Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte in the week ahead


‘The Age of Adaline’

Tue 4.21 A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality for.

WIN TICKETS: “The Age of Adaline” (rated PG-13) opens April 24, 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 Age of Adaline” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.



Wed 4.22 7:30 p.m. (and through May 9). Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. $26-$31. www.atcharlotte.org.

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte produces Lisa D’Amour’s dark comedy about a laid-off man, his socially conscious wife and new neighbors who turn life upside-down.



Thu 4.23 2:30-11:15 p.m. (also April 24-26). Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro. $50 for a single day, $155-$180 for three- and four-day passes; RV camping is sold out, but tent camping is available for $75. www.merlefest.org.

The annual four-day music festival kicks off its 27th year with a strong opening-night lineup featuring Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Scythian, Trampled By Turtles, Lee Ann Womack and Hot Rize (along with its alter ego Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers). The Avett Brothers, Dwight Yoakam, Del McCoury Band and North Mississippi Allstars are among the weekend acts.


Yulianna Avdeeva

Thu 4.23 7:30 p.m. (also 8 p.m. April 24-25). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19-$89. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The pianist plays Chopin’s Concerto No. 2; the Charlotte Symphony also does Bizet’s “Carmen” Suite No. 1 and Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony.


‘The Price Is Right’

Fri 4.24 7:30 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $26-$76. www.ovensauditorium.com.

The interactive stage show based on the TV game show gives audience members a chance to win prizes including appliances, vacations and (possibly) a new car.