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Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony A performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.27 and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony. www.charlottesymphony.org. Sept. 10-11, 8pm. $15-$73. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Christopher Berg Original music for guitar includes works by Granados, Albeniz, Ponce and transcriptions of music by Bach, Mozart and Haydn. Mon., Sept. 13, 8 p.m. Free. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.

Mostly Mozart Series Performed by The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Various locations. www.charlottesymphony.org. Sept. 17, 18 & 23; Nov. 18-20. $15. 704-972-2000.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Comedy. Extreme Improv, Charlotte's only professional improv comedy troupe, Fri and Sat, 8pm (866-467-7681); Psychotic Pooch performs bizarre sketch comedy, Fri and Sat, 10pm (704-502-8423). www.extremeimprov.com www.psychoticpooch.com. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 704-332-2256.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances. Sept. 8-11: Mike Veneman & Todd McGunears; Sept. 15-18: John Joseph & Grandma Lee. www.comedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Tyber Creek Pub The Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience. "Whose Line" type short form improv. Reservations suggested. www.pinkturtle.net. Fridays, 8pm. $5. 1933 S. Blvd. 704-301-1564.

Dance

Koresh Dance Company A performance by Philadelphia-based dance company. www.davidson.edu/tickets. Fri., Sept. 10, 8 p.m. $15-25. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

NC Youth Tap Ensemble Performance of several dance styles. Thu., Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. $10. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University. 704-233-8300.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Sept. 1-Jan. 2. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Through Sept. 30. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Communication Exhibit. Follow electronic messages around the world, see your voice, and get a glimpse at the next generation of the information age. Sept. 4-Jan. 10. Mix & Max: Omnimax after hours. The program is aimed at anyone looking for something different. Live music, Omnimax films, food and cash bar. Third Friday of every month. $10 members $12 non-members. Omnimax. Omnimax is closed for renovations through mid-November. www.discoveryplace.org. 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 Civil Rights Movement. Through Oct. 17. Living Traditions. Folk Arts of the American South. Sept. 10-Jan. 9. Native Americans in the Carolinas Celebration. Activities, learning, and exhibits. Sat., Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We're Still Here: Native Americans in the Southeast. Sept. 10-Jan. 9. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Delhom Service League Meeting. Cynthia Bringle will be speaking on how what we produce today will become the antiques of the future. Tue., Sept. 21. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Sept. 18-Feb. 20. Revelation: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Collections. Sept. 1-19. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Sept. 1-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Sept. 1-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Wine Olympics : Hurdles of Style and Balance, New World / Old World Styles, Historical, Geographical Perspective, Meritage / Proprietary, Structural Differences and Similarities. Sept. 14, 6:30-8pm. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Eewww, Yuck!. Understanding Nature's Most Unhuggable Creatures. Through Summer 2005. Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 24. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Schiele Museum, Gastonia Within These Hills. A photographic exhibition. Sept. 1-Oct. 3. 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Readings & Signings

Art Bar Writers Evening. Featuring local writers Lucinda Grey, Amy Parkison, and Glenn Hutchinson from UNCC. Craig Renfroe for Queens University. Sat., Sept. 11, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. 1501 B. South Tryon St. 704-687-2801.

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Stephanie Winston. Author will discuss and sign Organized For Success. Wed., Sept. 15, 7-8 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9365.

Borders, Morrocroft Jaytoe Anthony Tukan. Author will read and sign his children's book Kitty Cat Had A Dream: In The Kingdom Of Animals. Sat., Sept. 18, 6 p.m. 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Borders, Stonecrest Jaytoe Anthony Tukan. Author will read and sign his children's book Kitty Cat Had A Dream: In The Kingdom Of Animals. Sat., Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Donald Haack. Author will discuss and sign Bush-Pilot In Diamond Country. Sun., Sept. 19, 2 p.m. 7836 Rea Rd. 704-752-3782.

The Bookmark Scott Fowler. Author will sign Tales from the Carolina Panthers Sidelines. Fri., Sept. 10, 12-1:30 p.m. 100 N. Tryon St., Suite 265. 704-377-2565.

