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Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony Performs Pink Floyd Guitarist/Vocalist Randy Jackson joins the symphony along with a full band to perform Pink Floyd classics. Fri., June 24, 8 p.m. $22-$44. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-522-6500.

Summer Pops Regional summer concert series. June 17: Energy Explorium, Lake Norman; June 18: Bailey Rd. Park, Cornelius; June 22: Belle Johnston Park, Pineville; June 25: Gaston County Park, Dallas. All at 7pm. www.charlottesymphony.org. Free. Charlotte Symphony, 201 S. College St. 704-972-2000.

Summer Pops at Symphony Park The annual series presented by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. On the Lawn. www.charlottesymphony.org. June 19 & 26 at 7pm. Free. SouthPark Shopping Center, 4400 Sharon Road. 704-972-2000.

Comedy

Charlotte Comedy Theater Live Improvised Comedy. Interactive, improvisational comedy similar to Whose Line Is it Anyway. Rated R. www.charlottecomedy.com. June 10-11, 10 pm shows only. Fri & Sat, 8 & 10pm. $10. 1111 - D Hawthorne Ln. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. June 15-18: Jerry Farber and Johnny Parazzo. 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. Fri. & Sat., 8:30pm. $5. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.

SK Netcafe Stand-Up Wednesday. Featuring acts and open mic. Wed., June 15, 10 p.m. 1425 Elizabeth Ave. 704-334-1523.

The Perch Live Sketch Comedy. Rated "R" for verbal content. At CCT, 1111 Hawthorne Ln. # D. www.theperch.com. Thursdays, 9 & 10:30pm. 704-566-0053.

Dance

Jazz Fusion An Evening Celebrating the Many Styles of Jazz Dance presented by Queen City Jazz Company and featuring the Latin jazz band Picante! of Asheville. Fri., June 17, 8 p.m. $20. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Kites to Kitty Hawk. A multi-media interactive exhibit. June 9-Sept. 6. Vecinos/Neighbors. A bilingual photographic exhibition. Through Aug. Whatzit?. This exhibit challenges the visitor to identify unique and unusual artifacts rarely on public display. Through Sept. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Grossology. Exhibit exploring good, bad and ugly about how the body works. Through July. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, Forces of Nature and Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Creighton Michael: Patterns of Perception. June 9-July 3. Porcelain American Style. Through June 14. Retrospective of Prints by Chuck Close. June 9-Aug. 7. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection. June 9-Dec. 31. Point of View III: North Carolina Artists as Collectors. June 9-Oct. 9. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Eewww, Yuck!. Understanding Nature's Most Unhuggable Creatures. Through Summer 2005. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia Rainforest Alive!. June 9-Sept. 4. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Readings & Signings

Beatties Ford Road Library Glenda Horton Manning. Author will read and sign The Be Attitudes of Parenting. Sat., June 18, 3 p.m. 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. 704-462-6706.

Borders, Stonecrest Herbert Harris. Author will discuss and sign copies of his book The Twelve Universal Laws of Success. Fri., June 17, 7 p.m. 7836 Rea Rd. 704-752-3782.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers Dr. Gail M. Hayes. Author will read and sign copies of her book, Daughters of the King. Fri., June 17, 7-9 p.m. 4345 Barclay Downs Dr. 704-602-9820.

Park Road Books Emyl Jenkins. Author will sign Stealing with Style. Mon., June 20, 7 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

Theater: Openings

Anne of Green Gables A production of the children's classic. www.FortMillPlayhouse.org. June 23-26. Banks Street Theater, Fort Mill, 513 Banks St. 803-548-8102.

Beauty and the Beast Disney musical presented by Charlotte Summer Theatre. www.charlottesummertheater.org. June 17-July 7. $16-$25. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-342-5885.

Guys and Dolls Presented by Matthews Playhouse. www.matthewsplayhouse.com. June 17-18, June 22-25, 8pm; June 21, 7:30pm; June 19 & 26, 2pm. $15-$17. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street, Matthews. 704-846-8343.

Hairspray This Tony award-winning play is piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and music. June 28-July 10, Tues-Thu 8pm; Fri 8:15pm; Sat 2pm & 8:15pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm. $25-$80. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

The Music Man Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org. June 16-18 & 23-25, 8pm; June 19, 2pm. $15-$20. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-892-7953.

Orphans The drama follows the plight of two brothers orphaned at an early age. www.nccast.com. June 15-July 3, Thu-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2:30pm. $12-$15. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave. 704-455-8542.

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