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Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony Performs Pink Floyd Guitarist/Vocalist Randy Jackson joins the symphony along with a full band to perform Pink Floyd classics. Fri., June 24, 8 p.m. $22-$44. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-522-6500.

Summer Pops at Symphony Park The annual series presented by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. On the Lawn. June 19 & 26 at 7pm. Free. SouthPark Shopping Center, 4400 Sharon Road. 704-972-2000.


Charlotte Comedy Theater Live Improvised Comedy. Interactive, improvisational comedy similar to Whose Line Is it Anyway. Rated R. Fri & Sat, 8 & 10pm. $10. 1111 - D Hawthorne Ln. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. June 22-25: Michael Mack; June 29-July 2: Craig Shoemaker. 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.

The Perch Live Sketch Comedy. Rated "R" for verbal content. At CCT, 1111 Hawthorne Ln. # D. Thursdays, 9 & 10:30pm. 704-566-0053.


Charlotte Museum of History Homesite Alive: Handweaving. Take a tour of the oldest house in Charlotte and learn about the ancient skill of weaving. Visitors will be able to "throw a shot" on the look and help make a piece of fabric. Wed., July 6, 1-4 p.m. Regular Museum admission. Kites to Kitty Hawk. A multi-media interactive exhibit. June 16-Sept. 6. Vecinos/Neighbors. A bilingual photographic exhibition. Through Aug. Whatzit?. This exhibit challenges the visitor to identify unique and unusual artifacts rarely on public display. Through Sept. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Grossology. Exhibit exploring good, bad and ugly about how the body works. Through July. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, Forces of Nature and Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Family Matters. NYU professor Deborah Willis and her son Hank Willis Thomas will talk about their exhibit of photographs currently on view at the Light Factory. Thu., June 23, 7 p.m. Free for members, $4 non-members. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Creighton Michael: Patterns of Perception. June 16-July 3. Museum Docent. Experience art and become a docent who leads tours and helps visitors understand art works. No art experience is needed. Enthusiastic people who value art and communicate well in groups are invited to apply. Retrospective of Prints by Chuck Close. June 16-Aug. 7. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection. June 16-Dec. 31. Point of View III: North Carolina Artists as Collectors. June 16-Oct. 9. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. The Young Affiliates of the Mint. Come enjoy the view of the city skyline from the museum rooftop. Beer/wine/soda and food included in the admission. Fri., June 24, 6-9 p.m. $10 for members; $15 for non-members. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Eewww, Yuck!. Understanding Nature's Most Unhuggable Creatures. Through Summer 2005. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia Rainforest Alive!. June 16-Sept. 4. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Readings & Signings

Barnes & Noble, Huntersville Kristina "Morgan" Rose and Deandra "Brooksie" Brooks. Authors will discuss and sign copies of their book The Recovering Sorority Girls' Guide to a Year's Worth of Perfect Parties . Sat., June 25, 7:30 p.m. Free. Birkdale Village, 8725 Townley Rd., Huntersville. 704-895-8863.

Gaston County Public Library Caroline Cousins. A reading/discussion of the new mystery novel, Marsh Madness with Caroline Cousins (Nancy Pete, Meg Herndon, and Gail Greer). Thu., June 23, 3 p.m. Free. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2164.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers Adriana Trigianti. Author will be signing her new release Rococo. Mon., June 27, 7 p.m. Free. Lisa Scottoline. Author will sign her new novel Devil's Corner. Wed., June 29, 7 p.m. 4345 Barclay Downs Dr. 704-602-9820.

Park Road Books Caroline Cousins. Author will sign Marsh Madness. Thu., June 23, 7 p.m. Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd. 704-525-9239.

Spoken Word

Afro-American Cultural Center Harambee: The Word Showcase. A bridge between the arts of spoken word and theater staged by spoken word poets, actors, and writers. June 23, 8 p.m.; June 24, 8 p.m. $5-$7. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Theater: Openings

Anne of Green Gables A Youth Theatre production of the children's classic. June 24-26. $6-$8. Banks Street Theater, Fort Mill, 513 Banks St. 803-548-8102.

Caught in the Net Bigamy and the internet provide laughs aplenty in Ray Cooney's sequel to the hilarious Run for Your Wife. July 6-16. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.
Hairspray This Tony award-winning play is piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and music. June 28-July 10, Tues-Thu 8pm; Fri 8:15pm; Sat 2pm & 8:15pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm. $25-$80. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

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