Tuesday, June 20, 2000


A guide to help make your day


        Reds: Three-game series against Colorado begins at 7:35 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Theater: Cincinnati Playwrights' Initiative presents staged readings of The In-Between Time by Boo Friedmann and Kerenyi and the Messenger by William Hamrick at 8 p.m. today in the Aronoff Center's Fifth Third Bank Theater. $5. 977-4116.

        Classical: Amicus Chamber Players gives a free concert of works by Beethoven and Brahms at 8 p.m. today, Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave. 961-2998.

        Book signing: Carol Walker Bouldin signs and discusses Four Angels at Your Bed, a memoir about three generations of women, 7 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Health program: Jacquelyn Mayer, a national spokeswoman for stroke survivors, gives a motivational program entitled “C's the Opportunity: Concerns, Care and Compassion for Stroke Survivors,” 2-4 p.m. today, Mercy Center for Health and Wellness, 3050 Mack Road, Fairfield. $5. 956-3729.

Staying In
        TV picks: Mark Curry hosts TV's newest game show, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, in which studio audience members win an instant vacation after participating in TV pranks (10 p.m., Comedy Central).

        ăTV Critic John Kiesewetter says Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Uncle Kracker with Kid Rock perform at the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards taped May 9 (8-10 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

What's in stores today
        Video picks: Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk recommends Topsy Turvy,Mike Leigh's delightful tale of how Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado came to be. Also worth noting: The prototype gross-out comedy Kentucky Fried Movie comes out on DVD today.

Planning Ahead
        24 hours out: MTV “Return of the Rock” tour at Bogart's with Staind, P.O.D., Crazytown and Dope, 8 p.m. Wednesday. $15-$17. 562-4949.

        48 hours out: Northern Kentucky University Summer Dinner Theatre opens And the World Goes Round,a musical revue of works by John Kander and Fred Ebb from musicals such as Chicago and Cabaret, Thursday in NKU's Black Box Theatre. Dinner begins 6:30 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. Through July 2. $12-$23. 572-5433.

        72 hours 'til Friday: The 26th annual Panegyri Greek Festival kicks off from 5 p.m. to midnight at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Springfield Township. 591-0030.

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