‘Muppets Most Wanted’
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.
7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $25-$30. 980-321-4702.
The 45-year-old comic – whom you might know from small but funny roles in movies like “21 Jump Street” and “Semi-Pro” – brings his stand-up act to Charlotte.
‘Caesar Must Die’
7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $5-$10. www.charlottefilmsociety.org.
Part documentary, part staged drama, this 2012 film from Italy’s Paolo and Vittorio Taviani is set in a high-security Roman prison, where hardened criminals have been cast in a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” Post-film discussion led by Andrew Hartley, a professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
8 p.m. (also Friday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19.50-$85.50. www.carolinatix.org.
Stephen Hough plays Schumann’s Piano Concerto; Christopher Warren Green conducts Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony and Britten’s arrangement of a Purcell chaconne.