A item in Weekend yesterday about the 33rd annual Washington Antiques Show should have said it begins Wednesday and runs daily through next Sunday. (Published 1/2/88)

GOLDEN OLDIES

Ring in the new with the old at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for the 33rd annual Washington Antiques Show noon to 9 Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 Sunday. Besides the exhibit "A Garden of Earthly Delights" that looks at 100 years of flowers in the decorative arts (including paintings, needlework and furnishings), 44 dealers will offer porcelain, paintings, silver, jewelry, furniture and more. Admission is $6 and the hotel is at 2500 Calvert St. NW. Take Metro's Red line to the Woodley Park/Zoo Station. (All of the proceeds benefit the Thrift Shop Charities). Call 234-0700 and ask for the antiques show.

A LEG UP ON '88

If watching bowl games isn't your idea of New Year's sports, here are some more active options:

Haul yourself over to the Lincoln Memorial for the 12th annual Hangover Classic, which begins at noon Friday. This is a costumed race -- get dressed up in any costume and enter in either the team category (10 or more members) or solo. Register for the 8K run (or walk) between 10 and 11:30 Friday, for $3 per person. Part of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Call 243-1291.

Get in gear for the 35-mile Hangover Ride. The bike hike, sponsored by the College Park Bicycle Club, begins at the College Park Shopping Center (U.S. 1 at Knox Road) at noon Friday and it's free. Call 864-2211 for more information.

ECLECTIC AFTER DARK

Competitive comedy is what the Washington Improv- isational Theater's Theater- sports is all about -- and at 8 Saturday two teams of comics battle it out at Java Rama (14th and T NW). You suggest scenes, and then root for your favorite team. It's $5 at the door. Call 829-0529.

Combining jazz, soul, gospel and reggae, Nigerian music-star Orlando Julius (O.J.) Ekemode and the Nigerian All Stars (see record review on page 13) perform Afro-Beat/Nigerian Hi-Life music at 8 Saturday. It's $8 before the show (pick up tickets at Kilimanjaro); $10 otherwise at 1724 California St. NW. Call 328-3838 for details.

FREE CONCERTS

Here are a couple of museums where the art is also in the air:

As part of its "Jazz in the Palm Court" series, the Smithsonian's Museum of American History presents the free program "Albert Ammons: Boogie-Woogie Blazer" at 1:30 and 3:30 Sunday, featuring pianist Wallace Burton. Call 357-2700 for information.

It's a New Year's concert Vienna-style Sunday at 7 when conductor George Manos and the National Gallery Orchestra present an all-Viennese program, including compositions by Josef and Johann Strauss, Franz Leha`r and Otto Nicolai at 7 Sunday in the gallery's West Building. It's free. Call 737-4215.

SKY HIGH

If you're feeling cosmic, the Goddard Space Flight Center is your place: for a rocket launch at 1 Sunday. See a number of ballistic beauties blast off (including scale models of NASA launch vehicles), and pick up a few pointers so you can make your own model rockets. It's free at the Visitor's Center on Soil Conservation Road (off Rte. 193) in Greenbelt. Call 286-8981 for details.

WORDLY WAYS

Have a little literature with your lunch at Dylan's Cafe and Bookstore Saturday beginning at 1. Along with readings by poets Sunil Freeman and Craig Reynolds, there'll be performance poetry and song by Jaren Haley. It's free at 3251 Prospect St. NW in Georgetown. At 9:30, the light rock group "Quitting Time" will perform (cover charge is $3). Call 337-0593.

SWING TIME

Get ready to dance at 9 Saturday when the Washington Swing Dance Committee presents Sassparilla with singer Laurel Blaydes at Cabin John Junior High School, 10701 Gainsborough Rd., Rockville. It's $6.50 at the door. Call 779-8562.

UP ON THE HILL

Old World charm is alive and well in the Italian and French gardens of Meridian Hill (Malcolm X) Park. You can tour the 12 landscaped acres (complete with 13-bowl cascade fountain) at 11 Sunday with a National Park Service ranger. Walkers can meet for the free one-hour tour at the park entrance at 16th and Euclid streets NW. Call 426-6829.

TRUFFAUT AT THE AFI

After you mull over your New Year's resolutions, take a break and head over to the Kennedy Center's American Film Institute -- where films by French director Franc ois Truffaut will be featured this weekend through February 23 (when the retrospective will close with "The Last Metro.") The schedule this weekend: "The 400 Blows" and "Stolen Kisses" at 8:30 Friday and at 2 Sunday, and "The Green Room" at 3 Saturday. Admission is $4.50. Call the AFI at 828-4040 for a schedule.