Arts Calendar



Through Feb. 5. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, this drama is about Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, who takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of an improper relationship with one of the male students. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org. "Love, Loss and What I Wore"

Through Sunday. Based on the book by Nora and Delia Ephron, this comedy is about the lives of women told through the clothing and accessories that trigger important memories. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org. "The Amen Corner"

Through Saturday: Written in 1954 by James Baldwin, this play deals with a self-anointed Harlem storefront preacher, Margaret Alexander, who is the leader of her flock and about to see her world crumble. Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 North College St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org. "Jack Goes Boating"

Through Feb. 11. Four flawed yet likable middle-class New Yorkers interact in this offbeat romantic comedy about staying afloat in the deep water of day-to-day living. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.


UNC Clef Hangers

Saturday. The UNC Clef Hangers, also known as "The Clefs," is UNC's oldest a cappella group. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org. The Salzburg Chamber Soloists

Friday. Charlotte Concerts presents this performance by the 16-piece group of acclaimed musicians. Halton Theater on the campus of Central Piedmont Community College, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-527-6680; www.cltconcerts.com.


"Madama Butterfly"

Today, Saturday and Sunday. Puccini's masterpiece returns to Opera Carolina's stage with a visually stunning new production by world-renowned artist Jun Kaneko. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.operacarolina.org.


Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio

Through Saturday: Frugal & Fabulous, a variety of works to suit the soul and the budget. The Mosaic Studio has fine art mosaics from around the globe. 128 E. Park Ave. www.cielcharlotte.com. Elder Gallery

Through February: "Studio Collection 3," works by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Daniel Bayless, Carl Blair, Jung Han Kim, Willie Kohler, Leandro Manzo, Tom Perkinson, Carl Plansky, David Skinner, Daniel Tu and Ernest Walker. Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 13. 1427 South Blvd.; 704-370-6337; www.elderart.com. Hidell Brooks Gallery

Through Feb. 18: "What Memory Believes," by Johan Hagaman, and "Winding Rivers," by Brad Aldridge. 1910 South Blvd., Suite 130. 704-334-7302; hidellbrooks.com. Jerald Melberg Gallery

Through March 10: Watercolors by Thomas McNickle and paintings by William Partridge Burpee. 625 S. Sharon Amity Road. 704-365-3000; www.jeraldmelberg.com. New Gallery of Modern Art

Through Feb. 15: "Modern Masters: Paris & Beyond." Works on paper by Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. 435 S. Tryon. 704-373-1464; newgalleryofmodernart.com. Providence Gallery

Through Jan. 31: Annual Holiday Square Works Show. 601 Providence Road #A. 704-333-4535; www.providencegallery.net.


Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Through Jan. 30: "Geometry and Experimentation: European Art of the 1960s and 1970s." Through April 16: "A Legacy of Friendship: Hans Bechtler's Birthday Book." 420 S. Tryon. 704-353-9200; bechtler.org. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

Through June 30: "Cash Crop" 3-D installation; "Rhythm-A-Ning: James Phillips, Charles Searles and Frank Smith; and "Contemporary African Photography: Malick Sidibé & Zwelethu Mthethwa." 551 S. Tryon. 704-374-1565; www.ganttcenter.org. Mint Museum Randolph

Through Feb. 26: "Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company." Through Feb. 26: "Chanel: Designs for the Modern Woman." Through Oct. 28: "Celebrating Queen Charlotte's Coronation." 2730 Randolph Road. 704-337-2000; www.mintmuseum.org. Mint Museum Uptown

Through Sunday: "Sheila Hicks: 50 Years." Through April 28: "Jun Kaneko: In The Round." 500 S. Tryon St. 704-337-2000; www.mintmuseum.org.