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Classical Music

Cantus The male vocal ensemble's repertoire spans many periods and genres, including Renaissance motets, contemporary sacred works, art songs, jazz standards, and pop songs. Mon., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. $15-$50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.
Charlotte Symphony Neighborhood Concerts Intimate and informal concerts encompassing four centuries of works for chamber orchestra. Feb. 10: St. Thomas Aquinas Church Rd., 1400 Suther Rd.; Feb. 11: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Rd., Rock Hill; Feb. 12: First Baptist Church, downtown Charlotte. $5-$15. Charlotte Symphony, 201 S. College St. 704-972-2000.
Hesperus Hesperus is a period instrument ensemble performing medieval, baroque and renaissance music, as well as American traditional Appalachian, blues and Cajun styles. Fri., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. $15. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University. 704-233-8300.
Providence Chamber Music Series The mostly strings program features works by Prokofiev, Cesar Franck and Francois Gossec. Sun., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-333-9536.
Young Artists Concerto Competition Awards Concert The Charlotte Civic Orchestra will feature three of Charlotte's young performers during its Fifth Annual Competition Awards Concert. The event is sponsored by WDAV. www.charlottecivicorchestra.org. Sun., Feb. 13, 3 p.m. $8-$10. First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St.

Comedy

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Feb. 11-12: Dave Mordal; Feb. 16-19: Brian Bradley. www.thecomedyzone.net. 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. www.pinkturtle.net. Saturdays 8pm. $5. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.
SK Netcafe Stand-Up. Featuring acts and open mic. Wed., Feb. 16, 9:30 p.m. 1425 Elizabeth Ave. 704-334-1523.
The Perch The Perch Sketch Live Comedy. At Charlotte Comedy Theatre, 1111 Hawthorne Ln. www.theperch.com. Thursdays, 9pm. 704-566-0053.

Dance

Garth Fagan Dance Company Tony Award-winning choreographer of The Lion King brings his company of dancers to Charlotte. www.blumenthalcenter.org. Sat., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. $15-$40. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.
Swan Lake Moving Poets Theatre of Dance present an eclectic version of Swan Lake, a romantic comedy. Featuring original scores by former Grateful Dead keyboardist and Charlotte resident Tom Constanten. This production is intended for mature audiences. www.movingpoets.org. Feb. 9 -13 & 16-20, Wed. - Sat. 8pm; Sunday 7pm. $16.50-$22.50. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-527-6683.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History 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. Feb. 3-May 25. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Feb. 3-March 25. Stitched from the Soul Family Day. Learn more about your family quilts. Kids can make their own felt square quilts, everyone is invited. Sat., Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m. Free. Vecinos/Neighbors Exhibit. A bilingual photographic exhibition. Through February. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.
Discovery Place If These Walls Could Talk. The exhibit investigates the science and history of the structures that human create. Feb. 5-May 31. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari and Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.
Levine Museum of the New South Charlotte Black Heritage Tour and Pilgrimage. 7th Annual tour featuring visits to slave cemeteries, a slave church, participate in a traditional African memorial service and live drumming. www.queencitytours.com. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 10am-1:30pm. $16-$30. Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Rural Voices and Visions: Local Communities Speak Out About Their Landscapes. Feb. 3-April 20. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.
Mint Museum of Art The Guild of Charlotte Artists. Monthly meeting with topic: "Power Painting in Graphics." Wed., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. North Carolina Pottery: A Restless Tradition. Feb. 3-27. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Feb. 3-20. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.
Mint Museum of Craft & Design Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Feb. 3-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Decanting, Breathing, Glassware. Feb. 15, 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. Feb. 3-May 15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Barbara Bamberger Scott. Author will discuss and sign With It: A Year on the Carnival Trail. Thu., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9365.
Beatties Ford Road Library Sheryl Mebane. Author will discuss and sign her new novel Lady Bird. Wed., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Free. Jerma A. Jackson. Author will discuss and sign Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel Music in a Secular Age. Thu., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. 704-432-6706.

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