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Bobby Collins

Thu., Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Fri., Sept. 30, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 1, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Bobby Collins is always the funniest guy in the room. A native of New York, he was literally born into comedy when his father named him for his favorite comedian, Bob Hope. In the 1980s, Bobby left a lucrative position as vice president of Calvin Klein to pursue his dream and ended up working alongside such comedy legends as Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno. While other comics have left stand-up behind, Bobby has kept going, preferring the intimacy and energy he finds in live clubs, theaters and casinos.

The Comedy Zone Charlotte at NC Music Factory (map)
900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3
Uptown
phone 980-321-4702

Over the River and Through the Woods

Thu., Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Fri., Sept. 30, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 2, 2 p.m., Thu., Oct. 6, 8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 9, 2 p.m., Thu., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 15, 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
phone 704-892-7953

A comedy for all ages about grandparents who try every scheme they can think of to keep their grandson from moving away to pursue his dream job. 12-20

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Armour Street Theatre (map)
307 Armour St.
Davidson
phone 704-892-7953

Cool Stuff

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Exhibit explores science and physics through hands-on interaction and experimentation. The exhibit allows visitors to launch objects into the air, lie on a bed of nails, crush a garbage can, use a laser to listen to secret messages and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Explore More Stuff

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Discover the secrets of stuff through chemistry and physics in this exhibit, which allows visitors to experiment with forces and materials that involve magnetism, electricity and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

KidScience

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
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Fun and learning go hand in hand at this exhibit for young visitors. The stimulating atmosphere relates to science and math. Children will learn by touching and testing different environments and activities, including water tables, wind tunnels, blocks, gears and air tubes. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

World Alive

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Exhibit explores the Earths's biodiversity, through a range of habitats and live species. From rainforests to aquariums, viewers can broaden their education and experience related hands-on activities. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

The interactive exhibit features Charlotte and its 13 surrounding counties as a case study to illustrate the profound changes in the South since the Civil War. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, students and children 6-18 years old; Free for children 5 years old and under

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

Romare Bearden Gallery

Wednesdays-Sundays

A permanent gallery devoted to the work of Romare Bearden (1911-1988), who was born in Charlotte. Bearden is best known for his groundbreaking use of collage and vibrant portrayals of American life, depicting subjects that range from contemporary urban scenes to nostalgic recollections of the rural South.

Mint Museum Uptown (map)
500 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-337-2000

Charlotte Nature Museum Exhibits

Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Features live exhibits of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians native to North Carolina. Get close to wildlife by walking among butterflies in a Butterfly Pavilion, observing live animals in both Creative Cavern and Insect Alley, hanging out in "Our Big Backyard" or exploring the Paw Paw Nature Trail.

Charlotte Nature Museum (map)
1658 Sterling Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-372-6261

Charlotte Stories: Our Collections, Your Treasures

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Highlights a variety of treasures from the Charlotte Museum of History collection, as well as borrowed items. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Charlotte's Pole to Pole Flag

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

This exhibit traces a Charlotte city flag's journey to the North and South Poles. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Mecklenburg: Crossroads of Commerce

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Tells the story of Charlotte from the nation's first Gold Rush through the Civil War, World War II and other significant events leading to the present day. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Settlement in the Backcountry

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Learn about 18th century settlers who traveled the Great Wagon Road into the rugged N.C. Piedmont frontier. You can also view Charlotte as it appeared in 1775 through an interactive diorama. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Solving the Rock House Mysteries

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Chronicles the restoration of the Alexander homesite and explores the names, faces, myths and legends surrounding the more than 230-year-old home. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum exhibit

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.

Museum offers a glimpse into the significant role that trolleys played in the social and economic development of Charlotte.

Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum (map)
1507 Camden Road
South End
phone 704-375-0850
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