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Classical Music

Chamber Music of Charlotte Concert A repertoire of musical selections that showcase the style and moods reflected in the paintings in The Dalton Collection. Sun., March 6, 3-4:30 p.m. Free, after museum admission. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

The Charlotte Concert Band The program, March Madness, will include marches from movies, Broadway and around the world. Proceeds will raise operating funds for next season. Sun., March 6, 3 p.m. $10. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-337-2290.

Charlotte Symphony w/ The Temptations The Temptations will perform selections from their huge catalog with the Charlotte Symphony. March 11, 8 p.m.; March 12, 8 p.m. $15-$64. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-972-2000.

A Spring Sing! Classic Choral Favorites A performance by the Carolina Voices. Sat., March 5, 7:30 p.m. $5-$12. First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. 704-374-1564.

The Stars of Tomorrow The Opera Guild of Charlotte presents their annual vocal competition and concert. Heaton Hall. Sat., March 5, 7:30 p.m. Free. Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd. 704-332-7177 ext 204.

York County Choral Society The society celebrates its 24th season ofChoral Masterworks with a re-visitation of itsfirst concert. Sun., March 6, 7 p.m. $6-$12. Tillman Auditorium, Winthrop U, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.

Comedy

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. www.extremeimprov.com. Fri & Sat, 8pm & 10pm. $10. 1111 - D Hawthorne Ln. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Mar. 4-5 & 11-12: James Gregory. 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. Sat., 8pm. $5. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.

SK Netcafe Stand-Up Comedy. With feature acts and open mic. Wed., March 2, 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. 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. 24-May 25. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Feb. 24-March 25. 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. 24-May 31. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure and Forces of Nature. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Rural Voices and Visions: Local Communities Speak Out About Their Landscapes. Feb. 24-April 20. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Chamber Music of Charlotte Concert. A repertoire of musical selections that showcase the style and moods reflected in the paintings in The Dalton Collection. Sun., March 6, 3-4:30 p.m. Free, after museum admission. Creighton Michael: Patterns of Perception. March 12-July 3. 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. 24-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. A romp in the vineyards of Tuscany. Mar. 8, 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. 24-May 15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Dr. James Conrad. Author will give presentation centered around his latest book Stiquito Controlled! Making a Truly Autonomous Robot. Wed., March 2, 7 p.m. Free. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9481.

Barnes & Noble, Huntersville M. Scott Douglass & Richard Allen Taylor. Both authors will read from and sign copies of their recent books. Tue., March 8, 7:30 p.m. Birkdale Village, 8725 Townley Rd., Huntersville. 704-573-2516.

Green Rice Designs & Studio M. Scott Douglass. Author will read and sign Steel Womb Revisited at release party. Other readers include Henry Berne, Glenn Hutchinson, Gail Peck, Richard Taylor, and Dede Wilson. Sat., March 5, 2-5 p.m. 510 E. 35th St. 704-573-2516.

Mint Hill Library Ashley Warlick. Author will discuss her works followed by a signing. Tue., March 8, 7-8:30 p.m. 6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. 704-573-4054.

Park Road Books Gilda Morina Syverson. Author will read from and sign copies of In This Dream Everything Remains Inside. Sun., March 6, 1 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

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