‘Progress, Politics and Pastimes’
Tue 4.7 Noon and 6 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $12. www.bechtler.org.
Soprano Maria Jette and old-time pianist Ethan Uslan play American parlor songs from 1865 to 1915, from Stephen Foster’s odes to ragtime.
‘The Longest Ride’
Tue 4.7 The lives of a young couple (Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson) intertwine with a much older man (Alan Alda) who reflects back on the love of his life (Oona Chaplin) while recovering from an automobile crash.
WIN TICKETS: “The Longest Ride” (rated PG-13) opens April 10, but a promotional screening of the romantic drama will take place in south Charlotte at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. To enter a random drawing for a pair of passes, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “The Longest Ride” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
Moo & Brew
Sat 4.11 2-6:30 p.m. NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $45 ($65 for VIP admission, which gets you in at 12:30 p.m.). www.mooandbrew.com.
The new craft beer and burger festival will feature more than 40 breweries and bottle shops, plus 10 restaurants competing for best burger. Attendees can also enjoy live entertainment from Ancient Cities (2-3:30 p.m.), DJ Overcash (3:30-5 p.m.) and Langhorne Slim (5-6:15 p.m.). Proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
WIN TICKETS: To enter a random drawing for a four-pack of tickets to the Moo & Brew festival, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Moo & Brew” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
Sat 4.11 8 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. April 16 and 2 p.m. April 19). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19-$150. www.operacarolina.org.
Kathryn Lewek takes the title role in Opera Carolina’s production of Donizetti’s tragedy, playing a Scottish lord’s sister who goes mad when forced to marry a man she doesn’t want.