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Classical Music

The Broadway Concert - A Romantic Journey Albert-George Schram, conducting the Charlotte Symphony Pops. With Jacquelyn Piro and George Dvorsky. November 28-29, 8pm. $15-62. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Combined Choirs and Symphonic Wind Ensemble Tue., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Free. University City United Methodist Church, 6100 W. Sugar Creek Road.

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.

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.

Rejoice Presented by N. Mecklenburg Community Chorus. Dec 1, 7:30pm, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. Dec 8, 7:30pm, First Baptist Church, 121 N. Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville. Free. 704-947-0438.

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 James Gregory. Nov. 28-29. Showtimes: Fri. 8pm & 10:15pm; Sat. 7, 9, 11pm. www.thecomedyzone.net. $19.50. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

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 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: 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. Focus on Justice: Carolina Photographers and the Carolina Piedmont. Exhibit featuring photographs documenting the regional Civil Rights movement as seen through the eyes of Carolina photographers. Opening Nov. 25. 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. Artists' Forum. Maja Godlewska and Tommie Robinson transform classical paintings into abstracted landscapes. Tue., Dec. 2, 7:30-9 p.m. 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.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design American Quilt Classics 1800 - 1980: The Charles and Fleur Bresler Collection. Through Jan. 4, 2004. 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. Vernon Grant Santas. Showcase of witty and colorful holiday imagery. Nov. 19-Jan. 4. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Spoken Word

Mert's Heart and Soul Uptown Saturday Nite. Featuring 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. 704-342-4222.

Theater: Openings

Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen's character study of feminism, individuality and revenge. Directed by Carver Johns. Dec. 4-13, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Innervoices Theatre Company, 1118 Clement Ave. 704-502-8423.

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