Entertainment

May 15, 2014

Charlotte-area events for the week ahead

The Jazz Arts Initiative series presents The Spartan Collective, which will play the music of avant-garde drummer Max Roach.

Music

The Jazz Room

Tue 5.20 6 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $10 ($12 at door). www.blumenthalarts.org.

The Jazz Arts Initiative series presents The Spartan Collective, which will play the music of drummer Max Roach.

Movie

‘Blended’

After a bad blind date, a man (Adam Sandler) and woman (Drew Barrymore) find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

WIN TICKETS: “Blended” (rated PG-13) opens May 23, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Blended” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Nightlife

RJ Mitte Meet and Greet

Thu 5.22 7 p.m. The Commons, on the first level of EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. $25.

http://RJ-Charlotte.eventbrite.com.

The actor best known as Walt Jr. from the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series “Breaking Bad” will appear at Alive After Five to help raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Tickets include an autograph and photo opportunity.

Comedy

Eddie Izzard

Thu 5.22 8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $43.50-$59.50.

www.blumenthalarts.org.

The British comedian, often likened to Monty Python and improvisers such as Lenny Bruce and Robin Williams, brings his “Force Majeure” tour to town.

Comedy

Damon Wayans

Fri 5.23 8 and 10:15 p.m. (also May 24-25). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $35. 980-321-4702.

The funny star of films (“Blankman,” “Major Payne”) and TV series (“In Living Color,” “My Wife and Kids”) brings his stand-up comedy to Charlotte.

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