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Classical Music

First Tuesday Concerts Tchaikovsky, Trio in A Minor, Opus 50, for violin, cello, and piano. Calin Lupanu, Concertmaster, Charlotte Symphony, Phillip Bush, Assistant Professor of Piano, U. of Michigan, Alan Black, cello. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. Sep 2, at 12:10pm, After Work Concert & Reception (Hodges Taylor Gallery) at 5:30pm. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.

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. 1-866-467-7681.

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. 704-502-8423.

The Comedy Zone Mark Ryan w/ Grandma Lee. Appearing live. September 3-6, call for details. 516 N. College St., Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.

The Perch Theatre Smokin' Bear Tour Featuring Talking Baby. Presented by The Perch at various venues while a new location is scouted. Shows are rated "R" for verbal content. Aug 29: The Visulite, time tbd. Call for reservations. $12. 704-372-7724.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite The Faces of Our State. Photographic exhibit showcasing 70 years of North Carolina people as seen in Our State: North Carolina magazine. Through June 2004. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Continues through Sept. 30, 2004. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Omnimax. Now showing: Top Speed and Coral Reef Adventure. Call or visit website for times, www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. (704)-372-6261

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. Pen and Ink Politics: Thomas Nast's Reconstruction-era Cartoons and African American Equality. Continues through Sept. 29. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art All Aglow. An exhibition featuring 300 years of candlesticks on display. Through February 15, 2004. Burlon Craig and His Legacy. Continues through Oct. 19. Fashions of the Crinoline Era: 1840-1865. Eight mid 19th century crinoline fashions, featuring wide hoop skirts, from the museum's costume collection are currently on display. Through May 2004. Passing. Selected artists from the 2002 Juried exhibition Celebrating the Legacy of Romare Bearden are invited for in-depth presentation of their work. Through September 7. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design American Quilt Classics 1800 - 1980: The Charles and Fleur Bresler Collection. Features white work, indigo resist and block-printed chintz from the late 18th and early 19th centuries; applique, stenciled, mosaic template-pieced and album quilts from the mid-1800s; log cabin, crazy and charm quilts from the late 19th century and more. Through Jan 4, 2004. Currents In Craft. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Sculptural Radiance: The Jewelry & Objects of Linda MacNeil. A fusion of glass and gold, featuring 25 works. Through November 23. 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. Eye to Eye: Photography by Kim Wolhuter. Experience the up close and personal life of an African leopard in a photographic exhibit. Featuring National Geographic photographer Wolhuter's images of Tjololo, a 5-year old African leopard he observed and photographed for 19 months. Sept. 3-Dec. 14. Illustrator Vernon Grant: A Century of American Whimsy. Continues through Oct. 5, 2003. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

North Carolina Museum of History Flashback to the 60s. Continues through Sept. 28, 2003. 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-715-0200.

Spoken Word

Mert's Heart and Soul Uptown Saturday Nite. Featuring the area's most talented singers, rappers, and poets. Sign up for the Open Mic Showcase. Details: www.motifentertainment.com. Every second and last Saturday of the month at 10pm-until. $7 cover. 214 N. College St. 704-593-0114.

Theater: Openings

24 Hour Theatre Project BareBones Theatre Group presents yet another round of theatre created in a day with The 24-Hour Theatre Project. Advance reservations available, call for details. Sat., Aug. 30, 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Southend Performing Arts Center, 201 Rampart St. 704-332-5300.

Drinking in America Eric Bogosian's unique view of sex, society and drinking in America. Directed by Serena Ruden. Presented by Innervoices Theatre Company. Call to make reservations. Aug 28-31 & Sep 3-6 at 8pm. Tickets are $15, Sep 3 is 'pay what you can' night. Central Ave Playhouse, 1118 Clement Ave. 704-502-8423.

Feeding the Moonfish Laden with danger, mystery, and the quest for love, Feeding the Moonfish is an engaging story that illuminates the coming together of two people, both struggling to end generations of violence and abuse. Play is being performed in the Johnson Hall Studio Theatre. Aug. 30, 8 p.m. & 12 a.m.; Aug. 31, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $5, Proceeds benefit student scholarship fund. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2108.

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