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Classical Music

Burt Bacharach With numerous chart toppers, Bacharach has penned songs like I Say A Little Prayer, and will be joined by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Oct. 1, 8 p.m.; Oct. 2, 8 p.m. $18-$68. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Canadian Brass The quintet presents works in the classical repertoire, but also performs jazz, contemporary concert music and popular songs. Belk Theater. Mon., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. $15-$65. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Performing Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites, Mussorgsky's Night on Ball Mountain, and Shubert's Rosemund overture. Wed., Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Free. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

Elizabeth Hainen Performance by the acclaimed principal harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. www.charlottephilharmonic.org. Sat., Oct. 2. $25. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-846-2788.

Fall Gala with Renee Fleming Making her first orchestral debut, Fleming will sing accompanied by conductor Christof Perick and the Charlotte Symphony. Wed., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. $40-$70. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

First Tuesday Concerts Chamber Music at St. Peter's salute to the music of Vaughan Williams. Tue., Oct. 5, 12:10 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 West 7th St. 704-335-0009.

Macbeth Opera dinner returns with the Opera Carolina's season opening production of Macbeth. Sun., Oct. 3, 6 p.m. $65. Blue, Hearst Tower, Corner of College & 5th St. 704-927-2583.

Organ Recital Featuring organist Daniel Hannemann. Sun., Oct. 3, 3 p.m. Free. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fort Mill, 501 Pine St. 803-547-5968.

Phantoms of the Orchestra Joined by the Magic Circle Mime Company, watch as Alan Yamamoto directs the maestro and his terrified assistant. Pre-concert festival starts at 10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 2, 11 a.m. $8-$20. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Comedy. Extreme Improv, Charlotte's only professional improv comedy troupe, Fri and Sat, 8pm. www.extremeimprov.com. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances. Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Aries Spears and Brian Cork; Oct. 8-9: Pauly Shore. 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.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History The Electoral College is Not a Party School. Author Kenneth C. Davis explores the ins and outs of the presidential process. Sat., Oct. 2, 7 p.m. $4-$6. Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Sept. 23-Jan. 2. Our Changing Landscape: Early Views of People and Place in the Carolina Piedmont. An exhibition that illustrates and interprets the changes in the Carolina Piedmont landscape. Sept. 25-May 25. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Through Sept. 30. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Members Preview, Sept. 30, 7-9p.m. Sept. 30-March 25. Stitched from the Soul. Exploring antebellum slave quilts with author Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry. Tue., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. $4-$6. 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. 23-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. 23-Jan. 9. We're Still Here: Native Americans in the Southeast. Sept. 23-Jan. 9. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Charles Farrar & David Greenwood. Area artists discuss their work and artistic fields. Each talk is followed by an informal reception and opportunity to meet the artist. Tue., Oct. 5, 7:30-9 p.m. Peter Milton. Printmaker Milton and Artistic Director of North Carolina Dance Theatre Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux will discuss the imagery depicted in Peter Milton's print, Points of Departure II: Nijinsky Variations. Thu., Sept. 30, 7 p.m. $5-$15. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Sept. 23-Feb. 20. VantagePoint III: Elizabeth Turk - The Collars. Oct. 2-Dec. 31. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Sept. 23-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Sept. 23-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Session IV: Terroir, Science or Romance, Scientific Confirmation, Soils : New World : Old World, Rutherford Dust, Romance of Burgundy. Oct. 5, 6:30-8pm. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Creature Feature. Program features the "Eewww, Yuck!" exhibit and will end in time for the planetarium program. Reservations suggested. Sat., Oct. 2. $3-$5. Eewww, Yuck!. Understanding Nature's Most Unhuggable Creatures. Through Summer 2005. New Footprints: Early Naturalists in the Carolinas. Lecture presented in conjunction with museum exhibit. Rudy Mancke, lecturer at the University of South Carolina will present. Reservations and payment are required in advance and seating is limited. Thu., Sept. 30, 6-7 p.m. $10-$15. Our Changing Landscapes: Early views of people and places in Carolina Piedmont. Sept. 25-May 15. Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 24. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

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