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Classical Music

Boston Brass The brass quintet will perform a mixed program of mainly 20th century works, including works by Shostakovich, Ginastera, Liszt, Basie and Ellington. Wed., Sept. 17, 3 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2472.

Concert on the Green The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble will present an outdoor concert on the Village Green at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road. Bring picnics and lawn chairs. Sun., Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Free. Davidson College. 704-894-2357.

Early Music Alive! An introduction to Early Music with Carolina Pro Musica & friends. A part of Charlotte Shout. www.carolinapromusica.org. Sat., Sept. 13, 8:15 p.m. $15 regular admission, $7.50 for students and seniors. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.

Ensemble Vita Nova 17th and 18th century music featuring Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, baroque cello and accompaniment. Part of Charlotte Shout. www.belmontabbeycollege.edu. Mon., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Donations suggested. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.

Monk on Monk T.S. Monk is a world-renowned jazz musician in his own right. A reception will immediately follow the show. Fri., Sept. 19, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Sir James Galway Galway, supreme interpreter of the classical repertoire for flute, is one of the most sought-after artists. He is featured in Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2, as well as Brahm's Third Symphony and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis. Christof Perick conducting. September 12-13, 8pm. $20-$75. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Symphony on the Square A favorite fall mainstay of the Charlotte's Symphony's Season is the free Symphony on the Square concert held annually at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets. Bring lunch and enjoy the Symphony. Wed., Sept. 17, 12 p.m. 704-972-2000.

Two-Piano Recital Cynthia Lawing and Gloria Cook in performance in the Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall. Thu., Sept. 11, 8 p.m. Free. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Live improvised comedy created from your suggestions. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for more information. Call for reservations. Fridays: Long Form Fridays, scenes and monologues from a single audience suggestion, $5; Saturdays: improv comedy with audience suggestions, Rated R, $10. 8pm both nights. 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 Klein. Appearing live. September 10-13, call for details. Mathis Madness. With Mark Mathis, from TV's Fox Edge. Sundays. 516 N. College St., Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.

Dance

Red Hot 'N' Bluegrass Featuring Alvin Ailey's The River, Nicolo Fonte's Brave!, and Mark Godden's Double Blind w/ live bluegrass music from the NC band Greasy Beans. September 18-20. Thursday 7:30pm. Friday-Saturday 8pm. $10-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

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 Danger Rangers Hollywood Fundraiser. The launch of the Danger Rangers exhibit. Part of Charlotte Shout. Sat., Sept. 20, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Mix & Max: Omnimax after hours. The program is aimed at anyone looking for something different on Friday night. Live music, Omnimax films, food and cash bar. Third Friday of every month. $10 members $12 (non-members). 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. A Portion of the People: 300 Years of Southern Jewish Life. An Exhibition that recognizes the distinctive heritage of Jewish culture in the South. Opening Reception on Sep 13 includes proclamation by Mayor Pat McCrory declaring Sept. 14 "Carolina Jewish Heritage Day." Tickets are $40 for museum members and $50 for non-members. Exhibit runs Sept. 14 through Nov. 30. Uptown History Walking Tour. This one-hour tour starts and ends at the Museum. Parking is available in 7th Street Station next to the Museum. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Fri., Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. $4 for museum members; $6 for non-members. 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. Vantage Point 1. Julie Moos: Friends and Enemies, featuring portraits of couples who are either best friends or worst enemies and places them against a non-descript background. Exhibit through Dec. 7. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

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