Sunday, January 18, 2004

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Going Out

Chamber thrills: The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra travels downtown to deliver a dose of Mozart's spectacular but plenty difficult Requiem, along with a serving of Haydn (see story on this page). Earl Rivers conducts the orchestra with guests soprano You-Seong Kim, mezzo-soprano Mary Henderson Stucky, tenor Peter Sovitzky, base-baritone Kenneth Shaw, and the Vocal Arts Ensemble. 2 p.m. today (preconcert lecture at 1 p.m.), St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. Eighth St., downtown, $25, $10 students. 556-4183. (See story below.)

Flutemania: Miami University's Department of Music is throwing an all-day flute party with Flutopia, a young flute choir from Chicago led by recent Miami grad Kathleen Cirese. After morning workshops, you get all flutes all the time, both solo and choir, ending with a full Flutopia concert. 9 a.m. coaching, 1-5 p.m. recitals, 7 p.m. Flutopia concert, Souers Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford. Free. 529-1809.

Something old: Lebanon, already a hotbed for antiques lovers, raises the bar with the Lebanon Antique Show, one of the top shows in the area. About 80 dealers are there with furniture, decorative items, glassware, pottery and heaven only knows what else. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Lebanon High School, 160 Miller Road, Lebanon, $6. 932-6798.

Happy anniversary: Here's one not to miss: The Blue Note, always up for a party for almost any reason, celebrates its 13th anniversary with two of Cincinnati's favorite bands - the Menus and Dos Locos power-rocking the night away. 9 p.m. today, 4520 W. Eighth St., West Price Hill. 921-8898.

Last Call

Winter travel: This is it - last day for the annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show, with 600 booths showing off dozens of vacation exhibits to warm a winter afternoon, boats - affordable and otherwise - fishing and hunting equipment and tons more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center, 525 Elm St., downtown, $9, $3 kids 13 and younger. 352-3750.

Hot Ticket

Art for dummies: Here's how you know something's a success - it's already sold out through July. That's the story with Enjoy the Arts/START's new Art & Culture for Dummies series, a batch of informative sessions that go behind the scenes at local art institutions. The good news is it's now taking reservations for the sessions running July through December. Call 621-4700 to reserve a spot or e-mail

Planning Ahead

24 hours out: The Arts Consortium of Cincinnati throws its annual Dreamkeeper Awards Breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Keynote speaker is Cincinnati Public Schools superintendent Alton Frailey, speaking on Excellence in Education. There will also be presentation of the Dreamkeeper Awards, including a lifetime achievement award to 100-year-old Georgia Beasley, and performances by the Arts Consortium Children's Chorale. 8 a.m. Monday, Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $30. 381-0645.

48 hours out: Baritone Nathan Gunn hits town to belt out Schubert's Die schone Mullerin, the famous song cycle about the Maid of the Mill. 8 p.m. Tuesday, First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Ave., Avondale, $20, $7 students; CCM students free. 381-1464;

Jim Knippenberg

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