Spoken Word

Afro-American Cultural Center Reflections. A poetry slam. A part of Charlotte Shout. www.charlotteshout.com. Sat., Sept. 11, 3-6 p.m. Free. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

The Evening Muse WordPhoria. Spoken Word Poetry & Semi-Open-Mic. Wed., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. $5. 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737.

Jackson's Java Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Thu., Sept. 9, 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.freewebs.com/motifentertainment. Every second and last Saturday of the month at 10pm-until. $7 cover. 1504 Central Ave. 704-375-8414.

Theater: Openings

A.D. The story of Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Performed live outdoors. www.narroway.net. Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 8 p.m. $13-15. King's Arena, Fort Mill, 2175 Gethsemane Ct., Fort Mill. 803-802-2300.

Cabaret A visual metaphor for the depraved and dangerous place of Berlin as the Nazis are beginning to come to power. Sept.9-26, Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. $17-$22. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-334-9128.

The Faculty Room A drama depicting a school where violence is the norm, weapons are commonplace and teachers are lost burned out souls. Sept. 9-11, 15-18, 22-25 at 8pm. $12-$15. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave. 705-455-8542.

Fishes & Loaves: the Stories Jesus Told The story of Jesus comes to life in this interactive event. Reservations required. www.narroway.net. Sept. 10, 8 p.m.; Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; Sept. 24, 8 p.m.; Sept. 25, 8 p.m. $19.95, dinner show. King's Arena, Fort Mill, 2175 Gethsemane Ct., Fort Mill. 803-802-2300.

Grease! A nostalgic trip back to the 50's with the Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys at Rydell High. www.matthewsplayhouse.com. Sept. 10-11, Sept. 15-18, 8pm; Sept 12 & 19, 2pm; Sept. 14, 7:30pm. $15. Theatre Matthews, 100 McDowell St, Matthews. 704-846-8343.

The King and I Featuring Sandy Duncan. Sept. 14-19, Tues./Wed./Thurs., 8p.m.; Fri., 8:15p.m.; Sat., 2p.m., 8:15p.m.; Sun., 2p.m., 7:30p.m. $23-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Over the River and Through the Woods A comedy about change, individual choices, and the invisible ties that bind us to those we love. Booth Playhouse. Sept. 17- Oct.3, Wed., Thurs., 7:30p.m.; Fri., Sat., 8:00p.m.; Sun., 2:00p.m. $24.50-$37.50. Charlotte Repertory, 129 W. Trade St. 704-372-1000.

Pageant Depicts the trials and tribulations of six regional beauty contestants. www.offtryon.net. Sept. 16-18, 22-25, Sept 30- Oct. 2. $12-$15. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

Psycho Beach Party A spoof of 60s beach movies. www.barebones.org. Sept. 9-26, Thurs-Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm. $12-$15. Southend Performing Arts Center, 201 Rampart St. 704-332-5300.

Take Me Out An ode to baseball and the story of a popular baseball player. Contains adult content & partial nudity. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org. Sept. 15-Oct. 2, Wed/Thurs at 7:30pm; Fri/Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2:30pm. $17-$23. Actor's Theatre, 650 E. Stonewall Street. 704-342-2251.

Vanities One of the longest running off-Broadway plays in American history, depicts the loss of innocence and coming of age in America. Sept. 22-25, 8p.m. $5-$10. Johnson Theatre, Winthrop. 803-323-2287.

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown The Peanuts gang is back in a newly revised version of this family favorite musical. CPCC Theatre. Sept. 17-26, Fri., Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sun. Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

Visual Arts: Openings

Afro-American Cultural Center Simple Folks. The African American Quilting Circle and folk artist Addie James. www.aacc-charlotte.org. Fri., Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m. Free. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Hidell Brooks Gallery Sherrie Wolf. New still life paintings by Portland, Oregon artist. Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 6-8pm. Through Oct. 30. 1910 S. Blvd. Suite 130. 704-334-7302.

Hodges Taylor Gallery Gather 'Round the Table. Featuring 50 Penland artists. A portion of sales go to the Preserve Penland Campaign. Sept. 10-Oct. 30. Peter Milton: Recent Prints. Sept. 10-Oct. 30. 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799.

