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Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony with Evelyn Glennie Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie will be the soloist for the evening. www.charlottesymphony.org. April 29, 8:30 p.m.; April 30, 8:30 p.m. $15-$73. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.
First Tuesday Concerts Chamber Music at St. Peter's final concert of the season with Brahms Piano Quintet. The Noon Concert begins at 12:10pm. The AfterWork Concert begins at 5:30pm. Tue., May 3. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-335-0009.
Queens Community Orchestra A spring concert featuring a collaboration of artists and musicians. Mon., May 2, 8 p.m. Free. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-337-2213.

Comedy

Charlotte Comedy Theater Live Improvised Comedy. Interactive, improvisational comedy similar to Who's Line Is it Anyway. Rated R. www.charlottecomedy.com. Thursdays - The Perch sketch comedy 9pm & 10:15 call 704-566-0053. Fri & Sat, 8 & 10pm. $10. 1111 - D Hawthorne Ln. 866-467-7681.
The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Apr. 28-May 1: Mitch Hedberg. 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. Fri. & Sat., 8:30pm. $5. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.
SK Netcafe Stand-Up Wednesday. Featuring acts and open mic. Bring canned goods to feed the hungry. Wed., May 4, 10 p.m. 1425 Elizabeth Ave. 704-334-1523.

Dance

World Beat Choreographer Alonzo King joins forces with musicians from Spain, South Africa, and Spain to present a United Nations of dance. May 5, 7:30pm; May 6, 8pm; May 7, 2 & pm. $27-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Kites to Kitty Hawk. A multi-media interactive exhibit. April 30-Sept. 6. 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 21-May 25. 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 21-May 31. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure and Forces of Nature. www.discoveryplace.org. 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. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.
Mint Museum of Art Creighton Michael: Patterns of Perception. April 21-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 21-Aug. 7. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.
Mint Museum of Craft + Design Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection. April 21-Dec. 31. Point of View III: North Carolina Artists as Collectors. May 7-Oct. 9. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Ordering wine in a restaurant. May 3, 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. April 21-May 15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Park Road Books Mark Bixler. The author will sign The Lost Boys of the Sudan. Fri., April 29, 7 p.m. Ann Ipock. Author will sign Life Is Short, But It's Wide. Sat., April 30, 1 p.m. Robin Edgar. Author will sign In My Mother's Kitchen. Tue., May 3, 7 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

Spoken Word

Escape the Daily Grind, Salisbury Poetry Reading. Open Mic poetry readings. Thu., April 28, 7 p.m. 1102 Lakewood Dr. 704-636-0160.
Theatre Charlotte MPA. Five Charlotte men present original poems and monologues. April 29, 8 p.m.; April 30, 8 p.m. Free. 501 Queens Rd. 704-875-6112.
Wine Up Touch One Thursdays. Poetry and live music. Thurs, 9:30pm. $5-$10. 3306 - C N. Davidson St. 704-372-2633.

Theater: Openings

Coyote Ugly Barebones Theatre Group present the NC premiere of Coyote Ugly. www.barebones.org. May 5-22, Thur-Sat, 8pm; May 22, 3pm. $12-$15, Pay what you can May 9. Southend Performing Arts Center, 201 Rampart St. 704-332-5300.
Crazy for You Charlotte Catholic High School's Production of Crazy for You.The Fine Arts Dept. presents the Gershwin musical. Apr. 28-30, 7:30pm. $6. Charlotte Catholic High School, 7702 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-543-1127.
Damn James! A story of a faithful minister who loses everything he loves in a moment of weakness and indecision. Presented by the Theater Arts Dept. Apr. 28-30, May 1, 8pm; Apr. 30, 3pm. $3, Livingstone students free. Tubman Theater, Livingstone College. 704-216-6260.
Davidson College Theater Students Will perform the plays Wanda's Visit, by Christopher Durang, and Rats, by Israel Horovitz. Tickets at door only. April 28, 7:30 p.m.; April 29, 7:30 p.m. $4. Blackbox Theatre, Cunningham Arts Bldg., Davidson. 704-894-2361.
Death is a Cabernet, Ol' Chum A murder mystery with a taste for fine wine and a palate for murder. Presented by About Town Tours. Reservations required. Sun., May 1, 6 p.m. $50, includes dinner. Palomino Restaurant, 525 N. Tryon St. 704-373-9499.
Forever Plaid Four guys, one dream… and whole lot of Plaid. A hilarious, yet touching musical. Apr. 27-June 5, Wed-Thu, 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 4pm & 8pm; Sun, 3pm & 6:30pm. $30-$40. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
Menopause the Musical A locally cast Charlotte production. Previews begin on May 4 with opening night scheduled for May 25. www.capritheatre.com. Tues-Thu, 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 4pm & 8pm; Sun, 2pm. $39.50. Capri Theatre, 3500 E. Independence Blvd. 704-563-3332.
Nine Theatre Charlotte presents Tony-award winning musical. May 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 8pm; May 12 & 22, 2:30pm. $17-$22. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-334-9128.
The Wizard of Hope A presentation by The Merry Pranksters Theatrical Troupe for the mentally disabled. Johnson Hall. www.rockhillrocks.com. April 29, 7:30 p.m.; April 30, 7:30 p.m.; May 1, 2 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-329-5620.

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