Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte in the week ahead



Mon 6.22 A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience.

WIN TICKETS: “Max” (rated PG) opens June 26, but a promotional screening of the family adventure will take place in south Charlotte at 7:30 p.m. Monday. To enter a random drawing for a pair of passes, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Max” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday.


Natalie Cole

Thu 6.25 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$84.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

At 65, the singer has outlived her famous dad by two decades and collected nine Grammys. Expect a retrospective of her 40-year career with an emphasis on Latin composers.


Circle Mirror Transformation

Thu 6.25 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through July 10). Upstage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. $12 advance, $15 at door. www.upstagenoda.com.

Innate Productions does Annie Baker’s piece, which won an Obie for best new American play in 2010. It’s about five people taking drama classes at a community center in Vermont.


North Carolina Brewers Celebration

Sat 6.27 1-5 p.m. BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St. $45, or $70 for VIP ($20 for designated drivers). www.allaboutbeer.com.

A showcase of the state’s top breweries, specialty beer bars, hops and grain farmers and more. General admission ticketholders get a tasting glass and unlimited 4-ounce samples; VIPs can start an hour earlier, cool of in an air-conditioned lounge and have access to additional, exclusive beers.


‘Dancing With the Stars Live!’

Sun 6.28 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $47.50-$67.50. www.ovensauditorium.com.

ABC’s hit reality show is on the road again with pro dancers including Witney Carson(left), Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd and Emma Slater. “All-Stars” champion Melissa Rycroft is serving as host.