Sunday, August 3, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Lebanese Festival: The foodie fest of the day dishes up raw and fried kibbee (Lebanese national dish), cabbage rolls, green bean casserole, pistachio pastries, plus a shopping emporium and dance demonstrations. Noon-9 p.m. today, St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church, 2524 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. 961-5823.

Antiques: Look for more than 300 dealers when the Tri-State Antique Market opens for early shopping. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 and Argosy Parkway, Dearborn County. 738-7256.

Living history: The Glendower State Memorial in Lebanon hosts a Civil War encampment complete with artillery, cavalry, sharpshooters and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 105 Cincinnati Ave., spectators free but it's $1-$3 to go through the historic mansion on site. (513) 932-1817.

Mick Foley: The three-time WWE champion (ring name: Mankind) and author of two best-selling memoirs is at Joseph-Beth Booksellers to introduce his new testosterone-filled novel, Tietam Brown, 1 p.m. today, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

Blue Birds: The area blues favorites perform with the Tusculum Horns. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. today at Allyn's Cafe, 3539 Columbia Parkway, Columbia Tusculum, $3 cover. 871-5779.


Critic's pick: After being on the shelf a while, American Dreams returns with a rerun of its pilot all about 1963 through the eyes of a Philadelphia family. The focus is 15-year-old Meg (Brittany Snow), her friend Roxanne (Vanessa Lengies) and their obsession with getting on American Bandstand. 8 p.m., Channel 5.

• Two Oscar-winners here: Anthony Hopkins is in prison (again) as an anthropologist convicted of killing two park rangers. Cuba Gooding Jr. is the psychiatrist trying to understand. Instinct, 8:30 p.m. Channel 12.

The goods

Miles o' stuff: And we do mean a lot of miles - 450 to be specific. It's the annual World's Longest Outdoor Sale, stretching from Covington's MainStrasse to Gadsden, Ala. Which is to say it goes through a zillion little towns along U.S. 127. You'll find stuff - antiques, collectibles, crafts - in front yards, at the curb, in driveways, church lots and school yards as well as stretches of nothing but trees and fields between sale sites. It runs 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Aug. 10.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Hugo Award-winning author Dan Simmons introduces Ilium, his saga based on themes of The Iliad and The Tempest. 7 p.m. Monday, Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. (800) 777-4881.

48 hours out: The up-and-coming L.A. quartet Year of the Rabbit brings moody and melodic post-grunge rock to the 20th Century. 8 p.m. Tuesday, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, $8-$10. 562-4949.

72 hours unil Wednesday: Shadowbox Cabaret shows off the new Head Games with comedy, one-acts and rock music built around deception, intrigue and disguise. 8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $10-$25. (859) 581-7625.

Jim Knippenberg


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Tall Stacks, great acts
Riverboat fest adds more local musicians
America thinks lists are tops
At major magazines, lists are No. 1

Lonnie Mack makes Blues Fest shine
Sound-alike singers carry Journey-REO-Styx retro show
Bright Sheng's 'Madame Mao' powerful, courageous and bold
NKU cast turns 'Dracula' into laughs
Dionne Warwick fills Music Hall with timeless hits

Sheng hopes 'Madame' can play in China
Demaline: The Arts
Weekend 'game' will have Tristate abuzz with filmmakers
Tell us about fall festivals
Ballet director seeks fearless, humble dancers

Cartoonists go eye-to-eye
Matches were childhood flame for Kentucky man
3 families secure adopted daughters
Kendrick: Alive and well

He's peach of the 'burbs
Get your peaches fresh
Go over top with this year's tomato crop
Serve it this week: Hummus

Get to it!