Thursday, July 31, 2003

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A guide to help make your day

Going out

Terry Goodkind: The multiple New York Times best-selling author is here to sign and discuss his latest Sword of Truth novel, Naked Empire. 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

Gay comedy: Ovation Theatre Company offers a pay-what-you-can preview of the new Avow, an offbeat comedy about a young gay couple who ask their liberal priest to marry them. 8 p.m. today, Fifth Third Bank Theatre, Aronoff Center. 241-7469.

Latin film: Cine Arte's Latin Film Series has a screening of the outrageous comedy Chasing Papi. 8 p.m. today, Madison Theater, 728 Madison Ave., Covington; premovie entertainment begins 6 p.m., party follows film, $10. (859) 655-4807.

Classical guitar: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's classical guitar conference includes a faculty recital with a mix of Baroque and international favorites, 8 p.m. today, Watson Hall, UC, free. 556-4183.


Critic's pick: On a night with not much else, try this hilarious Friends rerun. Joey and Phoebe hatch a plot to get Ross and Rachel back together by sending both on really bad blind dates. That peaks with wonderful moments involving Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and a sad sack (Jon Lovitz). Friends, 8 p.m., Channel 5.

• Tonight we find out all kinds of oddities about the human body, including the fact that a live grenade and a diamond necklace have been found inside people. 101 Things Removed From the Human Body, 9 p.m., Channel 19.

The goods

No lines: Don't forget new undies when doing back-to-school shopping, says Jockey International. Specifically, it has two new women's lines designed to go with today's sleek fashions. No Panty Line Promise is just that - no lines popping through your slacks. They come in hip briefs, bikinis and thongs. Jockey Body, meanwhile, is a line of contemporary coordinates. Like the cami that can be worn forward or backward, depending on whether you want a straight line or a scoop neck. The entire line - tops and panties - comes in styles that hug and define the silhouette. Check them out at Web site.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: It's all Elvis all the time when Moonlite Gardens hosts an Elvis Month Celebration with performances by Steve Chuke, Ronny Craig and others. 8 p.m. Friday, Coney Island, I-275 and Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township, $8. (859) 491-3461.

48 hours out: The Cincinnati Art Museum opens a new exhibit, The Editorial Eye: Cartoons by Jim Borgman and Jeff Stahler, a show with more than 60 original pen-and-ink drawings by the two cartoonists. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, CAM, Eden Park. 721-2787.

72 hours till Sunday: St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church's Lebanese Festival dishes up a bonanza of Middle Eastern food specialties such as kibbee, cabbage rolls, spinach pies, pistachio pastries and more. Noon-9 p.m., 2524 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. 961-5823.

Jim Knippenberg

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