Week ahead


The Jazz Room

Tue 2.18 6 p.m. Stage Door Theatre, Fifth and College streets. $10. www.carolinatix.org.

Trumpeter Ashlin Parker, who shared a 2009 Grammy with other members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, plays a tribute to Clifford Brown in this Jazz Arts Initiative concert.



Wed.2.19 A slave turned gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator. When Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

WIN TICKETS: “Pompeii” (rated PG-13) opens Friday, Feb. 21, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Pompeii” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday.


‘Rock of Ages’

Fri 2.21 8 p.m. (also 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$99.50. www.carolinatix.org.

This jukebox musical is set in 1987, as a small-town girl meets a big-city rocker on the L.A. club scene. Performed to the songs of Pat Benatar, Journey, Asia and other bands.


‘Broadway Rocks’

Fri 2.21 8 p.m. (also Saturday). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $39.50-$65.50. www.carolinatix.org.

Broadway actors Capathia Jenkins, Christiane Noll and Rob Evan join the Charlotte Symphony in numbers from “Hairspray,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Wicked,” “Rent” and more.


Demi Lovato

Sun 2.23 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $38.95-$77.80. 800-745-3000.

The former Disney Channel star turned “X Factor” judge brings her “Neon Lights” pop tour to Charlotte. With Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.