Friday, July 28, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Jazz fest: Coors Light Festival begins 8 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. Onstage tonight will be Terry Dexter, the Midnight Starreunion, Eric Benet, Erykah Badu and D'Angelo. $25-$50. 562-4949. (See Weekend section).

        Free film: Showing of animated Tarzan begins dusk today at Parky's Farm, Winton Woods, Springfield Township. Part of “Free Friday Flicks” series. 521-7275.

        Parish festival: Booths, rides and food beginning 6-11 p.m. todayat Our Lady of Lourdes Family Festival, Glenway Avenue and Muddy Creek Road, Westwood. 922-0715.

        Theater: Ohio Indiana Northern Kentucky Regional Productions opens the classic Oklahoma 8 p.m. today, South Dearborn High School, Aurora. $10-$12. (513) 312-6694 or (812) 926-2997.

        R&B: Funk-rock-dance group the Fabulous Marvel B's play tonightat the Overflow, 1207 Main St., downtown. 651-2582.

        TV picks: Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) goes undercover to investigate a witches coven on a repeat of J.A.G. (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • Enquirer TV Critic John Kiesewetter says fans of the Baby Blues will be infuriated at how WB has ruined their favorite comic strip in the new animated series (8 and 8:30 p.m., Channel 64).

        Wacky new store: Zany Brainy, a multimedia educational superstore for kids, kicks off its grand opening in Rookwood Commons, Norwood, at 4:30 p.m. today. Local performers, storybook characters, face painting and dancing will keep kids entertained until 9 p.m. Listen to hilarious tunes from a children's band, Trout Fishing in America, at 7:30 p.m. Events continue all weekend. Meet Gordon from Sesame Street at 11 a.m. Saturday and see Jungle John, who will bring his Silly Safari Show to the store noon and 2 p.m. Sunday.

        Trickle down: Trendy tabletop fountains have made it from specialty shops to mass merchandisers. Target, for example, sells a pagoda-style fountain for $39.99 and a contemporary slate and copper model for $99.99.

        24 hours out: Ventriloquists' Headliner Show featuring several nationally known ventriloquists and the Melchoir Marionettes, 8 p.m. Saturday in Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. $7-$10. 341-0641.

        48 hours out: The international drum corps competition, Summer Music Games, 7 p.m. Sunday at Fairfield Stadium, Ohio 4. $10-$18. 829-6455.

        72 hours 'til Monday: Tonic with Stir concert, 8 p.m. at Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $10-$12. 562-4949.

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