Saturday, July 29, 2000

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Coors Light Festival: Ohio Players, Sisqo, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Patti LaBelleand the Temptations play beginning 8 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $25-$50. 562-4949.

        Grand opening: The educational superstore Zany Brainy continues its opening festivities, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today with appearance by Roscoe Orman, who plays Gordon on Sesame Street at 11 a.m., Rookwood Commons, 2699 Edmondson Road, Norwood. 396-6711.

        Horse show: The Carl H. Lindner Family American Jumping Classic, 8 p.m. today at Galbreath Field, adjacent to Paramount's Kings Island. $10-$15. 562-4949.

        Ventriloquists: Headliner show in association with ventriloquists' convention includes performers such as Ken Lucas (with his duck, Casey) and the Melchoir Marionettes, 8 p.m. today Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University. $7-$10. 341-0641.

        Oldies: Hot Wax plays a free concert, 7:30 p.m. today at Blue Rock Park, 3010 Blue Rock Road, Green Township. 598-3089.

Staying In

        TV picks: Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as the super-cyborg in the cable premiere of Universal Soldier: The Return (9 p.m., HBO).

        Enquirer TV critic John Kiesewetter says Biography profiles conservative Christian leader and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson on the eve of the Republican National Convention (8 p.m., A&E).

        Web site of the day: At www.sightsound.com you can download full-length movies for about $4. The guidelines call for users to have a high-speed connection just to facilitate a 200-megabyte-plus download — an all-day proposition for a standard dial-up modem.

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Sit. Speak. Read. If your question is about buying a puppy — or feeding one, or training one — and you don't mind being called a dummy, get your answers from trainer/author Sarah Hodgson in Puppies for Dummies (IDG Books; $19.99). In 356 pages, she explains breeds and offers a two-page questionnaire to help you choose one. From there, you'll learn about dogs and their behaviors, dog sellers and dog care.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, for annual quilt show at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 863-8873.

        48 hours out: World Championship Wrestling Monday Nitro, 7:30 p.m. Monday at Firstar Center. Scheduled to appear are Goldberg, Booker T., Scott Steiner, Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash, Rey Mysterio Jr., Buff Bagwell, more. $15-$35. 562-4949.

        72 hours 'til Tuesday: Def Leppard plays 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverbend Music Center. $31-$41. 562-4949.

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