This Weekend in Charlotte (2/26/14): Charlotte Symphony, George Clinton, & Charlotte Jewish Film Festival
The Charlotte Symphony returns this weekend with Symphonie Fantastique, named for the Hector Berlioz piece it features. The line-up is rounded out by N.C.-native Dan Locklair's Phoenix for Orchestra and Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915. The Barber piece includes soprano Sarah Jane McMahon. Belk Theater hosts the performance for two nights.
A couple miles away, Amos’ Southend will echo with the sounds of pure funk. George Clinton, and his signature, flamboyant dreadlocks, is arguably the face of the genre. He and his band, Parliament Funkadelic, have maintained their loud funk rock–and their loud fashion–for decades, climbing to legendary status.
The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, which continues through April 6, makes its way to Ballantyne Village Theatre Saturday for a showing of Bethlehem. Yuval Adler directs the thriller about tense ties between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his Palestinian informant. Read more about the festival’s film line-up and venues here, as attendees are taken to different theaters throughout the city.
Comeback Kid may not be a household name, but the punk act’s dedicated following speaks for itself. The band is is joined by Backtrack, Xibalba, Downpresser, and To The Wind this Saturday at Tremont Music Hall.
If you haven’t seen Discovery Place’s 101 Inventions That Changed the World exhibit, make sure you head down there for a multi-sensory mix of education and entertainment Sunday. Also, The Mountaintop will have its last performance at Booth Playhouse Sunday. The play concerns the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated, as the revered Civil Rights figure meets a mysterious woman in his motel room. The Katori Hall-penned play received rave reviews during its Broadway run.