‘The Drowsy Chaperone’
7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $10-$17. www.theatrecharlotte.org.
Theatre Charlotte’s Student Theatre Guild presents this winner of five Tony Awards, a send-up of Jazz Age musicals featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. The story begins when a man puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life.
Kool & The Gang
7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$125. www.livenation.com.
The legendary pop-funk group – famous for classics like “Jungle Boogie” and wedding staples “Cherish” and “Celebration” – marks its 50th anniversary by kicking off the Keeping the Funk Alive Tour here. With Bootsy Collins and Big Daddy Kane.
Matthews Food Truck Friday
5-9 p.m. Stumptown Park, S. Trade St., Matthews. Free. www.facebook.com/MatthewsFoodTruckFriday.
Eat from your favorite food trucks at this weekly event. Trucks scheduled to appear Taco Green-Go, New Wrap Order, Kabobs Mobile Food Service and more. Enjoy jazz by musical guest The Nita B Duo live on stage.
2 and 8 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $29.50-$104.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
A contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. The story is by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning creators of “Next to Normal.”
7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $18-$22.50. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
Currently featured on the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” the comic has toured with Mike Epps and appeared on TV on Byron Allen’s “Comics Unleashed,” the Tom Joyner “Sky Show,” HBO On Demand’s “Ask-A-Sista” and “Big Black Love.”
Mario the Magician
4 p.m. Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 100 E. Trade St. $10-$20. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Mario the Magician, an artist and inventor who creates his own props, is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEAM/STEM initiatives, and his clever integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. He also includes old-school slapstick, so his shows are a mix of vintage meets future.
Freedom Summer Jazz Series
6-9 p.m. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd. Free. www.charmeck.org.
The second of three jazz concerts planned in the summer series features Urban Jazz Coalition, with opener Dante Lewis. Bring a lawn chair – no tents, oversized umbrellas or outside alcohol permitted. Concessions will be available.
7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. $20-$29.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
On her fourth album, “Undercurrent” (her first since graduating from college), the roots music prodigy matures into a young Gillian Welch with all original material that balances her writing and vocals with her instrumental chops and reveal a worldly aura. With Scott Miller.
‘Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top’
3 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $24.50-$44.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
What do a jeweled crown, a cardboard cutout of Julie Andrews and a box of moon pies have in common? Spend the night with Dixie Longate – the fastest-talking Tupperware lady you’ll ever meet – to find out.
Junie B. Jones The Musical
2 p.m. (also Saturday). Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. $10 students and seniors, $12 adults. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
An adaption of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brought to life in a comical and not-strictly-for-kids musical that will awaken a young person’s desire to read. Junie B.’s first day of first grade is chronicled in this show.
Tue 7.26 Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in the next chapter of the Universal Pictures’ franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Rated PG-13. Opens July 29.
WIN PASSES: To enter a drawing for a pair of passes to the promo screening (7 p.m. Tuesday in south Charlotte), email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Jason Bourne” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday.
Peter Frampton and Gregg Allman
Tues 7.26 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre,1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $65-85. www.livenation.com.
The classic-rock forces join together for a tour this summer. Frampton is best known for hits such as “Breaking All the Rules,” “Show Me the Way” and “Baby, I Love Your Way.” Allman is known for his time performing with the Allman Brothers with songs such as “Midnight Rider,” and “Ramblin’ Man.”
Yoga at Mint Museum
Wed 7.27 5:30 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $10 non-members, free for members. www.mintmuseum.org.
The museum’s Free Wednesday Evenings program coincides with yoga classes from NC Yoga Bar every Wednesday night through August. Visit the Mint’s Wine on Wednesday after class in your yoga gear, and you’ll get an extra 5 percent off that night’s shopping special.
Counting Crows and Rob Thomas
Wed 7.27 6:45 p.m., PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $26-$80.50. www.livenation.com.
The band and solo artist are friends, so they decided to tour together this summer. Counting Crows is best-known for “Mr. Jones” and “Accidentally in Love.” Thomas’ hits with his band, Matchbox 20, include “3AM” and “Push.”
Feast on Culture with Michael Twitty
Thu 7.27 6:30 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. $20 for Harvey B. Gantt members, $28 non-members. www.ganttcenter.org.
Presented by the Harvey B. Gantt Center as part of a Heritage & History series, Michael W. Twitty is a chef, 2016 TED Fellow and independent scholar on African American food, folk culture and culinary traditions of the African Diaspora.