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Classical Music

BAC Guest Artist Series Shirley Gilpin and Betsy Sesler featuring 2nd movement of Mozart's Concerto for flute/harp and more. Mon., Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Free. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont.

Debussy, Ravel, Franck - French Masters Christof Perick, conducting Charlotte Symphony Classics. November 7-8, 8pm. $14-64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Mozart Requiem Christof Perick conducting. Ute Selbig, soprano. Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor. Mark Risinger, bass. Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, David Tang, director. November 14-15, 8pm. $14-64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Orion Weiss 21-year old Weiss is a recipient of a 2002 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Performance in the Tyler-Tallman Hall. Mon., Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 for seniors. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Philharmonia of the Nations Brahms- Festival Overture, Op. 80,Samuel Barber- Violin Concerto, Op. 14Rachmaninoff- Symphony No. 2 in E minor. Sun., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. $25-$75. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Red Priest This English ensemble has redefined the art of Baroque music performance, combining the fruits of extensive research with virtuosity, creative re-composition, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft. Sun., Nov. 9, 3 p.m. $15 adults, $5 students. Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University. 803-328-2787.

Renaissance A Charlotte-based choral ensemble's fall concert, featuring anthems and motets by such composers as Parry, Mathias, and Rutter. St Peter's Episcopal Church, N. Tryon St. www.singers-renaissance.org. Sat., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 704-333-3698.

Roth Duo Wolfgang Roth, violin, Bette Roth, harp - both are principal players of the Charlotte Symphony. Mon., Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Admission is free. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.

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. 516 N. College St., Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.

Ovens Auditorium Chris Rock. Comedian's Black Ambition Tour. Sat., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $55.50, $42.50, $37.50. 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600.

Dance

Innovative Works This program showcases new works by emerging choreographers such as Uri Sands and Darrell Moultrie, as well as Septime Weber. Nov. 13-15 at 7:30pm. $10-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Satirical 6/15 Moving Poets 4th annual festival for innovative performing arts featuring six collaborative 15-minute multi-media world premieres. Intended for mature audiences. Nov. 19-22 at 8pm; Nov. 23 at 7pm. $15 - $24.50. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-527-6683.

Winthrop Dance Theatre Works choreographed by faculty and guest artists will highlight a range of dance, from contemporary ballet to athletic modern. Johnson Theatre. November 12-15 at 8pm; November 16 at 2pm. $5 w/Winthrop ID, $10 general admission. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2287.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Andrew Carroll. In observance of Veterans' Day, author will discuss War Letters - Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars. Reservations required. Wed., Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. 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 Machine Shop. Get a lift from the pulley, spin wheels, gears and learn about inclined planes and more. www.discoveryplace.org. Omnimax. Now showing: Space Station, Top Speed, and Journey Into Amazing Caves. Call or visit website for times, www.discoveryplace.org. 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. James McBride. Reflections on My Jewish Heritage with author of The Color of Water. Wed., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. $10 members, $15 non-members. 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. Fashions of the Crinoline Era: 1840-1865. Eight mid 19th century crinoline fashions, featuring wide hoop skirts, from the museum's costume collection are currently on display. 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.

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