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Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony Conductor Christof Perick will conduct Mozart's Piano Concerto No.27 and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony. Sept. 10-11, 8pm. $15-$73. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

First Tuesday Concerts Monthly performances of Chamber Music. Sept. 7, at St. Peter's (12:10pm); After work concert and reception at Hodges Taylor Gallery (5:30pm). Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 West 7th St. 704-332-7746.

Stars and Stripes Forever A patriotic celebration featuring Buddy Watcher. Belk Theater. Sat., Sept. 4, 8 p.m. $17.50-$35. 704-846-2788.


Bayou Kitchen Comedy. Extreme Improv, Charlotte's only professional improv comedy troupe, Fri and Sat, 8pm (866-467-7681); Psychotic Pooch performs bizarre sketch comedy, Fri and Sat, 10pm (704-502-8423). $10. 1958 E 7th St. 704-332-2256.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances. Sept. 1-4: Mo Alexander; Sept. 8-11: Mike Veneman & Todd McGunears. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Tyber Creek Pub The Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience. "Whose Line" type short form improv. Reservations suggested. Fridays, 8pm. $5. 1933 S. Blvd. 704-301-1564.


Koresh Dance Company A performance by Philadelphia-based dance company. Fri., Sept. 10, 8 p.m. $15-25. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

NC Youth Tap Ensemble Performance of several dance styles. Thu., Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. $10. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University. 704-233-8300.


Charlotte Museum of History Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Aug. 26-Jan. 2. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Through Sept. 30. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Communication Exhibit. Follow electronic messages around the world, see your voice, and get a glimpse at the next generation of the information age. Sept. 4-Jan. 10. Omnimax. Now showing: Ocean Oasis, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience, T. rex: Back to the Cretaceous, and Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance. Closed for renovations Sept. 7-mid Nov. 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. Focus on Justice: Carolina Photographers and the Civil Rights Movement. Through Oct. 17. Levine Museum of the New South. If you love kids and appreciate history, consider being a tour guide! All you need is a desire to learn and willingness to help. Scheduling is flexible, but more hours are weekday mornings. All materials and training provided. Museum Education Staff are available for presentations. Aug. 26-Sept. 22. Living Traditions. Folk Arts of the American South. Sept. 10-Jan. 9. We're Still Here: Native Americans in the Southeast. Sept. 10-Jan. 9. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Revelation: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Collections. Aug. 26-Sept. 19. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. Aug. 26-Sept. 5. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Aug. 26-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Aug. 28-April 17. 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 Eewww, Yuck!. Understanding Nature's Most Unhuggable Creatures. Through summer 2005. Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 24. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Schiele Museum, Gastonia Within These Hills. A photographic exhibition. Aug. 26-Oct. 3. 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Readings & Signings

Borders, Stonecrest Scott Fowler. Author will discuss and sign new book about the Carolina Panthers. Sat., Sept. 4, 3 p.m. 7836 Rea Rd. 704-752-3782.

Spoken Word

Afro-American Cultural Center Reflections. A poetry slam. A part of Charlotte Shout. Sat., Sept. 11, 3-6 p.m. Free. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Jackson's Java Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Thu., Sept. 9, 8 p.m. 8544 University City Blvd. 704-595-9526.

Mama's Caribbean Grill Uptown Saturday Nite. Featuring singers, rappers, and poets. Sign up for the Open Mic Showcase. Details: Every second and last Saturday of the month at 10pm-until. $7 cover. 1504 Central Ave. 704-375-8414.

Tea Rex Teahouse Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Fri., Sept. 3, 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

Cabaret A visual metaphor for the depraved and dangerous place of Berlin as the Nazis are beginning to come to power. Sept.9-26, Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. $17-$22. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-376-3777.

The Faculty Room A drama depicting a school where violence is the norm, weapons are commonplace and teachers are lost burned out souls. Sept. 9-11, 15-18, 22-25 at 8pm. $12-$15. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave. 705-455-8542.

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