Weekend Arts Events (Oct. 2-4)
JAZZ AT THE BECHTLER: TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE
The Ziad Jazz Quartet is joined by vocalist Kyle Jason to tackle the tunes of Cole. Classics like “Unforgettable” and “Sweet Lorraine” are planned selections.
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY POPS: A FRANK SINATRA TRIBUTE
Steve Lippia once again performs with our city’s orchestra, stepping into the shoes of Ol’ Blue Eyes for two nights of performances. Lippia performs with symphonies across the U.S., and like Sinatra, he also makes time for engagements in Las Vegas casinos.
The alt-folk quintet, known in the Southern roots festival circuit, comes to the Evening Muse on Friday. Worn Out Skin is the band’s newest LP, which was aided by a successful Kickstarter last year. American act Mt. Thelonious opens.
After the hit single “Stay (I Missed You)” in the 1990s, Loeb went on to reinvent herself multiple times. She’s been a children’s book author, actor, and voice-over artists. Here, she returns to her original job as pop performer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The rowdy boys of country-punk are back at the Neighborhood Theatre. Their newest LP, All A Man Should Do, was set to come out in September.
Clutch plays heavy rock, fluctuating between funk metal, blues, punk, and other outside genres. The band is joined by Corrosion of Conformity and The Shrine for a night of high energy and head-bobbing.
BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
The Bechtler is more than just a rolling roster of fine art exhibitions. Films, chamber music, and presentations tie into the works, with jazz concerts as a separate monthly offering. Portraying the Patron: Andy Warhol and the Bechtlers (through Jan. 18) displays the interaction between the famed art patrons and the pop-art legend in 1973. Sam Francis: Rapid Fluid Indivisible Vision (through March 7, 2016) explores the abstract expressionist work. Francis is known as “one of the leading interpreters of color and light,” the Bechtler says.