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Classical Music

Anthony Dean Griffey Griffey, a tenor, will perform a set of songs written by Andre Previn. Fri., Nov. 19, 8:15 p.m. Free. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University. 704-233-8312.

Charlotte Symphony Neighborhood Concerts These intimate and informal concerts encompass four centuries of works for chamber orchestra. Nov. 18: Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College; Nov. 19: University City United Methodist Church, 3835 West W.T. Harris Blvd.; Nov. 20: First Baptist Church, Downtown. www.charlottesymphony.org. $5-$15. 704-972-2000.

Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall concert with Junior Youth Orchestra. www.charlottesymphony.org. Wed., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. $4-$6. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-972-2000.

East Carolina University Chamber Singers "Music of our Time," an a cappella performance of sacred and secular works. Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. Free. Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Rd.

From Sondheim to Bernstein: A Broadway Review Concert presented by the voice students of Jacquelyn Culpepper. Nov. 19-20, 8 p.m. Free. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2414.

Linda S. Sickles Recital Mrs. Sickles will present works by Beach, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Ysaye, Corigilano, and Massenet. Sun., Nov. 21, 3 p.m. Free. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fort Mill, 501 Pine St. 803-547-5968.

Random Acts of Song A concert of choral music dedicated to Thanksgiving and charity. www.carolinavoices.org. Sun., Nov. 21, 5 p.m. $10-$12. St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1621 Dilworth Rd. 704-374-1564.

St. Lawrence String Quartet A concert series performance from the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Tyler-Tallman Hall. Wed., Nov. 17, 8 p.m. $10-$15. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Winthrop Chorale/Chamber Singers Also performing, Winthrop Jazz Voices. McBryde Hall. Mon., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2255.

Winthrop Flute Choir Directed by Jill O'Neil. Sun., Nov. 21, 4 p.m. Free. Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University. 803-323-2255.

Winthrop Symphonic Band Also performing, Winthrop/Olde English Wind Ensemble. Brynes Auditorium. Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2255.

Comedy

Charlotte Comedy Theater Extreme Improv. A high energy, audience interactive show similar to "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" Shows rated R. www.extremeimprov.com. Fri, 10pm; Sat, 8pm (non-smoking) & 10pm. $10. 1111 - D Hawthorne Ln. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Nov. 17-20: Hypnotist Ricky Kalmon (R-Rated show); Nov. 24-25: Paul Hooper and Keith Alberstadt. www.thecomedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Ovens Auditorium All Stars of BET Comedy. Starring Rickey Smiley/Bruce Bruce. Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. $34.50-$42.50. 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600.

The Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience Comedy. Whose Line, Second City, and Sketchprovstyle improv comedy. Reservations suggested.www.pinkturtle.net. Thu., Wine Up, 3306-C N. Davidson; Fri., Tyber Creek Pub, 1933 S. Blvd,; Sat., Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.; All at 8pm. Free. 704-301-1564.

Dance

Project Hometown Moving Poets presents an original dance-theatre and multi-media "hip-opera" performance. Nov. 18-20. $15-$25. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-527-6683.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Nov. 10-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. Nov. 10-May 25. Solving the Rock House Mysteries. Interactive exhibit examines clues revealed by photographs, oral histories, and archaeological discoveries. Opening, Nov. 20, 2-4pm. Nov. 20-Dec. 31. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Nov. 10-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. Nov. 10-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. John T. Edge. Food for Thought: Fried Chickendinner and lecture with author. Thu., Nov. 18, 6 p.m. $20-$25. Living Traditions. Folk Arts of the American South. Nov. 10-Jan. 9. Rural Voices and Visions. A regional conversation about the sense of place, importance, and challenges of rural land. Sun., Nov. 21, 3 p.m. We're Still Here: Native Americans in the Southeast. Nov. 10-Jan. 9. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures. An opportunity to see the work of America's foremost realist artist. Nov. 10-Jan. 9. Guild of Charlotte Artists. Guest Tommie Robinson will present on "Painting Egg Tempera in Watercolor." Wed., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Free. North Carolina Pottery: A Restless Tradition. Nov. 10-Feb. 27. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Nov. 10-Feb. 20. VantagePoint III: Elizabeth Turk - The Collars. Nov. 10-Dec. 31. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Nov. 10-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Nov. 10-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Topics: Champagne Styles and Tastes, Appellations, Sekt, Cava, Methode Champenoise, Geography & Climates, Food Pairings. Nov. 16, 6:30-8pm. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

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