Weekend Top Picks for Jan 20-22: Travis Tritt, Madama Butterfly, Doubt, and More

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Yunah Lee is "Madama Butterfly"

Stand-up comedians Colin Quinn and Paula Poundstone are sure to kill it. Madama Butterfly will kill herself. Get out there and have a killer weekend, Charlotte. There's so much to do …

Travis Tritt. He was country when country wasn't cool. The real deal plays the Knight Theater on Friday. Tickets, details

Thursday doesn't officially count as the weekend, but why not start early? Colin Quinn brings his Seinfeld-produced, extended-on-Broadway, one-man show, "Long Story Short," to the Knight Theater. Saturday Night Live's former "Weekend Update" anchor riffs on the fall of once-great civilizations. Including our own. And, Snooki and the Kardashians are partly to blame. Details

Opera Carolina: Madama Butterfly. Death never looked so good. It's a Puccini masterpiece and the most beloved (and performed) of all operas in the United States. See what the fuss is about. Two of the five shows are completely sold out. More info Read the Revue interview with Yunah Lee, the internationally known soprano who has made Butterfly her signature role. Saturday at 8 p.m.

Paula Poundstone. The stand-up comedian and Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me regular is famous for her minimalist set and her gift for improv. Saturday at the Knight Theater. Learn more

Doubt: A Parable. Theatre Charlotte stages the Tony- and Pulitzer-prize winning play about a nun certain she's discovered a pedophile priest. (Or, is she?) Friday-Sunday Details

Bechtler Architecture + Film Series: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Cary Grant gets more than he bargained for in this classic tale of a dream house gone wrong. Friday at 6 p.m. Learn more

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue