‘The Fifth Estate’
Mon 10.14 A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. Benedict Cumberbatch plays WikiLeaks founder Juslian Assange.
WIN TICKETS: “The Fifth Estate” (rated R) opens Oct. 18, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Monday in south Charlotte. Free passes will be distributed in the main lobby of the Charlotte Observer building, 600 S. Tryon St., between noon and 6 p.m. Friday. One pass (good for two people) per person, while supplies last.
Tue 10.15 7:30 p.m. (and through Oct. 20). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$79.50. www.carolinatix.org.
Two actors reduce all seven novels about the boy wizard into a 70-minute show nicknamed “The Unauthorized Harry Experience.”
Brews and BBQ Festival
Fri 10.18 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (also Oct. 19). South Tryon between Trade and Stonewall streets in uptown Charlotte. Free, although tickets or tokens will be required for certain activities. www.charlottebbqfestival.com.
Two days of beer-drinking, pork-eating and live music, in support of the 11th annual Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship.
Brewz Music and Arts Festival
Sat 10.19 Noon-11 p.m. NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. www.brewzfest.com.
Several North Carolina breweries will serve craft beers, alongside a diverse mix of national and local bands. Glam rock ensemble Of Montreal closes out the event.
Sat 10.19 8 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $15-$144. www.carolinatix.org.
Opera Carolina celebrates Verdi’s 200th birth year with his drama about love and war between Egyptians and Ethiopians.
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