Sunday, January 16, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        • Playhouse in the Park: The Last Night of Ballyhoo starts previews 7 p.m. today. A play set in 1939 about the social event of the year for Atlanta's Jewish community. Written by Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy. Preview performance price: $24.50. 421-3888.

        • World Championship Wrestling: WCW's “Souled Out” event featuring Bret Hart and Sid Vicious competing for the World Heavyweight Title, 7:30 p.m. today, Firstar Center. $20-$100. 562-4949.

        • Travel, Sports and Boat Show: Continues 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center. Last day for hunting and fishing portion of show. Through next Sunday. $2.50-$8. 281-0022.

        • Kentucky artists: 25 Years of Clay and Cloth exhibit by Owenton, Ky., artists Greg and Rebekka Seigel opens today at College of Mount St. Joseph's Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, Delhi Township. The show features Rebekka's quilts and Greg's ceramic work. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 244-4314.

        • Acoustic: John Kogge and the Lonesome Strangers play 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. every Sunday at The Stadium, 16 S. Poplar St., Oxford. (513) 523-4661.

        • TV picks: Watch out for a mob hit: The Sopranos, America's first family of crime, returns for a second season (10 p.m., HBO). New Jersey crime boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) refuses to speak to his hospitalized mother (Nancy Marchand), who ordered him killed last season, while his analyst (Lorraine Bracco) refuses to take his calls.

        • For those without HBO, TV Critic John Kiesewetter recommends Blair Underwood's new City of Angels hospital drama (8 p.m., Channels 12, 7) or the two-hour Biography on Oraph Winfrey (8 p.m., A&E).

BRAND SPANKIN' NEW • Fat friends: The Polish celebrate Fat Tuesday — the last day before Lent — by eating filled doughnuts called paczkis (punch-keys). And sure enough, a Michigan company has developed a line of plush collectible dolls called “Paczki Pals.” Available in four characters, Paczki Pals cost $5.89 each plus shipping. (800) 587-1217;

        • 24 hours out: The publisher of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate dictionary, John Morse, will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 7 p.m. Monday discussing new words for the millennium and other aspects of keeping a dictionary up-to-date. Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

        • 48 hours out: The Civil War: The Broadway Musical debuts its national touring production, 8 p.m. Tuesday at Aronoff Center for the Arts. The show stars Bebe Winans and Larry Gatlin. $35-$55. 241-7469.

        • 72 hours 'til Wednesday: Lyrica, a musical ensemble for harp, flute and cello plays a varied program, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave, Covington. 431-1786.

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