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Classical Music

Chamber Music Janice Bradner, piano, Matt Lavin, cello, and Tatiana Karpova, violin. Sun., Oct. 10, 3 p.m. Free. Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University. 803-323-2255.

Charlotte Symphony Conducting Serenade for 13 Winds and Metamorphosen, Strauss interpreter Christof Perick will express the artist's teenage optimism to adult reflection. Also Brahm's Symphony No.1. www.charlottesymphony.org. Oct. 8-9, 8pm. $14-$68. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Performing Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites, Mussorgsky's Night on Ball Mountain, and Shubert's Rosemund overture. Wed., Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Free. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

The Lenoir Rhyne a cappella choir Performance includes selections from Messiah (Handel), Josquin, Faure, some hymn arrangements and more. Sun., Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. Free. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-461-6813.

Lisa de la Salle A performance by first-prize winner of the 2004 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in NY. Tyler-Tallman Hall Sloan Music Center. Thu., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. $10-15. Davidson College. 704-894-2135.

Comedy

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances. Oct. 8-9: Pauly Shore; Oct. 13-16: Ronnie Bullard and Matt Davis. 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.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Sept. 30-Jan. 2. Our Changing Landscape: Early Views of People and Place in the Carolina Piedmont. An exhibition that illustrates and interprets the changes in the Carolina Piedmont landscape. Sept. 30-May 25. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Members Preview, Sept. 30, 7-9p.m. Sept. 30-March 25. 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. 30-Jan. 10. 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. 30-Jan. 9. A Taste of Opera. Total Wine will pour wine from the region while opera enthusiasts provide a review for guests for each production of Opera Carolina's current season. Fri., Oct. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $30. We're Still Here: Native Americans in the Southeast. Sept. 30-Jan. 9. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Sept. 30-Feb. 20. VantagePoint III: Elizabeth Turk - The Collars. Oct. 2-Dec. 31. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Sept. 30-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Sept. 30-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Understanding the Wines of Italy: A Primer, History of Appellations, Styles and Comparisons, Grape Varietals, Olive Oil and Cheeses. Oct. 12, 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. Our Changing Landscapes: Early views of people and places in Carolina Piedmont. Sept. 30-May 15. 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 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Readings & Signings

Actor's Theatre Alexander C. Sanger. Planned Parenthood of Charlotte is hosting a reception and book signing for Sanger, author of Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century. Tue., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. $50. 650 E. Stonewall Street. 704-342-2251.

Borders, Morrocroft Libby Chitwood Appel. Author will read and sign Dancing with GIs: A Red Cross Club Worker in India, World War II. Sun., Oct. 10, 2 p.m. 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Main Library Alden Carter. Author will discuss and sign Civil War novel Bright and Starry Banner. Sun., Oct. 10, 4 p.m. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-6217.

Park Road Books Stephen Kirk. Author will sign Scribblers: Stalking the Authors of Appalachia. Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Joan Hunt. Author will sign Cold Heaven. Sat., Oct. 9, 1 p.m. Louanne Johnson. Author will sign The Queen of Education: Rules for Making Schools. Sun., Oct. 10, 1 p.m. Quinn Dalton. Author will sign High Strung. Mon., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Jimmy Dean. Author will sign Thirty Years of Sausage...Fifty Years of Ham. Wed., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

The Bookmark Judy Goldman. Author will sign Leaving Early, a novel. Fri., Oct. 8, 12-1:30 p.m. 100 N. Tryon St., Suite 265. 704-377-2565.

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