Weekday Arts Events (Sept. 28-Oct. 1)

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Beauty and the Beast comes to Belk Theater this week.

Throughout this piece, check out screenings from the Charlotte Film Festival. The event runs through Oct. 3. Each screening will be marked by a "CFF7" tag, which you can click on to see the festival's website for a full schedule.

MONDAY
LAST WEEK FOR AN EXHIBIT: MINT MUSEUM UPTOWN
The contemporary offshoot of its sister location on Randolph Road, the Mint Museum Uptown brings exhibits from around the world, delving into fine art and fashion. America the Beautiful: Works on Paper from The Mint Museum (through Oct. 4) has nearly 200 works, including prints, paintings, and pastels, from more than 150 years of art history.

TUESDAY
ALT-J
Members of alt-J are the current darlings of art rock, with a knack for grooves and surprising arrangements. Their energetic live show makes its way to the Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory.

CFF7: MASON FAMILY VACATION 
at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas
This buddy comedy is about brothers bonding in a natural way: a quest to visit the key sites of the Manson Family murders. The film is the winner for "2015 Best Narrative Feature."

CFF7: ROMEO IS BLEEDING
at Carolina Cinemas
The warring neighborhoods of Richmond are depicted in this doc, in which a local poet and activist tries to stir conversation. The film is the winner for "2015 Best Documentary Feature."

WEDNESDAY
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The Broadway version of the Disney classic comes to Belk Theater. The invitational tune, “Be Our Guest,” becomes even more personal in the auditorium seats. More than 35 million people across the world have seen this flamboyant and lavish production.

CFF7: THE PERFECT HUSBAND
at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas
This Italian horror film sees a strained couple head into the woods for the weekend, only to have a dangerous suspicion arise in one of the spouses. The film is an official selection of the festival.

CFF7: A NIGHT WITH CAROLINA FILMMAKERS
at Carolina Cinemas
The Carolina Film Community hosts selections crafted by regional filmmakers. A Q&A and meet-and-greet are also on the agenda for the night.

THURSDAY
MICHAEL IAN BLACK
Black and his pals from the original Wet Hot American Summer film recently made a comeback for a Netflix-exclusive series with the same characters. Here, you can see him in a form that followed his improv career: stand-up.

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL: THE SURVIVAL TOUR
This production’s cast consists of breast cancer survivors, and the play comes from a partnership with Susan G. Komen. But this story isn’t a drama. It’s a humorous and relatable tale told through parody songs and a lingerie sale backdrop.

CFF7: GOOD OL' BOY
at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas
Jason Lee stars in this film, which centers on the relationship between his character and a young Indian immigrant struggling with identity in the late 1970s. The film is an official selection of the festival.

CFF7: SEA FOG (HAEMOO)
at Carolina Cinemas
This South Korean selection depicts the perils of a fishing ship attempting to smuggle in immigrants—and the tradgedy that follows. This is a regional premiere for the film.

Categories: Agenda, Arts + Culture, By Andy Smith