Tigerlilies. $5. 562-4949.

        • Free jazz: Borders Books & Music, Eastgate, presents Jazz Night with Phil Willis, Jim Anderson, Mark Fields and Tony Franklin, 8 p.m. today. 943-0068.

        • Summer sounds: Today, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra plays Broadway show tunes, Dixieland and classics, 7:30 p.m., Kuliga Park in Green Township. 941-8956.

        • Prefer Motown? The Mistics perform in Winton Woods Harbor Amphitheater, Springfield Township, 7 p.m. today. $1 to park. 521-7275.

        • In the park: Mitch Ryder and Tracy Walker are part of the Seasongood Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. today, Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park. 352-4080.

        • High-flying fun: The Lunken Air Show starts today. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (also Sunday) at Lunken Airport. See military aircraft, aerobatic performances and more. $10, $5 children 6-14; $5 parking. 321-4291.

        • Ye olde entertainment: Today, the Ohio Renaissance Festival opens today in Harveysburg (Ohio 73). Full of jousting knights, music, storytellers, costumed performers and food. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 17 (plus Labor Day). $12.95, $6 children 5-12. (513) 897-7000.

Staying in
        • TV picks: This sounds groovy: The Game Show network, a cable and satellite channel, repeats 1960's Dating Game shows with The Grass Roots, The Carpenters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Dusty Springfield and Strawberry Alarm Clock members singing for the studio audience, then playing the TV game show (8-11 p.m. today).

        TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says America's Funniest Home Videos concludes its nine-year run on ABC by awarding a $100,000 grand prize today (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

Hot tix
        • Tickets go on sale: 10 a.m. today at Ticketmaster locations (562-4949) for:

        • WCW Monday Nitro, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Firstar Center. $15-$35.

        • Afghan Whigs, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Bogart's. $15.

        • Richard Thompson, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Bogart's. $16.50-$17.50.

        • 98 Degrees, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Rupp Arena, Lexington. $22.50-$27.50.

Planning ahead
        • A day away: Buy, sell and trade at the Cincinnati Guitar Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Preston Hotel, 2235 Sharon Road. Guitars, amps, books, tapes. $6. 385-9134.

        • 48 hours out: Electronic pop vocalist Dido performs 8 p.m. Monday at Top Cat's in Corryville. $8, $10. 562-4949.

        • 72 hours 'til Tuesday: Teen country singer Lila McCann plays Coyote's Music and Dance Hall, Fort Mitchell. Doors open at 7 p.m.. $10, $12. 562-4949.

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