Icehouse Center Gallery, Davidson Susan Webb Lee: Artistic Quilts. Reception, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 10-30. Dyeing Fabrics With Procion Dyes. Hands on workshop. Sat., Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $65. 432 S. Main St. 704-892-7323.

Jerald Melberg Gallery Ida Kohlmeyer and Robert Peterson Exhibitions. Paintings, sculpture, prints and pastel still lifes. Sept. 11-Oct. 16. 625 S. Sharon Amity Rd. 704-365-3000.

Joie Lassiter Gallery Maja Godlewska. Rich hues and textures make her linen paintings show inspirations of Rococo artists in her Templates exhibition. Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 6-9pm. Sept. 10-Oct. 3. 525 North Tryon Street, Suite 140. 704-373-1464.

The Light Factory Henry Horenstein: Honky Tonk & Allen Hess-The Rivers Green. Sept. 10-Oct. 21. Portraits of Perseverance. Featuring nationally-acclaimed photographer Bryon Baldwin and local student photographers. Celebrates Jacob's Ladder Job Center with photos of volunteers and clients. Donations accepted. Sat., Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-905-6771.

Middleton-McMillan Gallery, Spirit Square My Place, My Choice, My Ride, My Story. An exhibition of the South Corridor Light Rail Project Public Art Proposals. Opening: Sept. 10, 5-9pm. Through Oct. 23. 345 N. College St.

Pottery Central Collaboration: Potters Plate is Painter's Canvas. Sat., Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3534 Central Ave. 704-537-4477.

Rauch Gallery, Gaston College Dr. Andrew Jay Svedlow. An exhibition of painter and printmaker. Through Oct. 1. 201 Highway 321 South, Rauch Science and Fine Arts Bldg., Dallas. 704-922-6245.

Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop Building Modernism. Two exhibitions that explore modernist themes through the printmaking medium. Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 6:30-8pm. Sept. 13-Oct. 27. 1898 Alumni Dr. 803-323-2493.

Shain Gallery Timeless Passage. New works by Henry Barnes. Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 6-9pm. Sept. 10-30. 601 Providence Rd. 704-334-7744.

Synergy Studios, Shelby Places and Faces. Acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and collage by Susan Carlisle Bell. Opening Reception: Sept. 9, 5:30-7:30pm. Sept. 9-Oct. 14. 212-B W. Warren St. 704-487-0144.

W.D.O. Opening Gallery Crawl. Fri., Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m. Hearst Plaza Suite No. 1, 214 North Tryon St. 704-333-9123.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center Humane Society Fundraiser. Emily Weinstein will be painting live pet portaits, by appointment. All proceeds go towards the Humane Society. Sat., Sept. 11. 123 East Liberty St., Salisbury. 704-636-1882.

Wentworth Gallery Peter Max. Exhibition and reception for the artist. Please RSVP. Sept. 9, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m. South Park Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd. 704-365-2733.

Winthrop University Galleries Building Modernism with Prints. People, places, passions 1750-1950. From the Mint Museum's Permanent Collection. Sept. 13-Oct. 27. Etched in Memory. Highlights the "Points of Departure" series, by Peter Milton. Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 6:30-8pm. Sept. 13-Oct. 27. 107 McLaurin, Rock Hill. 803-323-2493.

Visual Arts: Ongoing

Art Institute of Charlotte Gallery Alex Radin. An exhibit of illustrations. Sept. 1-30. 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. 704-357-8020.

Art Preserve Jim Nilsen Photographs. Sept. 1-Oct. 31. 3200 A North Davidson. 704-358-8882.

Bank of America Gallery Decades. Art from the Collection of Bank of America 1940-1990. Through October. Hearst Tower, 114 N. Tryon St. 704-386-7324.

Bank of America Plaza Surface Matters. Artists from the Southeast explore surface and materials challenging the viewer to look deeper and stretch their awareness, using newspaper, steel, concrete, monofilament, fiber, acrylics and oil. Curated by Joie Lassiter Gallery. Also at First Citizens, 128 S. Tryon. Through Nov 15. 101 South Tryon Street. 704-373-1464.

Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College Jim Dine Prints: 1985-2002. Forty-six lithographs will be on display by one of America's greatest printmakers. Sept. 1-Oct. 7. 704-894-2519.

Blue Pony Gallery & Press Sherry Beatty. Exhibit of new paintings. Through Oct. 16. 3202A N. Davidson St. 704-334-9390.

Center of the Earth Gallery Page H. Laughlin: The Interiors Series. Sept. 3-Oct. 31. 3204 N Davidson St. 704-375-5756.

Christa Faut Gallery Elizabeth Bradford. Dreams And Metaphor, solo exhibition of paintings. Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30pm. Sept. 6-Oct. 5. 19818 N. Cove Rd., Cornelius. 704-892-5312.

Clay on Camden Celena H. Christos. Clay works. Through September. 1510 Camden Rd. 704-790-2326.

Cone Center Gallery, UNCC Maja Godlewska. Paintings 2000-2004. Sept. 1-Oct. 2. 704-687-3315.

CPCC Art Gallery New Work. Artwork by Peggy Rivers. Sept. 1-Oct. 1. Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6480.

Cuvee Wine & Art Gallery Cher Glisson Cosper. Meet Artist: Sept. 17, 6-9pm. Through Oct. 2. 710 West Trade St. 704-332-5548.

Dalton Gallery Do What You Want To Do. Invitational Gallery Exhibition and Silent Auction. Sept. 2-23. Center for the Arts, 121 East Main St., Rock Hill. 803-328-2787.

Dig Dug's Pop Art Emporium Original art and Reproductions. Also new and used music, antique furniture. 917 Pecan Ave. 704-358-4880.

ElderArt Gallery Romantic Impressions by Tom Perkinson. Paintings centered around urban landscapes. Through Oct. 30. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.

Gallery 620 Rusk Masterton and Frank Haas. Through September. 620 W. Morehead St. 704-618-9966.

The Gallery at Carillon Paris/Charlotte. Photos by Mitchell Kearney showing the visual, tactile and pedestrian qualities of two cities. Through Oct. 16. 227 W. Trade St. 704-334-8840.

Gallery L, Main Library Lunch Box Memories. A rare collection of 75 metal lunch boxes. Sept. 1-26. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.

Gaston County Public Library Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature. A nationally touring exhibit. Through Oct. 15. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.

Hart-Witzen Gallery The Human Form. An exhibition of figurative works. Fri., Sept. 17. 136 E. 36 St. 704-334-1177.

Icehouse Center Gallery, Davidson Icehouse Center Instructors. A group exhibition of ceramics, wood, painting, drawing, baskets and more. Through Sept. 432 S. Main St. 704-892-7323.

McColl Center for Visual Art Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists. 60 visually striking and conceptually diverse works in a range of mediums. Sept. 3-Nov. 6. Fall 2004 Arists-in-Residence. Through Nov. 22. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535.

Merrill-Jennings Galleries Southern Folk Art and Fantasy Art. 463 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-895-1213.

Pottery Central Pottery Central Gallery. Functional, sculptural and decorative pottery by local potters. Friday & Saturday 10-5 or call for appointment. 3534 Central Ave. 704-537-4477.

Rowe Arts Galleries, UNCC Craig Potton. An exhibit of photographs. Through Oct. 2. Rowe Arts Building, 9201 University Blvd.

Stretch Gallery N Studios Sabrina Fadial. New & retrospective works. Through Sept. 30. Jenny Kimball. Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 6-7pm. Through October. 10726 Pineville Rd, Pineville. 704-552-5678.

W.D.O. Good Honest Work. A tribute to Penland School of Crafts. Sept. 7-Oct. 9. Hearst Plaza Suite No. 1, 214 North Tryon St. 704-333-9123.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center The North Carolina Connection. Featuring Jim Moon, Sergei Andreevski and five additional Macedonian artists. Sept. 1-Nov. 6. Moon, Cat, Dog. Work by Emily Weinstein. Artist Reception: Sept. 10, 6-8pm. Sept. 3-Oct. 30. 123 East Liberty St., Salisbury. 704-636-1882.


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