Looking for something to do this weekend?

It's a rainy Friday, but Charlotte's theaters are there to keep you warm. There's several very entertaining plays premiering or ending this weekend.

Here's your weekend wrap-up for Feb. 22-24.


La Ronde

The Paperhouse Theatre has created a fun show that's a little saucy and naughty. The play consists of 10 characters in 10 scene trying to understand lust, sex, love and relationships. Friday is the final performance of the play. This is an adult-only show with mature subject matter and partial nudity. $20. Fri. 8 p.m. Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.

Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson

The cohosts of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show opened for their raunchy rock ’n’ roll comedy mentor Andrew Dice Clay at the comedy club in 2012. The hard rock–loving funnymen return as headliners. $15-$18. Wed-Thu, 8 p.m.; Fri, 8 and 10:15 p.m.; Sat, 7 and 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. 980-321-4702; cltcomedyzone.com. Friday and Saturday

Charlotte Symphony Pops: Tiempo Libre

Last seen at the intimate Stage Door Theater, the Cuban septet now teams with CSO guest conductor Jacomo Rafael Bairos, who spent part of his childhood in Miami, where Tiempo Libre is based. The group is considered a leading authority on Cuban timba and mixes American music with Afro-Cuban traditions. It has collaborated with Placido Domingo and Joshua Bell and has appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. $27.50-$72.50. 8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; carolinatix.org.


A Night in Rio: The Brazilian Carnival Experience

For the fourth year running, the Latin American Coalition re-creates Brazil’s famous Carnival festival with a mix of music, art, dance, and food. The evening begins with samba lessons and a capoeira demonstration (which combines martial arts with dance and music). Traditional dance, samba, bossa nova, Brazilian beats, and authentic food and vendors accentuate the cultural festival. $12-$15. 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298; neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Saturday Night Cine Club: The Turin Horse

Hungarian director Béla Tarr helms this black-and-white drama about an aging farmer, his daughter, and his horse, which picks up just after famed German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche shields the animal from the farmer's whip. $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Sat., 7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-906-6149.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival with Corduroy Road

This Greensboro six-piece band practices a form of musical alchemy, melding banjo, guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. It's old school good-time music with smart songwriting. $8. Sat., 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com.


Family Friendly Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza starring the Chuckleheads

The improv-comedy troupe the Chuckleheads will perform a clean, kid friendly variety show filled with improv games. Those games are familiar to anyway to watched the shows Who's line is it Anyway?. $10. Sun., 4 p.m. Charlotte Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. 980-321-4702, cltcomedyzone.com. This show will precede the Chuckleheads adults only show at the Charlotte Comedy Zone at 6 p.m.

All Weekend

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Everyone knows professional wrestling is fake, but what happens when your in-ring character is not just a cartoon villain? A 2010 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this tale of politics and race in wrestling is rooted in the reality of sports entertainment, where good judgment and taste don’t always prevail. A veteran pro wrestler recruits a charismatic Indian American kid to be his partner in hopes of raising his own profile in the company. But his boss’s plan for the new tag team to portray terrorists could spell career suicide. $18-$28. Thu-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2:30 p.m. select matinees. CAST, 2424 N. Davidson St. Suite 113. 704-455-8542, nccast.com.

How We Got On

Set in the late 1980s, this story traces the origins of hip-hop from the perspective of three suburban Midwestern kids. A live MC provides the history lesson as a coming-of-age tale is born out of the beats of boom boxes and the co-opting of urban culture. $18-$28. Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.; select matinees. CAST, 2424 N. Davidson St. Suite 113. 704-455-8542, nccast.com.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

(Feb 22-March 10) A fresh twist on the age-old bedtime story puts the Big Bad Wolf on trial and asks what really happened: Did he huff and puff and blow those houses down? The audience plays the jury as the Tarradiddle Players take on the madcap rock musical, based on the book by Jon Scieszka. $20. Fri, 7:30 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. McColl Family Theatre, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; ctcharlotte.org.

Sonia Flew

This thought-provoking family drama, written by Melinda Lopez and directed  by Sharon green, examine the ways in which world events affect the lives of ordinary people. Starting in post 9/11 Minnesota and ending in 1961 Cuba, this lyrical play magnifies the tension between our love of family and the love of country. $10. Fri., 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m. Davidson College's Barber Black Box Theatre, 310 N. Main St. 704-894-2912, davidson.edu/cms/x16192.xml.

Big River: The Musical Adventure of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain's classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn gets a musical update by country music king Roger Miller. The story of Huck Finn and his friend Jim escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River remains the same but it has a new, fun soundtrack. $10-$18. Fri.-Sat. 10 p.m.; Sun., 4:30 p.m. Halton Theater at Central Piedmont Community College, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534, tix.cpcc.edu/events/big_river.

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue