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Arts Agenda 

Arts and Entertainment listings are provided as a service to the visual and performing arts community. Stars designate "Top Picks."

Classical Music

Impromptu! Takes It to the Limit...One more time! a tribute of rock hits from the 60's and 70's. The music you grew up with in a fully-staged tribute to classic rock. April 6, 8 p.m.; April 7, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $14 in advance, $16 at the door. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-374-1564.

The Lower Silesia Folk Song & Dance Group from Wroclaw, Poland. The show is lively and varied with exquisite costumes some dating back as far as 100 years. Sat., April 6, 8:15 p.m. $20. Queens College, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.

Robert Blocker concert pianist and dean of the Yale University School of Music will perform in Rowe Recital Hall. Sun., April 7, 3 p.m. $10 for the general public. UNC-Charlotte. 704-687-3315.

Tuesday Noon Concert Series The program will feature Viva Klezmer. Tue., April 2, 12:10 p.m. Free and open to the public. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.

Comedy

Comedy Zone Ron Feingold & Randy Wilson. the acapella comedian invades Charlotte. Ron's unique combination of stand-up comedy and music is the only one of its kind in the world. Co-headlining is Randy Matson. Randy is short and does a lot of silly things. His impressions of Ron Feingold, Faye Dunaway and Boy George are legendary. March 27, 8 p.m.; March 28, 8 p.m.; March 29, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; March 30, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. $6 on Wednesday and Thursday. $10 on Friday and Saturday. Scott Angrave and Brad Carver. England's funniest export invades the Charlotte Zone. His easy charm and dry British wit are a Charlotte favorite. Co-headlining is Brad Carver, energized Southern comedy at its best. April 3; April 4; April 5; April 6. Call for prices. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Located at 1500 Central Ave., 2nd floor. Showtimes are 9pm and 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. There is also a late show on Saturdays at 1am. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. Extreme Improv. Completely improvised shows every Saturday at 7pm. Similar to "Who's Line Is It Anyway?". Call 866-Improv1 or see website at www.extremeimprov.com. Improv classes ongoing. Saturdays, 7 p.m. $8. 1500 B. Central Ave.

Dance

Innovative Works The next wave of contemporary dance, in two parts. Each program showcases the works of five choreographers and offers audiences a rare opportunity to experience a broad range of dance styles and contemporary choreography in one evening. Program A: Two For One, Jardi Tancat, Threshold, Clowns and Others. Program B: World Premiere, Two For One, Kamtarie, Elvis Has Left The Building, Company B. April 3, 6:30 p.m.; April 4, 8 p.m.; April 5, 8 p.m.; April 6, 8 p.m.; April 10, 6:30 p.m.; April 11, 8 p.m.; April 12, 8 p.m.; April 13, 8 p.m. $18-$25. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Community of Faiths: The Spiritual and Religious Heritage of the Carolinas Piedmont. exhibit explores the impact of religion, faith-based institutions, and spiritual traditions on the region from early Native American villages to the present; includes gallery depicting the life, career and worldwide influence of Charlotte native son, Billy Graham. Tue.-Sun. Raising The Roof: Barns of Our State. A photographic collaboration between the museum and Our State: North Carolina Magazine exploring a vanishing icon of the rural and agricultural South - the old wooden barn. Tue.-Sun. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.

Charlotte Nature Museum 1658 Sterling Rd. 704-337-2660.

Charlotte Trolley Museum 2104 South Blvd. 704-375-0850.

Iredell Museum of Arts and Heritage 1335 Museum Rd., Iredell. 704-873-4734.

* Levine Museum of the New South Carolina Victorian - Rediscovering the New South's First Architecture. Celebrating the richness of this era which extended from the exterior to the interior, Carolina Victorian treats visitors to photographs of NC Victorian Landmarks, furnished Victorian rooms, scenes of Charlotte from 1905 versus today, and a dollhouse that replicates the tiniest details of a Victorian home. Mon.-Sun. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

* Mint Museum of Art Art Glass: The Collection of Marjorie and Robert McDorman. Brilliant and elegant examples of art glass from the guilded age. Ranges from small vases and plates to much larger urns and lamps. Included are works from all of the major glassmakers of the period: Galle, Daum, Loetz, Tiffany, Carder, Steuben, Durand and Quezal among others. Mon.-Sun. Continues through June 16. The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. An insightful look, through 60 art masterpieces, into the era in which America assumed a leading role on the world stage. Mon.-Sun. Continues through April 21. Pierre Joseph Redoute: A Man Passionate About Flowers. a presentation of 24 nineteenth century botanical hand-colored engravings from Redoute's most renowned works, Les Lilacees and Les Roses, from public and private collections. Mon.-Sun. Continues through July 28. Pierre-Joseph Redoute: A Man Passionate About Flowers. in honor of botanist Andre Michaux. Mon.-Sun. Continues through July 14. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

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