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Classical Music

Brahms' Double Concerto Guest conductor Grant Llewellyn leads the Charlotte Symphony as they welcome two soloists, Julian Rachlin and Han-Na Chang. May 2-3, 8 p.m. $12-$60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Broadway Bon Voyage Presented by Carolina Voices. Featuring the Mainstage Choir, jazz ensemble IMPROMPTU!, the Eddy Mabry Dancers and a live orchestra. May 9-10, 8 p.m.; May 10-11, 3 p.m. $20-$25. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Chamber Music at St. Peter's The 7th season of First Tuesday concerts concludes w/ music by Brahms. Party at Hodges Taylor Gallery following the evening performance. Tue., May 6, 12:10 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.

Chancel Choir Concert Presenting a concert of the Mozart Requiem, accompanied by members of the Charlotte Symphony. Sun., May 4, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.

Intimate Jazz Sessions Featuring performances by Diane Schuur and Special EFX w/ Chieli Minucci. Belk Theater. Sun., May 4. $45-$85. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Jazz & Classical Essentials Sunday Brunch Borders will be playing jazz and classical music from their essential catalogs. Coffee and pastry provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. Borders, Morrocroft, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Nova Voce Presenting their choral debut, Celebrazione di Canto. Directed by Deborah Carnes Lutz. Sun., May 4, 3 p.m. $8-$12. Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 2701 Park Rd. 704-753-2810.

Providence Recital Series Final concert of the season features music by Joseph Kuffner, Jean-Michel Damase & Samuel Barber. Sun., May 11, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-333-9536.

Queen City Brass Band The program will feature patriotic tunes, a trombone-section arrangement and more. Mon., May 5, 7:30 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Live improvised comedy created from your suggestions. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for more information. Call for reservations. Saturdays, 8 p.m. $5. 1958 E 7th St. 1-800-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone College Night and "SIN" (Service Industry Workers) Night. Get free admission for the 8pm show and with your Comedy Zone ticket, get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe. Wednesdays. Mike Mesmer "Eyes." May 7-10. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.

The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Showtimes are 9pm, 11pm, & 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. The 9pm show is non-smoking. The Talking Baby Talk Show is every Thursday at 9:30pm. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$9 with students/military I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.

Southend Performing Arts Center Late Night Improv. Co-produced by Extreme Improv and Bare Bones Theater. Featuring the Desperate for Attention Players. Saturdays, 11 p.m. $5 at the door. 201 Rampart St. 704-332-5300.

Dance

Cinderella Presented by the North Carolina Dance Theatre. Also featuring Dwight Rhoden's Verge. Performed in Belk Theater. May 8, 7:30 p.m.; May 9-10, 8 p.m.; May 10-11, 2 p.m. $10-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Dance Break Free lunchtime performances given by North Carolina Dance Theatre 2. Box lunches from Something Classic will be available. Wed., April 30, 12:15-1 p.m. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Don Quixote A ballet version of Cervante's masterpiece. May 2-3, 8 p.m.; May 4, 2:30 p.m. $10 adults; $8 students/seniors. Gaston Dance Theatre, 201 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-865-5943.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Expressions from the Palette. The Guild of Charlotte Artists Spring Show. Continues through June 8. Highways & Byways of Our State. Continues through June. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Continues through Sept. 30, 2004. Regular Museum admission. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.

Gaston County Museum of Art & History Carolinas Textile Exhibit- The Ties That Bind. Tue.-Sun. 131 W. Main St., Dallas. 704-852-6025.

Levine Museum of the New South 6th Annual Moving Poets Gala. Featuring the music of Tom Constanten. Includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and a silent auction. Sat., May 3, 7-11 p.m. Tickets start at $75. Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. New South, Old South, Somewhere in Between. Continues through Aug. 7. Pen and Ink Politics: Thomas Nast's Reconstruction-era Cartoons and African American Equality. Continues through Sept. 29. Tom Constanten. Sat., May 3. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Burlon Craig and His Legacy. Continues through Oct. 19. Distant Vistas: Images of Europe from the Mint Museum of Art Collection. Continues through June 1. Edward Hopper: The Paris Years. Continues through June 1. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

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