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Classical Music

Chitravina Recital Classical Music Association of Charlotte presents a recital by Sangeet Samrat, Chitravina N. Ravikiran. Sun., May 2, 2 p.m. $10-$15, Free for CMAC members and Davidson students. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-814-9355.

Elijah The Charlotte Symphony will say farewell to David Tang as he conducts his last symphony concert as the Director of the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte with a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah. April 30; May 1, 8 p.m. $14-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

First Tuesday Concerts Chamber Music at St. Peter's showcases a string quartet by Antonin Dvorak. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 7th and N. Tryon. AfterWork Concert at 5:30 pm, a reception follows at Hodges Taylor Gallery. Tue., May 4, 12:10 p.m. Free. 704-335-0009.

New Music Series Performances of new compositions by Claire Ritter, Kristin Clark, Martha Tepper and Ron Parks. In the Sloane Music Bldg, Charlotte Campus. Fri., April 30, 12 p.m. Free. CPCC, P.O. Box 35009. 704-330-6757.

Sotto Voce Sotto Voce, the ensemble from One Voice Chorus, shares the stage withImpromptu! from Carolina Voices for a musical romp. Sat., May 1, 8 p.m. $10-$12. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St.


Bayou Kitchen Comedy. Extreme Improv: Fridays 8pm - Chicago Style long form improv "The Gallery"; Saturdays 8pm - "Who's Line Is it?" style improv; Psychotic Pooch at 10pm. Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 866-467-7681.

CJ's, Adams Mark Blue Light. Talent show with stand-up, musicians and more. Thursdays, 8pm. 555 S. McDowell St. 704-506-3156.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Apr. 27-28: Dave Chappelle; Apr. 29-May 2: Frank Caleindo. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Katchikally NickLewis Comedy Corner. Best of Urban Comedians from HBO, BET Comicview. Fri & Sat 10pm. 204 W. Woodlawn Road Suite A. 704-567-2634.

Ovations Comedy Variety Show. "The Waki Tiki show" featuring the Kahuna's of Comedy. In the Luau Lounge. Fri & Sat, 10pm. 3014 East Independence Blvd. 704-602-2595.

The Perch Theatre New Location. Sketch comedy club/theater. 1111-P Hawthorne Ln. 704-372-7724.


21 Years of Dances and Dancers A mixed-media event with excerpts from Les Sylphides, A Giver of Masks and more. Presented by CPCC Dance Central. Apr. 30 & May 1, 8pm; May 2, 2:30pm. $12. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

Dance Break North Carolina Dance Theatre 2 (NCDT 2) will give free lunchtime performances. April 28; April 29; April 30, 12:15-1 p.m. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-0101 ext. 107.


Charlotte Museum of History The Faces of Our State. Through June. Powerful Persuaders: World War II Posters. An exhibit of propaganda posters. Through Sept. 1. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Through Sept. 30. 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. Daily. Omnimax. Now showing: Ocean Oasis, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience, T. rex: Back to the Cretaceous, and Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance. Call or visit website for times, A T. Rex Named Sue. A fully articulated cast of a T. Rex fossil now on display. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Courage: The Carolina Story That Changed America. The 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education initiated massive change in race relations across the country. Through Aug. 15. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Fashions of the Crinoline Era: 1840-1865. Through May 2004. Margaret Bourke-White. The photography of design, 1927-1936. April 21-May 2. Through the Eye of the Camera. 19th and 20th century photography. April 21-May 2. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. April 21-Sept. 5. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Art of Gold. Exhibit presents 80 contemporary gold objects. Apr. 3-Aug. 8. The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection. An exhibit examining the chameleon-like form of the teapot and how it has become an inventive vehicle for artistic expression in the 20th century. Through May 30. 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 Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 31. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Kaye Gibbons. Author will read and sign Divining Women. Thu., April 29, 7 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9365.

Beatties Ford Road Library Teresa Mason Browning. Author will sign and discuss Now That the Secrets Are Out!. Tue., May 4, 7 p.m. 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. 704-432-6706.

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