Sunday, January 09, 2000


A guide to help make your day


        • Play reading: Can't get enough of hotter-than-hot playwright Paula Vogel? Members of Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival will read Desdemona: a play about a handkerchief, 7 p.m. today at Mercantile Library as part of Theatre of the Mind readers theater series, 414 Walnut St., downtown. $5. 961-2994.

        • New exhibits: At Miami University's Hiestand Galleries in Oxford: Sheela-Na-Gigs/Nancy Spero, an installation of medieval monuments and Phillip Joseph-New Directions, work by Miami faculty member begin today. Gallery open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (513) 529-1883.

        • Gardening series: At West Fork Branch Library, program on basic silk flower design, 7 p.m. today, 3825 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights. 369-4472.

        • Open mike: 9 p.m. every Monday at River Saloon and Eatery, 4333 River Road, Riverside. 922-5521.

        • TV picks: Television is at its best delivering live events and at its next-best bringing history to life, like A&E's movie about George Washington (Jeff Daniels) crossing the Delaware in The Crossing (8 p.m., A&E) or The American Experience's two-hour profile of Eleanor Roosevelt (9 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the fourth season of PBS' Antiques Roadshow debuts today with a visit to Columbus, Ohio, taped last year (8 p.m., Channels 48, 16). kiese • Web site of the day: Attention WWII vets: The “Roll Call ReCall” area here is taking more than name, rank and serial number in an effort to help veterans locate comrades. Find it at

THE GOODS (What's in stores today)
        • Stylish weddings: In Style magazine's premiere edition of In Style Weddings hits newsstands today. Will and Grace star Debra Messing, a bride-to-be, is featured on the cover and inside modeling some of this year's hottest wedding gowns. Experts featured include cake makers Sylvia Weinstock and Gail Watson; event planners Colin Cowie and Elizabeth Allen and style mavens Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Cynthia Rowley. $4.95. It's the first of four stand-alone issues in In Style's Portfolio 2000 series. Others: Makeover, out this spring; The Look, in the fall, and Entertaining, in the late fall.

        • 24 hours out: Richard Hague, Appalachian poet, will read at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. Part of Riverbank Poetry Project series. 863-8873.

        • 48 hours out: “Lunch with Whistler” program at Taft Museum of Art, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesday. Overview of the Whistler exhibition by museum curator. 316 Pike St., downtown. $5, free to members. 241-0343, Ext. 19.

        • 72 hours 'til Thursday: Arthur: A Live Adventure begins its four-day run at Aronoff Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. $15.50-$25.50. 241-7469.

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