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Arts Agenda 

CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts * indicates critics' picks.

Classical Music

Belmont Trombonist A concert by Nathan J. Siler, trombone, assisted by Dr. John Siler, organ, plus additional guest artists. The concert will be held at the Belmont Abbey Basilica and is free and open to the public. Sun., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. Belmont Abbey College, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.

Cabaret Night The Boys and Girls Choirs at St. Peter's present this program featuring Grammy Award Nominee Tom Chapin in the McGlohon Theatre. Wed., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. $7-60. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Chamber Music at St. Peter's November's performance features La Bonne Chanson, Opus 61. Gabriel Faure set to music this Paul Verlaine love poem about a young man who longs through a daydream to be with his lover. Tue., Nov. 5, 12:10 p.m. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.

The Charlotte Symphony Pops with Linda Eder Eder returns for her second performance with the Charlotte Symphony Pops. Conductor Albert-George Schram will lead the concerts, which will feature an evening of standards, Broadway hits and selections from Eder's most recent recordings. Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m. $15-64. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600.

Clarinet Concert by A.K.C. Natarajan The Classical Music Association of Charlotte is presenting this event in the Tyler-Tallman Hall of the Sloan Music Center in association with the Department of Music at Davidson College. The concert is made possible in part by a special grant from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte. Sun., Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-814-9355.

Fall Choral ConcertThe concert will be held in Belk Chapel. Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.

Jazz & Classical Essentials Sunday Brunch Borders will be playing jazz and classical music from their essential catalogs. Coffee and pastry provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. Borders, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Music for a Carnival Presented by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m. Dana Auditorium, Queens University.

Pianist Christopher O'Riley O'Riley performs with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as they welcome guest conductor Carl St. Clair, conducting the music of Frank Ticheli, Chopin, and Prokofiev. Sat., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $12-60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Pianist Dylan Savage The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will present pianist Dylan Savage in recital in the Rowe Arts Building Recital Hall. Thu., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. UNC-Charlotte. 704-687-3315.

Symphony on the Square A free concert held annually by the Charlotte Symphony at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets. Be sure to bring your lunch. Wed., Oct. 23, 12 p.m.

Three Mo' Tenors Marion J. Caffey brought these three voices together to fill the void of African American tenors on the operatic and classical concert stage. In one evening, these tenors cross seven musical forms and span four hundred years of music. Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. $18-45. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

UNC Charlotte Symphonic and Concert Bands The performance in the McGlohon Theatre will feature the local premiere of a Sept. 11 composition by New York City composer Eric Ewazen. Tue., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Completely improvised comedy shows based on your suggestions. Similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Southern and Cajun dinner and drinks are available at the Bayou as well. Tell your server you are there to see the show for proper seating. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for details/reservations. Saturdays, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. 1958 E 7th St. 1-866-467-7681.

* The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Showtimes are 9pm, 11pm, on Friday and Saturday nights, and an additional show on Saturdays at 1am. The 9pm show is non-smoking. The Talking Baby Talk Show #3 is every Thursday in Oct. at 9:30pm. Auditions are twice a year, next set is Nov. 4. Show 272: Oct. 25 & 26. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.

Psychotic Pooch Live Sketch Comedy and Improv. Comedy rated NC-17 for situations and content. Large group rates available. Call for reservations, directions or more info. DJ after-party every Saturday. Fri., Sat., 11 p.m. 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

The Comedy Zone College Night and "SIN" (Service Industry Workers) Night. Get free admission for the 8pm show and with your Comedy Zone ticket, get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe. Wednesdays. Judy Tenuta. Tenuta, "The Love Goddess," was the first stand-up to win Best Female Comedian at the American Comedy Awards. Oct. 25-26. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. 704-348-4242.

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