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Hailing from my hometown of Louisville, KY, Mark Klein will perform at the Comedy Zone tonight at 8pm. Dubbed "The King of One-Night Stand-ups" by GQ Magazine, Mark has been featured on Showtime and A&E's Comedy on the Road. From stuffy Fortune 500 companies to rowdy, drunken college kids, the man knows his audience and better yet knows how to reach them. He'll be at the Zone through Saturday. Additional showtimes: tomorrow night at 8pm and Friday and Saturday at 8pm & 10:15pm. Tickets cost $12 for tonight and Thursday and $15 for Friday and Saturday. Call 704-348-HAHA for details or visit (Herman)

Don't cry for the Cat! After a breakout performance last year in Sweet Charity, Cat Zeggert is back for another title role in Theatre Charlotte's season opener, Evita. Billy Ensley, in the midst of a sensational year onstage, steps behind the scenes to direct one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most compelling concoctions. He's lured some of the city's potent musical talent into the Queens Road barn to portray the fiery Latinos. Dennis Delamar plays Juan Peron, whose rise to fearsome dictatorship was, um, orchestrated by his darling Eva. Wholesome Patrick Ratchford shows up as the notorious Che! Call 704-334-9128. (Tannenbaum)

Clearly, Dennis Darrell isn't one to rest on his laurels. After taking two awards in CL's recent Best of Charlotte issue (Extreme Film Enthusiast and Best Film Series), the local movie maven is back at it, as his Reel Soul series presents Nothing But Love For Ya at 7pm and 9pm tonight at the Afro-American Cultural Center. The evening will feature various short films all centering around the subject of l'amour. Admission is $7; for details, call 704-492-2519. (Brunson)

Charlotte Symphony may have scratched their chi-chi gala from this year's lineup, but there's still plenty of superstar dazzle in their season opener. The Irish Knight of the Flute makes his debut as guest soloist in this week's Galway Plays Mozart concert. Sir James takes center stage in the D Major Flute Concerto #2, an auspicious event for audience and orchestra alike. Concerto recordings of Galway tend to overemphasize the virtuoso. Hopefully, the live experience in Belk Theater will be more au naturel. Brahms' Symphony #3 and Hindemith's playful Symphonic Metamorphosis are also on the bill. Call 704-972-2000. (Tannenbaum)

The Charlotte Film Society's Second Week/Second Chance series continues today at the Manor Theatre, as well as next Friday, September 19, at Movies at Birkdale. This month offers the documentary Lost In La Mancha, the independent drama Blue Car, the Iranian import Marooned In Iraq, and the Italian feature Respiro. For details on the movies, see this issue's Film section; for info on prices and times, call 704-414-2355 or go online to http://charlottefilm (Brunson)

The fabled balcony figures to be bashed to smithereens as the banditas of Charlotte's all-female Chickspeare company tear into the Bard's Romeo and Juliet. Sheila Snow Proctor, former CL Actress of the Year (as well as Charlotte's Sexiest Woman), is the swashbuckling, supersensitive wooer in Another Chickspeare Quickspeare. If you're attuned to the merry sacrilege perpetrated by previous Reduced Shakespeare theatricals, you'll certainly want to catch up with this one. First free opportunity is 8pm at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center (704-333-0144). Encores on September 18 at The Wine Basket and on September 26 at SPAC (704-344-4546). (Tannenbaum)

The third annual Spread Your Wings benefit concert for breast cancer research will take place today at the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa. This year's roster includes The Gourds from Austin, TX, along with great local and regional acts like the Avett Brothers, Malcolm Holcombe, Cast Iron Filter and The Stragglers. The music begins at 5pm and tickets cost $15. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Society. For more info, call the theater at 704-358-9298 or go to www.spreadyourwings (Farris)

Robert Earl Keen, one of the few Texas-bred songsmiths keeping real country music alive, is headed to the Neighborhood Theatre for a show tonight. Warming things up is banjoist Danny Barnes, a founding member of the long-running Austin-based band, the Bad Livers. This stuff wasn't made in New York City folks; it's real tunes from Texas (OK, Barnes has relocated to Seattle in recent years, but anyway...). The music starts at 8pm and tickets cost $25. For more details, call the theater at 704-358-9298. (Farris)

The ever-touring Dave Matthews Band are making their annual stop in the Queen City tonight at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Matthews and friends have a ton of radio and MTV/VH1 hits under their belts but it's on stage where you'll find the fellas in their true element. Showtime is 7pm, although the college kids are probably already partying over in the parking lot. At press time a few lawn tickets still remained for $35. Call the venue's hotline at 704-549-5555 for more info. (Farris)

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