Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte in the week ahead


‘The Lazarus Effect’

Wed 2.25 A group of medical students discovers a way to bring dead patients back to life. Starring Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters and Donald Glover.

WIN TICKETS: “The Lazarus Effect” (rated PG-13) opens Feb. 27, but a promotional screening of the thriller will take place in south Charlotte at 7 p.m. Wednesday. To enter a drawing for a pair of passes, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “The Lazarus Effect” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.


‘Ordinary People’

Thu 2.26 8 p.m. (also various performances through March 15). 307 Armour St., Davidson. $20 ($18 seniors, $12 under 21). www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Nancy Pahl Gilsenan adapted Judith Guest’s novel about a father, mother and younger son devastated by the death of the older boy.


‘Jackie & Me’

Fri 2.27 7:30 p.m. (also performances through March 15). ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. $14. www.ctcharlotte.org.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte produces Steven Dietz’s adaptation of Dan Gutman’s book. It’s about a 10-year-old who travels back in time to meet baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson.


Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Fri 2.27 8 p.m. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $40-$65. www.charlotteconcerts.org.

This 18-piece ensemble comes to town in the Charlotte Concerts series to give a one-night concert that encompasses the whole history of jazz.


Katt Williams

Sat 2.28 8 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $62.04-$149.96.

Several recent shows have been postponed due to an infected spider bite, but this one is still on as of press time. The comic most recently was seen in an HBO comedy special that was directed by Spike Lee and aired last summer.