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Classical Music

Brass Quintets and Trombone Concert www.uncc.edu/music. Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2472.

C'est Magnifique! A concert of 18th century French music for voice and instruments. Includes two cantatas as well as other works and features the viola de gamba. www.carolinapromusica.org. Fri., Oct. 24, 8:15 p.m. $15, $7.50 for students/seniors. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Free. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

Frankenstein, The Rock Opera Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece comes alive with ballads and rock music. Contains mature themes. Oct. 22-25 at 8pm and Oct. 26 at 7pm. $15. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.NabuccoGiuseppe Verdi's opera of power, revenge and salvation. Presented by Opera Carolina. Sung in Italian w/ projected English titles. www.operacarolina.org. Oct. 23, 7:30pm. Oct. 25, 8pm. Oct. 26, 2pm. $10-$79. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.Queens Choral Concert Fall concert of the Queens University of Charlotte Chamber Singers. Repertoire includes music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Thompson and more. Belk Chapel, Queens campus, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Wed., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Free. 704-337-2269.

UNCC Symphonic Wind Ensemble With featured trumpet soloist Michael Miller. Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Free. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-687-2472.

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 Upcoming Performances. 10-25: Brad Sherwood. www.comedyzone.net. $17.50. Mathis Madness. With Mark Mathis, from TV's Fox Edge. Sundays. 516 N. College St., Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.

Dance

A Devil's Dance Moving Poets open their 7th season with the tale of a wager between God and the Devil over a man's soul. Intended for mature audiences. www.movingpoets.org. Oct. 23-26 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Times Thu.-Sat. at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm. $12 to $20. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-527-6683.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History The Faces of Our State. Through June 2004. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Continues through Sept. 30, 2004. Where Eagles Soar. This collaborative exhibit with the Carolina Raptor Center compares and contrasts eagles in their natural habitats with their symbolic and historical importance. Exhibit runs Oct. 4 through Apr. 4. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Omnimax. Now showing: Top Speed, Journey Into Amazing Caves and Coral Reef Adventure. Call or visit website for times, www.discoveryplace.org. Speed. Exhibit and experience delivering a high-speed plunge into the world of high-performance, limit-stretching and barrier-smashing motion. Through Feb. 2004. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Exploring the Jewish South at the Dining Table. In this lecture and food tasting, Marcie Cohen Ferris explores how Jews both embraced and avoided southern food through patterns of eating that began when the first Jewish settlers arrived in the South. Sun., Oct. 26, 3 p.m. Free after museum admission. A Portion of the People: 300 Years of Southern Jewish Life. Exhibit runs Sept. 14 through Nov. 30. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art All Aglow. Through February 15, 2004. The Art of Romare Bearden. The museum will put on display its 19 remaining works by Charlotte native. Through Jan. 4. 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. Raphael to Monet. Features 58 masterpieces from one of the nation's most celebrated collections of European art from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Exhibit runs Oct. 18 through Jan. 11. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design American Quilt Classics 1800 - 1980: The Charles and Fleur Bresler Collection. Through Jan. 4, 2004. 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 Eye to Eye: Photography by Kim Wolhuter. Through Dec. 14. Piecing a Quilt of Life: World Connections. Features contemporary art quilts made by 23 women with stories to tell. Exhibit runs through Apr. 25, 2004. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

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