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Classical Music10th Annual Piedmont Invitational Children's Choir Festival Concert featuring Charlotte Children's Choir, Capital City Girl's Choir at Meredith College, Central Carolina Children's Chorus, Greensboro Youth Chorus, and Southern Piedmont Children's Choir. Sun., March 10, 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. First United Methodist Church. 704-374-1892.

Ayres and Merriments a concert of music from the Highlands (of Scotland) through the Islands (England, Wales, Ireland) presented by Carolina Pro Musica. Fri., March 15, 8:15 p.m. $12, $6 for students and seniors. St. Mary's Chapel, 1129 E. 3rd St. 704-334-3468.

Chamber Music at St. Peter's Fifth Annual Benefit Concert Program will feature works by Mozart, Locklair, and Tchaikovsky. Sat., March 9, 8 p.m. $25 for general seating. St. Peter's Catholic Church. 704-335-0009.

Gold Medal Winner, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Features the Gold Medal Winner of the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in June 2001. Mon., March 18, 8 p.m. $20-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Mostly Mozart Neighborhood Concerts The program will feature works by Wagner, Haydn, and of course Mozart. The concerts will be held at three separate locations. Concert one will be held at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Concert two will be held at Matthews United Methodist Church, and Concert three will be held at First United Methodist Church - Downtown. March 14, 7:30 p.m.; March 15, 7:30 p.m.; March 16, 7:30 p.m. $10. Charlotte Symphony, 201 S. College St. 704-972-2000.

The Orchestra Then and Now featuring works by Wagner, Lamar Stringfield, Robert Ward, and Howard Hanson. Sat., March 16, 7 p.m. $8/adults, $6/students & seniors, $17/families (2 adults and children). First United Methodist Church. 704-344-0098.

Providence United Methodist Church Recital Series "Happy St. Patrick's Day" - featuring the works of Arnold Schonberg, Mozart, and Ravel. Sun., March 17, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.

Strike Up The Jazz with the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Marvin Stamm on Trumpet. The orchestra will perform the London Suite by Erik Coates and the Olympic Fanfare by John Williams. Sat., March 16, 8 p.m. $20. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-846-2788.ComedyComedy Zone Pat Godwin and Al Katz. Comedic performance. March 6, 8 p.m.; March 7, 8 p.m.; March 8, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; March 9, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. $6 Wednesday and Thursday. $10 Friday and Saturday. Illusionist-Gemini and Mike Trixx. Comedic performance. March 13, 8 p.m.; March 14, 8 p.m.; March 15, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; March 16, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. $6 Wednesday and Thursday. $10 Friday and Saturday. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Located at 1500 Central Ave., 2nd floor. Showtimes are 9pm and 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. There is also a late show on Saturdays at 1am. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. Extreme Improv. The Desperate for Attention Players will be performing Chicago-style, long-form shows. Down and dirty, stage clawing, improvised comedy available no where else in this area. Saturdays, 7 p.m. $8. 1500 B. Central Ave.Museums* Mint Museum of Art Art Glass: The Collection of Marjorie and Robert McDorman. Brilliant and elegant examples of art glass from the guilded age. Ranges from small vases and plates to much larger urns and lamps. Included are works from all of the major glassmakers of the period: Galle, Daum, Loetz, Tiffany, Carder, Steuben, Durand and Quezal among others. Mon.-Sun. Continues through June 16. The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. An insightful look, through 60 art masterpieces, into the era in which America assumed a leading role on the world stage. Mon.-Sun. Continues through April 21. Pierre Joseph Redoute: A Man Passionate About Flowers. a presentation of 24 nineteenth century botanical hand-colored engravings from Redoute's most renowned works, Les Lilacees and Les Roses, from public and private collections. Mon.-Sun. Continues through July 28. Pierre-Joseph Redoute: A Man Passionate About Flowers. in honor of botanist Andre Michaux. Mon.-Sun. Continues through July 14. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Findings: The Jewelry of Ramona Solberg. Innovative jewelry pieces from an amazing artist. Mon.-Sun. Continues through March 31. Myth, Object and the Animal. the glass works of William Morris. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.Spoken Word23 Studio/Pat's Tavern Open Mic Spoken Word Poetry Night. A chance for all local poets, drummers and entertainers to come showcase their talent. After each poetry session you can stay and listen to DJ Live and an up and coming musical act to follow. There will also be local incense, oil, art and jewelry vendors at the event. Thursdays. $5 before 10:30pm, $10 thereafter. 3209 N. Davidson St. 704-370-6107.

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