Friday, June 23, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Reds: First game in San Diego series, 7:35 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. Look for the Dancin' In the Street party on Cinergy Plaza with the P. Ann Everson Price All-Star Band, 5:30-7 p.m. 421-7337.

        Greek festival: The annual showcase of everything Greek runs 5 p.m.-midnight today at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, with dancing, food, pastries, Greek wine, more, 7000 Winton Road, Finneytown. $1. 591-0030.

        Convergence 2000: The national gathering of fiber artists includes displays and workshops from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center. $10. 591-2500.

        Harp concert: Six principal harpists from major symphonies including Mariko Anranki of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Gillian Benet Sella of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra perform 8 p.m. today at the American Harp Society 34th National Conference concert in Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati. $25. 751-1078.

        Bluegrass: Leo Rolfes and Mark Gillespie play tonight at Stanley's Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Columbia Tusculum. 871-6249.

        • TV picks: Watch Christina Aguilera sing “Genie in a Bottle,” “What a Girl Wants” and “I Turn to You” on the Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2). Other artists include Enrique Iglesias, Smash Mouth, Destiny's Child, and British newcomers BBMak.

        Treat yourself: Something wrong with your dog? Fix it with Therasticks, new chew products from Cardinal Laboratories. Choose from the anti-anxiety formula for stressed-out animals, glucosamine formula for healthier hips and joints; antioxidant formula to combat aging; and breath and body fresheners. Available at pet stores for about $13 for 30 sticks. (800) 433-7387;

        Free theatre: ArtReach IV Theatre will present a free performance of The Emperor's New Clothes 11 a.m. Saturday at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library, 3130 Dixie Highway. See two scheming lads convince the emperor that they can weave beautiful fabric. However, the emperor is in for a big surprise when he picks up his new clothes. 341-5115.

        24 hours out: Outdoor music fest at BarrelHouse Brewing Co.'s StrawBerry Jam: jazz, groove, funk, roots rock and pop from the Tristate's most popular bands, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Twelfth Street between Vine and Walnut, Over-the-Rhine. $10. 421-2337.

        48 hours out: The annual Irish dancing competition, the Cincinnati Feis, begins 9 a.m. Sunday at Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington. $5 for spectators. 731-2618 or 871-0083.

        A week away: Krohn Conservatory's summer show Some Like it Hot begins its run through Aug. 27. The show showcases the gardening trend of Tropicalismo — bold tropical plants with hardy perennials. 352-4080.

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