Sunday, June 04, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day


        Reds: Final game this series with Minnesota, 1:15 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Summerfair: The annual arts festival wraps up 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Coney Island. More than 300 fine artists and crafts makers. Live music today includes Elaine and the Biscaynes, Robin Lacy and DeZydecoand Roger Klug. $7. 531-0050.

        Bigg's Kids' Fest: The annual kids' extravaganza, billed as the largest free kids event in the country, continues 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Sawyer Point, downtown. 621-9326.

        Carbohydrate diet: Drs. Richard and Rachel Heller sign and introduce their latest book The Carbohydrate Addicts' Diet Cookbook, 1 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Outdoor theater: One night only, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night's Dream 8 p.m. today in Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park amphitheater, Ohio 128, Hamilton. $5-$10. 868-8336.


        TV picks: Holly Hunter stars as a Kentucky coal miner's wife who leads a bloody year-long labor strike in Harlan County War (8 p.m., Showtime).

        TV Critic John Kiesewetter would watch the 54th Annual Tony Awards (8-9 p.m. on Channels 16, 48, 54; 9-11 p.m on Channels 12, 7), if he could get away from Gilligan's Island (9 p.m.-3 a.m., Nick at Nite), TV's original survivors.

THE GOODS (What's in stores today)

        Have a ball: Now that school is winding down, kids can hit the streets with The Pinky Ball Book(Workman; $9.95) by Dina Anastasio. The book outlines rules for 30 games you can use with “The Pinky,” a high-bounce rubber ball that accompanies the book. It's part of the Classic Game Series, that includes jump rope, marbles, yo-yo and jacks books.


        24 hours out: Friends of the Public Library annual used-book sale on Fountain square begins 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday Continues through Friday. 369-6035.

        48 hours out: Modern techno-act Stereolab performs 9 p.m. Tuesday at Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $13. 431-2201.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Ensemble Theatre kicks off its Off-Center/On-Stage series featuring the works of local playwrights. Through June 25. Performances 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $10. 421-3555.

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