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Classical Music
A Chamber Music Recital by Synergy Music from around the world by Aaron Jay Kernis, Zoltan Kodaly, Joseph Haydn, Hector Villa-Lobos and others. Sun., March 24, 7 p.m. Free. Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, 3501 West W.T. Harris Blvd. 704-948-5618.

Charlotte Symphony Classics -- Legendary Wagner program will feature four famous Wagner pieces; Overture to Rienzi, Siegfried Idyll, Preludes to ActI and III of Lohengrin, and Symphonic Excerpts from Die Gotterdammerung. March 22, 8 p.m.; March 23, 8 p.m. $12-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Charlotte Symphony Perick/Midori Gala performance will feature works by Mozart, Haydn and Bruch. Wed., March 20, 8 p.m. $40-$75. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Imani Winds Five outstanding musicians of African-American and Latin Heritage create an ensemble that pushes the boundaries of a traditional wind quintet. Mon., March 25, 8 p.m. $15 for general public, $10 for students and seniors. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

Comedy
Comedy Zone Michael Winslow. best known as the Deputy Jones from the Police Academy movies, Michael has a seemingly limitless ability to perform vocal gymnastics. He is a veteran of countless TV and movie appearances including his own HBO special. His show must be seen to believed. March 22, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; March 23, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. Call for prices. Ron Feingold & Randy Wilson. the acapella comedian invades Charlotte. Ron's unique combination of stand-up comedy and music is the only one of its kind in the world. Co-headlining is Randy Matson. Randy is short and does a lot of silly things. His impressions of Ron Feingold, Faye Dunaway and Boy George are legendary. March 27, 8 p.m.; March 28, 8 p.m.; March 29, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; March 30, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. $6 on Wednesday and Thursday. $10 on Friday and Saturday. Scott Angrave and Brad Carver. England's funniest export invades the Charlotte Zone. His easy charm and dry British wit are a Charlotte favorite. Co-headlining is Brad Carver, energized Southern comedy at its best. April 3; April 4; April 5; April 6. Call for 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. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. Extreme Improv. Completely improvised shows every Saturday at 7pm. Similar to "Who's Line Is It Anyway?". Call 866-Improv1 or see website at www.extremeimprov.com. Improv classes ongoing. Saturdays, 7 p.m. $8. 1500 B. Central Ave.

Dance
Dance Break - Free Lunchtime Performances NC Dance Theatre 2 will present a free lunchtime show in the Duke Power Theatre of Spirit Square. Dance break gives viewers a chance to see quality dance up close in a casual atmosphere and is a diversion to the usual lunch break. The Marck program features Marius Petipa's Sleeping Beauty Suite. Wed., March 20, 12:15-1 p.m. Free. 704-372-0101.

The Sleeping Beauty with the Charlotte Youth Ballet. Fri., March 22, 8 p.m. $6 for children under 12, $18 for adults. 704-522-6500.

Museums
Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Community of Faiths: The Spiritual and Religious Heritage of the Carolinas Piedmont. exhibit explores the impact of religion, faith-based institutions, and spiritual traditions on the region from early Native American villages to the present; includes gallery depicting the life, career and worldwide influence of Charlotte native son, Billy Graham. Mon.-Sun. Raising The Roof: Barns of Our State. A photographic collaboration between the museum and Our State: North Carolina Magazine exploring a vanishing icon of the rural and agricultural South - the old wooden barn. Mon.-Sun. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.

Levine Museum of the New South Carolina Victorian - Rediscovering the New South's First Architecture. Celebrating the richness of this era which extended from the exterior to the interior, Carolina Victorian treats visitors to photographs of NC Victorian Landmarks, furnished Victorian rooms, scenes of Charlotte from 1905 versus today, and a dollhouse that replicates the tiniest details of a Victorian home. Mon.-Sun. 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. 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. Pierre-Joseph Redoute: A Man Passionate About Flowers. in honor of botanist Andre Michaux. Mon.-Sun. Continues through July 14. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

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