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Classical Music

C'est Magnifique! Guest artist Jeff Ferdon, bass viol. Co-sponsored by Alliance Francaise of Charlotte. www.carolinapromusica.org. Fri., Oct. 24, 8:15 p.m. $15 regular admission, $7.50 for students/seniors. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.

Frankenstein, The Rock Opera Conceived by two Davidson students, Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece comes alive with ballads and rock music. Contains mature themes. Oct. 22-25 at 8pm and Oct. 26 at 7pm. Tickets are $15. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Jazz Ensemble Concert www.uncc.edu/music. Thu., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. No cover charge. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC.

Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi's opera of power, revenge and salvation. Presented by Opera Carolina. Sung in Italian w/ projected English titles. www.operacarolina.org. Oct. 23, 7:30pm. Oct. 25, 8pm. Oct. 26, 2pm. $10-$79. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

UNCC Symphonic Wind Ensemble With featured trumpet soloist Michael Miller. Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Free. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-687-2472.

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 Upcoming Performances. Oct. 17-18: Craig Shoemaker. Oct. 17, 8pm & 10:15pm; Oct. 18 7pm, 9pm, 11pm. www.comedyzone.net. $17.50. Mathis Madness. With Mark Mathis, from TV's Fox Edge. Sundays. 516 N. College St., Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.

Dance

A Devil's Dance Moving Poets open their 7th season with the tale of a wager between God and the Devil over a man's soul. This production is intended for mature audiences. www.movingpoets.org. Oct. 23-26 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Times Thu-Sat at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm. $12 to $20. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-527-6683.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Civil War Lantern Tour. Take a walk back in time and relive the turbulent Civil War years. Sat., Oct. 18, 7-10 p.m. The Faces of Our State. Through June 2004. 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. Speed. Exhibit and 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. Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery Walking Tour. The Cemetery is located two blocks west of 6th and Graham Streets. Look for tour signs. Tours last approximately one hour and involve walking on uneven ground. There are no toilet facilities. Sat., Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Free. 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.

Mint Museum of Art All Aglow. Through February 15, 2004. The Art of Romare Bearden. The museum will put on display its 19 remaining works by Charlotte native. Through Jan. 4. Burlon Craig and His Legacy. Continues through Oct. 19. Fashions of the Crinoline Era: 1840-1865. Through May 2004. Vantage Point 1. Julie Moos: Friends and Enemies, featuring portraits of couples who are either best friends or worst enemies and places them against a non-descript background. Exhibit through Dec. 7. Raphael to Monet. Features 58 masterpieces from one of the nation's most celebrated collections of European art from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Exhibit runs Oct. 18 through Jan. 11. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design American Quilt Classics 1800 - 1980: The Charles and Fleur Bresler Collection. Through Jan. 4, 2004. Sculptural Radiance: The Jewelry & Objects of Linda MacNeil. A fusion of glass and gold, featuring 25 works. Through November 23. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Eye to Eye: Photography by Kim Wolhuter. Through Dec. 14. Piecing a Quilt of Life: World Connections. Features contemporary art quilts made by 23 women with stories to tell. Exhibit runs through Apr. 25, 2004. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Spoken Word

Afro-American Cultural Center Queen City Soul Slam. An opportunity for local poets to participate in a nationally recognized performance art competition. www.aacc-charlotte.org. Wed., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Poets pay $3 to participate, public $5. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

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