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Movie

‘Lone Survivor’

Tue 1.7 The action-drama – starring Mark Wahlberg – is based on the failed June 28, 2005, mission “Operation Red Wings,” in which four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with capturing or killing notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

WIN TICKETS: “Lone Survivor” (rated R) opens Jan. 10, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in south Charlotte. Free passes will be distributed in the main lobby of the Charlotte Observer building, 600 S. Tryon St., noon-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. One pass – good for two people – per person, while supplies last.

Theater

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

Wed 1.8 7:30 p.m. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. $26. 704-342-2251.

Opening night for this glam-rock musical, which centers on an internationally ignored rock goddess who fell victim to a botched sex change operation. Billy Ensley stars. Performances run through Jan. 25.

Motorsports

Monster Jam

Fri 1.10 7:30 p.m. (also 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11). Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $33.10-$59.45. 800-745-3000.

The popular monster truck tour returns with its three main fan-favorite elements: the pit party, racing and freestyle.

Music

Charlotte Symphony: Brahms Symphony No. 2

Fri 1.10 8 p.m. (also Jan. 11). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19.50-$85.50. www.charlottesymphony.org.

Christopher Warren-Green conducts, and Andrea Mumm is featured on the harp. Other selections include Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and Debussy’s Danses sacree et profane.

Music

B.B. King

Sun 1.12 7 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $54.50-$99.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The King of Blues returns to draw from a deep catalog of more than 60 albums, ranging from the 1950s to the 2000s.

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