Sunday, July 16, 2000

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

        At Riverbend: Sting performs with Tracy Chapman at 7 p.m. today, Riverbend Music Center. “Allure on Tour,” associated with the popular women's magazine, will provide free makeovers and gift bags preceding the concert. $27.50-$87.50. 562-4949.

        New exhibit: Art in the Age of Queen Victoria: Treasures From the Royal Academy of Arts Permanent Collection opens today at the Cincinnati Art Museum featuring more than 65 paintings and 12 sculptures. Open noon-6 p.m. today. Free. 721-2787.

        Chili fest: Myriad chili concoctions at Gold Star ChiliFest 2000, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today at Sawyer Point. Ontage today are Kelly Richey and Big Bill Pickle & the Legendary Jerkin' Gherkins. 579-3197.

        Glendale Jazz Festival: From 1 to 9 p.m. today, hear the sounds of the Buffalo Ridge Band, Rob Allgeyer Organ Trio, Scotty Anderson Band and Cohesion Jazz Ensemble on the Harry Whiting Brown Community House Lawn, Sharon Road and Willow Avenue. 771-0333.

        Blues: Jump-blues act Little Charlie and the Nightcats play 9:30 p.m. today at Jefferson Hall, 1150 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $13. 723-9008.

Staying In

        TV picks: Showtime tries to answer the question, Who Kiled Atlanta's Children?, with Gregory Hines and Jim Belushi as 1980s magazine reporters out to prove that Wayne Williams was not a serial killer (8 p.m.). Over on TNT, Alec Baldwin stars in Nuremberg, a two-night miniseries about World War II war crimes (8 p.m. today and Monday, TNT).

        Enquirer TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Biography salutes TV moms this week, starting with a two-hour profile of Shirley Jones (8 p.m. today, A&E). Other mothers: Meredith Baxter (Monday), Yvonne DeCarlo (Tuesday), Roseanne (Wednesday), Diahann Carroll (Thursday) and Donna Reed (Friday).

        Web site of the day: Can all the names of famous people who are left-handed fit on one Web page? Appears so. Here we discovered a major shift to the left in U.S. politics — six of the seven left-handed presidents, including the current one, served in the 20th century. Click on www.indiana.edu/(tilde)primate/left.html

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: In Oxford, Miami University's Hiestand Galleries opens a new exhibit of whimsical teapots designed by artist Adriana DePalma. Gallery open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (513) 529-1883.

        48 hours out: Rosemary Smith signs and discusses Children of the Dome, a collection of true stories about families who have lost children to an early death, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Comedy and sophisticated juggling with the world-famous Flying Karamazov Brothers beginning a two-week run at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 8 p.m. $20-$37. 421-3888.

        Months out: But sure to sell out. Writer Joyce Carol Oates will speak Nov. 4 at the Mercantile Library's 14th annual Niehoff Lecture. Seating is limited to 200 for the black-tie dinner at the library, 414 Walnut St., downtown. $125 for library members; $150 for others. Call 621-0717.

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