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Classical Music


Everybody's Welcome A multi-media presentation by the Children's Choir of Myers Park Baptist Church celebrating its 60th anniversary. Wed., May 21, 6:45 p.m. 704-334-7232 ext. 29.


In the Beat of the Night N. Meck Community Chorus present their Spring Show. May 23-24 Hodson Hall, Davidson College. May 30-31 Mooresville Citizens Center. Shows are at 8pm. $10. 704-947-0438.


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.


Mostly Mozart & Neighborhood Concerts Presented by the Charlotte Symphony. May 21, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church; May 22, at Duke Family Performance Hall; May 23, at Matthews United Methodist Church; May 24, First Baptist Church. All are at 8:00pm. $10. 704-972-2000.

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.


Central Ave Playhouse Psychotic Pooch. Live Sketch Comedy and improv. Material is NC-17, seating is limited. Call for reservations. Fri., Sat., 11 p.m. $10. 1118 Clement Ave. 704-502-8433.


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. 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


American Dance Art Two premieres by Artistic Director, Sabrina Sandvi Berry: Pas de Famille and In Limbo. Featuring the live music of Baleen. May 30-31, 8 p.m. $15. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.


Spring Repertory Performance By Student Ensemble of the NC Dance Theatre. Program includes Balanchine's 'Valse Fantaisie' among others. Thu., May 22, 8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 children 12 and under. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

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 Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Fourth Ward Twilight Tour. Discover Victorian gems in Charlotte's first official Historic District with historian Dr. Tom Hanchett. One Hour tour starts at museum. Reservations required. Fri., May 30, 5:30 p.m. $4 members $6 (non-members). 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. The People of Highway 601: Life in the Slow Lane. May 16-June 12. 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. Guild of Charlotte Artists. Members will show slides of their work and talk about their techniques. Wed., May 28, 7 p.m. Free. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.


Mint Museum of Craft & Design Constructing Elozua: A Retrospective. Ceramics, photography, 3-D computer-generated artwork & sculpture. Continues through Aug. 3. Currents In Craft. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Entry Level Wine Classes. The Science of wine making: overall process, style, grape varieties, aging. Tue., May 27, 6:30-8 p.m. $30. Point of View: Public and Private Collecting Part II. Continues through July 27. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.


Museum of York County All About Cats. Continues through Sept. 14, 2003. Illustrator Vernon Grant: A Century of American Whimsy. Continues through Oct. 5, 2003. Virtue Leads and Grace Reveals: Embroideries and Education in Antebellum South Carolina. Continues through July 20. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

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