Through Sept. 29: Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. $18-$28. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Through Sept. 23: Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.
Kiss My Black Angst
Sept. 14-22: Two plays from the 1960s: Dutchman and Funnyhouse of a Negro. JCSU ArtsFactory, 1545 W. Trade St. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.
The Color Purple
Sept. 14-16: Presented by Northwest School of the Arts. Dale F. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6868; http://tix.cpcc.edu.
Charlotte Symphony Pops
Sept. 14-15: The Music of Billy Joel. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.charlottesymphony.org.
Charlotte Folk Society
Sept. 14: The Healing Force. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. www.folksociety.org.
Music and Museum Concert
Sept. 16: Family of Artists. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200; www.bechtler.org.
Faculty Dance Concert
Sept. 14-15: UNC Charlotte, Robinson Hall, 9201 University City Blvd. 704-687-1849; www.performances.uncc.edu.
Sept. 18: Susan Woodring will read from her novel Goliath. Queens University Conference Center, 2229 Tyvola Road. www.charlottewritersclub.org.
Andre Christine Gallery
Sept. 15-Oct. 6: Art of Politics. 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville. www.andrechristinegallery.com.
Charlotte Art League
Through Sept. 28: My Carolina Home. 1517 Camden Road. 704-376-2787; www.charlotteartleague.org.
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery
Through Sept. 30: Pride & Patriotism: American Expression. 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 12A. 704-541-0741; www.charlottefineart.com.
Charlotte Artery Gallery
Through Sept. 30: There and Back. 1515-C S. Mint St. 704 562-4099, www.charlotteartery.com.
Through Nov. 15: Just Say I Do. 1310 S. Tryon St. 704-333-3420; www.domaart.com.
Sept. 13-29: All Things Political. 1520 S. Tryon St.; 704-370-6337; www.elderart.com.
Through Oct. 4: American Gods, works by Chris Watts. 120 Brevard Court. 704-332-4322; ohgenome.com.
Hodges Taylor Gallery
Through Sept. 14: Commentary: An Exhibition of Southeastern Artists. 401 N. Tryon St., Suite 108. 704-334-3799; www.hodgestaylor.com.
Jerald Melberg Gallery
Through Nov. 10: Brian Rutenberg: River. 625 S. Sharon Amity Road. 704-365-3000; www.jeraldmelberg.com.
Lark & Key
Through Sept. 29: Recollections. 128 E. Park Ave, Suite B. 704-334-4616; www.larkandkey.com.
McColl Center for Visual Art
Through Nov. 3: America Now. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.
New Gallery of Modern Art
Through Sept. 27: Shepard Fairey: Fact or Fiction; Alberto Giacometti: Paris san fin. 435 S. Tryon St. Suite 110. 704-373-1464; newgalleryofmodernart.com.
RedSky Gallery Elizabeth
Sept. 14-Nov. 3: Recapturing Childhood. Opening reception 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14. 1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 120. 704-377-6400; www.redskygallery.com.
Renee George Gallery
Through Oct. 13: Works by Alison Stewart. 2839 Selwyn Ave. 704-332-3278; www.reneegeorgegallery.com.
Through Sept. 29: Works by Josh Brown. 2823 Selwyn Ave. 704-334-7744; www.shaingallery.com.
The Charlotte Observer and The Echo Foundation
Through Oct. 19: One America, One American: Robert F. Kennedy Through the Lens of Bill Eppridge. 600 S. Tryon St. 704-358-5000; www.echofoundation.org.
Through Nov. 1: E Pluribus Unum; Opening event 6-10 p.m. Sept. 15. Center City Building, 320 E. Ninth St. Through Sept. 28: Faculty Biennial. Rowe Main and Upper Galleries, 9201 University City Blvd. www.coaa.uncc.edu.
Mint Museum Randolph
Sept. 15: 8th Annual Potters Market Invitational. 2730 Randolph Road. 704-337-2000; www.mintmuseum.org.
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