Sunday, August 05, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Double bill: It's all country all night and plenty young country at that: 12-year old headline-grabber Billy Gilman and 17-year old Jessica Andrews stay up past bedtime and sing their hearts out. 6 p.m. today, TimberWolf Amphitheater, Paramount's Kings Island, $29.99-$39.99, includes park admission. 562-4949.

        Bridal Showcase: Consultants from such high end retailers as Tiffany & Co., European Bridal and Saks Fifth Avenue trot out the tiaras and discuss all aspects of wedding planning. 1-4 p.m. today, Omni Netherland Plaza, Fifth and Race Streets, downtown, reservation required. 421-9100.

        Picnic & Pops: You bring the food and drink, the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra will bring love songs, show tunes and an all-American medley while you munch your cold chicken leg. 7 p.m. today, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, St. Clair Township, free. 474-1584.

        Antiques: More than 300 dealers armed with some way old stuff show up for the monthly Tri-State Antique Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 and Argosy Parkway. 738-7256.

Staying In

        TV picks: Spend an unforgettable evening with Mel Brooks, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick as they record The Producers' sound track, a Great Performances special called Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks (8 p.m., Channels 14, 16; also airs 8 p.m. Monday on Channel 48).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says James Franco stars in the new James Dean docudrama (8 p.m., TNT; repeats at 10 p.m. and midnight).

        The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Vacation stops: For the aimlessly wandering,, the database of animal-friendly hotels, motels, campgrounds and resorts, now has a book. The Portable — The Complete Guide to Traveling with Your Pet (Hungry Minds, $20) is organized geographically, with vets, kennels and pet-sitters in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and France.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Six days of Boone County Fair fun — rides, shows, kids with cotton candy stuck on ear lobes — opens 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday, County Fairgrounds, Idlewood Road, Burlington, (859) 586-9968.

        48 hours out: Mega-bestselling author Suze Orman (The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom; The Courage to be Rich) shows up to discuss and sign The Road to Wealth, her latest round of financial advice. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: It's an all-out jazz extravaganza when legendary drummer Mike Clarkand his large ensemble supergroup hit Bogart's. 8 p.m., 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $15-$17. 562-4949.


— Jim Knippenberg

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


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