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Classical Music

Amahl and the Night Visitors One act opera by Gian-Carol Menotti presented by Central United Methodist Church Music Ministries. Sun., Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Free. Central United Methodist Church, 30 Union Street, Concord.

Electronic Music Concert Students studying electronic music will present their original compositions in this concert. Wed., Dec. 8, 10 p.m. Free. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

New Music Davidson Davidson College music composition students will present this concert of their own original works. Tue., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2353.

Providence Chamber Music Series A concert featuring works from Williams, Holst, Hammerschmidt, and Howells. Sun., Dec. 5, 5 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-333-9536.

Wingate Sinfonia A concert band featuring holiday-themed entertainment to joyous concert music. Mon., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University. 704-233-8307.

Comedy

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Dec. 1-4: Phil Hogan and Marvin Lee. www.thecomedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Dilworth Playhouse Cafe Steve Moore. Moore has had his own HBO show and has appeared on the Ellen Show and The RoseAnne Show. Wed., Dec. 1, 9 p.m. $5. 1427 South Blvd., Suite 103. 704-632-0336.

SK Netcafe Stand-Up Wednesdays. Stand-Up Comedy. Wed., Dec. 1, 9:30 p.m. 1425 Elizabeth Ave. 704-334-1523.

Wine Up The Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience. Whose Line, Second City, and Sketchprov style improv comedy. Reservations suggested. www.pinkturtle.net. Thu., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Free. 3306 - C N. Davidson St. 704-301-1564.

Dance

Choreographers' Showcase A presentation of original works by the Dance Department. Dec. 1:3 at 8pm; Dec. 4 at 2pm. $5-$12. Robinson Hall, UNCC. 704-687-4473.

Holiday 6/15 Moving Poets features the full Nutcracker in 15 minutes and "sixth sock" by Alban Elved. Theater 36, the Hart-Witzen, NODA. Dec. 8-19, Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $15-$25. 704-527-6683.

Senior Dance Showcase Choreography by senior dance majors with a wide variety of dance styles. Dec. 3, 8 p.m.; Dec. 4, 2 p.m. $5-$10. Johnson Theatre, Winthrop University. 803-323-2255.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Main Streets of Our State. A traveling photography exhibit. Nov. 24-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. Nov. 24-May 25. Solving the Rock House Mysteries. Interactive exhibit examines clues revealed by photographs, oral histories, and archaeological discoveries. Nov. 24-Dec. 31. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Nov. 24-March 25. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Bug Bash!. A day long program of fun activities, including a chance to eat bugs, in celebration of the newest IMAX film, Bugs, A Rainforest Adventure. Sat., Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Communication Exhibit. Follow electronic messages around the world, see your voice, and get a glimpse at the next generation of the information age. Nov. 24-Jan. 10. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari and Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Living Traditions. Folk Arts of the American South. Nov. 24-Jan. 9. Rural Voices and Visions: Local Communities Speak Out About Their Landscapes. Nov. 24-April 20. We're Still Here: Native Americans in the Southeast. Nov. 24-Jan. 9. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures. An opportunity to see the work of America's foremost realist artist. Nov. 24-Jan. 9. Holiday Craft & Art Sale. Features one of a kind items from more than twenty local artists including pottery, jewelry, paintings, collages, garden sculpture, ornaments, scarves, cards and more. Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. Improving Community Quality of Life. A national expert in early childhood interventions, Craig Ramey, will discuss his experiences in identifying community and child needs and taking systematic approaches to change. Thu., Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. Free. North Carolina Pottery: A Restless Tradition. Nov. 24-Feb. 27. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Nov. 24-Feb. 20. VantagePoint III: Elizabeth Turk - The Collars. Nov. 24-Dec. 31. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Nov. 24-Jan. 30. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Nov. 24-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Topics: Holiday party planning with wines, recipes for Mulling, ordering proportions, stemware and gift ideas. Dec. 7, 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. Our Changing Landscapes: Early views of people and places in Carolina Piedmont. Nov. 24-May 15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

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