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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. www.charlottesymphony.org. June 19 & 26 at 7pm. Free. SouthPark Shopping Center, 4400 Sharon Road. 704-972-2000.

Comedy

Charlotte Comedy Theater Live Improvised Comedy. Interactive, improvisational comedy similar to Whose Line Is it Anyway. Rated R. www.charlottecomedy.com. 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. 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.

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

Museums

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. www.discoveryplace.org. 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. sperry@mintmuseum.org. 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. www.FortMillPlayhouse.org. 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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