Saturday, September 04, 1999


A guide to help make your day

Going out
        • Triple bill: Today at Firstar Center, it's Cher, Julio Iglesias Jr. and Michael McDonald, who has replaced Cyndi Lauper, 7:30 p.m.$25.25-$75.25. 562-4949.

        • Cabaret evening: Frank Klingensmith, cabaret star from Pittsburgh, joins Peggy Kennedy 9 p.m. today at the Cabaret in Over-the-Rhine. Followed by Andrew Smithson. $5. 665-9100.

        • Punk-O-Rama: Today at Bogart's (Corryville). Music by Bouncing Souls, H2O, US Bombs, Straight Faced and Union 13, 7 p.m. $10. 562-4949.

        • Big band dance: WSAI presents the Pete Wagner Band today at Coney Island's Moonlite Pavilion, 8 p.m.-midnight. $7. 241-6565.

        • Free fun: The WAKW Family Festival offers free music, food and rides for the family, 10 a.m.-dusk today, Butler County Fairgrounds. Christian concert with Anointed, Nichole Nordeman and Layton Howerton, 5:30 p.m. $1 to park. 542-9393.

        • Quilts and arts: Grailville's Quilt and Fiber Arts Show starts today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and continues Sunday, with craft demonstrations, tours, lunch and displays. At Grailville in Loveland. $3. 683-2340.

        • Wash your dog: The League for Animal Welfare will give your dog a bath at the ninth annual Dog Wash, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Complete PetMart on Five Mile Road in Anderson Township (across from Beechmont Mall). All dogs must be on a leash. $7.


Staying in
        • TV picks: Yes, he was The Greatest. NBC turns back the clock for When We Were Kings, a documentary about the 1974 heavyweight title bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali (9-11 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

        TV Critic John Kiesewetter also notes that NBC airs a National Geographic Explorer special (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22) with Matt Lauer to promote the show's move to CNBC from TBS. It features rattlesnakes, sharks and mountain climbing.


Brand spanking new
        • Flaming ideas: Thinking about a new fireplace this winter? Or maybe just dressing one up a little? Call (800) 835-4323 for Hearthwarming, a free 86-page guide to hearth products from the publishers of Hearth & Home, Casual Decor and At Home magazines. The guide covers wood and gas stoves and fireplaces, pellet heaters, fireplace enclosures and accessory items.


Hot Tix
        • Tickets go on sale: 10 a.m. today for Ekoostik Hookah, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Bogart's. $12 and $14. 562-4949.


Planning ahead
        • A day away: Lace up your running shoes and get to the Cincinnati Zoo for the Cheetah Run, 8 a.m. (arrive by 7:15 a.m.) Sunday. There's a 2.5-mile course, Fun Run for kids and awards ceremony. $10 advance, $13 race day. 474-1399.

        • 48 hours out: The Blue Ash Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Stanbery, gives its annual free Labor Day concert, 6 p.m. at Blue Ash Towne Square. Dancers from Ballet Tech will accompany the orchestra. 891-5216.

        • 72 hours 'til Tuesday: The Cecil Young Orchestra plays the final Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park Amphitheatre. 745-8550.

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