Saturday, March 04, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        • Benefit concert: Oak Ridge Boys perform at 3 and 7 p.m. todayPrinceton High School with proceeds going to the school's music department, 11080 Chester Road, Sharonville. $27 at door. 552-8200.

        • Jazz in afternoon: The Greater Cincinnati Jazz Society presents saxophonist Gene Walker with the Phil Degreg Trio, 3 p.m. today First Unitarian Church, Linton Street and Reading Road, Avondale. $5-$10. 729-4183.

        • Antique show: More than 135 dealers will be at the Moeller High School Antique Show, noon-5 p.m today at the school, 9001 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. Benefits Moeller Band Boosters. $3. 791-1680.

        • UC Choruses: The University of Cincinnati student group sings with the Cabaret Singers and various instrumentalists at 3 p.m. today, UC's Corbett Auditorium. $10. 556-4183.

        • Cajun dinner: Casual family dining at Grailville Education and Conference Center, seatings 5 and 6:30 p.m. today, 932 O'Bannonville Road, Loveland. $5-$12. Reservations required: 683-2340.

        • TV picks: Sharon Stone, Michelle Williams, Vanessa Redgrave and Ellen DeGeneres star in a trilogy about lesbians who lived in the same house in HBO's If These Walls Could Talk 2 (9 p.m., HBO).

        • And TV Critic John Kiesewetter says The Simpsons repeats a hilarious cartoon about Bart taking a drug called “Focus-In” to help his attention deficit (7 p.m., Channels 19, 45) before Colerain Township's Tina Taylor appears as “TV's No. 1 fan” on Fox's TV Guide Awards (8-10 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

        • Web site of the day: The friendly IRS Web site offers forms that can be filled in onscreen and then printed for mailing. Try Just for fun, says the Philadelphia Inquirer, look at to read about what the government does with our hard-earned money. The site is by a watchdog group called Taxpayers for Common Sense.

        • Bandwagon: Bandele Inc., a Hyde Park-based business, lets women accessorize creatively with bands. Bandeles are made of woven braids and trim in a wide range of colors and metallics (Some styles are adorned with Swarovski crystals.) They can be worn as leg garters, neck chokers or arm bands, adding a feminine touch to casual mini skirts to evening gowns. Bandeles, $10-$68, are at Soho and Knickers, both in Hyde Park. Information: 321-1455;

        • 24 hours out: Terry Gross, host of National Public Radio program Fresh Air, speaks at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Plum Street Temple, Eighth and Plum streets, downtown. Presented by Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati. $15. 751-0100.

        • 48 hours out: The Chieftains perform traditional Irish music from centuries past at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Millett Hall, Miami University, Oxford. $13-$27. (513) 529-3200.

        • A week away: Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin at 1 p.m. next Sunday on Eighth Street at Eggleston Avenue, downtown. It will proceed south on Vine Street to Fifth Street and continue on Fifth Street to Sentinel. Cloneoe, a 32-piece independent pipe band from Northern Ireland, will be featured performers. 831-6991.

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