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Classical Music

Beethoven Lives Upstairs Lollipops series for young listeners ages 4-9 with Charlotte Symphony Pops. Featuring Classical Kids "A Tale of Genius and Childhood." Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m. $8-18. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Charlotte Concert Band The band will present a program entitled "The Art of Transcription" featuring works by Dvorak, Haydn and Offenbach. www.charlotteconcertband.org. Sun., Nov. 2, 3 p.m. Free. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-362-1486.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Featuring Beethoven's "Egmont Overture," Mozart's "Divertimento for Strings," K.138, Ravel's "Mother Goose Suite," and Respighi's "The Pines of Rome." Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Free. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

First Tuesday Concerts Johannes Brahms, String Quartet, Opus 51, No. 1. Presented by Chamber Music at St. Peter's. Nov. 4, Noon Concert at 12:10pm (Free), After Work Concert and Reception (Hodges Taylor Gallery) at 5:30pm. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.

How the West Was Sung The Gold Standard Chorus (Charlotte Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society) and its annual show. Featuring several quartets. Sat., Nov. 1. $8 for 2pm matinee, $15 for 8pm show. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Olivia Newton-John Albert-George Schram conducting the Charlotte Symphony Pops. October 31-November 1, 8pm. $18-65. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

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.

Sunday Serenades Works for String Quartet by Dvorak and Brahms will be presented by Chamber Music at St. Peter's. Gallery of McColl-Shiraz. 208 E. Blvd. info@chambermusicatstpeters.org. Sun., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. $50. 704-335-0009.

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 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. 30-Nov. 1. Thu.-Sat. at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm. $12 to $20. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-527-6683.

Fall Workshop Performance The student ensemble performance will be held at the NCDT Studios, 800 N. College St. Proceeds from this performance will support the Ensemble's participation in the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association (SERBA). Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. $5. 704-372-3900.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Andrew Carroll. In observance of Veterans' Day, author will discuss War Letters - Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars. Reservations required. Wed., Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. 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 Machine Shop. Get a lift from the pulley, spin wheels, gears and learn about inclined planes and more. www.discoveryplace.org. 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. James McBride. Reflections on My Jewish Heritage with author of The Color of Water. Wed., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. $10 members, $15 non-members. 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.

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