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WEDNESDAY 10

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte continues its season opener, Thumbs, a new comedy/thriller by Rupert Holmes. The show runs through October 21 in Spirit Square. Showtimes are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday, October 21 at 2pm only. Tickets range from $14-$18. For more information, call 704-372-1000 or visit online at www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.

The legendary Hell's Angels motorcycle club leader Sonny Barger will appear at 7pm tonight at the Little Professor Book Center at Park Road to autograph copies of his book, Hell's Angel: The Life & Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. For more information, call 704-525-9239.

Today at 5:15pm, CPCC will present a special program of patriotic songs entitled Voices For Peace, featuring Rebecca Cook-Carter, singer and director of CPCC's Opera Theatre. She will be accompanied by jazz instructor Bill Hanna and Martha Tepper. The concert will be held on the Central Campus Green. The concert is free.

THURSDAY 11

Factory Films, a series presented by

The Light Factory, continues with a presentation of American Roulette, an exploration of the relationships between the police department and minority communities. It's at the Visulite at 6:15pm with hors d'oeuvres and social hour, followed by the film, and wrapping the evening up with a question and answer session featuring Film Producer/Director Seyi. Tickets to the event are $7. For more information, call 704-333-9755.

Off-Tryon's production of Corpus Christi, a retelling of the life of Christ as a homosexual written by Terrance McNally, continues tonight at the Off-Tryon Theatre. The show runs tonight through October 14 and October 18-20 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call 704-375-2826 or visit online at www.offtryon.org.

A National Coming Out Day Celebration will be held today at 12:30pm at UNC-Charlotte's Belk Tower as part of the university's PRIDE Days. Speakers will include UNC-Charlotte students, faculty, and staff. For more information, call 704-687-3181.

FRIDAY 12

Charlotte Repertory Theatre's new production True Home: A Concert Musical opens tonight at the Booth Playhouse in the Performing Arts Center. The musical stars Cass Morgan. Showtimes are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 2pm, and the 2nd Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets range from $19-$26.50. For more information or to buy tickets, call 704-372-1000 or visit online at www.charlotterep.org.

The band Jane's Addiction, along with Nirvana, was one of the first "alternative" bands to bring what was once termed "college rock" to a wider audience. Of course, now we have thousands of bands following their formula, which makes the whole thing moot anyway. The reunited Jane's lineup, featuring flamboyant vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, and drummer Stephen Perkins (bassist Eric Avery declined an invitation) hits Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at 7pm, featuring opening act Femi Kuti. Tickets are $28.50 and $36, available by calling 704-522-6500.

The 14th Annual Cotton Ginning Days Festival will be held today through October 14 at Dallas Park in Dallas, NC. The event is a step back in history, featuring antique gasoline and kerosene engines, antique tractors, steam engines, shingle sawing and more, including hands-on activities, a craft sale, music, and plenty of activities for the kids. For more information call 704-922-2160.

CPCC Theatre will present the comedy The Boys Next Door today through October 20 in Pease Auditorium on the campus of CPCC. The show will be presented today and tomorrow, October 19-20 at 8pm, and October 14 at 2:30pm. Tickets to the performance are $10. For more information, contact the box office at 704-330-6534.

SATURDAY 13

The Renaissance Festival continues this weekend with family fun from Medieval times. The festival is open from 10am-5:30pm rain or shine. Located at Poplar Tent Rd. the cost is just $13 for adults, $6 for kids ages 5-12, and kids under 5 are always free. For more information, call 704-896-5544 or visit on the web at www.royalfaires.com.

Oktoberfest 2001 will take place today from 1-7pm in front of the Atherton Mills loft in SouthEnd. Over 25 regional breweries will be there, as well as performances of blues, German, and bluegrass music. Admission is $15 at the door and $12 in advance (tickets available at Mellow Mushroom, Hops, Homebrew Adventures, and the Charlotte Trolley store). For more information, check out www.charlotteoktoberfest.com.

Johnson C. Smith University will take on Livingstone College in a homecoming football game at 1pm at Charlotte's Memorial Stadium. For more information, call 704-378-1118.

The Charlotte Checkers take on their longtime rivals the Greensboro Generals tonight at 7:30pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets are $6-19, available by calling 704-522-6500.

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