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Classical Music

Cooper-Bagley-Carrera Trio A classical trio with an extensive background in music. Thu., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. $15. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University. 704-233-8300.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra A program including Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, Sibelius's Serenatas No. 1 & 2 and more. Thu., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Free. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

First Tuesday Concerts Chamber Music at St. Peter's will perform Mozart's "Kegelstatt" Trio in E-Flat Major K. 498. AfterWork Concert at 5:30pm, Hodges Taylor Gallery. Tue., March 2, 12:10 p.m. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-335-0009.

ProvidenceChamber Music Musicians from Charlotte Symphony Orchestra perform Richard Faith's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano; ThreePieces for Woodwinds by Robert Washburn; and Robert Schumann's Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor. Providence United Methodist Church. Sun., Feb. 29, 7 p.m. Free. 704-333-9536.

A Tribute To The Beatles The Charlotte Symphony Pops, with guest conductor Martin Herman and original members of Broadway's Beatlemania pay tribute to the greatest pop band of all time. www.charlottesymphony.org. Sat., Feb. 28, 8 p.m. $15 - $34. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-522-6500.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Chicago style long form show Friday nights at 8pm and joined by Psychotic Pooch for twisted comedy at 10pm. www.extremeimprov.com. www.psychoticpooch.com. Saturday nights short form show with audience suggestions. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 704-502-8423.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Feb. 26-29: Ralphie May & Lanna Turner; March 3-6: Brian Bradley & Johnny Milwater; March 10-13: Scotty K & Julie Scoggins. www.thecomedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Katchikally Nick Lewis Comedy Corner. Urban comedy hosted by Nick Lewis with rotating comedians. Every Fri. and Sat. at 9:30pm. $10. 204 W. Woodlawn Road Suite A. 704-567-2634.

Dance

Island of Light Moving Poets' third collaboration with the Charlotte-based organization, The Echo Foundation, to promote social justice through art. Inspired by and created to honor the life and work of Doctors Without Borders founder, Dr. Bernard Kouchner. www.movingpoets.org. Feb. 26-28, 8pm; Feb. 29, 7pm. $15 - $24.50. Providence Day School. 704-527-6683.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Three works by Balanchine, staged by North Carolina Dance Theatre, With The Charlotte Symphony and the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. www.ncdance.org. March 4 at 7:30pm; March 5-6 at 8pm. $10-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

The Pluck Project The project was started by graduating contemporary dance students from the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA), to bridge the gap between school and entrance into the professional dance community. Sun., Feb. 29, 3 p.m. $5. NC Dance Theatre, 800 N. College St. 704-372-3900.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History The Faces of Our State. Through June 2004. Powerful Persuaders: World War II Posters. Guns, tanks, and bombs may have been the chief weapons of World War II, but there were other forms of warfare. Propaganda posters waged an ongoing campaign for the hearts and minds of the American people. Through Sept. 1. 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. 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. Daily. Omnimax. Now showing: Space Station, Top Speed, and Journey Into Amazing Caves. Call or visit website for times, www.discoveryplace.org. A T. Rex Named Sue. A fully articulated cast of a T-Rex fossil will be on display. Opens Feb. 21. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Charlotte Black Heritage Tour(sm)/Pilgrimage 2004. Visit three existing Slave cemeteries, a former slave church, participate in a traditional African memorial service, listen to live professional drumming and visit 25 other sites of African-American and Charlotte history. Every Saturday in February, 10am and 1:30pm. $16-$30. Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Courage: The Carolina Story That Changed America. The 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education (the Supreme Court declared racially segregated public schools unconstitutional), initiated massive change in race relations across the country. Feb. 18-Aug. 15. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art 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. Margaret Bourke-White. The photography of design, 1927-1936. Feb. 18-May 2. Through the Eye of the Camera. 19th and 20th century photography. Feb. 18-May 2. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection. An exhibit examining the chameleon-like form of the teapot and how it has become an inventive vehicle for artistic expression in the 20th century. January 31-May 30, 2004. Spectrum: The Sculpture of Jon Kuhn. Works in blown glass. Through Mar. 21, 2004. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. March 2: Petite Sirah, Syrah, Shiraz - A Comparison, Triangular Tasting, Geography, Climate and Soils. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

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