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WEDNESDAY 24

Author Richard Powers, whose lyrical writing combined with intellectual pursuits have caused him to be hailed as "the brainiest young star of fiction" will present the 2001 Reynolds Lecture at Davidson College in Love Auditorium at 8pm. The lecture is free. For more information call 704-894-2288.

Charlotte Repertory Theatre's presentation of True Home: A Concert Musical continues at Booth Playhouse tonight. The show will run through October 28 with performances Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday October 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday October 28 at 2pm only. Tickets range from $19-$26.50. For more information call 704-372-1000 or visit online at www.charlotterep.org.

THURSDAY 25

Theatre Charlotte's new play You Can't Take It With You opens tonight and runs through October 27, then November 1-4 and 8-11 with showtimes Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets range from $15-$20. For more information call 704-334-9128.

The Davidson College Theatre Department will present The Robber Bridegroom, adopted from the folklore-heavy novella by Eudora Welty, starting tonight at 8pm in Hodson Hall. The show will also run October 31 and November 1-3 at 8pm, and October 28 at 2pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for students. For more information call 704-892-8528.

The Moving Poets Theatre of Dance will present Halloween 6/15 showcasing six 15-minute world premieres that cross the traditional artistic boundaries of theater. The event will take place at Hart-Witzen Gallery, 611 W. 5th St. tonight through October 28. Thursday-Saturday performances are at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm. Tickets are $15. For more information call 704-527-MOVE or visit online at www.movingpoets.com.

As part of the Novello Festival, Dr. Jerri Nielsen, the South Pole research doctor who discovered she had breast cancer and administered chemotherapy to herself, will discuss her story and sign books from 7:30-9pm tonight at Queens College's Dana Auditorium. Tickets are $15, available by calling 704-372-1000 or visiting www.novellofestival.net.

V-Day Charlotte, a local effort to stop violence against women and girls, is launching their organization with an "evening of food and fun" at Time Lounge tonight from 6 to 8pm. The Queen City Queen-V's will detail the local performance of The Vagina Monologues and other fund-raising events. Admission is a $10 donation at the door. For more information, call 704-489-6439.

FRIDAY 26

The Charlotte Symphony Classics will present A Hero's Life featuring Stephen Hough on piano, tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. The performance will be in the Belk Theater of the Performing Arts Center and will feature pieces by Weber, Mozart, and R. Strauss. Tickets range from $12-$55. For more information call 704-972-2000 or visit online at www.charlottesymphony.org.

The Charlotte Checkers take on the Roanoke Express tonight at 7:30pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets are $6-19, available by calling 704-522-6500.

The new gospel stage play A Woman's Revenge will be presented at Ovens Auditorium tonight at 8pm and tomorrow at 3pm and 8pm. The play stars Shirley Murcock, El Debarge, Alexander O'Neal, and Daniel Winans of the Winans family. Tickets are $22.50. For more information call 704-335-3100.

As part of the Novello Festival, E. Lynn Harris, known for his romantic melodramas, will read and sign books from 7:30-9pm tonight at Spirit Square. Tickets are $15, available by calling 704-372-1000 or visiting www.novellofestival.net.

Bluegrass sensation Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will perform tonight at the Neighborhood Theatre at 8pm. Tickets are $15. For more information call 704-358-9298 or visit online at www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The GoodGuys Southeastern Rod & Custom Nationals at Lowe's Motor Speedway street rod and custom car show will take place at Lowe's Motor Speedway today through Sunday (Friday and Saturday from 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-3pm). Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for ages seven to 12, and free for those six and under. For more information, call 704-455-3205.

SATURDAY 27

The Gravediggers Ball is back, this year's Halloween Festival of Fun features Nelly Furtado, Five For Fighting, L.F.O. and Charity Case. The event goes down in the Dixie's Tavern Parking Lot from 5pm-midnight. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Dixie's Tavern or TicketMaster. For more information call 704-374-1400 or visit online at www.ticketmaster.com.

The North Carolina PT Cruiser Club sponsors their second annual Cruisin' The Carolinas PT Cruiser Show and Rally today and tomorrow. Included is a display of the popular retro-styled cars at Post Central on East Morehead today, and a raffle for a new PT Cruiser to be held on Monday at the Healing Hearts Celebrity Auction at Southend Brewery. The event is a benefit for KinderMourn -- for more information, call 704-287-3969 or 704-527-0877.

Come celebrate at Scotch-Irish Halloween from 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville as the attraction gears up for the holiday with a chance to learn about centuries of old beliefs and practices that have led to what is now Halloween. The event will feature Scotch-Irish foods, Keliak Doll making, Candle making, Turnip carving, Pumpkin Scales, Story Telling, Scotch-Irish Music and House Tours. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students. For more information call 803-684-2327.

The Charlotte Checkers take on the Pee Dee Pride tonight at 7:30pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets are $6-19, available by calling 704-522-6500.

UNC-Charlotte's Symphonic Band will present its first concert of the fall semester Sounds of the Season at 8pm this evening in Spirit Square's McGlohon Theater. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call 704-687-2262.

SUNDAY 28

The Carolina Panthers take on Curtis Martin and the New York Jets today at 1pm at Ericsson Stadium. Tickets for the big tilt are $39 and $46, available by calling 704-522-6500.

MONDAY 29

Rock & roll legend (and generally creepy guy) Iggy Pop will appear tonight at Tremont Music Hall tonight at 8pm. Perhaps best known for his early work with the seminal Stooges, Pop has an agreeable new disc out, Beat 'Em Up. See our story in this issue. Tickets for the show are $22 in advance and $25 the day of, available by calling 704-522-6500.

TUESDAY 30

The ironically named Family Values Tour will spread their message of family, faith, and drolly-delivered angst tonight at 7pm at the Charlotte Coliseum. Acts include Stone Temple Pilots, Staind, Linkin Park, Static X and Deadsy. See our interview with Staind's Aaron Lewis in this issue. Tickets are $42.50 general admission, available by calling 704-522-6500.

WEDNESDAY 31

Today is Halloween. As if those glowering pumpkins didn't tip you off. Give some candy to the kiddies and allow your subconscious, freaky desires to come to the fore in the guise of a "costume." Oh, and have fun, too.

Discovery Place, now a Charlotte institution, opened for business 20 years ago on this day. As part of the celebration, the Museum will be taking a look back two decades, including a screening of that year's highest-grossing film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, computer technology over the years, and a LaseRetro music and light show. For more information, contact 704-372-6261.

UNC-Charlotte's Department of Dance & Theatre will present Eugene O'Neill's drama Beyond the Horizon starting tonight at 8pm in the University's Rowe Studio Theatre. The show will run through November 4 with showtimes Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission. For more information call 704-687-2599.

The Charlotte Hornets kick off what could be their last season in the Queen City tonight at 7pm at the Charlotte Coliseum against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tickets are $9-39, available by calling 704-522-6500. Incidentally, this would have been the first game with Michael Jordan in a Hornets uniform had George Shinn decided to offer Mike a controlling interest in the team a couple of years back.

The BareBones Theatre Group gears up for Halloween with Henry James' Turn of the Screw tonight with a special show featuring a costume contest, music, food and drinks. The show begins at 8pm at the Attic Theater at The Afro-American Cultural Center. The ticket price for this show is $13 and includes 2 drink tickets. The show will also run November 1-3 at 8pm and November 8-10 at 8pm, and November 11 at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for Thursday and Sunday shows, $12 for Friday and Saturday shows, and $8 for students and seniors to all shows. For more information call 704-577-7274 or visit online at www.barebones.org.

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