Sunday, September 10, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out
       MainStrasse Oktoberfest:
Live German, country and rock music, German foods, kids' activities and more, along Sixth Street Promenade in Covington's MainStrasse, wraps up noon-6 p.m. today. Performers include Pete Wagner Band, Robin Lacy & Dezydeco and Brothers First. 367-6246.
       Hispanic Festival: St. Charles Borromeo Church in Carthage is the site of all things Latin, with foods from Colombia and Mexico, dancing from Panama and Argentina, salsa and mariachi music, 1-8 p.m. today. Look for club and dance favorites Orchestra Tempo and Latin X-Posure on the stage beginning 5:30 p.m., 115 W. Seymour. 761-1588.
       Classical piano: Kemal Gekic plays as part of the Xavier University piano and guitar series at 2:30 p.m. today in the Cincinnati Art Museum theatre, Eden Park. $16-$18. 745-3161.
       Fall Show: Krohn Conservatory's fall show is up and running showcasing fall blooming perennials, trees and shrubs overseen by gardening expert Denny McKeown, author of Gardening Book for Ohio. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 12. 521-7275.

        Antiques: Main Street in Milford's historic district is the site of an antique show and sale with outside vendors and special promotions by Milford antique shops, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. 831-0815.

Staying In
       TV picks: PBS premieres Bill Moyers' thoughtful series about end-of-life care, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying (9-10:30 p.m. today through Wednesday, Channels 48, 54, 16). It will be followed on Channel 48 by Final Blessing, an award-winning documentary about the spiritual lives of the terminally ill (10:30 p.m.).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Oxford's Channel 14 airs a marathon of The Games, a delightful English satire about Australians planning the Summer Olympics (9-11 p.m. today; 10-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday).

Brand Spanking New
Lather up:
Chronicle has just published the first six titles in its new Soapdish Editions, books ($7.95 each) with waterproof pages and bindings that look and feel (sort of) like a bar of soap, and fit into a soapdish. Titles include Rub-a-Dub-Dub, a manual for bathing babies; Soothing Soaks, which includes recipes for relaxing baths; and Hot & Steamy: Erotic Baths for Two.

Planning Ahead
       24 hours out:
Emmy-award winning actress Ruby Dee speaks as part of Presidential Millennium Series for the Arts at Miami University, 7 p.m. Monday, Hall Auditorium, Oxford. Free. (513) 529-3200.
       48 hours out: Riverfront Poetry Project returns to Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 7 p.m. Tuesday with sign-ups for open microphone readings beginning 6:30 p.m., 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. 863-8873.
       72 hours 'til Wednesday: Ensemble Theatre returns to drama surrounding the jazz life with Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, the latest play by Warren Leight, Tony-award winning author of Side Man, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $20-$25. 421-3555.

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