Thursday, June 22, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Reds: Final game this series with Colorado, 7:35 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: Free “Concert on the Green” with conductor Erich Kunzel, 8 p.m. today on the Union Central Insurance and Investments lawn, Mill and Waycross roads, Forest Park. $12-$15. 595-5200.

        Jimmie Dale Gilmore: The legendary Texas singer/songwriter performs and promotes his latest release One Endless Night, 8 p.m. today Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $12-$15. 779-9462.

        Kander and Ebb: The John Kander and Fred Ebb revue The World Goes Round opens 8 p.m. today at Northern Kentucky University's Black Box Theatre. Dinner available in Corbett Lobby 90 minutes before show. $12-$23. 572-5464.

        Convergence 2000: The national gathering of fiber artists includes exhibits, vendors and fiber-related activities. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center. $10. 591-2500.

        TV picks: Tonight's rerun of Friends (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22) has Monica and Ross expecting a visit from their parents (Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles) for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, secrets and frustrations are just under the surface.

        Web site of the day: Euro 2000, the soccer championship played by European nations, continues until July 2. From these shores, the Web is one of the best places to follow the action, says The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pull up and click on “Euro 2000,” or any country name in the left-hand column to sneak a peek at the real-time scores of games in progress anywhere in the world.

        Griffey jeans: Ken Griffey Jr. will launch a signature line of denim apparel for Big Fly Jeans noon Monday at Dillard's in Tricounty Mall. Dillard's stores will carry Big Fly jeans, starting at $56, and the Griffey signature line of jeans (cargo, classic, relaxed, carpenter), jackets, shorts and T-shirts. Signature jeans, $60-$80, jacket, $110. The Big Fly line, sporting an extra-wide zipper, was developed in Cleveland.

        24 hours out: Kustoms of America Double Date Car Show begins 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday at Butler County Fairgrounds in Hamilton. Classic cars, swap meet, vendors. Through Sunday. 683-4072.

        48 hours out: Theatre IV ArtReach presents a kid's show The Emperor's New Clothes,11 a.m. Saturday at Erlanger Branch Library, 3130 Dixie Highway. 341-5115.

        72 hours 'til Sunday: More than 20 area artists plus live music and kid's workshops at the Fort Thomas Fine Arts Festival, noon-6 p.m., Tower Park. 441-3838.

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