Your Weekly Recommendations (April 15-20)
There are events everyday this week that are worth your time and money.
Here are our recommendations:
(One Night Only) UNC Charlotte Professor Dr. Pamela Grundy has spent her career studying what sports tell us about race, gender, and what it means to be Southern. She's written two books on the topics — Shattering the Glass and Learning to Win: Sports, Education and Social Change in North Carolina. She'll give a lecture about what she's learned in her studies, and how they have helped shaped the New South. Free, but RSVP is required. 7 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. 704-687-0085, newsouth.uncc.edu/events
(One Night Only) This singer/songwriter has been the frontman for the bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. He’s now taking a brief break to pursue his solo career to a good deal of critical acclaim. His new album, The Pop Underground, will be released April 30. $26.50-$28.50. 9:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200, visulite.com.
Johnny Carson meet Johnny Millwater. The local funny man has created his own late night show of sorts where he brings in Charlotte’s up-and-coming musicians, comedian and actors for a chat about their upcoming projects. $10. 8 p.m. Charlotte Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. 980-321-4702, cltcomedyzone.com.
(Opening Night) 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. 8 p.m. Charlotte Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. 980-321-4702, cltcomedyzone.com.
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. 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art continues its architecture + film series with a documentary exploring two hallmark projects by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a New York based architecture and design firm. Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining the Lincoln Center and the High Line investigates the intersection of public and private space. $8 for members, $10 for non-members, 6 pm reception followed by a 7 pm screening in the auditorium with an introduction by Stuart Romm, Principal of Praxis3 Architecture. Bechtler Museum, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200, betchler.org