the week ahead |

monday 10.20

Visual Art

‘Beloved Daughters'

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (show opens Friday, Oct. 17, runs through Dec. 10). Van Every/Smith Galleries, Belk Visual Arts Center at Davidson College. Free. www3.davidson.edu.

This exhibition combines photos and text from Fazal Sheikh's two most recent book projects that explore the lives of women in India.

tuesday 10.21


‘Defending the Caveman'

7:30 p.m. (also through Oct. 26). Booth Playhouse,

130 N. Tryon St. $29.50-$34.50. 704-372-1000.

One-man show about fundamentally comic differences between men and women seems to have been playing since the dawn of man.

wednesday 10.22


‘Communicating Doors'

7:30 p.m. (also through Oct. 26). Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. $11-$15. 704-894-2135.

A student cast performs Alan Ayckbourn's comedy about hotel room doors that connect rooms and are vehicles for traveling in time.


Three 6 Mafia

Doors open at 8 p.m. Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $30-$38. 704-377-6874.

The veteran Memphis-based rap outfit won an Academy Award in 2005 for “It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from “Hustle and Flow.”

friday 10.24


Opening today

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year” brings the amazingly popular Disney Channel franchise to the big screen for the first time.


‘A Thousand Cranes'

7:30 p.m. (also through Nov. 2). ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. $14-$18. 704-973-2828.

Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents a play about a Japanese girl who developed leukemia from exposure to the Hiroshima bomb.


The Pointer Sisters

8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $32-$78. 704-335-3100.

The legendary trio behind pop and R&B hits like “Jump” and “I'm So Excited” performs with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

saturday 10.25


Goodguys Southeastern Nationals

8 a.m.-5 p.m. (also 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday). Lowe's Motor Speedway. $17, $6 for children. 704-455-3205.

More than 3,000 custom and modified cars will be displayed; there's also a swap meet, along with a car corral with vehicles for sale.

sunday 10.26


Gravediggers' Ball

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. $15. 704-374-1700.

Katy “I Kissed a Girl” Perry headlines this Halloween bash at the uptown bar. Details on how to win a pair of tickets are on Page 2.


Carolina BalloonFest

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 260 Hanger Drive, Statesville. $8, free for 4 and younger. www.carolinaballoonfest.com.

This three-day event ends today with more than 50 brightly colored hot air balloons, music, food and North Carolina wine tastings.