Art, rap, poetry: Tonight is the first S.O.S. ("Summons of Supreme") multi-arts showcase at the Greenwich Tavern, 2444 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills; 221-1151. It's a mixed-media night of visual art, rap, poetry, live music, turntable scratching and other improvisational performance art, featuring award-winning jazz/hip-hop trio IsWhat!? and DJ Apryl Reign. It begins at 9 p.m. and admission is $5. Attire is casual to dressy.
Volunteers needed: Cincinnati Museum Center needs volunteers for the upcoming Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes exhibit. This huge collection of precious art and artifacts from the Vatican is making one of only four North American stops in Cincinnati Dec. 20-April 18. Ushers, interpreters and school tour guides especially needed. Volunteer benefits include free parking, discounts and invitations to exhibit previews. No experience is necessary. Those interested should plan to attend an orientation 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8 at Cincinnati Museum Center. For more information or to register, call Angie Smorey at 287-7025.
Filmmaker alert: The deadline is Oct. 31 for short and feature-length submissions to the 28th Cleveland International Film Festival, set for March 18-28. Late submissions will be accepted until Dec. 15, but extra fees will apply. Projects made after Jan. 1, 2002 are eligible. For details, visit www.clevelandfilm.org, or call (216) 623-3456.
Margaret A. McGurk
The College of Music (predecessor to the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati) celebrates its 125th anniversary with two days of special events and performances. Today, the Concert Orchestra, conducted by Xian Zhang, at CCM honors the anniversary with performances of Schumann and Dvorak (556-4183). It's preceded by a 6 p.m. gathering in the Baur Room. On Friday, the group visits the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in the morning and is feted with a dinner in the evening. For information, call 662-6284 or 825-6608.
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