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Classical Music

Broadway Gold! Carolina Voices MainStage Choir, their band and guests salute the best of Broadway featuring hits and time-tested melodies. www.carolinavoices.com. May 19-20, 8pm; May 21 3pm & 8pm; May 22 3pm. $20-$25. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-377-9124.

Charlotte Symphony The Classics Series finale featuring violinist Calin Ovidiu Lupanu. May 13, 8 p.m.; May 14, 8 p.m. $14-$68. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Cosi fan tutte CPCC presents Mozart's comic opera about love, deception, and betrayal. May 13-14, 8pm; May 15, 2:30pm. $12. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

The Magic Flute The opera weaves together many of the forces that are essential to all people: love, discernment, faith and enlightenment. May 19, 7:30 p.m.; May 21, 8 p.m.; May 22, 2 p.m. $15-$91. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Providence Chamber Music Series The final concert of the Season, "From Two To Four," demonstrates how the sound of an ensemble changes as the ensemble expands. Sun., May 15, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-333-9536.

Reach Out Chamber Music at St. Peter's Outreach Concert Festival. www.chambermusicatstpeters.org. Sun., May 15, 4 p.m. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Davidson. 704-335-0009.

Comedy

Big Chill Queen City Comedy. Hosted by Chris "FunnyMan" Robinson. Wednesdays. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-358-9888.

Charlotte Comedy Theater Live Improvised Comedy. Interactive, improvisational comedy similar to Whose 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:. May 11-14 & 18-21: Hypnotist Mike Mesmer "eyes". 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.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History Kites to Kitty Hawk. A multi-media interactive exhibit. May 5-Sept. 6. Our Changing Landscape: Early Views of People and Places in the Carolina Piedmont. An exhibition that illustrates and interprets the changes in the Carolina Piedmont landscape. May 5-25. 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. May 5-31. 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. Downtown Walking Tour. If interested in learning about Charlotte's Downtown area, including the historical 4th Ward neighborhood, then check out the museum's Spring walking tours. Reservations suggested. Thursdays in May, 5:30pm. $5-$8. Project Hometown's Create. Don't Hate. Moving Poets collaborates with the museum for exhibit. Through May. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Creighton Michael: Patterns of Perception. May 5-July 3. Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody. Relive the history of the mills through this multi-media performance by the Charlotte Symphony Chamber Ensemble. Sun., May 15, 2 p.m. Free after museum admission. Porcelain American Style. Through June 14. Retrospective of Prints by Chuck Close. May 5-Aug. 7. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection. May 5-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. 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. May 5-15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Dynasty Books Daaimah S. Poole. Author will sign What's Real. Fri., May 13, 6:30 p.m. 5471 Central Ave. 704-563-4520.

Gaston County Public Library Thomas Rain Crowe. Author will read from and discuss his book, Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods. Copies will be available for purchase. Sat., May 14, 4 p.m. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2164/ Dial 4.

Park Road Books Dean King. Author will sign Skeletons on the Zahara. Thu., May 12, 7 p.m. Thomas Rain Crowe. Author will sign Zoro's Field. Sat., May 14, 1 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

RealEyes BookStore Claudette Milner. Author will sign her book Children of Plains Estates. Sun., May 15, 2-5 p.m. 3306-A N. Davidson. 704-377-8989.

Spoken Word

Jackson's Java Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan Rice. Thu., May 12, 8 p.m. 8544 University City Blvd. 704-595-9526.

Theater: Openings

Holy Moses Christ the King Community Theater presents an upbeat musical for the whole family. May 13-15, 7pm. $3-$5. Christ the King Church, 13501 York Rd. 704-587-0073.

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