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mon. 11.10


Joe Jackson

8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $50-$85. 704-358-9298.

The Grammy winner (best known for “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” and “Steppin' Out”) performs.

tue. 11.11



7:30 p.m. (also various times through Nov. 18). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$79. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthal center.org.

Tom Wopat headlines the musical about publicity-hungry Jazz Age murderers in the City of Big Shoulders.

wed. 11.12


‘So You Think You Can Dance' Tour

7:30 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena. $35-$54.50.


The top dancers from the Fox TV series perform routines in hip-hop, contemporary, ballroom, tango, mambo and salsa.

thu. 11.13


Southern Christmas Show

10 a.m.-6 p.m. (also various times through Nov. 23). $9 (discounts for kids). The Park, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. www.southernshows.com.

Six acres of shopping, decorations and entertainment.

fri. 11.14


Opening today

“Quantum of Solace.” That's it; every other big film got out of the way of the latest James Bond.


‘CSO on Campus: Warhol and the Waterfront'

8 p.m. Halton Theatre at CPCC. $10-$20. 704-972-2000.

Iconic images by Andy Warhol show alongside a symphony by Philip Glass, and clips from the movie “On the Waterfront” are accompanied by Leonard Bernstein's score played by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.


Ruckus in the Cage

7:30 p.m. Metrolina Expo Trade Center, 7100 Statesville Road. $30-$100. www.ruckusinthe cage.com.

A night of mixed martial arts, with celebrity guest Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski.

sat. 11.15


Charlotte Roller Girls

7 p.m. Cricket Arena, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $10. www.charlotterollergirls.com.

The all-female, hometown roller derby squad takes on the Cape Fear Roller Girls. Interested in skating with the team? Or being a ref or a trainer? The Charlotte Roller Girls will be recruiting at Fuel Pizza in Gastonia at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.