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Classical Music

Electronic Music Concert Students studying electronic music will present their original compositions in this concert. Wed., Dec. 8, 10 p.m. Free. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

Rockapella Comfort & Joy A blend of seasonal tunes as well as other favorites, without instruments. Dec. 15; Dec. 16, 8 p.m. $12.50-$25. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.


The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Dec. 1-4: Phil Hogan and Marvin Lee. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille The Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience. Whose Line, Second City, and Sketchprov style improv comedy. Reservations suggested. Saturdays, 8pm. Free. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.

SK Netcafe Psychotic Pooch. Live sketch comedy, stand-up and improv. Sat., Dec. 11, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. 1425 Elizabeth Ave. 704-665-7706.


Holiday 6/15 Moving Poets 5th annual festival of innovative performing arts. Dec. 8-19, Wed.-Sat., 8pm, Sun. 7pm. $15-$20. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-527-6683.

Unwrapped Charlotte Dance Company and Millenium Dance Studio present a celebration of dance and music. Features a fasion showcase from designer Effay Nyrie. Sat., Dec. 11. $10-$15. E.E. Waddell High School. 704-551-5711.


Charlotte Museum of History Carolinas Piobaireachd Society Concert. Third annual ancient and classical music of the Great Highland bagpipe. Sun., Dec. 12, 2-4 p.m. Celtic Traditions Festival. Enjoy traditional Irish and Scottish dance, bagpipes, contemporary Celtic music, craft making, and more. Local vendors will be on hand selling traditional jewelry, clothing, and food. Free with regular museum admission. Sat., Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Dec. 1-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. Dec. 1-May 25. Solving the Rock House Mysteries. Interactive exhibit examines clues revealed by photographs, oral histories, and archaeological discoveries. Dec. 1-31. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Dec. 1-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. Dec. 1-Jan. 10. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari and Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Living Traditions. Folk Arts of the American South. Dec. 1-Jan. 9. Rural Voices and Visions: Local Communities Speak Out About Their Landscapes. Dec. 1-April 20. We're Still Here: Native Americans in the Southeast. Dec. 1-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. Dec. 1-Jan. 9. North Carolina Pottery: A Restless Tradition. Dec. 1-Feb. 27. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Dec. 1-Feb. 20. VantagePoint III: Elizabeth Turk - The Collars. Dec. 1-31. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Dec. 1-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Dec. 1-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Topics: Blind Tasting and Analysis-Just for Fun, Comparison of Judges, Process of Elimination, Wine Strategies and Evaluation Sheets. Tue., Dec. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. $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. Dec. 1-May 15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

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

Readings & Signings

Morrison Regional Library Judy Goldman. The Charlotte author will discuss her new novel Early Leaving and sign books. Thu., Dec. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 704-336-7823.

Newsstand International Judy Goldman. Author will sign her latest novel Early Leaving. Sat., Dec. 11, 12-2 p.m. 5622-128 E. Independence Blvd. 704-531-0199.

Spoken Word

Jackson's Java Poetry Open Mike. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Thu., Dec. 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.

Wine Up The Love Experience. Spoken word, visual arts, comedy and more. Sun., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. $7. 3306 - C N. Davidson St. 704-372-2633.

Theater: Ongoing

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! Four actors portray over 60 characters in a musical about dating, mating, marriage and life. Presented by Charlotte Repertory Theatre, contains adult content. Dec.4-31, Wed.-Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $37.50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

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