Sunday, August 31, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Duck race: Rubber ducks race for prizes on the Ohio River at the FreeStore/FoodBank Rubber Duck Regatta, 3 p.m. today at the Purple People Bridge. Ducks can be purchased for $5 until 2 p.m. 482-4500.

Jazz concert: The Syndicate serves up a "Taste of Jazz" with music from Mike Wade Quintet, Eugene Goss, Bruce Menefield Quartet, Will Menefield Trio, King Reeves Ensemble and more. 3-8 p.m. today, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport, $20. (859) 491-8000.

Metamora fest: The historic canal town in southeast Indiana offers Metamora Music Days with banjo/fiddle contests, jam sessions, vendors, workshops and more on a small farm next to the canal, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today, 19020 U.S. 52, Franklin County, free. (765) 647-2194.


Top pick: Tune in Freshman Diaries (9:25 p.m. and 11 p.m., Showtime), a reality series taped at the University of Texas at Austin by R.J. Cutler (American High). Or you might find a favorite film: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (7 p.m., Channels 9, 2), Legally Blonde (8 p.m., Showtime), Seven (8 p.m., TNT), Spider-Man (8 p.m., Cinemax) or Saturday Night Fever (8 p.m., AMC).

• TV critic John Kiesewetter also says the Reds' 1990 World Series sweep of the Oakland A's starts with Game 1 at 11 a.m. (Channel 64).

The goods

Harley-fest: Can this be true? Harley-Davidson celebrating its 100th birthday? Sure is, and to celebrate, it's releasing a whole line of anniversary merchandise. There's the anniversary leather jacket in classic biker style at $380-$430 for him, $360-$400 for her. For the bikers with less money, there is a whole batch of T-shirts at $25 and $30. For studious bikers, there's a $65 coffee-table book called 100 years of Harley-Davidson. Products are available at any Harley dealership or at

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Sudsy Malone's hosts an electric art rock showcase featuring Le technoPUSS13S, Matdonald's Mind Control, the Black Fives and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday, 2626 Vine St., Corryville, $5. 751-2300.

48 hours out: Previews begin for Playhouse in the Park's season opener, My Fair Lady, with composer Frederick Loewe's rarely heard two-piano arrangement of the score. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Robert S. Marx Theatre, Eden Park, $33.50. 421-3888.

72 hours until Wednesday: The Cincinnati Art Museum welcomes Christopher Riopelle, curator of the National Gallery, London, for a discussion of Brush With Nature: The Gere Collection of Landscape Oil Sketches, 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall, Eden Park, $5. 721-2787.

Jim Knippenberg

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