Friday, June 30, 2000

GET TO IT


A guide to help make your day

GOING OUT

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: "Children of the Millennium'' concert features David Gallagher of television's 7th Heaven narrating Peter and the Wolf, 15-year old fiddle prodigy Billy Contreras, Cincinnati 2000 International Children's Choir, and others, 8:30 p.m. today at Riverbend. Conducted by Erich Kunzel . $16-$35. 381-3300.

Paul Thorn: The WNKU favorite plays 9 p.m. today at Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. Local singer/songwriter Chuck Wagon opens the show. $12. 779-9462.

Michael Manning: The popular painter's work includes many figurative drawings and paintings which look like Picasso's. His one-man show opens with a reception 7-10 p.m. today at DesignSmith Gallery, 1342 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. 421-1397.

The Music Man: Miami University Summer Theater opens the classic musical 8 p.m. today in the Gates-Abegglen Theatre at Miami University, Oxford. $6-$11. (513) 529-3200.

Bluegrass: From Montana, the Cold Mountain Rhythm Band plays 10 p.m. today at Stanley's Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Columbia Tusculum. $4. 871-6249.

STAYING IN

TV picks: The summer seems like one long TV concert. There have been new specials (from Britney Spears to Carlos Santana). Here CBS reruns a Thanksgiving-time concert, Shania Twain: Come on Over (8 p.m., Channels 12, 7)

HOT TIX

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. today for the Aug. 6, "Rose Chevrolet Jammin' in the Country'' with Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie and the Kinleys at the Butler County Fairgrounds. Showtime is noon and all tickets are $10, at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone (562-4949) and online (www.ticketmaster.com). Saturday, ticket prices go up to $17.

HARRIED WITH CHILDREN

Bug's life: Borrow a net and see which wild and hairy insects are hiding in the grass. Who's the best bug bagger in your group? How many different kinds can you chase down? Find out at the Spy on a Fly program Saturday at two Cincinnati city parks. Programs are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mount Airy Park, Westwood, (meet at the playground at the beginning of the road to Oak Ridge Lodge) and 3-5 p.m. at French Park, Amberley Village (meet at the first parking lot off Section Road. Free. 421-5707, Ext. 17.

PLANNING AHEAD

24 hours out: Cincinnati Opera presents its second and final performance of Rossini's La Cenerentola, 8 p.m. Saturday at Music Hall. $12-$85. 241-2742.

48 hours out: In Mariemont, a free concert at the Mary M. Emery Memorial Carillon featuring a variety program performed by carillonneur Richard D. Gegner, 7 p.m. Sunday, Pleasant Street. 271-8519.

72 hours 'til Monday: Northside Fourth of July Parade and Festival 5-10 p.m. Monday at Hoffner Park, Hamilton Avenue and Blue Rock Street. 681-5588.

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