Saturday, July 19, 2003

Get out there and enjoy the weather

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Another picture-perfect weekend is expected, and Tristaters have plenty of ways to make the most of it.

Todayand Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low- to mid-80s. Nights will be mostly clear and in the low 60s, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Tonight at Eden Park's Seasongood Pavilion, jazz singer Kathy Wade is back with her "The Hood is Bigger Than You Think" tour at 6 p.m. "Celebrate Ohio" features the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight along with saxophonist Robby Bright and the blues-rock Kelly Richey Band.

There will be face painting, concessions and free parking. "I have a thousand flags to give away," said Wade. "You can bring your picnic or buy something while you're there."

Admission is free. Information: (866) 242-3252 or visit Web site.

Also tonight is Music in the Woods, featuring music by local artists, Iswhat?!, Ruby Vileos and Jeff Roberson of Len's Lounge and benefiting Imago Earth Center. There will be art, games, a silent auction and refreshments on 16 acres at 700 Enright Ave. in Price Hill. Hours are 7-11 p.m. and admission is $15. Information: 921-8455.

Erich Kunzel conducts the Cincinnati Pops at Riverbend in a tribute to Broadway at 8 p.m. tonight and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in an all-Tchaikovsky spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tonight's concert will include the May Festival Summer Chorus and soloists. Sunday - the final CSO concert of the 2003 season - stars violinist James Ehnes.

Tickets: $17-$40 for the Pops; $17-$35 for the CSO. Children 12 and under sit free on the lawn for the Pops concert.

The Reds continue their series against the Astros today and Sunday, at 1:15 p.m. each day.

The first 40,000 fans at today's game get Austin Kearns bobblehead dolls. The first 20,000 Sunday get free Reds caps. Information: (513) 381-REDS or go to Web site.

Finally, there's the Vectren Dayton Air Show at the Dayton International Airport. The show will feature aerobatic pilots, wing walkers, parachutists and military jet teams, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

Gates open at 8 a.m. today and Sunday with flying throughout the day until 6 p.m. Admission: $21; $16 seniors and youths. Information: (937) 898-5901.


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