Through March 24: Two lawyers defend a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
“Tales of Edgar Allan Poe”
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Through March 24: Poe’s short stories come to life. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2800; www.ctcharlotte.org.
“Stones in His Pockets”
Through March 25: Two Irish lads come to terms with a Hollywood movie shoot. Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429; www.warehousepac.com.
Through March 31: Haley Walker navigates the dating pool. Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.
“Around the World in 80 Days”
March 16-April 1: Based on Jules Verne’s novel about globe-trotting Phileas Fogg and his manservant, Passepartout. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.
“West Side Story”
March 17-18: Presented by Northwest School of the Arts. CPCC, Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. www.nwsatag.com.
March 16: Vienna Boys Choir. Halton Theater, CPCC, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534; www.charlotteconcerts.org.
Charlotte Symphony Chamber Music
March 17: Tchaikovsky “Souvenir de Florence Opus 70.” Myers Park Baptist Church. www.charlottesymphony.org.
March 17-25: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Belk Theater. 704-372-1000; www.operacarolina.org.
Providence Chamber Music
March 18: Felix Mendelssohn, others. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road. 704-333-9536; www.providenceumc.org.
March 18: Kontras String Quartet. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135; www.davidson.edu.
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio Opus 50:
March 20: Phillip Bush, Rosemary Furniss and Alan Black perform. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalcenter.org.
N.C. Dance Theatre
Through March 18: “Sleeping Beauty.” Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-335-1010; www.ncdance.org.
Charlotte Art League
Through March 30: “Color My Dreams” artwork by Goodwill trainees. 1517 Camden Road. 704-376-2787; www.charlotteartleague.org.
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery
Through March: “Bring in the Spring.” 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 12A. 704-541-0741; www.charlottefineart.com.
Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio
Through March 30: “Survey.” 128 E. Park Ave.; 704-577-1254l; www.cielcharlotte.com.
Civic & Cultural Center of Pineville
Through March: “Beyond the Curve: Celebrating Women’s Vision.” 316 Main St., Pineville; 704-889-2434; www.ccacpineville.org.
Through March: “Not By Words Alone” works by Ralph Turturro. 1427 South Blvd.; 704-370-6337; www.elderart.com.
Through March 30: “Design for Good.” The Art Institute of Charlotte, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. www.artinstitutes.edu.
Hidell Brooks Gallery
Through March: “Animus,” by Miranda Lake. 1910 South Blvd., Suite 130. 704-334-7302; hidellbrooks.com.
Jerald Melberg Gallery
March 17-May 19: Works by Susan Grossman. 625 S. Sharon Amity Road. 704-365-3000; www.jeraldmelberg.com.
Lark & Key
Through March: New works by Angie Renfro & Julie Covington. 128 E. Park Ave, Suite B, in South End. 704.334.4616; www.larkandkey.com.
Through March: New works by Rod Wimer, James Celano and Natalie George. 601-A Providence Road. 704-333-4535; www.providencegallery.net.
RedSky Gallery – Elizabeth
Through May 4: Small works. 1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 120. 704-377-6400; www.redskygallery.com.
March 19-April 5: Works by Patricia Leighton, Del Geist, Kim Rocyeun, Paul Bright and Leigh Ann Hallberg. Opening reception 5 p.m. March 19. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd. 704-687-0877; www.coaa.uncc.edu.
Through March: New works by Connie Winters and Christy Kinard. 2823 Selwyn Ave. 704-334-7744. www.shaingallery.com.
Through March: Works by Heather LaHaise. 1401 Central Ave. 704-930-7890; www.shopslateinteriors.com.