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Going South

May 18, 2000

* Comedy--The Comedy Diversity Tour will be held tonight at 8:30 at L. A. Cabaret, 17271 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Performers include Jason Stuart, Carlos Oscar and Thea Vidal. $6. (818) 501-3737.

* Music Contest--Eleven finalists of the 52nd annual Artists of the Future competition for young classical singers will perform Saturday at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park. The competition is open to young singers, women 16 to 22 and men 17 to 23, who are not professionals. Winners receive cash prizes--$2,000 for first place, $1,500 second and $1,000 third. Show time: 7 p.m. The theater is at 21622 Sherman Way. Free, but reservations required. (818) 347-9938.

* Fantasy Fare--Dragonvale, a medieval fantasy festival, will be held this weekend at Cal State Northridge. The event will showcase would-be wizards, warriors, jesters, jugglers, sword-swallowers and other feudal fare. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The campus is at 18111 Nordhoff St. $2-$7; free for ages 6 and under. (661) 252-5662.

* Musical Theater--Mitchell Uscher and Roy Singer's new musical "Mamaleh!" will play this weekend at the Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge. The production follows four generations of Jewish women and has been described as "an intimate musical with touching renditions . . . and great humanity." Show times: Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The campus is at 18111 Nordhoff St. $25.50-$27.50. (818) 785-8885.

* Music Alfresco--Arthur B. Rubinstein will lead the Symphony in the Glen on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Griffith Park. The program will feature Mozart's Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro," Schubert's Symphony No. 8 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Symphony in the Glen, a nonprofit organization, offers free outdoor concerts for adults and children. Rubinstein is an Emmy-winning composer who has scored more than 200 films and television programs. Free. (213) 955-6976.

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