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BareBones Theatre Group gets set to present Eleemosynary, the story of the unsteady relationship among three generations of women, in the Attic Theatre of the Afro-American Cultural Center tonight through March 8 at 8pm. The play tells the tale of a domineering matriarch (Dorothea) who pushes her daughter (Artemis) away and is left to raise her granddaughter, Echo. It is Dorothea's illness and death that give the family a chance to reunite and reconcile. Tickets range from $8-$12. For more information, call 704-577-7274. (McKinney)

One of The Bard's most popular plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, will be presented by Theatre Charlotte starting tonight at 8pm with shows running through March 8. The classic tale of faeries, lovers with donkey heads, and Puck is highly entertaining. Tickets range from $15-$20. For more information, call 704-334-9128. (McKinney)


Comedian Doug Stanhope, a member of the Sacred Cow comedy company started by the late great comedian Bill Hicks, will appear tonight and tomorrow at the Perch (1500 Central Avenue) at 11pm and 1am nightly. Stanhope is slated to man the helm of Comedy Central's The Man Show along with fellow Sacred Cow artist Joe Rogan later this spring, but don't be misled. Stanhope's comedy tends more toward the worldview of his mentor Hicks -- as in, everything in the world is fair game for comedy. You know those things people say you absolutely can't joke about? Stanhope does. Tickets are $15, available by calling 704-372-7724. (Davis)

Renowned and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin debuts in Charlotte as part of the Charlotte Symphony's Mediterranean Sunset tonight and tomorrow night in the Belk Theater at 8pm. Isbin will perform Christopher Rouse's Concert de Gaudi from her latest album. Tickets range from $12-$55. For more information, call 704-972-2000 or visit online at (McKinney)


In commemoration of International Women's Day, a community event titled Voices In The Spirit will be held at 6pm in the Duke Power Theatre at Spirit Square. The event will feature several short films as well as a panel discussion that addresses women's human rights issues on a global level. Admission is a $20 donation, with funds benefiting United Family Services and various international non-profit organizations. For more information, call 704-668-6694 or 704-510-4287, or go online to (Brunson)

Tim McGraw, self-proclaimed "Indian Outlaw" and husband of country/pop star Faith Hill, will appear along with The Dancehall Doctors tonight at 8pm at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets for the show are $29.75, $39.75, and $59.75, available by calling 704-522-6500. (Davis)

Today Breakfast with the Champions comes to Charlotte for a morning with sports greats which will benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's research. The event will feature Carolina Panther Mike Minter as the honorary chairman and highlight special guests Tara Lipinski and Oksana Baiul (figure skaters), as well as gymnast Shannon Miller. Tickets are $40 a pop. The breakfast will take place at Marriott City Center Uptown from 8-11am. For more information, call 704-998-5012. (McKinney)


And the rage goes on! Charlotte newcomers the Charlotte Cobras face off against the New Jersey Gladiators at noon today at the Coliseum.. Sure, at press time they hadn't won a game (or even really come close except for the 5-point loss to Detroit Fury), but you'll get closer to the action than at any Panthers game and the fast-paced action will keep you on your feet. Tickets start at $8. For more information, call 704-522-6500 or visit online at (McKinney)


The annual Friends of the Library Book and Author Event brings writers and readers together for a couple of meals, some questions-and-answers and a literate good time. This year's Event will feature authors Cassandra King, Michael Malone and Tamar Myers, who will present their current works at dinner tonight and tomorrow at lunch on the campus at Queens University. The cost is $35 per event. For more information, call 704-337-2437. (McKinney)

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