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CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts * indicates critics' picks.



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Club Myxx Organik Funk. Hip-Hop, Spoken Word open mic. Sundays, 9 p.m. $3 members, $5 non-members. 3110 S. Tryon St. 704-623-0058.

Crystal on the Plaza Reggae Club Wisdom Wednesdays. 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 Innervisions by DJ DR and DJ Justice. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 3018 The Plaza. 704-376-3799.

Mert's Heart and Soul 2nd Uptown Saturday Night. Performances by comedian Reggie Byrd, spoken word artist Stacey Rose, and hip-hop soul vocalist Julie. Sat., Oct. 26, 10 p.m. $7 cover. 214 N. College St. 704-623-0058.

Swing 1000 Rhythm Theory Tuesdays. Enjoy open-mic poetry, music, and dancing. Doors open at 6pm. Poetry begins at 7:30pm. Tuesdays. Free before 7:15pm. 1000 Central Ave. 704-334-4443.Theater: OpeningsBlack Light Magic Performed by the Omimeo Mime Theatre. The performers weave the techniques of black light illusions with the comedy and mystery of mime. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2 p.m. $6-8. Children's Theatre of Charlotte.

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, directed by Sharon Green. $12 general admission $8 faculty/staff $6 students, at Duke Family Performance Hall. Recommended for ages 11 and up. Oct 23-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Dracula OTTC artistic director Glenn Griffin directs his adaptation of the classic vampire story. Featuring Creative Loafing Actress of the Year 2001, Sheila Snow Proctor as Renfield. Oct. 30 is pay-what-you-can night. Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

Fully Committed By Becky Mode. Presented in the McGlohon Theatre by the Charlotte Repertory Theatre. A story of coercion, threats and bribes. All just part of a regular day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who works the reservation line at one of New York's hottest restaurants. Come meet 40 wildly diverse characters- all performed by one actor. Nov. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 3 p.m.; Nov. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 15-16, 8 p.m.; Nov. 17, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $28-31.50. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Lend Me a Tenor This is a grand night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. But... a world-famous tenor gets ill; the theatre's janitor is tapped to take his place; the tenor's wife and mistress both show up at the same time. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 7-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 14-16, 8 p.m.; Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. $15-20. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-376-3777.

Little Red Riding Hood Presented by Opera Exress. This group will enchant children and adults alike as they present this children's fairy tale with dramatic action and music. Reservations are recommended. Fri., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. $3. McCelvey Center, York, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. 803-684-3948 ext.21.

Over the River and Through the Woods A comedy by Joe DiPietro. Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 3 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 3 p.m. $8 adults, $7 students/seniors. Rock Hill Community Theatre, 236 West Main St., Rock Hill. 803-324-2578.

Picnic CPCC Theatre will present the award-winning play by William Inge. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award, Picnic tells the story of the arrival of a drifter into a small Midwestern community one hot Labor Day weekend. Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. $12. Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

Puss In Boots The Tarradiddle players production follows the exploits of a miller's son who inherits an old cat...but this Felix is no ordinary feline. The performance is part of the Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series. Tue., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. $5 adults, children 12 and under are free. Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Highway 55 East, Clover. 803-222-8018.

The Sci-fi Political Psychodrama Weekends The show opens with one of Rod Sterling's best Twilight Zone episodes in the hospital room of "Patient 307." Next, on the mainstage is Closet Land: an author accused of inserting subliminal anti-government messages into her children's stories endures humiliation and torture for refusing to sign a false confession. Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 7-9, 8 p.m. $15. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 611 W. 5th St. 704-334-1177.

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