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Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony Strike resolution pending, Christof Perick and the CSO will present Bruckner's Seventh Symphony. Oct. 3-4, 8 p.m. $14-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Choral Concert The Chamber Singers and Davidson College Concert Choir will present works by Dawson, Dello Joio, Ferko, Kirbye, and others. Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Wed., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Free. 704-894-2357.

Dylan Savage Pianist will present an "Un-Recital," including "Partita #1" by Bach, "Carnival" by R. Schumann and Savage's own "Two Wicked Piano Etudes." Tue., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2472.

Evelyn Glennie on Percussion Percussionist Evelyn Glennie brings to life Joseph Schwantner's Concerto for Percussion. Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green, guest conducts. Oct. 10-11, 8 p.m. $15-$70. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

An Evening Of International Song Kathleen Colwell, soprano, and others; Music of Schumann and Schubert. Karen Hite Jacob, piano. www.belmontabbey college.edu. Tue., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Donations suggested. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.

Fall Choral Concert Wed., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Free. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Corner of Main St. & Concord Rd., Davidson. 704-894-2357.

First Tuesday Concerts Music of Peter Schickele, Dream Dances. For flute, violin, and cello. Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Presented by Chamber Music at St. Peter's. Oct 7, Noon Concert at 12:10pm, After Work Concert & Reception (Hodges Taylor Gallery) at 5:30pm. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-335-0009.

Kadri Gopalnath Saxophone recital in classical Indian music style. Performed in the Tyler-Tallman Hall. Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. $15 adults, $12 seniors. Free for students under 21. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2353.

Queen City Brass Band Featuring performances of Brahms, Dvorak, Chopin, Strauss and more utilizing mostly-conical brass instruments and percussion. Mon., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-4469.

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra David Baker, Musical Director. Presented by Carolinas Concert Association. www.carolinasconcert.com. Tue., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. $25-$65. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-527-6680.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Live improvised comedy created from your suggestions. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for more information. Call for reservations. Fridays: Long Form Fridays, scenes and monologues from a single audience suggestion, $5; Saturdays: improv comedy with audience suggestions, Rated R, $10. 8pm both nights. 1958 E 7th St. 1-866-467-7681.

Central Ave Playhouse Psychotic Pooch. Live Sketch Comedy and improv. Material is NC-17, seating is limited. Call for reservations. Fri., Sat., 11 p.m. $10. 1118 Clement Ave. 704-502-8423.

The Comedy Zone Mathis Madness. With Mark Mathis, from TV's Fox Edge. Sundays. Oct 3-5: Tim Wilson. Fri., 8pm & 10:15pm; Sat., 9pm & 11pm; Sun., 8pm. 516 N. College St., Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.

Dance

Blackberry Mountain CPCC'S Dance Central presents a work based on the Appalachian legend of the Brown Mountain lights. Oct 10-11 at 8pm & Oct 12 at 2:30pm. $12.00. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

A Celebration of Dance The program takes the audience into the wide world of dance - from classical ballet and modern dance to tap dancing. Oct 3-4 at 8pm, Oct 5 at 2:30pm. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, $4 kids 4 & under. Gaston Dance Theatre, 201 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-865-5943.

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia Russian folk art is brought to life through a symphony of dances. Sun., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. $18-$50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History The Faces of Our State. Through June 2004. Soaring Symbols. Exhibit Opening for Soaring Symbols: Eagles in World Culture Exhibit, created in collaboration with the Carolina Raptor Center. Sat., Oct. 4, 2-4 p.m. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Continues through Sept. 30, 2004. Where Eagles Soar. This collaborative exhibit with the Carolina Raptor Center compares and contrasts eagles in their natural habitats with their symbolic and historical importance. Exhibit runs Oct 4 through Apr 4. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Omnimax. Now showing: Top Speed, Journey Into Amazing Caves and Coral Reef Adventure. Call or visit website for times, www.discoveryplace.org. Speed. Opening of new exhibit on Oct 1, with special events slated for Oct 4, 11am-2pm. Speed is a 6,000 sq. ft. experience delivering a high-speed plunge into the world of high-performance, limit-stretching and barrier-smashing motion. Through Feb 2004. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. A Novello Evening with Stuart Woods. Suspense novelist Woods is promoting his newest book, Capital Crimes. Tue., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. $15. A Portion of the People: 300 Years of Southern Jewish Life. Exhibit runs Sept. 14 through Nov. 30. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

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