Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte in the week ahead



Wed 3.4 In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

WIN TICKETS: “Chappie” (rated R) opens March 6, 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 “Chappie” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.


‘Unfinished Women Cry in No Man’s Land While a Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage’

Wed 3.4 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through March 14). Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $28. www.blumenthalarts.org.

On Q Productions does Aishah Rahman’s play, which is set in 1948. It juxtaposes the Hide-A-Wee Home for Unwed Mothers (who must decide whether to keep their babies) and Pasha’s boudoir, where saxophonist Charlie Parker spends his last days.



Fri 3.6 7 p.m. (also Saturday). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $19 ($9 students/children). www.blumenthalarts.org.

Teens in the socially conscious Playing for Others perform original dance, music, slam poetry and visual art pieces inspired by (and raising money for) 12 nonprofits in the Charlotte area.


‘Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte’

Sat 3.7 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $125-$250. www.charlotteballet.org.

This event, which pairs local celebrities with Charlotte Ballet dancers, raises money for the troupe and the celebrities’ favorite charities.


Fleetwood Mac

Sat 3.7 8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $63.66-$203.90. www.timewarnercablearena.com.

The classic rock band (“Dreams,” “Don’t Stop”) returns with its classic lineup: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.