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Classical Music

Bach's B Minor Mass performance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of David Tang and the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte - and will feature the Charlotte Symphony. Feb. 28, 8 p.m.; March 1, 8 p.m.; March 2, 8 p.m. $12-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Chamber Music at St. Peter's Fifth Annual Benefit Concert Program will feature works by Mozart, Locklair, and Tchaikovsky. Sat., March 9, 8 p.m. $25 for general seating. St. Peter's Catholic Church. 704-335-0009.

Furman University Singers one of America's finest collegiate choirs will present a special program of sacred and popular music. Thu., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Myers Park Baptist Church. 704-334-7232 ext. 21.

Tuesday Noon Concert Series Featuring Dover Beach by Samuel Barber and Akhmatova Songs by John Tavener. Tue., March 5, 12:10 p.m. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.ComedyComedy Zone Lavantor Butler & Kenny Smith. comedic performance. Feb. 27, 8 p.m.; Feb. 28, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday - $6 Friday and Saturday - $10. James Gregory. celebrity performance. March 1, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; March 2, 7 p.m.,9 p.m. & 11 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Located at 1500 Central Ave., 2nd floor. Showtimes are 9pm and 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. There is also a late show on Saturdays at 1am. Performances are rated R for verbal content. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.

The Perch Sketch Comedy Theater Extreme Improv. The Desperate for Attention Players will be performing Chicago stylel long form shows. Down and dirty, stage clawing, improvised comedy available no where else in this area. Saturdays, 7 p.m. $8. 1500 Central Ave. 704-372-7724.


* Levine Museum of the New South Crossroads Quilters: Stitching the Community Together. Exhibition includes 15 traditional quilts, photographs, teacher guides, gallery guides and a "discovery panel". Light Days, Dark Nights: The Carolina Photographs of Doris Ullman. the exhibit will feature the portraiture of this acclaimed photographer who traveled throughout North and South Carolina from 1929-1933 shooting images of Americans in the rural South, whom she felt define the essence of the American people. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

* Mint Museum of Art Art Glass: The Collection of Marjorie and Robert McDorman. Brilliant and elegant examples of art glass from the guilded age. Ranges from small vases and plates to much larger urns and lamps. Included are works from all of the major glassmakers of the period: Galle, Daum, Loetz, Tiffany, Carder, Steuben, Durand and Quezal among others. Mon.-Sun. Continues through June 16. Artists' Forum:" What's Happening In Charlotte?". Area artists will discuss their work as well as current issues and activities in their artistic fields. Talks will be followed by an informal reception and a chance to meet the artists. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. An insightful look, through 60 art masterpieces, into the era in which America assumed a leading role on the world stage. Mon.-Sun. Continues through April 21. Pierre Joseph Redoute: A Man Passionate About Flowers. a presentation of 24 nineteenth century botanical hand-colored engravings from Redoute's most renowned works, Les Lilacees and Les Roses, from public and private collections. Mon.-Sun. Continues through July 28. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Findings: The Jewelry of Ramona Solberg. Innovative jewelry pieces from an amazing artist. Mon.-Sun. Continues through March 31. Myth, Object and the Animal. the glass works of William Morris. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.Spoken Word23 Studio/Pat's Tavern Open Mic Spoken Word Poetry Night. a chance for all local poets, drummers and entertainers to come showcase their talent. After each poetry session you can stay and listen to DJ Live and an up and coming musical act to follow. There will also be local incense, oil, art and jewelry vendors at the event. Thursdays. $5 before 10:30pm, $10 thereafter. 3209 N. Davidson St. 704-370-6107.

Theater: Openings

All My Sons This Arthur Miller play is an impressive drama that received the Drama Critics' Award for best new American play of the season. The play is concerned with the fortunes of the Keller and Deever families and their involvement in World War II. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is a fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity. March 7, 8 p.m.; March 8, 8 p.m.; March 9, 8 p.m.; March 14, 8 p.m.; March 15, 8 p.m.; March 16, 8 p.m.; March 17, 2:30 p.m.; March 21, 8 p.m.; March 22, 8 p.m.; March 23, 8 p.m.; March 24, 2:30 p.m. $15-$20. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-334-9128.

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