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Classical Music

Chamber Music at St. Peter's Benefit Concert Chamber Music at St. Peter's Annual Benefit Concert helps support the popular series of 18 free First Tuesday Concerts and other programs. First United Methodist Church, 8th and Tryon St. Sat., March 13, 8 p.m. $70, concert & reception, $30 concert only. 704-335-0009.

Winthrop Tuba Choir Ensemble series presented by the Dept. of Music. Thu., March 11, 8 p.m. Free. Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University. 803-323-2255.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Comedy. Extreme Improv at 8pm; Psychotic Pooch at 10pm. Fridays and Saturdays. www.extremeimprov.comwww.psychoticpooch.com. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 704-502-8423.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Mar. 10-13: Scotty K & Julie Scoggins; Mar. 18-20 & Mar. 25-27: James Gregory. www.thecomedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Neighborhood Theatre Sean and Quay. Members of "The Perch Comedy Theater" are performing a 2-man sketch comedy show. Rated R for verbal content. Fri., March 12, 11 p.m. $12. 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298.

Ovens Auditorium Lewis Black. Thu., March 11, 7:30 p.m. $31.50. 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600.

The Perch New Location. The Perch returns at a new spot beginning March 12. Shows are at 9pm (non-smoking) and 11pm on Friday & Saturday. www.theperch.com. 830 Lamar Ave. 704-372-7724.

Dance

Moscow Festival Ballet Stars of the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets as well as leading dancers from across the Russias present a new, full-length, production of Don Quixote. Mon., March 15, 8 p.m. $20-$70. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Snow White A ballet performed by Charlotte Youth Ballet. Matthews Community Center Theater,100 East McDowell St. Mar. 12, 7:30pm; Mar. 13, 11am; Mar. 14, 5pm. $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under. 704-365-0265.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Charlotte Museum of History. Volunteers sought to help bring Piedmont's early history to life. Training is held at the Museum and Homesite. Call for appointment. 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 now on display. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South 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. Through Aug. 15. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Artful Dining. A celebration of foods through the history of art. Mar. 9, 16 & 23, 7:30-9pm. $10-15. Delhom Service League Meeting. with speaker, talking about "Ceramics at Biltmore House." Tue., March 16, 10 a.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. Margaret Bourke-White. The photography of design, 1927-1936. March 4-May 2. Through the Eye of the Camera. 19th and 20th century photography. March 4-May 2. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. Mar. 15: Heffernan will discuss her paintings at 3pm. March 6-Sept. 5. 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. Through May 30. Spectrum: The Sculpture of Jon Kuhn. Works in blown glass. Through Mar. 21. 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 Piecing a Quilt of Life: World Connections. Features contemporary art quilts made by 23 women with stories to tell. Through Apr. 25. Student Art Competition and Exhibition. 23rd Annual exhibit. March 9-April 11. Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 31. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Borders, Stonecrest Steve Brown. Meet the author of the popular Susan Chase Mystery Series. Sat., March 13, 1 p.m. 7836 Rea Rd. 704-752-3782.

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