‘Earth to Echo’
Tue 7.1 After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embarks on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.
Thu 7.3 8:15 p.m. Symphony Park, SouthPark. $15. www.charlottesymphony.org.
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concludes its Summer Pops season with music from Woody Guthrie to Irving Berlin. Fireworks follow the show.
Fri 7.4 6 p.m. (also Saturday, July 5). Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 St. Tryon St. $14 ($8 members). www.bechtler.org.
The versatile Gastonia native – who has acted in films from 1985’s “The Color Purple” to 2013’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – will sing twice with the Ziad Jazz Quartet.
Sat 7.5 8 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $37-$147.50. www.livenation.com.
The R&B/pop boy-band-turned-man-band (all members are now in their mid- to late 40s) returns with three decades’ worth of hits, including “Candy Girl,” “Mr. Telephone Man” and “Hit Me Off.”