Your Weekend Wrap-Up (April 19-21)
There are a lot of fun things happening in Charlotte this weekend.
Here are our best bets. What are you most excited for?
Comedy nerds recognize Scovel as one of the upcoming greats of his generation of stand ups. His absurdist takes and seemingly unplanned set list make his shows feel spontaneous and raw — and always blisteringly funny. $12-$17. Fri., 8 and 10:15 p.m.; Sat., 7 and 9 p.m. Charlotte Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. 980-321-4702, cltcomedyzone.com. (Friday and Saturday)
This Brooklyn-based trio comes has soulful sound and a great deal of indie cred. The bands take on acoustic pop and lovelorn lyrics has likened them to bands like Death Cab for Cutie. $10. Fri., 10:30 p.m. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737, eveningmuse.com.
KnightSounds: American Music Masters and Pioneers
This program highlights the works of some of America’s musical pioneers including George Gershwin’s, John Adams and Copland. $39. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-972-2000, carolinatix.org.
The Triptych Collective will present a night of dance and music from the band Radiohead, featuring an array of local musicians and dancers. On Friday, the show will be followed by the Charlotte band Pilot/Copilot. On Saturday, the show will be followed by the Charlotte-based jazz-fusion orchestra Asleep in the Weeds. $10, $12 for anyone under 21, Fri, Sat 12:30 a.m. The Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. 704-574-7973, triptychcollective.com (Friday and Saturday)
The Eve Ensler classic will make its return to Charlotte this weekend thanks to Three Bone Theatre. This is the final weekend and tickets have been selling fast. $12-15, 7 p.m. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St. 704-372-2633, threebonetheatre.com.
It’s an endearing children’s tale that is teeming with pirates and buried treasure, mystery and suspense and a engaging story full of twists. The play follows the exploits of the courageous Jim Hawkins and the dastardly Long John Silver as they sail the high seas in search of lost treasures. All the while they learn a few lessons on morality, loyalty and friendship. $10. Sat., 2 and 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 and 5 p.m. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953, davidsoncommunityplayers.org. (Saturday and Sunday)
The Pearl Fishers
Friends betray one another in search of the love of a priestess in this George Bizet classic. This opera takes on big ideals and themes but remains entertaining throughout. $15-$140. Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org. (Saturday and Sunday)
Sometimes even in death you can’t find a moments peace. This Christopher Durang madcap comedy examines the afterlife when an unlucky woman named Veronica decides to end her life only to discover your problems in this world can follow you into the next. Fri., Sat., at 8 p.m. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-804-9343, nccast.com.
The UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre has deconstructed Shakespeare’s greatest love story and adapted it to a new, more modern age. In this production, the Elizabethan verse is filtered through texts and tweets and re-examines what it means to fall in love in the electronic age. $6 for students, $14 non students. Fri., Sat., at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Robinson Hall, 9201 University City Blvd. 704-687-1849, unccboxoffice.com.
Pinkalicious The Musical
Pinkalicious has a problem. She can’t stop eating pink cupcakes. The obsession is so severe she ends up with Pinktitis, which turns her — you guessed it — pink from head to toe. How’s she going to get out of this mess? The musical, based on the popular children’s book of the same name, brings a Broadway sensibility to the production that include big music numbers and dancing cupcakes. $20. Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 1 and 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 and 3 p.m. McColl Family Theatre, 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2828, ctcharlotte.org.