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WEDNESDAY 9

The Charlotte Hornets will play the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7pm at the Coliseum. Tickets range from $9-$39. For more information, call 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

The Charlotte Checkers will play the Columbus Cottonmouths tonight at 7pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets range from $6-$19. For more information, call

704-522-6500.

The Union County Players will present Death By Chocolate, a Paul Freed comedy murder, in the Hannah Covington McGee Theatre on the campus of Wingate University tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10. For more information, call

704-233-8300.

THURSDAY 10

UNC-Charlotte will present The Moon Prince, a "rap opera" performed by area teenagers and UNC-Charlotte students at 7:30pm in the university's Rowe Theatre tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 704-687-2958.

Victory Pictures Inc./Matthews Parks & Rec present Neil Simon's The Good Doctor tonight and through January 20. Showtimes are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and a Sunday Matinee on January 20 at 3pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For more information, call 704-455-8542 or visit online at www.victorypictures.net.

Desdemona, A Play About A Handkerchief will be presented by Chickspeare starting tonight and running through January 26 at the Off-Tryon Theatre Company at 8pm. Saturday shows will feature a 70-minute reading of Othello prior to the play. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for seniors and students with ID. For more information about this production visit www.barebones.org or www.chickspeare.org or call 704-370-0201.

Hybrid, a documentary about an Iowa farmer who developed a way to hybridize corn when such things were considered taboo -- and which is a hell of a lot more interesting and entertaining than it sounds -- will be shown at the Visulite Theatre tonight beginning at 6:15pm as part of the Factory Films Film and Video Series. Tickets are $7 at the door.

FRIDAY 11The Charlotte Symphony will present the Best of Brahms, featuring guest conductor Junichi Hirokami and guest pianist Anton Kuerti tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. The program will feature the Academic Festival Overture, Haydn Variations, and Piano Concerto Number 2. It will be held at the Performing Arts Center with pre-concert talks beginning at 7pm. Tickets range from $12-$55. For more information, call 704-972-2000 or visit online at www.charlottesymphony.org.

Buddy and Julie Miller, the King and Queen of alt.country, will make a visit to the Neighborhood Theatre tonight beginning at 8pm. Also appearing is onetime "New Dylan" Steve Forbert, an impressive songwriter in his own right, as well as former V-Roys member Scott Miller (no relation). Tickets are $15 -- charge via phone at 704-358-9298, buy for cash only at the Record Exchange on East Boulevard, or order online at www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

The Charlotte Checkers take on the South Carolina Stingrays tonight at 7:30pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets range from $6-$19. For more information, call

704-522-6500.

The Charlotte Hornets take on former Duke star Elton Brand and the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at 7:30pm at the Coliseum. Tickets range from $9-$39. For more information, call 1-800-4NBA-TIX or 704-522-6500.

The Manor Theatre's Second Week film series continues with four new films, Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antartic Expedition, Open Your Eyes, The Princess and the Warrior, and the king hell daddy of American film, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane. For more information or times, call Eastern Federal's Manor Theatre or call the Charlotte Film Society at 704-414-2355.

SATURDAY 12

The Charlotte Checkers take on the Dayton Bombers tonight at 7:30pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets range from $6-$19. For more information, call 704-522-6500.

The Levine Museum of the New South presents a daylong festival entitled Native American Experiences today. The festival will celebrate Native American history and culture with pottery and dance, drum demonstrations, talks, and live raptors from the Carolina Raptor Center. For more information, call 704-333-1887.

The Charlotte Museum of History will present its own version of the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow (albeit without appraisals of value) with an event called Mysteries From My Attic. The event runs from 12:30-4:30pm today at the museum, and features curators from across the Southeast answering your questions about everything from old household items to military objects. Admission is $10 for museum members, and $15 for all others. For more information, call 704-568-1774.

Former WBTV anchor Robert Inman, now a successful novelist and screenwriter, will sign copies of his new novel, Captain Saturday, at 1pm today. For more information, call (704) 525-9239.

SUNDAY 13

Grammy-award winning pianist and all-time champion New Age noodler George Winston will make an appearance at Spirit Square's McGlohon Theatre at 7:30pm tonight. Tickets are $25 and $30, and are available by calling 704-372-1000, or online at www.performingartctr.org.

MONDAY 14

The Africa Now film series continues tonight with Thunderbolt, a Nigerian film exploring the ideas of ethnicity, gender, culture and identity. The film will be shown in the Francis Auditorium at the Main Library at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on this or upcoming films in the series call 704-336-6217.

WEDNESDAY 16

The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte will present The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. The show will be performed at the Duke Power Theatre of Spirit Square. The show runs Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights at 8m, and February 3rd at 2pm only. Tickets range from $14-18. For more information, call 704-372-1000 or visit online at www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.

Robert Inman, freshly recovered from his Saturday appearance at another bookstore, will sign copies of his new novel, Captain Saturday, at 7pm at the Sharon Road Barnes & Noble. For more information, call 704-554-7906.

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