Wednesday, October 20, 2004

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A guide to help make your day

Going Out

'Oh Freedom'

Cincinnati Opera presents Oh Freedom!, a musical tribute to African-American history, 7 p.m. today, Zion Global Ministries, 7030 Reading Road, Bond Hill. Free. (513) 531-1888.

Onstage theater

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presents Patti LuPone in Matters of the Heart, 8 p.m. today, Aronoff Center, Procter & Gamble Hall, 650 Walnut St., downtown. Through Oct. 31. $15-$45. (513) 621-2787.

Book signings

Daniel Schwabauer signs and discusses Runt the Brave, 7 p.m. today, Barnes & Noble Newport, Newport on the Levee. (859) 581-2000.

Michael Koryta signs and discusses Tonight I Said Goodbye, 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. (513) 396-8960.

Cincinnati International Film Festival

The five-day event kicks off with three choices, Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession, a documentary about early cable outlets, 5 p.m. today; A Fool Was There, a 1915 silent film featuring Cincinnati native Theda Bara, 7 p.m. today; and Imitations of Life, an experimental work by Mike Hoolboom, 8:45 p.m. today. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., downtown. $10, $7 students for each film. (513) 345-8400.

In concert

The Cramps with Gore Gore Girls and Foxy Shazam! perform 8 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $17. (513) 562-4949.

Looking Ahead

48 hours out

Krohn Conservatory Grand Reopening Preview Party, 7-10 p.m. Friday, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. $30 couple, $20 single. Reservations required. (513) 421-5707.

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