‘If I Stay’
Mon 8.18 Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.
WIN TICKETS: “If I Stay” (rated PG-13) opens Friday, Aug. 22, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “If I Stay” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body of the email. Deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15.
Tue 8.19 7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$143.50. www.livenation.com.
The Crue says it’s retiring after an uneven last decade during which the band has been very, very good or very bad. Set lists indicate a fitting 20-plus song send-off predictably big on hits and obligatory solos. With Alice Cooper.
‘When the Game Stands Tall’
Tue 8.19 The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
“When the Game Stands Tall” (rated PG) opens Friday, Aug. 22, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “When the Game Stands Tall” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body of the email. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.
Thu 8.21 6:50 p.m., McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $6. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Local filmmakers who shot short movies literally in two days compete for a $500 prize and a chance to send their work to Cannes.