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Movie

‘Bad Words’

Mon 3.17 A spelling bee loser (Jason Bateman) sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.

WIN TICKETS: “Bad Words” (rated R) opens Friday, March 21, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Bad Words” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Children’s

Disney Junior Live On Tour!

Thu 3.20 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $31.35-$79.70. www.timewarnercablearena.com.

Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates for a special “Pirate & Princess Adventure.”

Convention

Mad Monster Party

Fri 3.21 6-11 p.m. (also 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 22 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23). $25 and up. www.themadmonsterparty.com.

The horror, sci-fi and fantasy-themed convention features vendors, merchandise, panel discussions and autograph sessions with genre celebrities like William Shatner, Hulk Hogan, Elvira, Henry Winkler and Jane Badler.

Living Arts

Celtic Nights

Sat 3.22 8 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. $19.50-$39.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Six Irish dancers join forces with six Irish singers to tell “the story of the lives and loves of the Celtic exiles who dared to dream big and were doggedly determined to carve out a home in the New World.”

Comedy

Brian Regan

Sat 3.22 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $52.50-$58.15. 800-745-3000.

The rubber-faced comic – who recently got taken for a ride in Jerry Seinfeld’s Web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” – returns to Charlotte with another show full of clean-cut jokes.

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