Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte in the week ahead


‘Jurassic World’

Tue 6.9 Twenty-two years after “Jurassic Park,” Isla Nublar now features a dinosaur theme park. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly. Chris Pratt stars.

GET PASSES: “Jurassic World” (rated PG-13) opens June 12, but a promotional screening of the action-adventure will take place in south Charlotte at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Charlotte Observer is giving away 80 admit-two passes to this screening; pick up one beginning at 8 a.m. Friday in the lobby of the Charlotte Observer building, 600 S. Tryon St., while supplies last.


‘Cougar: The Musical’

Thu 6.11 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through June 27). 650 E. Stonewall St. $26-$31. www.atcharlotte.org.

Donna Moore’s show about three ladies seeking romance with younger men gets its regional U.S. premiere at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte.


‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Thu 6.11 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through June 20). Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $10-$20. www.shakescar.org.

Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has updated Oscar Wilde’s tale of corrupted innocence to the modern time, from 1980s London through 2010s America.



Fri 6.12 7 p.m. (also various performances through June 21). UpStage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. $15 ($12 advance). www.upstagenoda.com.

Appalachian Creative Theatre does Patrick Marber’s four-person, densely intertwined play about love and betrayal over a four-year period.


Kenny Chesney

Thu 6.11 8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $35-$79. www.ticketmaster.com.

The country superstar makes his annual visit to Charlotte, although this is his first time performing uptown since he co-headlined Bank of America Stadium with Tim McGraw three summers ago. With ex-UNC-Chapel Hill linebacker/former “Survivor” runner-up Chase Rice.