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Classical Music

First Tuesday Concerts Chamber Music at St. Peter's will present Boccherini Quintet for Guitar and Strings. The Noon Concert begins at 12:10pm and the AfterWork Concert begins at 5:30pm. Tue., March 1. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 West 7th St. 704-335-0009.

Old Maid and the Thief One-act comedy presented by the Dept. of Music's opera workshop. Thu., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. $5-$12. Robinson Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2599.


Big Chill Shang. Comedian/Poet, featured on Bet's Comic View and HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Wed., March 2, 8:30 p.m. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-347-4447.

Charlotte Comedy Theater Extreme Improv. High energy, interactive improv comedy, rated R. Fri & Sat, 8pm & 10pm. $10. 1111 - D Hawthorne Ln. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Feb. 23-26: Christian Finnegan. 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. Sat., 8pm. $5. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.

The Perch The Perch Sketch Live Comedy. At Charlotte Comedy Theatre, 1111 Hawthorne Ln. Thursdays, 9pm. 704-566-0053.


Comedy In Motion N. C. Dance Theatre's performance of several pieces. Feb. 24, 7:30pm; Feb. 25, 8pm; Feb. 26, 2 & 8pm. $27-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.


Charlotte Museum of History An Evening with Robert Burns: The Scottish Bard. Celebrate Scotland's famous poet and 18th Century songwriter Robert Burns in a night of Scottish revelry and culture. A traditional celebration of the life and works of Scotland's national bard. Featuring a full Scottish supper, followed song and verse. Sat., Feb. 26, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $39-$75. 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. 17-May 25. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Feb. 17-March 25. Vecinos/Neighbors Exhibit. A bilingual photographic exhibition. Through February. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place All About You. An all-day festival for family health, safety and wellness featuring interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. Patrons can practice Jazzercise, "Tappercize" or learn Tai Chi. Sat., Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If These Walls Could Talk. The exhibit investigates the science and history of the structures that human create. Feb. 17-May 31. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure and Forces of Nature. 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. Feb. 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. 17-April 20. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Artists' Forum. Area artists discuss their work as well as current issues and activities in their artistic fields. Printmaker David Brodeur and animator John Lemmon bring creative twists to visual imagery. Tue., March 1, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. 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. 17-27. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Feb. 17-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Coolest Climates: New Zealand, Washington, Alsace and Oregon wines. Mar. 1, 6:30-8pm. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Africa Alive. An annual festival of African culture featuring the convergence of customs from Africa to theshores of America. Also music of Ghana, African inspired crafts, marketplace, stories and more. Sat., Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eewww, Yuck!. Understanding Nature's Most Unhuggable Creatures. Through Summer 2005. Our Changing Landscapes: Early views of people and places in Carolina Piedmont. Feb. 17-May 15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Bob Cairns. Author will discuss and sign V & Me: Everybody's Favorite Jim Valvano Story. Thu., Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Glenn Hutchinson. The author will read from and sign copies of his new book of poems, Nudists Invade Charlotte. Tue., March 1, 7:30 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9481.

Barnes & Noble, Huntersville Writer Judy Rozzelle. Author will discuss and sign Shuffletown U.S.A.: A Multi-Voice Memoir. Thu., Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. Meet the Authors. Meet several local authors discussing their latest books. Fri., Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. Birkdale Village, 8725 Townley Rd., Huntersville. 704-895-8863.

Borders, Stonecrest ON AIR: Essays from Charlotte's NPR Station, WFAE 90.7. Contributors to the book will read and sign copies. Sun., Feb. 27, 2-4 p.m. 7836 Rea Rd. 704-573-2516.

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