An Early Music Sampler Carolina Pro Musica opens its 27th Season with a performance of mostly baroque selections. A part of Charlotte Shout. Sat., Sept. 18, 8:15 p.m. $7.50-$15. Dana Auditorium, Queens University.
First Voices Concert The Charlotte Children's Choir's sneak preview of the their 19th performance season. Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Rd. www.charlottechildrenschoir.org. Sat., Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. 704-374-1892.
Irina Voro Voro has developed a "theater-recital" that combines classical piano performance with her own poetic narratives. Tue., Sept. 21, 8 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-4473.
Mostly Mozart Series Neighborhood concerts performed by The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. www.charlottesymphony.org. Sept. 17: Matthews United Methodist Church, Matthews; Sept. 18: Tillman Hall, Winthrop Rock Hill; Sept. 23: Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. All at 8pm. $5-$15. 704-972-2000.
P. Unnikrishnan A Carnatic (south Indian classical) vocal performance with Shriram Kumar on Violin and K. V. Prasad on Mridangam. Presented by Classical Music Association of Charlotte. Sun., Sept. 19, 2 p.m. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-814-9355.
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. 15-18: John Joseph, Johnny B and Ed Fox; Sept. 22-25: Grandma Lee, Joe West and Alan King. 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.
Charlotte Museum of History Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Sept. 9-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. 9-Jan. 10. 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. Guild of Charlotte Artists. Meeting with slide Demo by Brad Thomas Dir. Art Gallery at Davidson College. Guests welcome. Wed., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Sept. 18-Feb. 20. Revelation: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Collections. Sept. 9-19. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.
Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Sept. 9-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Sept. 9-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. 9-Oct. 3. 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.
Readings & Signings
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.
Barnes & Noble, Huntersville Elaine Corvidae. Local fantasy author will sign and discuss her books. Fri., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Birkdale Village, 8725 Townley Rd., Huntersville. 704-895-8863.
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.
Gaston County Public Library Daniel Wallace. Novelist will discuss and sign his books. Sat., Sept. 18, 2 p.m. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.
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.