Sunday, March 12, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        • Parade and concert: The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade starts 1 p.m. today at Eighth Street and Eggleston Avenue, downtown, traveling on Eighth Street to Vine Street, proceeding south on Vine Street to Fifth Street and then east on Fifth Street to Sentinel. Includes floats and musical acts; Clonoe, a 32-piece pipe band from Northern Ireland, and Beyond The Pale from Frankfort. Clonoe also will perform at 6 p.m. today at Thomas More College's Siler Commons in Crestview Hills ($10, under age 16 free). 831-6991.

        • Film fest: The four-day Israeli and Jewish Film Festival begins 7:30 p.m. today at the Mariemont Theatre with a showing of Leon the Pig Farmer. Love at Second Site will be 9:30 p.m., 6906 Wooster Pike. $6. 985-1500.

        • Blues: Guitarist and singer Coco Montoya brings his act to Jefferson Hall, 9 p.m. today, 1150 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $15. 723-9008.

        • Home and Garden Show: The Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati Home and Garden Show, with more than 350 landscapers, retailers, remodelers and artists, runs 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. today continuing through next Sunday,at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center. $2.50-$8. 281-0022.

        • Oscars concert: Last chance to see the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra “Night at the Oscars” concert, 8 p.m. today at Music Hall. Hosted by Nick Clooney, the program includes music from movies such as Gone With the Wind, An American in Paris and The Wizard of Oz. $15-$42. 381-3300.

        • TV picks: Even though sweeps are over, viewers still have some tough choices tonight: Patrick Bergin starring in Saint Patrick, the Irish Legend (7 p.m., Fox Family Channel); a documentary about finding and preserving a woolly mammoth frozen for 23,000 years in Siberia on Raising the Mammoth (See story below) 8 p.m. or 10 p.m., Discovery Channel, or Sherry Stringfield as a book editor who gives up her career to care for her aging father (Jason Robards) in CBS' Going Home (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says The Simpsons repeats a hilarious episode in which Mel Gibson gets tips on improving his new movie from Homer, who found it “more boring than church” (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

        • 24 hours out: Theatre of the Mind presents the next installment of its popular “Women's Writes” series of readings of plays written by women with Tongue of A Bird by Ellen McLaughlin, 7 p.m. Monday at Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut St., downtown. $5. 961-2994.

        • 48 hours out: Riverbank Poetry Project annual poetry slam will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, led by Bill Abbot and welcoming anyone with a poem to share at Fitton Center for the Arts' theatre, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. 863-8873.

        • 72 hours 'til Wednesday: Best-selling romance author Nora Roberts signs copies of her new book Carolina Moon, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

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