Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte this week



‘Chicago, The Musical’

7:30 p.m. (also Saturday). Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $10-$22. tix.cpcc.edu.

Part of CPCC’s Summer Theatre 2016, the classic Bob Fosse musical is one of the most popular to appear on Broadway. In Roaring ’20s Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her husband, Amos, to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie.


Friday Night Festival

5-10 p.m. Unknown Brewing Co., 1327 S. Mint St. Free. www.facebook.com/FridayNightFestival.

The weekly event offers an opportunity to kick back, enjoy tasting food from food trucks; beer and wine available for purchase from Unknown Brewing and Craft Growler Shop; and live music 6-8 p.m. This week’s movie, which begins at 9 p.m., is the 1976 Clint Eastwood classic “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”


Outdoor movie: ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’

8 p.m. Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd. Free. www.pritchardmemorial.com.

Gather in the courtyard with a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free movie – along with free popcorn and snacks. Movie begins at dusk. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown in the Fellowship Hall.



‘Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host’

8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$64.50. www.blumenthlarts.org.

Ira Glass, host of “This American Life,” combines forces with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to meld two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together – dance and radio.” The show includes radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers: Glass, Barnes and Anna Bass.


Lego Quest2NINJAGO

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Sunday). Toys ‘R’ Us, 11300 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville. Free, but pre-registration requested. quest2ninjago.lego.com.

Teams of two kids ages 7-12 compete on a basketball-court-sized competition course in eight timed physical and mental “ninja” challenges, including mazes, puzzles and a building exercise. The top team from Charlotte will be sent on an all-inclusive trip to Legoland California Resort to compete in the finals.


Panthers talk with Scott Fowler

1 p.m. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Steele Creek Branch, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Free. www.cmlibrary.org.

Get ready for the NFL season with a talk and slideshow presentation by Scott Fowler, sports columnist for The Observer. Fowler’s book, “100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die,” will be available for sale. Register by phone at 704-416-6800 or online at http://tinyurl.com/steelecreek-lib.


Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Food Truck Rally

Noon-5 p.m. Corner of West Avenue and First Street, Kannapolis. Free. www.kannapolisarts.com.

This monthly, family-friendly arts festival brings singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, jugglers, clowns and other forms of art and culture to the downtown Kannapolis streets.



Summer Pops: ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

8:15 p.m. Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road. $12. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The Charlotte Symphony takes you to destinations both near and far, with selections including Grieg’s “Norwegian Dance,” Mussorgsky’s “Great Gate of Kiev,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Province of Thieves, the prelude act, begins at 7 p.m.


Sunday Fun Day – Pumped Up

1-4 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $6 adults; children and Mint members free. www.mintmuseum.org.

Enjoy family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demos, yoga and activities inspired by the exhibition “Pumped: The Art & Craft of Shoemaking.” Activities include watching a shoe being 3-D printed, getting creative with shoe-design challenge, or drawing your own cool kicks at the shoe-sketching studio.


New Edition & Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds

7:30 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $27.50-$125. www.livenation.com.

Michael Bivens, Ricky Bell, Ronnie Devoe, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill are still on the road singing classics from “Mr. Telephone Man” to “Is This Love,” as well as their individual hits. Noticeably absent: Bobby Brown, who is off promoting his controversial new tell-all.

Week ahead


Gregory Allen Isakov and the Ghost Orchestra

Mon 6.27 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. $27.50-$35. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Isakov was born in South Africa, and now calls Colorado home; his songs tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. The Ghost Orchestra is a symphonic ensemble featuring members of the Colorado Symphony.


Shark Week Movie: ‘Jaws’

Wed 6.29 5:30 p.m. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Steele Creek Branch, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Free. www.cmlibrary.org.

Celebrate Shark Week by watching the most iconic shark movie of all time, “Jaws.” Before the screening of the Academy Award-winning film, there will be “Jaws” trivia, as well. Rated PG, not intended for children.


Barenaked Ladies

Wed 6.29 7 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 820 Hamilton St. $49.50-$69.50. www.livenation.com.

The Canadian band is best known for hits such as “If I Had $1,000,000,” “It’s All Been Done” and “One Week.”


Deon Cole

Fri 7.01 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $20-$25. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

The stand-up comic is a regular on ABC’s hit comedy “Black-ish,” had a role in the film “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” and will soon be seen as a lead in the TBS mystery-comedy “Angie Tribeca,” created by Nancy and Steve Carell.



Fri 7.01 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through July 10). Pease Auditorium, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. tix.cpcc.edu.

Winner of the Tony and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play in 1970, Anthony Shaffer’s “Sleuth” is the ultimate game of cat and mouse, played out in a cozy English country house owned by a celebrated mystery writer.