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Classical Music

Carolina Brass An ensemble of artist-musicians will present a concert featuring selections from the Renaissance to the present. www.belmontabbeycollege.edu. Mon., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-461-6813.

Charlotte Symphony A performance of Ravel's "Piano Concerto in G Major" : with guest pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Offenbach's "Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld" and Shubert's "Symphony No. 9." Feb. 4, 8 p.m.; Feb. 5, 8 p.m. $14-$68. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Providence Chamber Music Series The mostly strings program features works by Prokofiev, Cesar Franck and Francois Gossec. Sun., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-333-9536.

The Ten Tenors Expect anything from Verdi to "Waltzing Matilda" from these 10 mates imported from "a land down under." www.blumenthalcenter.org. Tue., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. $20-$45. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Comedy

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Feb. 2-5: Tim Wilson and Jason Robinson. www.thecomedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille The Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience. Whose Line, Second City, and Sketchprov style improv comedy. Reservations suggested. www.pinkturtle.net. Saturdays 8pm. $5. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.

SK Netcafe Stand-Up Comedy. Featuring acts and open mic. Wed., Feb. 2, 9:30 p.m. 1425 Elizabeth Ave. 704-334-1523.

Dance

Garth Fagan Dance Company Tony Award-winning choreographer of "The Lion King" brings his company of dancers to Charlotte. www.blumenthalcenter.org. Sat., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. $15-$40. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

North Carolina Dance Festival Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works presents a different program each night. mckineticworks.org. Feb. 3, 8 p.m.; Feb. 4, 8 p.m.; Feb. 5, 8 p.m. $15-$18. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-338-1533.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History North Carolina Slave Narratives. Author Dr. William Andrews will discuss his book, North Carolina Slave Narratives. Book signing will follow. Reservations required. Sat., Feb. 5, 2-4 p.m. Free w/ regular museum admission. 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. Jan. 27-May 25. Stitched from the Soul. The Farmer-James collection of African American quilts. Jan. 27-March 25. Stitched from the Soul Family Day. Learn more about your family quilts. Kids can make their own felt square quilts, everyone is invited. Sat., Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m. Free. Vecinos/Neighbors Exhibit. A bilingual photographic exhibition. Through February. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place If These Walls Could Talk. The exhibit investigates the science and history of the structures that human create. Feb. 5-May 31. 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 Charlotte Black Heritage Tour and Pilgrimage. 7th Annual tour featuring visits to slave cemeteries, a slave church, participate in a traditional African memorial service and live drumming. www.queencitytours.com. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 10am-1:30pm. $16-$30. Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Rural Voices and Visions: Local Communities Speak Out About Their Landscapes. Jan. 27-April 20. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art North Carolina Pottery: A Restless Tradition. Jan. 27-Feb. 27. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Pottery American Style. Jan. 27-Feb. 20. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. Jan. 27-April 17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Wine and Chocolate: Creating a match, history of chocolate, etc. Feb. 8, 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. Jan. 27-May 15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Robin A. Edgar. Author will discuss and sign In My Mother's Kitchen. Thu., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9365.

Beatties Ford Road Library Sheryl Mebane. Author will discuss and sign her new novel Lady Bird. Wed., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Free. 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. 704-432-6706.

Lebo's Janice Barringer. Author will sign The Pointe Book. Fri., Feb. 4, 3-5 p.m. Free. 7300 E. Independence Blvd. 704-535-5000.

Park Road Books Sharyn McCrumb. Author will sign and discuss St. Dale. Thu., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Anne Serdula. Author will sign Healing Truths. Sat., Feb. 5, 1 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

Spoken Word

Art Bar Literary Event. Featuring writers Dr. Jim McGavran, Peter Blair, Barbara Presnell, and Barbara Conrad. Sat., Feb. 5, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. 1501 B. South Tryon St. 704-277-0802.

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