Thursday, July 3, 2003

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Funk Fest: The flamboyant funk/R&B acts Cameo and The Barkays share the stage at Annie's Outdoor Pavilion for a night of All-American funk. 7 p.m. today, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum, $25. 562-4949.

Balloon Glow: The LaRosa's Balloon Glow Event is a night full of family activities, illuminated hot air balloons and fireworks. 5-10 p.m. today, Coney Island, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township, free ($5 parking). 232-8230.

Joe Queenan: The humorist and author of the runaway bestseller Balsamic Dreams is here to talk about his latest population group to get grilled, sports fans, in his new book True Believers: The Tragic Inner Life of Sports Fans. 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

Pioneer Days: Greenhills' popular Fourth of July festival gets rolling 7 p.m.-midnight today, Greenhills Commons, Winton and Cromwell roads. 825-2100.


Critic's pick: Love Letter is a change of pace - slow, gentle and pleasant. Helen (Kate Capshaw) is divorced, living in her mom's home and running a bookstore with a manager (Ellen DeGeneres), an employee (Julianne Nicholson) and a college student (Tom Everett Scott). Then people keep finding a typed, unidentified love letter. Souls stir. Senses awaken. Things happen. The Love Letter, 8 p.m., Channel 9.

• A perfect show for 4th of July eve: Visits to the Statue of Liberty, Pearl Harbor, Gettysburg and Mount Rushmore, followed by a two-hour road trip to five cities for fireworks shows. Top Ten Patriotic Places and Fireworks Road Trip, 8 p.m., Travel Channel.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The Dayton Art Institute opens its centennial flight exhibit ORVILLE & WILBUR: The Wright Brothers' Legacy featuring rare photographs, vintage posters, aviation milestones and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, $5-$10. (937) 223-5277.

48 hours out: The "Wild Nights at the Zoo" series at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden continues with a Temptations concert. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Safari Pavilion, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, $32-$40. 562-4949.

72 hours until Sunday: Hundreds of dealers convene at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds for the Tri-State Antique Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., U.S. 50 and Argosy Parkway, Dearborn County. 738-7256.

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