Tuesday, May 16, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Reds: The team returns home for a three-game series against Pittsburgh beginning at 7:05 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $15-$21. 421-7337.

        Michelle Shocked: An underground favorite, the iconoclastic, multigenre singer/songwriter brings her act to BarrelHouse Brewing Co. at 9 p.m. today, 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $18. 421-2337.

        Jim Lehrer: The prominent Washington newcaster and writer signs his latest novel, The Special Prisoner, on American soldiers' experiences in Japan, 7 p.m. today at The Open Book, 8537 Winton Road, Springfield Township. 931-4433.

        African choir: Comprised of 20 students from a number of African countries, the group performs a free concert encompassing several musical traditions, 7 p.m. today at Church of the Saviour, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery. 791-3142.

        Butterfly show: More than 32 species of butterflies flutter in a turn-of-the-century-style English Garden at Krohn Conservatory, through June 18. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $3-$5. 352-4080.

        TV picks: Your best hour of laughs: Joan Collins guest stars as a famous interior designer on Will & Grace (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22). Then switch to Sports Night for the season finale (9:30 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

        TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Frontline repeats its chilling January profile of Kip Kinkel, 15, who killed his parents and two classmates, and wounded 23 others in 1998 (10-11:30 p.m., Channels 48, 54).

        Video picks: Find out why Julianne Moore won an Oscar nomination for her role as a tortured adulteress in The End of the Affair.

        Light up: Rayovac has introduced new Harley-Davidson flashlights with chrome and leather detailing. There's a key chain, holster style and two hand-held versions. The Harley-Davidson bar & shield logo is engraved on the flashlight's lens and can be projected at short range on any object. $8.99-$19.99.

        24 hours out: John Sandford signs and discusses Easy Prey 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        48 hours out: Kelly Richey plays Thursday at Lucille's Blues Club, 3715 Winston Ave., Covington. (859) 431-8086.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Cincinnati May Festival kicks off at 8 p.m. in Music Hall with a concert featuring the May Festival Chorusperforming works by Handel, Beethoven and Mozart. $10.50-$50. 381-3300.

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