Friday, October 08, 1999


A guide to help make your day

        • Scottish sounds: Singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean plays Newport's Southgate House 8 p.m. today. $18. 779-9462.

        • Ekoostik Hookah tonight: At Bogart's in Corryville. Show starts 8:30 p.m. $14. 562-4949.

        • Funk, rock and soul: Its Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band, 10 p.m. today and Saturday at the Overflow, Over-the-Rhine. $3. 651-2582.

        • Tribute to Elvis: River Galley Restaurant (5959 Kellogg Ave.) presents Bob Lovelace and the T.C.B. Singers, 10 p.m. $10. 231-2312.

        • Monsters in the Sky: The fall show at Wolff Planetarium, 7-8 p.m. today (also 3-4 p.m. Sunday), Trailside Nature Center, Burnet Woods, Clifton. $2. 751-3679.

        • Ice skating for kids: Goggin Ice Arena at Oxford's Miami University offers KidsNight Skate, 7:30-9 p.m. today, ages 5-16. $3 (free skate rental). (513) 529-3343.

        • TV picks: The disparate story lines of CBS' Now and Again intersect in the third episode, when Michael (Eric Close) confronts the deadly Eggman (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says ESPN's 50 Greatest Athletes profiles Magic Johnson (10 p.m.) and Ted Williams (10:30).

        • Big sparkler: For the first time in more than a century, Tiffany & Co. is introducing a new diamond cut and setting dubbed the Lucida. The diamond has a square mixed-cut shape, with a high crown and wide corners that reveal the stone's inner sparkle. The band, in platinum or 18-karat gold, features clean lines. Price depends on the stone's quality and size. The diamond will be available at Tiffany & Co., downtown, in November.

        • Let the fun begin: Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series launches its 1999-2000 season Saturday with “Stories Alive! From Aesop to Zany.” Combining theatre, mime, comedy, sound effects, music and storytelling, John Gardiner and his audiences bring to life Aesop's flying crow, James Thurber's animals and other funny characters from Russian folk tales to Louisiana Cajun stories. Ages 5 and up. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (includes signing for hearing-impaired) and 2 p.m., Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park. $4.50, children $3. Reservations: 421-3888.

        • Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. todayfor Yes, 8 p.m. Nov. 21, Taft Theatre. $40, $28.50. 562-4949.

        • A day away: WorldJam '99 starts Saturday , 2-11 p.m. (continues 2-8 p.m. Sunday on Fifth Street, from Vine to Main, downtown. Salsa, Cuban, Latin, African, klezmer and blues music, with ethnic foods and folk crafts. 621-3378.

        • 48 hours out: Xavier University's Piano and Guitar Series presets Peter Orth, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cincinnati Art Museum Theatre, Eden Park. $15-$17. 745-3161.

        • 72 hours 'til Monday: Author Gale Gand signs and give a cooking demonstration based on her book Butter Sugar Flour Eggs: Whimsical Irresistible Desserts, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Norwood. 396-8960.

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