‘The Art Books of Henri Matisse’
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Friday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday). Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $8 (discounts for seniors, students, educators and kids). 704-353-9200.
On loan from the Bank of America Collection, the exhibition includes 80 framed illustrations with text from some of the French artist’s most significant books – including “Jazz,” one of the most celebrated artists’ books in modern art. On display through Sept. 7.
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8 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $62.04-$149.96. www.bojanglescoliseum.com.
Several recent shows have been postponed due to an infected spider bite, but this one is still on as of deadline. The comic most recently was seen in an HBO comedy special that was directed by Spike Lee and aired last summer.
8 p.m. (also Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday). Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. $21 ($16 for seniors/students/groups). www.warehousepac.com.
Sue Massek stars as Kentucky singer-activist Sarah Ogan Gunning in the local premiere of a musical by Charlotte’s Si Kahn. Divina Cook directs this story of life in the coal country.
‘Manuscripts Don’t Burn’
7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $5-$10. www.charlottefilmsociety.org.
Partly a political thriller, partly a look at repression in Iran, this 2014 film from director Mohammad Rasoulof centers on a formerly jailed intellectual who is secretly writing his memoirs while under the eye of the country’s feared security service. Post-film discussion led by Kathryn Johnson, a professor of Islamic Studies at UNC Charlotte.