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Classical Music

Charlotte Flute Choir The program of light classical music will include both original and transcribed works written specifically for the medium of flute choir. Sun., May 19, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road. 704-552-7128.

Charlotte Symphony Season Finale featuring conductor Joann Falletta and pianist Jon Nakamatsu. The program will highlight the works of Barber, Gershwin and Piston. May 17, 8 p.m.; May 18, 8 p.m. $12-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Hearts Joined in Solidarity A musical concert benefiting victims from 9/11 and Afghany men, women and children. Sat., May 18, 7-9:30 p.m. $10. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. 704-358-9630.

Hooray for Hollywood...at the Booth! Carolina Voices 80 voice MainStage Choir will end its season with a Choral Tribute to the Great Film Musicals. Show will run May 16-18 at 8pm, and May 18-19 at 3pm. $20-$25. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Jubilate featuring the Singers of Renaissance, an ensemble of the region's finest choral singers. The centerpiece of the concert will be Bach's Motet no.5 for double chorus, Komm, Jesu, Komm. Fri., May 17, 8 p.m. Call for ticket information. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-598-0667.

Miatta Fahnbelleh Concert Concert and entertainment featuring West African Icons - Miatta Fahnbelleh and Bosca Banks. Sat., May 18, 9 p.m. $30 at the door. Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road. 917-880-8170.

Puttin' On The Glitz - A Silver Celebration presented by the North Mecklenburg Community Chorus. This is their 25th anniversary show. The show will run May 24-25 at Hodson Hall on the campus of Davidson College and May 31-June 1 at Mooresville Citizens Center. All shows are at 8pm. $10. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-947-8614.

Rhythm of Life the Charlotte Children's Choir's annual Spring Concert. Sun., May 19, 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Matthews United Methodist Church, 801 S. Tryon St. 704-374-1892.

Comedy

Comedy Zone Tom McGillen and John Rathbone. a regular on Comedy Central, Showtime and VH-1, Tom's act unfolds as a freewheeling collection of impressions, sketches and observations of everything imaginable. His rubber face has landed countless paying comedy gigs all across the country. Show runs May 15-18. Call for showtimes. 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. Audience Favorites. 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.

Tremont Music Hall David Cross. The hilarious David Cross, formerly of Mr. Show, will perform his routine - followed by a performance by UltraBabyFat. Thu., May 16, 8 p.m. $13. 400 W. Tremont Ave. 704-343-9494.

Museums

Asheville Art Museum John Cage Visual Art: To Sober and Quiet the Mind. A facinating exhibition composed of 75 works borrowed from public and private collections and includes a portfolio of handmade paper created by Cage. Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & 1-5 p.m. Continues through June 30. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, students with ID and children 4-15, children 3 and younger admitted free. 2 So. Pack Square at Park Place, P.O. Box 1717, Asheville. 828-253-3227.

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. Tue.-Sun. Continues through June 2. Heirloom Quilts. Crafted by regional artists from 1830-1920. Tue.-Sun. Continues through June 30. 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. Tue.-Sun. Continues through July 14. 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 The Allure of East Asia. An exhibition that glimpses into the wealth and variety of Asian art created over time. An engaging reflection of the aesthetics and techniques that produced incredibly beautiful ceramics, furniture, textiles and crafts throughout thousands of years. Over 100 objects will be on display. Tue.-Sun. Continues through July 14. American Modern, 1925-1940: Design for a New Age. an exhibition to illustrate the competitive creative spirit of Americans. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31. 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. 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.

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