Your Weekend Wrap-Up (May 10-12)

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Band of Horses will perform Friday and Saturday at Fillmore Charlotte.

As we creep toward the end of the season for most of Charlotte's theater companies, some of the best shows are now hitting the stage. A number of smart dramas and very funny comedies will begin this weekend, a number of which were written by local authors. 

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here are our best bets. 

 

Friday

Carolina's Got Art

One of the biggest juried art shows in the Southeast will kick off this weekend with its exhibition of the more than 100 pieces of local art. These pieces were picked out of the more than 1,000 that were submitted to be judged by Lance Esplund, art critic for Bloomberg News. The top 9 will received cash prizes totaling $15,000. This is one of the best displays of local art, and if you're looking to purchase something for your home or just see the talent in Charlotte's art community, this is the best place to go. Free. Elder Art Gallery, 1520 S. Tryon St. 704-350-5229, carolinasgotart.com.

Band of Horses 

This Seattle-based quintet tends to write songs about the perils of adulthood and aging. And although their fans tend to be part of the late-20s and early-30s set, the band’s message is universal. That’s helped make them one of the fastest-rising alt-country bands around today. $27.50. Fri, 9 p.m. Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. 704-916-8970, livenation.com

Proof

Catherine has spent the last several years caring for her brilliant but troubled mathematician father, but after his death she finds a notebook that forces her to examine how much of his brilliance and madness she's inherited. With the help of one of her father's former students she must unravel the secrets found inside the notebook. $18-$28, Fri, 8 p.m. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542, nccast.com

Good Vibrations! Chart Toppers of the '60s

Pop music found its footing in the 1960s and reshaped a generation. The British Invasion, the Motown sound, Woodstock, and some of the greatest bands of all time ruled the airwaves. Grab your bell-bottoms and leisure suits as Carolina Voices re-live the music, dance, and style of the decade. $23-$29. Fri, 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-374-1564, carolinatix.org

Traces

This off-Broadway production is a mash-up of Cirque Du Soleil, Stomp, and the Harlem Globetrotters, with performers doing difficult acrobatics, skateboarding, basketball tricks, music, and dance. The fast-moving production is part of the Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts. $20-$105. Fri, 8 p.m. Knight Theater. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.

The Third Wave

This production from the Children’s Theatre Teen Conservatory Company follows a true story about a high school experiment in which a student tries to understand how people could be led to deny the Holocaust. To the teacher’s surprise, the experiment becomes so popular that other high schools want to get involved. $10, Fri, 7:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828, ctcharlotte.org

All Shook Up

Playing for Others, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering teenagers, bring this full-length jukebox musical to life. The show features beloved songs like Elvis’ “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” Along with the great music, the show is based on the Shakespeare classic Twelfth Night. $10. 7 p.m. Actors’ Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251, actorstheatrecharlotte.org.  

Saturday

Saturday Night Cine Club: Elena

This 2011 Russian drama has been praised for the way it examines the class struggles of Moscow. The story follows a woman who must find a way to provide for her son after his husband dies and leaves his fortune to their estranged daughter. $5 for Charlotte Film Society members, $8. 7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-960-6149, charlottefilmsociety.com

Folk Soul Revival

Folk Soul Revival was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The group plays a form of roots and Americana that is boot-stomping, sing-along inducing, high-country fun. $5. 10:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737, ticketfly.com.

Band of Horses 

This Seattle-based quintet tends to write songs about the perils of adulthood and aging. And although their fans tend to be part of the late-20s and early-30s set, the band’s message is universal. That’s helped make them one of the fastest-rising alt-country bands around today. $27.50. Sat, 9 p.m. Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. 704-916-8970, livenation.com.

All Shook Up

Playing for Others, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering teenagers, bring this full-length jukebox musical to life. The show features beloved songs like Elvis’ “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” Along with the great music, the show is based on the Shakespeare classic Twelfth Night. $10. Sat, 2 and 7 p.m. Actors’ Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251, actorstheatrecharlotte.org.  

Good Vibrations! Chart Toppers of the '60s

Pop music found its footing in the 1960s and reshaped a generation. The British Invasion, the Motown sound, Woodstock, and some of the greatest bands of all time ruled the airwaves. Grab your bell-bottoms and leisure suits as Carolina Voices re-live the music, dance, and style of the decade. $23-$29. Sat, 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-374-1564, carolinatix.org

Traces

This off-Broadway production is a mash-up of Cirque Du Soleil, Stomp, and the Harlem Globetrotters, with performers doing difficult acrobatics, skateboarding, basketball tricks, music, and dance. The fast-moving production is part of the Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts. $20-$105. Sat, 8 p.m. Knight Theater. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.

The Third Wave

This production from the Children’s Theatre Teen Conservatory Company follows a true story about a high school experiment in which a student tries to understand how people could be led to deny the Holocaust. To the teacher’s surprise, the experiment becomes so popular that other high schools want to get involved. $10, Sat, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828, ctcharlotte.org

Proof

Catherine has spent the last several years caring for her brilliant but troubled mathematician father, but after his death she finds a notebook that forces her to examine how much of his brilliance and madness she's inherited. With the help of one of her father's former students she must unravel the secrets found inside the notebook. $18-$28, Sat, 8 p.m. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542, nccast.com

Sunday

Traces

This off-Broadway production is a mash-up of Cirque Du Soleil, Stomp, and the Harlem Globetrotters, with performers doing difficult acrobatics, skateboarding, basketball tricks, music, and dance. The fast-moving production is part of the Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts. $20-$105. Sun, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Knight Theater. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.

 

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