Davidson College Chambers Singers Concert will include works by Mozart and Henry Purcell. Wed., April 7, 8 p.m. Free. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.
Spring Choral Concert Prsented by Queens University Choral Dept., featuring selections spanning the Renaissance to American 20th century.Belk Chapel, Queens Univ. Wed., April 7, 8 p.m. Free. 704-337-2269.
Winthrop Jazz Ensemble Free performance of ensemble series, reservation ticket required. Mon., April 12, 8 p.m. Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop U, Rock Hill. 704-323-2255.
Bayou Kitchen Comedy. Extreme Improv: Fridays 8pm - Chicago Style long form improv "The Gallery"; Saturdays 8pm - "Who's Line Is it?" style improv; Psychotic Pooch at 10pm. Fridays and Saturdays. www.extremeimprov.comwww.psychoticpooch.com. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 866-467-7681.
The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Apr. 7-10: Michael Mack, Kurt Green & Glen Snyder; Apr. 11: Mathis Madness; Apr. 14-17: Allyn Ball, Dan Johnson & Scott Ogeycheck; Apr. 17: The Perch sketch comedy (midnight). www.thecomedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.
Katchikally NickLewis Comedy Corner. Best of Urban Comedians from HBO, BET Comicview. Fri & Sat 10pm. 204 W. Woodlawn Road Suite A. 704-567-2634.
The Perch Theatre New Location. Sketch comedy club/theater. www.theperch.com. 830 Lamar Ave. 704-372-7724.
The Carolinas Latin Dance Company A traditional show with new dances, such as San Janeiro, Samba, San Juanito, and Zorongo Gitano. Sat., April 10, 7 p.m. $12-15. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-536-9934.
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. 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: Ocean Oasis, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience, T. rex: Back to the Cretaceous, and Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance. Call or visit website for times, www.discoveryplace.org. T. Rex expert. Expert Peter Larson and journalist Kristin Donnan will share the tale of how the discovery of A T. Rex Named SUE rocked the world of paleontology. Sat., April 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 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 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. April 1-May 2. Outback Uncorked. The Young Affiliates of the Mint's annual event, featuring a selection wines from Australia and New Zealand. www.youngaffiliates.org. Thu., April 8, 7-10 p.m. $20-30. Through the Eye of the Camera. 19th and 20th century photography. April 1-May 2. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. Mar. 15: Heffernan will discuss her paintings at 3pm. April 1-Sept. 5. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.
Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Art of Gold. Exhibit presents 80 contemporary gold objects. Apr. 3-Aug. 8. 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. 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. April 1-11. Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 31. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.
Readings & Signings
Park Road Books Coach Dean Smith. Legendary basketball coach will sign his new book The Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching. Fri., April 9, 5 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.
Jackson's Java Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Thu., April 8, 8 p.m. 8544 University City Blvd. 704-595-9526.
Mama's Caribbean Grill 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. 1504 Central Ave. 704-375-8414.