American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series featuring Jay Oden. Sun., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. All recitals are free and open to the public. However, a free-will offering will be taken to cover the costs of the series. First United Methodist Church. 704-588-1290.
Brightstar Music Festival Chamber Music Concert Series three different spectacular programs with the acclaimed Festival musicians. August 6 - Eduardus Halim August 8 - Orli Shaham August 10 - Orli Shaham For complete information visit online at www.brightstarfestival.org. Aug. 6, 8 p.m.; Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8 p.m. $25/per show, $50/all three. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series featuring Daniel Hanneman and John Apple. Sun., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. All recitals are free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken to cover the costs of the series. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St., Lincolnton. 704-588-1290.
Downtown Davidson's Sunday Concerts on the Green Series on the town green, featuring Local Blues Band Scaldcat. More information? www.concertsonthegreen.com. Sun., Aug. 11, 6 p.m. Free and open to all. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-892-8528.
Comedy Zone Carl Strong and Grandma Lee. call for ticket prices and showtimes or visit online at www.thecomedyzone.net. July 31; Aug. 1; Aug. 2; Aug. 3. Jeff Dunham. "comic/ventriloquist." Call for showtimes and ticket prices or visit online at www.thecomedyzone.net. Aug. 5; Aug. 6. Benny Baker and R. Bruce. call for showtimes and ticket prices, or visit online at www.thecomedyzone.net. Aug. 7; Aug. 8; Aug. 9; Aug. 10. 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.
23 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.
Crystal on the Plaza Reggae Club Wisdom Wednesdays. at Crystal on the Plaza Reggae Club, 3018 The Plaza Rd. Open Mic, Spoken Word, Poetry and other conscious thoughts and expressions. Word, Sound & Power...Roots, Culture & Knowledge. Hosted by Aquiyla and Nina, MC by Filmore, Musical Innervissions by DJ DR and DJ Justice. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 3018 The Plaza. 704-376-3799.
Crimes of the Heart presented by The Davidson Commmunity Players in Hodson Hall on the campus of Davidson College. Aug. 1, 8 p.m.; Aug. 2, 8 p.m.; Aug. 3, 8 p.m.; Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; Aug. 9, 8 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8 p.m. $15/adults, $13/seniors and students. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2340.
The Maids/An Experiment for Theatre: August Stringberg's Miss Julie presented by The Farm Theatre. For more information visit online at www.thefarmtheatre.com. Aug. 1, 8 p.m.; Aug. 2, 8 p.m.; Aug. 3, 8 p.m.; Aug. 4, 3 p.m.; Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; Aug. 9, 8 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Free. The Boiling Point, 2109-B N. Graham St.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, will be presented at the Off-Tryon Theatre by The Actor's Gym Theater Company. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Aug. 2, 8 p.m.; Aug. 3, 8 p.m.; Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; Aug. 9, 8 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8 p.m.; Aug. 15, 8 p.m.; Aug. 16, 8 p.m.; Aug. 17, 8 p.m. $10. The Actor's Gym, 2033 East 9th St. 704-375-2826.
Not Now, Darling by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, presented at The Meroney Theatre in Salisbury. Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 4, 2:30 p.m.; Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. $9/Wednesday, $12/seniors and students, $14/adults. Piedmont Players Theatre, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471.
Pump Boys and Dinettes presented by Mojo Productions as part of the Summer Stage Fest. Affordable Family Entertainment all summer long. Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. $5. Providence Day School. 704-364-0081.
Smoke on the Mountain a summer musical presented by Old Courthouse Theatre. Aug. 1, 8 p.m.; Aug. 2, 8 p.m.; Aug. 3, 8 p.m.; Aug. 4, 2:30 p.m.; Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; Aug. 9, 8 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8 p.m.; Aug. 11, 2:30 p.m. $12/adults, $8/children 12 and under. Old Courthouse Theatre, Inc., P.O. Box 1187, Concord. 704-788-2405.