Your Weekly Recommendations (June 10-14)
Take the time to check out some of these events this week.
Based on the best-selling children’s book Grossology series, this Discovery Place exhibit takes the icky and creepy world of insects and animals and makes it interesting. Through games and interactive kiosks, the exhibits entices visitors to be intellectually curious about things they either had never thought of before or may have activity tried to avoid because of a weak constitution. Free with museum admission, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261, discoveryplace.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 9 to 5. $18-$22, Tue, 7 p.m. Dale F. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534, cpcc.edu.
Four former college roommates have their friendships upended years later when they reunite for the funeral of a common friend. The 90-minute play is the latest from popular Charlotte-scribe Tonya Bludsworth. The show is a dark comedy full of suspense and drama that will have audiences wondering what will happen next. 8 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-372-1000, leastlikelyfriends.com. (Opening Night)
This Baltimore-based duet had been a darling of the hipster set for a few years now. The group’s soft, ethereal sound made them a hit with the Coachella crowd. With the band’s fourth album, 2012’s Bloom, is one of its best and just a perfect summer record. $25-$28, 8 p.m. The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298, ticketfly.com.
Shakespeare meets John Wayne in this updated adaptation of the Bard's classic romantic comedy. Charlotte Shakespeare has moved the Petruchio and Katherine into the Wild West for this performance. The company will end its three-week run of shows this weekend so don't miss your chance to see this classic. Performances are outside so bring a blanket or chairs and check the weather report before leaving. If Mother Nature doesn't seem to be permitting call 704-625-1288 to get updates on delays, cancelations, or any weather-related changes. Free, but donations of at least $5 are encouraged, 8 p.m. The Green – Uptown, 425 S. Tryon St. 704-625-1288, charlotteshakespeare.com.
(Note: Performances will also be held Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m.)
This Raleigh based bluegrass band is one of North Carolina’s most underrated musical gems. The quartet performs an older, familiar style of bluegrass. The group event performs like a 1940s band, huddling around one microphone, but the music doesn’t feel old. In fact, the band is able to incorporate a modern spin on the genre that creates something unique and enthralling. $15-$17, 8 p.m. The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298, ticketfly.com.