Friday, August 25, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        The blues: B.B. King's Blues Festival with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi and Tommy Castro comes to Riverbend 6 p.m. today. $22.50-$40. 562-4949.

        Taste of Blue Ash: Sample foods from 23 restaurants and enjoy live entertainment, 6-11 p.m. today at Cooper and Hunt roads. Tonight it's Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone and Wilson Pickett. (Continues through Sunday.) 745-8686.

        Germania Society: The German heritage group gives its spin on Oktoberfest 6 p.m.-midnight today at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Dunlop. German bands, foods, dancing, more. (Continues through Sunday). 742-0060.

        Pit stop: Show models of Harrah's/ A.J. Foyt and Rio/A.J. Foyt race cars and drivers Jeff Ward and Eliseo Salazar will be available for autographs and pictures today at Turfway Park in Florence. Also, two Racinos, promotional sports models for Harrah's Entertainment/A.J. Foyt teams, will sign posters for $1 (to benefit Cris Collinsworth Foundation for Children's Hospital Medical Center). 6-9 p.m (driver autographs 7-8 p.m). 371-0200.

        Art opening: Impressionist painters from all over the country will participate in the American Impressionist Society national juried members' show opening 6-9 p.m. today at Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place, Mount Adams. 934-0297.

        Martina McBride: The country music sensation plays 7 p.m. today at TimberWolf Amphitheatre, Paramount's Kings Island. $14.99-$39.99. 562-4949.

Staying In

        TV picks: It's that time of year again: Carol Williams hosts a 9 For Your Family: Back to School special (8-9 p.m., Channel 9).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Jerry Orbach (Law & Order) hosts a look at the Great Pyramids in the premiere of Encounters with the Unexplained (8 p.m. on PAX TV on Tristate cable systems).

Harried with children

        Go for a stroll: Cool off with a glass of old-fashioned lemonade or iced tea while you take an evening stroll through California Woods Nature Preserve 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday.Suggested donation: $2 per person, to benefit Raptors Inc., an organization that rehabilitates injured birds of prey. 231-8678.

Hot tix

        Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for bluegrass jam band the String Cheese Incident's Oct. 20 concert at the Taft Theatre. $20 and $25, at the Taft box office, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone (562-4949).

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Mason Heritage Festival runs 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 42 in downtown Mason; 150 booths with food, arts and crafts, etc, Evening concert with Micky Dolenz, formerly of The Monkees. 336-0388.

        48 hours out: Jazz guitarist Peter Leitch opens the Xavier University piano and guitar series 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Cincinnati Art Museum Theater, Eden Park. $14. 745-3161.

        72 hours 'til Monday: Contemporary Arts Center needs help with its next installment entitled Leaf's Leap (All the World's Leaves). There will be a community “leafing bee” 4-8 p.m. at the arts center, 115 E. Fifth St., downtown. 721-0390.

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