Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte in the week ahead


‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Tue 4.28 When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader) from enacting his terrible plans.

WIN TICKETS: “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (rated PG-13) opens May 1, but a promotional screening of the sci-fi-action-adventure 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 Avengers” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Winners will be notified by Sunday night and must be able to pick up the passes at the Charlotte Observer, 600 S. Tryon St., on Monday or Tuesday.


Delfeayo Marsalis Plays Duke Ellington

Thu 4.30 7 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $25-$35. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The accomplished trombonist – brother of Branford and Wynton – pays tribute to one of 20th-century America’s great composers and bandleaders during a special edition of the monthly Jazz Room Series.


Pink Martini

Fri 5.1 8 p.m. (also May 2). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $25-$79. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The band, which combines elements of pop, jazz, world music and folk, plays with the Charlotte Symphony. Albert-George Scharm conducts.


‘Having Our Say’

Sat 5.2 1 and 7 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $25. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Charlotte actors Corlis Hayes and Lillie Ann Oden play the Delany sisters, who faced racism and sexism in their attempts to become career women in the early 1900s.


Kevin Hart

Sat 5.2 8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $49.50-$150. www.ticketmaster.com.

The star of movie comedies like “Get Hard” (with Will Ferrell) and “The Wedding Ringer” (with Josh Gad) performs a rare stand-up show.