Monday, October 11, 1999


A guide to help make your day

        • Faculty Artist Series: Kurt Sassmannshaus, violinist; Catherine Carroll, violist; William Grubb, cellist and Rita Sloan, pianist, perform 8 p.m. today in Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 556-4183.

        • Tasty sweets: Author Gale Gandsigns and gives a cooking demonstration from Butter Sugar Flour Eggs: Whimsical Irresistible Desserts, 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Norwood. 396-8960.

        • Autumn show: Krohn Conservatory's Harvest Moon offers produce, herbs and ornamental grasses through Nov. 14. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 421-5707.

        • At the Omnimax Theater: Catch Mysteries of Egypt at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Screenings at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. today. Hurry, it closes Friday. Call for tickets ($6.50, $4.50). 287-7000.

        • Fund-raiser: Celebrating the Angels of the Earth, a benefit for the Tom Geiger Guest House, 6 p.m. today, Old St. George Church in Corryville. Silent auction, buffet dinner, speaker. $25. 961-4555.

        • TV picks: On PBS' Red Files, rocket engineer Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet leader and now a U.S. citizen, talks about Russia's failures to win the space race to the moon (9 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Becker (Ted Danson) is thrilled when spacey Linda (Shawnee Smith) up and quits (9:30 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • Gift card: When a store gift certificate is too limiting, there's the new Visa extramoney Giftcard. The electronic gift card can be used anywhere Visa is accepted (except ATMS and cash-dispensing locations). Extramoney can be used for Internet shopping and catalog phone purchases. Embossed with the recipient's name and decorated as a wrapped package, the cards are available in denominations from $25-$500. They can be be purchased with any credit card by calling (888)398-7266 or by visiting

        • A day away: The Misfits and Gwar play 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bogart's in Corryville. $16, $17.50. 562-4949.

        • 48 hours out: Riverboat cruises, period music, historical demonstrations and more are all part of the Tall Stacks '99 celebration, begining Wednesday , through Sunday, along the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Newport and Covington. 421-8255, 562-4949.

        • 72 hours 'til Thursday: It's honkeytonkers the Derailers, 9 p.m., Jefferson Hall, Over-the-Rhine. $10. 723-9008.

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