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monday 11.3


Jose Porcel Ballet Flamenco

8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $25-$65. 704-372-1000; www.carolinasconcert.org.

The troupe, founded in Spain, uses dancers, musicians and singers to bring the soulful Spanish art form to life.


Charlotte Bobcats

7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $10-$300. 704-522-6500; www.ticketmaster.com.

The home team hosts one of the NBA's best: the Detroit Pistons. The Bobcats also have games against New Orleans on Nov. 7 and Toronto on Nov. 9.

tuesday 11.4


Café Tacuba

Doors open at 8 p.m. Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $35-$43. 704-377-6874; www.amossouthend.com.

The venerable Rock en Espanol band brings its eclectic sound to the Southend club.

wednesday 11.5


A Night @ the Museum

7-8 p.m. (also Nov. 6 and 7). Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road. Free with admission ($6 for adults). 704-337-2000; www.mintmuseum.org.

See the play “The Waiting Place,” which eavesdrops on people discussing life, love and war while waiting at a bus stop. During your visit, you can check out the museum's new Andy Warhol exhibit.

thursday 11.6



8 p.m. (also through Nov. 16). Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. $15-$17. 704-892-7918.

Davidson Community Players inaugurate their new home with a musical about labor by many composers, including James Taylor and Stephen Schwartz.


‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo'

7:30 p.m. (also through Nov. 16). Theatre Charlotte,

501 Queens Road. $10-$21. 704-372-1000.

Alfred Uhry's play, set in 1939 Atlanta, concerns Jews who are celebrating a major social event while their European relatives prepare for World War II.

friday 11.7


Opening today

“Soul Men,” with Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac as aging singers who can't get along; and “Role Models,” a comedy in which Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott are ill-advisedly assigned to counsel boys.

saturday 11.8


Frank Caliendo

8:30 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $39.75. www.ovensauditorium.com.

The “Mad TV” alum does his funniest impressions.



11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wachovia Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St. Free. www.scandinavianconnection.org.

A Viking Village, kids' activities and food are part of this celebration of all things Scandinavian.

sunday 11.9


Duncan Sheik

7 p.m. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $24.50 and up. www.performingartsctr.org.

The award-winning singer/songwriter performs highlights from his musical “Spring Awakening.”