Sunday, June 03, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Summerfair: The popular arts festival full of more than 300 fine artists and crafts people — not to be confused with the kuntry charm found in Bob Evans' foyer — wraps up at Coney Island. Fun stuff includes live music, gourmet foods and a Youth Arts Fest area for kids. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, $7, includes parking. 531-0050.

        Kids' fest: Bigg's Kids' Fest whips up a park full of high-energy, interactive activities for all ages, everything from cyber games to Sports Illustrated for Kids, mural painting, fishing derby, inflatable moonwalk and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Sawyer Point, downtown. 621-9326.

        Celtic Heritage Day: A turn or two on the floor from McGing Irish Dancers, music from Murphy's Law, storytellers and vendors turn a harbor into a bit of Ireland at this Celtic extravaganza. Noon-9 p.m. today, Miami Whitewater Forest, Harbor area, free. 521-7275.

        Antiques: More than 300 dealers set up shop and sell antiques, vintage furnishings, old jewelry, collectibles and more at Tri-State Antique Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 and Argosy Parkway. $2.50. 738-7256.

Staying In

        TV picks: A couple of summer reruns worth repeating: Michelle Trachtenberg as Harriet the Spy (7 p.m., Channels 9, 2) and Megan Follows in the original 1985 Anne of Green Gables (8 p.m., Channels 16, 14) which concludes 8 p.m. Wednesday.

        • Critic John Kiesewetter also says Sarah Jessica Parker and the gang return for a fourth season of Sex and the City (9 p.m., HBO).

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        So if they ban cell phones while driving, you need to know this: Most lawmakers are OK with hands-free phones. Which leads Jabra to suggest you try EarSet, a speaker-microphone combo that plugs into your phone and ear. And, get this, it comes with a jar of things that look like Gummy candy — EarGels. Plug the EarGel in your ear, then the speaker into that and it eliminates road noises. Price varies depending on your phone. (800) 327-2230 or

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: There are a bunch of goodies on the cheap when books, CDs, videos, books-on-tape and more are priced to sell like pronto at the Friends of the Public Library's 29th Annual Used Book Sale. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday, Fountain Square, downtown. 369-6035.

        48 hours out: Get up close with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in its new chamber concert series Bach & Beyond: A Series of Great Music for Small Orchestras on three consecutive Tuesdays at University of Cincinnati's Corbett Auditorium. First installment is 8 p.m. Tuesday with guest conductor Andreas Delfleading soprano Esther Heideman in works by Mozart and Barber. $30. 381-3300.

        72 hours out: Ensemble Theatre begins three weeks of the edgy Off-Broadway rock musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $25-$30. 421-3555.

        Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330.


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