Thursday, June 19, 2003

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A guide to help make your day

Going out

Pearl Jam canceled: Because of the rising level of the Ohio River, the Pearl Jam concert at Riverbend Music Center has been canceled. Return to point of purchase for refunds. There is no rescheduled date. 562-4949.

Dinner theater: Northern Kentucky University Summer Dinner Theatre opens the season with the quirky comedy Greater Tuna, where two actors recreate the wacky population of Tuna, Texas. 8 p.m. today, Black Box Theatre, NKU, Highland Heights, dinner at 6:30 p.m., show to follow. $24 includes dinner ($12 show only). (859) 572-5464.

Randy Wayne White: The best-selling and quirky South Florida suspense author is at Joseph-Beth Booksellers to introduce his latest Doc Ford thriller Everglades. 7 p.m. today, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

Park dance: The grand pavilion at Ault Park gets lit for an outdoor dance with cold beverages and music by party favorites Soul Pocket. 6-10:30 p.m. today, end of Observatory Avenue, Mount Lookout. 352-4080.

On TV

Critic's pick: And you thought Friends would lose its edge when Rachel had her baby. Here's a repeat that proves you wrong: Phoebe plans a birthday party in a fancy restaurant, but Rachel doesn't want to leave the baby in what builds into a surprisingly funny episode. Friends, 8 p.m., Channel 5.

• If you can manage the stamina, Nuremberg is a good miniseries in one swipe. Alec Baldwin plays an American lawyer prosecuting Nazi leaders after World War II. He finds powerful moments of fact - the Nazis kept meticulous records - and emotion, including chilling film of the Holocaust. Nuremberg, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., TNT.

Web site

Health news: Here's a thought: Customized health news full of the stuff you want and not clogged with junk you don't care about. That's the way www.drakecenter.com works. It's free, but you have to subscribe. Once you do, you start getting My Health Newsletter full of current info on topics you select. You also get e-mailed health tips and access to tons of links. Go to the Web site and click on e-Health Connection.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Gardeners' Market at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center is stuffed with merchandise, seminars, exhibits and more. 1-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, RiverCenter Boulevard, Covington, $5. 946-8980.

Also 24 hours out: Thomas the Tank Engine begins its second and final weekend on the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Connersville, Ind. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Grand Central Depot, 455 Market St., Fayette County, Ind., $14. (866) 468-3401.

48 hour out: Alternarock favorites Sonic Youth play Bogart's, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $17.50-$20. 562-4949.

Six days away: Stanley Clarke brings his five-man band to the intimate confines of the 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Clarke, who made his name in Return to Forever, is arguably the best-known bass virtuoso in the world. $25 in advance, $30 day of show. 779-9462

Jim Knippenberg

E-mail jknippenberg@enquirer.com



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