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Classical Music

Charlotte Youth Symphony Orchestra The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras are educational components of the Charlotte Symphony and are for students from grades 8 - 12. Mon., Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $6 adults, $4 students/seniors. Dana Auditorium, Queens University.

First Tuesday Concerts Music includes Arcangelo Corelli's "Christmas Concerto," "Winter" from Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by J.S. Bach. Presented by Chamber Music at St. Peter's as part of WDAV 25th anniversary celebration. Dec. 2, Noon Concert at 12:10pm, After Work Concert and Reception (Hodges Taylor Gallery) at 5:30pm. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-335-0009.

Mostly Mozart & Neighborhood Concerts Christof Perick conducting. Nov. 21 at Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson; Nov. 22: First Baptist Church, Charlotte, 8pm. $15 general admission, $5 students. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

On With The Snow Charlotte Symphony Lollipop series for young listeners ages 4-9. Featuring Jaquelyn Piro and George Dvorsky. Pre-Concert Festival at 10am. Sat., Nov. 29, 11 a.m. $8-18. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Providence Chamber Series The opening concert of the 2003-2004 Season features Irving Fine's Wind Quintet and music by LeClair and Monteclair with special guests Carolina Pro Musica. Providence United Methodist Church. Sun., Nov. 23, 7 p.m. Free. 704-333-9536.

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 Paula Poundstone. Nov. 20 - 23: Paula Poundstone. Nov. 28-29: James Gregory. Showtimes: Wed. & Thurs. 8pm,Fri. & Sat. 8pm & 10:15pm. www.thecomedyzone.net. $20. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Dance

Dancing Towards Multi-Cultural Unity The Carolina Latin Dance Company performance will feature dances from Spain and many different Central and South American Countries. Sat., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. Free. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2876.

The Object in Question UNC Charlotte's fall dance concert featuring six performances. Nov. 19-22, at 8pm, Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2pm. $5 students, $6 faculty and $10 general public. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2599.

Satirical 6/15 Moving Poets 4th annual festival for innovative performing arts featuring six collaborative 15-minute multi-media world premieres. Intended for mature audiences. Nov. 19-22 at 8pm; Nov. 23 at 7pm. $15 - $24.50. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-527-6683.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History The Faces of Our State. Through June 2004. A Journey Through the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina. Join authors Catherine Bishir and Michael Southern on an illustrated exploration of Piedmont North Carolina's historic architecture. Sun., Nov. 23, 2-4 p.m. $5. 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 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. 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: Space Station, Top Speed, and Journey Into Amazing Caves. 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. A Portion of the People: 300 Years of Southern Jewish Life. Exhibit runs 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 runs 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 through Jan. 11. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

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