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Charlotte-area events for the week ahead

Movie

‘Obvious Child’

Mon 6.23 A 20-something comedian (Jenny Slate) has an unplanned pregnancy that forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

WIN TICKETS: “Obvious Child” (rated R) opens June 27, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Obvious Child” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body of the email. Deadline is 4 p.m. Friday.

Music

Counting Crows/

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Tue 6.24 7 p.m. Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $38-$80.50. www.livenation.com.

Two ’90s pop-rock animals bring nostalgic hits as well as new material – from 2013’s “New Constellation” in Toad’s case, while the Crows may tease its forthcoming “Somewhere Under Wonderland” CD.

Music

A Stradivarius

for the People

Thu 6.26 7 p.m. Christ Church, 1412 Providence Road. $25-$50 ($10 children). www.carolinatix.org.

Matteo Fedeli plays Antonio Stradivarius’ 1715 “ex-Bazzini” violin in a concert with pianist Andrea Carcano.

Exhibit

‘Alien Worlds

& Androids’

Sat 6.28 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. Tickets on sale soon. 704-372-6261.

Opening day for this interactive exhibition, which addresses the question that has fascinated man for centuries: “Are we alone in the universe?”

Music

Average White Band

Sun 6.29 7 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $34.50-$64.50. 704-372-1000.

The six-piece Scottish band draws its influence from R&B legends like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others.

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