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Classical Music

Piccolo Spoleto An evening of music with Carolina Voices. Thu., June 3, 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Rd. 704-972-2000.

Summer Pops Performances at SouthPark. June 6-27, Sundays, 8:15pm. Free. 704-972-2000.


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.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. June 2-5: Mike Armstrong & Naughty. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

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


Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Presented by the Community School of the Arts Dance Dept. & Charlotte City Ballet Company. Matthews Community Center Theatre, 100 McDowell St. Sat., June 5, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $6-$9. 704-708-4474.

Spring Student Performances Presented by DancePlace, the Official School of North Carolina Dance Theatre. Sat., June 5, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $12-25. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.


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. 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. Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit. Through Aug. 15. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Jazzy Ladies 2004. A series of evenings featuring picnics, live jazz and classic New York City films. June 8: Tootsie, Evans & Coppola perform. $5-$7, free for Young Affiliates members. Revelation: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Collections. May 29-Sept. 19. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. May 26-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. 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 Rock Hill From A to Z. May 26-Aug. 15. Summer Movies for Children. This year's theme: Awesome Animals. June 8-9: Pete's Dragon; June 15-16: A Bug's Life; June 22-23: The Fox and the Hound: June 29-30: Brother Bear. Tues. & Wed. at 11am & 2pm. Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 31. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Schiele Museum, Gastonia 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Readings & Signings

Park Road Books Sheila Kay Adams. Author will read and sign My Old True Love. Thu., June 3, 7 p.m. Linda Robertson. Author will read and sign Murder Swings the Tide. Sat., June 5, 1 p.m. Dan Morrill. Author will read and sign The Civil War in the Carolinas. Sun., June 6, 1 p.m. Martin Clark. Author will read and sign Plain Heathen Mischief. Wed., June 9, 7 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

Union County Public Library, Monroe Tony Abbott. Author will read and sign Leaving Maggie Hope. Tue., June 8, 12 p.m. Free. 316 East Windsor St. 704-283-8184.

Spoken Word

Tea Rex Teahouse Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Fri., June 4, 7:30 p.m. 2102 South Blvd. 704-595-9526.

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

Theater: Openings

15-Minute Play Fest Five new short plays from playwrights across the country. Suzanne Little Recital Hall, EH Little Fine Arts Center at Queens. June 3; June 4; June 5, 8 p.m. $10. Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-332-5300.

Anything Goes Cole Porter musical. June 9-19, Tues (7pm), Wed-Sat (8pm), Sun (2:30pm). $16. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

Carolinas' Contemporary Playwrights' Festival Staged readings of four new original plays, submitted to the Festival. June 4-6. $6 per play/$20 per package. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-334-9128.

Fishes & Loaves: the Stories Jesus Told The stories of Jesus come to life in this interactive event. June 4-5, 18-19, 7pm. $12-$20. King's Arena, Fort Mill, 2175 Gethsemane Ct., Fort Mill. 803-802-2300.

Grease Broadway musical. June 8-10, 8pm; June 11, 8:15pm; June 12, 2pm & 8:15pm; June 13, 2pm & 7:30pm. $23-$59. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

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