Sunday, June 18, 2000

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

GOING OUT

        Cincinnati Pops: The Cincinnati Symphony Regional Pops Orchestra gives the only area performance of its “Celebrate America” concert featuring works of Sousa, Bernstein, Copland and Mancini, 7:30 p.m. today at Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. Free. 621-1919.

        Gospel fest: WCIN Annual Father's Day Concert featuring male choruses from many area congregations, 5-9 p.m. today at Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts, downtown. $14. 241-7469.

        Mount Washington celebration: Toast to the Tower event continues 2-9 p.m. today at McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave. Live music today includes performances by Lee's Junction, Willy Ray and the Midnighters and Robin Lacy and DeZydeco. 233-9800.

        Butterfly Show: Last day to see more than 30 species of North American and tropical butterflies in a landscape modeled after turn-of-the-century English gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park. $4-$5. 352-4080.

STAYING IN

        TV picks: Biography profiles Sam Phillips, “the man who invented rock & roll” through the careers of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash (8-10 p.m., A&E).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also recommends a couple of TV classics: Homer Simpson giving Mel Gibson movie tips on The Simpsons (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45), and the wrap-up of American Movie Classic's Alfred Hitchcock salute with a documentary (6:30-8 p.m.) and the restored Rear Window (8 p.m.).

THE GOODS (What's in stores today)

        Bag it: During Parisian's Beautyworks promotion, running through next Sunday, 100 percent of proceeds from sales of the department store's canvas tote bags will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The bag is $10 with any cosmetics or fragrance purchase. A similar promotion last fall raised $25,000, which Parisian matched for a $50,000 donation to the foundation.

PLANNING AHEAD

        24 hours out: Nationally known fiber artist Lia Cook speaks 7:30 p.m. Monday at Miami University Art Museum, U.S. 27, Oxford, introducing her large-scale textiles on view at the museum. Free. (513) 529-2232.

        48 hours out: Heavy metal extravaganza with Poison, Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Riverbend. $17.50-$31. 562-4949.

        Four days 'til Thursday: Opening night for Cincinnati Opera 2000 Summer Festival, 8 p.m. at Music Hall with performance of Richard Strauss' Salome. $12-$85. 241-2742.

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