Tuesday, May 09, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Reds: First in three-game series against San Diego, 7:05 p.m. todayat Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Fashion Show: University of Cincinnati's “Designers of Tomorrow” event showcasing the work of fashion design students, 8 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, downtown. $25-$30 for show; $100 includes preshow reception with auction and raffle beginning 6 p.m. 929-2065.

        At the Playhouse: Stephen Sondheim's waltz-time musical, A Little Night Music, at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has two weeks left of performances. See it at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 19. $29.50-$41.50. 421-3888.

        Medieval mystery writer: Candace Robb, author of the Margaret Ker and Owen mystery series, will be at the Main Public Libary at 7 p.m. today to discuss her work and sign copies of her books, 800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6970.

        Gardening program: Denny McKeown, author of The Gardening Book for Ohio, will give free gardening advice and promote his book at 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Open Captioned show: Showcase Cinemas Springdale (I-275 and Ohio 4) offers an open-captioned version of Mission to Marstoday and Wednesday.. Show times: 671-6917, or www.showcase-cinemas.com.

        TV picks: ABC's Sports Night returns to ABC for a two-part season finale written by creator Aaron Sorkin about a possible new owner for the sports channel (9:30 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

        TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Angel (David Boreanaz) visits Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., Channel 64).

        Video picks: Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk says this week's best video releases are best-picture Oscar winner American Beauty and Martin Scorsese's brilliant but underappreciated Bringing Out the Dead.

        24 hours out: Taft Museum of Art Lecture Series on artists in the permanent collection with John Wilson, former curator of painting and sculpture at Cincinnati Art Museum, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Taft Museum, 316 Pike St., downtown. Featured artist this week is Thomas Gainsborough. $10-$15. 241-0343.

        48 hours out: Paula Caplan signs and discusses The New Don't Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship, 7 p.m. Thursday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Reading of a new play by New York playwright Randall Cooke entitled Southern Discomfort, set in the Carolinas a week before Christmas, 8 p.m. Friday in Alms Auditorium of Cincinnati Art Museum. New Edgecliff Theater gives the reading of the play, which will have its world premiere in October at Aronoff Center for the Arts. $25, benefits Women Helping Women. 662-5654.

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