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Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra & Sir James Galway Sir James Galway, supreme interpreter of the classical repertoire for flute, is featured in Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2 and other performances. June 16; June 17, 8 p.m. $20-$75. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Summer Lollipops Outdoor concerts at Symphony Park at SouthPark designed for children and their families. June 11; June 25, 8:15 p.m. $5-$10. 704-972-2000.

Summer Pops Charlotte Symphony performances at SouthPark, different program each week. June 6-27, Sundays, 8:15pm. Free. 704-972-2000.

Summer Winds- Nathan Siler and Friends Charlotte Symphony trombonist will perform with three other artists in a concert for trombone quartet. Sun., June 13, 3 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont.


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. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. June 11-12: DC Curry & David L. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

The Perch Theatre New Location. Sketch comedy club/theater. 1111-P Hawthorne Ln. 704-372-7724.


A Premiere Local students as well as pre-professional and professional dancers will present a repertory of five different dance types. Presented by The Piedmont Dance Theatre. Concord High School auditorium, 481 Burrage Road NE, Concord. Sat., June 12, 7 p.m. $5. 704-932-8888.


Charlotte Museum of History The Faces of Our State. Through June. Powerful Persuaders: World War II Posters. An exhibit of propaganda posters. Through Sept. 1. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Through Sept. 30. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place 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. 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. Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit. Through Aug. 15. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Jazzy Ladies 2004. A series of evenings featuring picnics, live jazz and classic New York City films. June 8: Tootsie, Evans & Coppola perform. $5-$7, free for Young Affiliates members. Revelation: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Collections. June 3-Sept. 19. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. June 3-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. 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 Rock Hill From A to Z. June 3-Aug. 15. Summer Movies for Children. This year's theme: Awesome Animals. June 15-16: A Bug's Life; June 22-23: The Fox and the Hound: June 29-30: Brother Bear. Tues. & Wed. at 11am & 2pm. Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 31. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Schiele Museum, Gastonia 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Readings & Signings

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Michael Morris. Author will discuss and read A Place Called Wiregrass. Tue., June 15, 7:30 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9365.

Borders, Morrocroft Anthony Cirillo. Author will sign Who Moved My Dentures: 13 False Truths About Long-Term Care and Aging in America. Sat., June 12, 12 p.m. 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Gaston County Public Library Malcolm Campbell and Deron Nardo. Authors will read and discuss the new travel guide Play Hard Rest Easy: Carolinas and Georgia. Tue., June 15, 7 p.m. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.

Lava Java Authors & Poets On Tour. African-American authors and poets: Marc Lacy, Charles Edward Peterson, Sr., Danielle Santiago, and K. Elliot will give readings. Also Open Mic and signings. Wed., June 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 704-567-4577.

Park Road Books Martin Clark. Author will read and sign Plain Heathen Mischief. Wed., June 9, 7 p.m. Trip Park. Author will read and sign Trout, Trout, Trout. Sat., June 12, 1 p.m. Al Michaud. Author will read and sign A Twig Grows in Springdale. Sat., June 12, 3 p.m. David Schulman. Author will read and sign The Past is Never Dead. Wed., June 16, 7 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

Spoken Word

Afro-American Cultural Center Harambee Tuesday. Spoken word poetry and creative expression gathering. First and third Tues., 7-9pm. Free. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Jackson's Java Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Thu., June 10, 8 p.m. 8544 University City Blvd. 704-595-9526.

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