Your Weekend Wrap Up (June 7-9)
There are a lot of great performances happening this weekend. Take some time out of your weekend schedules and check out on these season ending shows.
Brad Paisley doesn’t seem to take a break. After wrapping up a major tour at the end of 2012, he released his ninth studio album Wheelhouse and immediately went back on the road as part of the ‘Beat This Summer’ tour. Fans and critics seem to appreciate his breakneck work schedule, as reviews of the album and tour have been consistently good. $23-$186. 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. 704-549-5555, livenation.com.
Best known as the founder and front man for the rock band Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Kellogg has been recording and producing his solo work for nearly 20 years. While the band is on hiatus, the Americana and country folk singer/songwriter is promoting his forthcoming album Blunderstone Rookery with a series of intimate shows across the country. $17-$20, 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737, ticketfly.com.
(Through June 8) Writer Lynn Nottage interviewed dozens of women from the Democratic Republic of Congo to pen this 2009 Pulitzer Prize–winning play. The On Q production examines the women’s struggles as they are oppressed by politics, poverty, and war. $24. Wed-Thu, 7:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 8 p.m. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org. (The show's final performance will be held Saturday)
Jazz at the Bechtler: Ziad Jazz Quartet
The popular Jazz at the Bechtler series continues with the Ziad Jazz Quartet. The group will pay tribute to Duke Ellington, the musician famous for his songs “Take a ‘A’ Train,” “Satin Doll,” “In a Mellow Tone,” and “Sophisticated Lady.” This series is so popular anyone interested in attending should purchase tickets or, if you are a member, reserve a space far in advance. Free for museum members, $12 for non-members, 6 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200, bechtler.org.
Saturday Night Cine Club: All Together
Five friends growing older decide to forgo life in a retirement home and instead move in together in the 2011 film All Together. The two couples and one widower are joined in the home by a young caregiver, an ethnology student who is studying the group. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers, 7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-906-6149, charlottefilmsociety.com.
World Oceans Day exhibit
Experts from the North Carolina Zoo and Polar Bears International will hold discussions about polar bears and other artic animals, organizers will show a film about climate change, and patrons will get a chance to step inside the traveling inflatable GeoDome as part of this one-day, educational spectacular put together by the Discovery Place. Free with museum admission, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261, discoveryplace.org.
Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire’s high-energy sound is only matched by the group’s frenetic performances that are more like a dance party than a traditional concert. $26-$86, 7:30 p.m. Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. 704-916-8970, livenation.com.
Catch Me If You Can
This Broadway musical follows the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a teenager who runs away from home and is able to scam, flirt, and fake his way into millions of dollars. He posed as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer all while forging checks and remaining ahead of his FBI pursuers for several years. The story was turned into a popular 2002 film staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. $20-$99.50, Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.
Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical
A group of women are pushed too far by their sexist and egotistical boss and conspire to take control of their company. The musical is based on the popular 1981 film. $18-$22, Tue, 7 p.m.; Wed-Thu, 7:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2:30 p.m. Dale F. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534, cpcc.edu.
The Divine Sister
This play is a comedic homage to all nun films. The story follows a resolute mother superior who is trying to build a new school for her convent. But a young postulant who has visions, a sensitive schoolboy who needs constant mentoring, a mysterious nun from Berlin, and a former suitor who is intent on luring her away from the convent interrupt her plans. $17-$31, Fri-Sat, 8 p.m. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251, actorstheatrecharlotte.org.