CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents works by Sibelius, Berg and Tchaikovsky. Paavo Jarvi conducts and guest artist Thomas Zehetmair plays the violin. The concerts are at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 13. "Classic Conversations," an informal and informative talk featuring musicians, guest soloists and others that aims to help patrons better understand the music, is offered one hour before all Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts.
RICHMOND - See solo competitions and a concert by the Lexington Flute Philharmonic, and attend master classes with special guest artist Kattherine Borst Jones at the 2007 Kentucky Flute Festival, by the Flute Society of Kentucky. The festival is Friday and Saturday on the Eastern Kentucky University campus. For more information, call (270) 762-4007 or visit http://www.fskentucky.org/Festival2007/menu.htm.
CINCINNATI - Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman and Drew Seeley from The Disney Channel are scheduled to perform in "High School Musical: The Concert." The cast will perform songs from the hit movie and soundtrack. The show starts at 7 p.m. at US Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, on the riverfront. Tickets are $38.50, $48.50 and $58.50. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at (513) 562-4949 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
LEXINGTON - The men's basketball team plays Mississippi State at 7 p.m. at Rupp Arena. For more information, visit www.ukathletics.com.
LOUISVILLE - Head to the Louisville Slugger Museum for "Bats, Balls and Other Stuff," a sports card show featuring single cards and wax boxes. The show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum at 800 W. Main St. For more information, call (877) 775-8443 or visit www.sluggermuseum.org.
FRANKFORT - Learn how to document your ancestry and hear about specialized resources for experienced genealogists with a series of family history workshops, by the Kentucky Genealogical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society. The sessions are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month throughout 2007. Registration is required by noon the Friday before. A light lunch costs $3 at the door. The Center for Kentucky History is at 100 W. Broadway. For more information, call (502) 564-1792.
COVINGTON - It's a ladies night extravaganza with the handsome Chippendales dancers at the Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. For more information, call (859) 491-2444 or visit www.madisontheateronline.com.
CINCINNATI - Honor the King's birthday at the Elvis Birthday Tribute at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., downtown. Tickets are $19 to $59.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8. For more information, call (513) 562-4949 or visit www.taftevents.com.
CINCINNATI - Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Guy Clark and Joe Ely join together for the Songwriters Tour - a mix of country, rock, folk, blues and more. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., downtown. For tickets or more information, call (513) 621-2787 (for single tickets) or (513) 977-4157 (for groups of 10 or more), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
LEXINGTON - The women's basketball team plays Ole Miss at 2 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum. For more information, visit www.ukathletics.com.
LEXINGTON - Check out the Coastal Corporation Cheer Kickin' Kentucky Competition, at 9 a.m. at the Lexington Convention Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 10, and children 5 and younger are admitted free. The Lexington Convention Center is at 430 W. Vine St. For more information, call (859) 233-4567.