Guide to Saturday events in the Charlotte area

03/13/2014 12:00 AM

03/12/2014 5:05 PM

Movie

‘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.

WIN TICKETS: “Muppets Most Wanted” (rated PG) opens Friday, March 21, but an advance screening of the film is set for 11 a.m. Saturday 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, March 14. One pass – good for two people – per person, while supplies last.

Comedy

DeRay Davis

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.

Movie

‘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.

Music

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.

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