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Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony A performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.27 and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony. www.charlottesymphony.org. Sept. 10-11, 8pm. $15-$73. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Christopher Berg Original music for guitar includes works by Granados, Albeniz, Ponce and transcriptions of music by Bach, Mozart and Haydn. Mon., Sept. 13, 8 p.m. Free. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.

Mostly Mozart Series Performed by The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Various locations. www.charlottesymphony.org. Sept. 17, 18 & 23; Nov. 18-20. $15. 704-972-2000.

Comedy

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). www.extremeimprov.com www.psychoticpooch.com. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 704-332-2256.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances. Sept. 8-11: Mike Veneman & Todd McGunears; Sept. 15-18: John Joseph & Grandma Lee. www.comedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

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

Dance

Koresh Dance Company A performance by Philadelphia-based dance company. www.davidson.edu/tickets. 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.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Sept. 1-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. Mix & Max: Omnimax after hours. The program is aimed at anyone looking for something different. Live music, Omnimax films, food and cash bar. Third Friday of every month. $10 members $12 non-members. Omnimax. Omnimax is closed for renovations through mid-November. www.discoveryplace.org. 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. Living Traditions. Folk Arts of the American South. Sept. 10-Jan. 9. Native Americans in the Carolinas Celebration. Activities, learning, and exhibits. Sat., Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We're Still Here: Native Americans in the Southeast. Sept. 10-Jan. 9. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Delhom Service League Meeting. Cynthia Bringle will be speaking on how what we produce today will become the antiques of the future. Tue., Sept. 21. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Sept. 18-Feb. 20. Revelation: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Collections. Sept. 1-19. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Sept. 1-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Sept. 1-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Wine Olympics : Hurdles of Style and Balance, New World / Old World Styles, Historical, Geographical Perspective, Meritage / Proprietary, Structural Differences and Similarities. Sept. 14, 6:30-8pm. $30. 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. Sept. 1-Oct. 3. 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Readings & Signings

Art Bar Writers Evening. Featuring local writers Lucinda Grey, Amy Parkison, and Glenn Hutchinson from UNCC. Craig Renfroe for Queens University. Sat., Sept. 11, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. 1501 B. South Tryon St. 704-687-2801.

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Stephanie Winston. Author will discuss and sign Organized For Success. Wed., Sept. 15, 7-8 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9365.

Borders, Morrocroft Jaytoe Anthony Tukan. Author will read and sign his children's book Kitty Cat Had A Dream: In The Kingdom Of Animals. Sat., Sept. 18, 6 p.m. 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Borders, Stonecrest Jaytoe Anthony Tukan. Author will read and sign his children's book Kitty Cat Had A Dream: In The Kingdom Of Animals. Sat., Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Donald Haack. Author will discuss and sign Bush-Pilot In Diamond Country. Sun., Sept. 19, 2 p.m. 7836 Rea Rd. 704-752-3782.

The Bookmark Scott Fowler. Author will sign Tales from the Carolina Panthers Sidelines. Fri., Sept. 10, 12-1:30 p.m. 100 N. Tryon St., Suite 265. 704-377-2565.

Spoken Word

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

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