Sunday, August 12, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Seafood fest: It's the final day for the Great Inland Seafood Festival, where about a dozen area restaurants rattle those pots and pans, whipping up shrimp, lobster, gumbo and heaven only knows what. Noon-10 p.m. today, Riverboat Row, Newport. 684-4722.

        Robert K. Tanenbaum: The best-selling suspense author, known for creepy chiller crime novels, hits town to sign and discuss his new Enemy Within. 1 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Art opening: The Fitton Center for Creative Arts has three new exhibits hanging around. They're watercolors and pastels by Ron Bushhorn and Bonnie Goldberg, original furniture by Lamont Jacobs and photos by the late Dr. Edward Kezur. Opening reception 2-4 p.m. today,101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 863-8873.

        Antiques: Second Sunday Antiques Marketplace in Covington's MainStrasse Village features more than 50 vendors and a lineup of antiques shops. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Sixth Street promenade. 357-6246.

Staying In

        TV picks: Everyone out of the water! It's “Shark Week” again, starting with Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa (9 p.m., Discovery Channel), showing great white sharks leaping out of the water. New shark specials air at 9 p.m. on Discovery all week.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Great Performances (8 p.m., Channel 48) airs the Three Mo' Tenors concert by Thomas Young, Rodrick Dixon and Victor Trent Cook.

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Ceramic heaven: Lisa Bliss, known for mosaic landscapes and floral images that look a whole heck of a lot like stained glass — think Louis Comfort Tiffany — has a whole batch of one-of-a-kind wall pieces and small tables at Show of Hands, the Ohio Designer Craftsmen shop at Kenwood Towne Centre. Works of art, these babies, they run $350 and up, all through the month. 791-7110.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Look for a zillion and one kids when the Toon Disney Most Animated Kid Search lands in Covington with an inflatable pavilion full of activities and screen tests for kids ages 4-14. The idea is to show off their animated qualities and compete for any number of prizes. Noon-5 p.m. Monday, Fifth and Philadelphia streets, MainStrasse, Covington.

        48 hours out: Acclaimed author David Payne signs and discusses the moody Gravesend Light, all about an anthropologist who returns to his family's summer home on North Carolina's Outer Banks. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: It's hip-hop heaven when the Roots uncork their ever so hot rap act. 8 p.m., Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $20. 562-4949.


— Jim Knippenberg

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