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Classical Music

Charlotte Flute Choir A program of light classical music for the unusual medium of flute choir. Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Rd. Sun., May 16, 7 p.m. Free. 704-552-7128.

Charlotte Symphony New World Symphony with Catherine Rückwardt, conducting, and Terrence Wilson, piano. May 14; May 15, 8 p.m. $14-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Providence Chamber Music Series The Providence United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will perform Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem. At the church (Providence Rd & Sharon Amity). Sun., May 16, 7 p.m. Free. 704-333-9536.

Comedy

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. www.extremeimprov.comwww.psychoticpooch.com. $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:. May 19-22: Mike Mesemer with Scott Oseycheck. www.thecomedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Ovations Comedy Variety Show. "The Waki Tiki show" featuring the Kahunas 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. www.theperch.com. 1111-P Hawthorne Ln. 704-372-7724.

Visulite Theatre The Perch Presents. Sketch comedy theater. www.theperch.com. May 13; May 27, 9 p.m. $10. 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200.

Dance

The Pearl Fishers CPCC Opera Theatre's production of Bizet's opera. The production also features Classical Indian Dance. May 14-15, 8pm; May 16, 2:30pm. $12. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

Museums

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 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. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Courage Community Day. Celebrate courage in the community as youth share perspectives and performances on race, education, history, and Brown's legacy. Sun., May 16, 1-4 p.m. $5-$6, members and kids under 6 free. Courage: The Carolina Story That Changed America. Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit. Through Aug. 15. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Fashions of the Crinoline Era: 1840-1865. Through May 2004. Here's Lookin' At You Kid. Prosperity America Incorporated (PAI), an organization helping at-risk youth throughcommunity-based programming, will host its kickoff event. Proceeds benefit PAI. Wed., May 19, 7 p.m. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. May 5-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. Through May 30. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Featuring Petite Sirah, Syrah, Shiraz- A comparison, triangular tasting, geography and more. www.carolinawineclub.com. Tue., May 18, 6:15-8 p.m. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County The Last "Hu-Roar". During this program, children, ages 5 and older with an accompanying adult, will learn about lions, lynxes, cheetahs, jaguars and more from the All About Cats exhibition. Sat., May 15, 10 a.m. 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 Michael J. Durant. Author will discuss and sign In the Company of Heroes: A True Story. Thu., May 13, 7 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9365.

Barnes & Noble, Huntersville Meet the Authors. An evening with several local authors. Fri., May 14, 7 p.m. Birkdale Village, 8725 Townley Rd., Huntersville. 704-895-8863.

Spoken Word

Afro-American Cultural Center Harambee Tuesday. Spoken word poetry and creative expression gathering. First and third Tues., 7-9pm. Free. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Jackson's Java Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Thu., May 13, 8 p.m. 8544 University City Blvd. 704-595-9526.

Southend Performing Arts Center BareBones Poetry Project. SPAC will feature regional authors reading selections of their poetry, short stories and performance poetry. Third Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. 201 Rampart St. 704-332-5300.

Tonic The Soul Movement. An underground nite for Spoken Word/Poetry, Soul Classics, Neo-Soul, Deep/Soulful House, Urban Grooves & Underground Hip-Hop. www.thesoulmovement.com. Sundays. $5 before 9:30pm. 1427 E. 4th St. 704-580-7187.

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