Cool stuff to do in Charlotte this weekend

Chris Brown



Sat/Sun 1:30, 4, 7:05 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 1:30, 4 and 7:05 p.m. Sunday. Regal Park Terrace, 4289 Park Road. $7.25-$10.25. 844-462-7342.

Not to be confused with the truly awful 1989 monster movie starring Peter “RoboCop” Weller, this Russian drama about a bitter land dispute in a secluded Russian township is very, very good. Observer movie critic Lawrence Toppman gave it an “A” rating, and if you don’t want to take his word for it: “Leviathan” was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of 2014.


Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Uptown Charlotte. Free. www.charlottestpatsday.com.

The Celtic-centric parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at Tryon and Ninth streets, while the sipping of Smithwick’s and the gulping of Guinness will probably start a little earlier and definitely won’t stop till a lot later.


Chris Brown

Sat 7:30 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $61.77-$116.54. www.ticketmaster.com.

The R&B singer was supposed to be here Feb. 9, but there was one problem. Er, actually, more like about 200. But now that he’s completed his community service hours – linked to his 2009 assault case involving ex-girlfriend Rihanna – he is free to raise the roof at the Hornets’ home.

Performing Arts

‘Peter Pan’ x 2


Charlotte Ballet’s “Peter Pan” will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $25-$90. www.charlotteballet.org.

Northwest School of the Arts’ presentation of the Broadway musical version of “Peter Pan” will be performed at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $15-$20. tix.cpcc.edu.

(Bonus fairy tale: Kenneth Branagh’s live-action “Cinderella” is in theaters now (and is reportedly really good – an “A” from Toppman.)


‘The Royals’

Sun Series premiere at 10 p.m. on the E! network.

This new drama – about a fictional British Royal family set in modern-day London – stars Elizabeth Hurley as the queen. Liz turns 50 in June. I can’t believe it, either ...