Feb. 16-March 3: Based on a book, actors tell true stories from barbers including Oprah Winfrey's father, Vernon, and Charlotte's own Jermaine and Damian Johnson, co-founders of No Grease. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 East Stonewall St. 704-342-2251, ext. 21; www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.
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Through Feb. 18: A long-running off-Broadway hit that's billed as "a gleefully outrageous reinterpretation of Creation." Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
Feb. 17-26: Travel to the days of Berlin in the 1920s when a boy who wants to be a writer meets a Bohemian girl who wants to be a star while the world is falling apart around them. CPCC Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.
Through Feb. 26: This adaptation stays true to the mystery and enchantment of the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale, for ages 5 and older. ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2800; www.ctcharlotte.org.
Feb. 24-March 4: Matthews Playhouse presents Robert Louis Stevenson's pirate adventure. Matthews Community Center, 100 E. McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343; www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
"Children of a Lesser God"
Feb. 23-March 11: A young speech therapist at a school for the deaf meets Sarah, unable to hear since birth and estranged from sound and silence. For ages 12 and older. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953; www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
An Evening of Persian Music
Feb. 18: Winthrop University hosts The Azadi Ensemble. The Barnes Recital Hall at Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. 803-323-2323. www.winthrop.edu.Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Feb. 17: For more than 40 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married intricate rhythms and harmonies with gospel music. Wingate University, Batte Center, 403 N. Camden Road, Wingate. 704-372-1000; www.battecenter.org.Charlotte Civic Orchestra
Feb. 19: Influencias Latinas 2012 with Guests Orquestra Carolina, featuring music by Ravel, Prokofiev, plus salsa and Latin American music. St. Giles Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2027 Emerywood Drive. www.charlottecivicorchestra.org."Pinocchio"
Feb. 26: The fourth annual Family Opera presented by Opera Carolina and The Verdi Society. Recommended for children ages 4-10. Gorelick Theatre, Charlotte Country Day School, 1440 Carmel Road. Tickets: 704-332-7177, ext. 218.
Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio
Through February: "Survey," a selection of works by Charlotte artists. Reception 6-9 p.m. Feb. 17. 128 E. Park Ave.; 704-577-1254l; 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. 2000 South Blvd.; 704-370-6337; www.elderart.com. Elizabeth Ross Gallery
Through March 15: CPCC presents Gwen Bigham "Becoming." Opening reception 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17. 1201 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6211; arts.cpcc.edu.
Through Feb. 25: "Quilting Differences." 109 W. Morehead St.; 704-968-8690; www.edwingil.com.
Through March 30: The American Institute for Graphic Arts Charlotte presents "Design for Good" exhibit on posters that inspire positive change. The Art Institute of Charlotte, Three LakePoint Plaza, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. www.artinstitutes.edu.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. Lark & Key
Through March 31: New works by Angie Renfro & Julie Covington. 128 E. Park Ave, Suite B, in South End. 704-334-4616; www.larkandkey.com.McColl Center for Visual Art
Through March 23: "Converge," featuring Sonya Clark and Quisqueya Henriquez. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535; www.mccollcenter.org.
Through February: "Little Bird: Compositions by Travis B. Black." 601-A Providence Road. 704-333-4535; www.providencegallery.net. RedSky Gallery - Elizabeth
Through May 4: A new exhibition of small works from regional artists. 1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 120. 704-377-6400.Shain Gallery
Through March 30: New works by Jane Schmidt and Craig Mooney. 2823 Selwyn Ave. 704-334-7744. www.shaingallery.com.