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Movie

‘Labor Day’

Tue 1.28 Depressed single mom Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) offer a wounded, fearsome man (Josh Brolin) a ride. As police search the town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

WIN TICKETS: “Labor Day” (rated PG-13) opens Friday, Jan. 31, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Labor Day” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday.

Dance

Shen Yun

Tue 1.28 7:30 p.m. (also Jan. 29). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $50-$150. 704-372-1000.

The Chinese dance and music company features nearly 100 artists, 400 costumes, and “the only orchestra in the world featuring both classical Western and Chinese instruments.”

Family

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Wed 1.29 7 p.m. (also various times Jan. 30-Feb. 2). Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $9.65-$113.15. www.ticketmaster.com.

The 143rd edition of “The Greatest Show On Earth,” titled “Built To Amaze,” features everything you’ve come to expect from it: elephants, tigers, acrobats, aerialists, clowns, etc.

Music

Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra

Wed 1.29 8 p.m. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $35-$65. www.charlotteconcerts.org.

Charlotte Concerts imports the Viennese chamber orchestra for an evening of Schubert, Johann Strauss Jr. and others. Sebastian Knauer and Philippe Entremont solo in Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

Comedy

Ron White

Sat 2.1 7 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $59.95-$71.20. www.ovensauditorium.com.

The Texan who rose to fame as a cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking stand-up via Jeff Foxworthy’s Blue Collar Comedy Tour is now a Grammy-nominated comedian and actor.

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