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Abbey Chorus Spring Concert The Abbey Chorus of Belmont Abbey College will present a program of sacred and secular selections. Sun., April 24, 3 p.m. Free. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-461-6813.

Charlotte Chorale A performance of classical music benefitting Avon Foundation. Sat., April 23, 7 p.m. $12, 10 & under free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-568-7676.

CSO Neighborhood Concerts The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform various concerts. Apr. 20: St. Matthews Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy; Apr. 21: Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College; Apr. 22: First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St. All shows at 8pm. $5-$15. Charlotte Symphony, 201 S. College St. 704-972-2000.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Will perform their spring concert. Wed., April 20, 8 p.m. Free. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.

Malladi Brothers Classical Music Association of Charlotte presents a vocal concert of Indian classical music. The Malladi Bros. will be accompanied by Embar S. Kannan on Violin and Arjun Kumar on Mridangam. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Sun., April 24, 2 p.m. Davidson College. 704-814-9355.

Reach Out Chamber Music at St. Peter's Outreach Concert Festival. Apr. 24 (3pm), Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Ave.; May 5 (7pm), International House, 332 Hawthorne Ln.; May 6 (7:30pm), Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. East; May 15 (4pm), St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson. The Wadsworth House, 400 South Summit Ave. 704-335-0009.


Charlotte Comedy Theater The Perch. Comedy is rated "R" for verbal content. Thurs., 9pm (non-smoking); 10:30 (smoking). $10. Live Improvised Comedy. Rated R. Fri & Sat, 8 & 10pm. $10. 1111 - D Hawthorne Ln. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Apr. 28-May 1: Mitch Hedberg. 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. Fri. & Sat., 8:30pm. $5. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.

Dilworth Playhouse Café The Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience. Whose Line, Second City, and Sketchprov-style improv comedy. Reservations suggested. April 22, 8:30 p.m.; April 23, 10:30 p.m. Free. 1427 South Blvd., Suite 103. 704-301-1564.

SK Netcafe Stand-Up Wednesday/ Comedy for Cans. Featuring acts and open mic. Bring canned goods to feed the hungry and win prizes. Wed., April 20, 10 p.m. 1425 Elizabeth Ave. 704-334-1523.


Afro-American Cultural Center Teen Dance Ensemble Showcase Annual recital featuring everything from jazz and Latin, to modern and African dance. April 22, 7:30 p.m.; April 23, 7:30 p.m.; April 24, 4 p.m. $5-$10. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Transformations Several pieces will be performed by the Dance Theatre of UNC Charlotte at the spring dance concert. April 20-23, 8pm; Apr. 24, 2pm. $5-$12. Robinson Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2599. Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Kites to Kitty Hawk Opening Day. Explore the museum's newest interactive exhibit with an afternoon of hands-on activities. Free with regular museum admission, and to Smithsonian Magazinesubscribers. Sat., April 30, 1-4 p.m. 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. April 14-May 25. The Power of Plants: Historic Gardens Family Day. Hands-on activities for all ages. Learn how plants were used by different cultures. Afternoon plant sale. Sat., April 23, 2-4 p.m. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place If These Walls Could Talk. The exhibit investigates the science and history of the structures that humans create. April 14-May 31. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure and Forces of Nature. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Power Lunch: What's in Your Purse?. Features a discussion of financial empowerment for women. Bring your own lunch, or order a box lunch for $10. Reservations requested. Wed., April 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rural Voices and Visions: Local Communities Speak Out About Their Landscapes. April 14-20. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Creighton Michael: Patterns of Perception. April 14-July 3. The Guild of Charlotte Artists. Monthly meeting will feature presenter Wes Waugh doing a watercolor demonstration. Guests welcome. Wed., April 27, 7 p.m. Free. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Retrospective of Prints by Chuck Close. April 14-Aug. 7. Wines Around the World. Annual wine tasting event provided by the Young Affiliates of the Mint. Fri., April 22, 7-10 p.m. $20-$30. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection. April 14-Dec. 31. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Wine Vocabulary. Apr. 26, 6:30-8pm. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

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