Week ahead



Fri 3.28 Noon and 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $12 and $29, respectively. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The Charlotte Symphony plays a brown-bag concert at lunch with three short works by Mozart, then adds Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony for the hourlong evening program. Same music for the evening, plus cocktails and pre- and post-concert fun!


‘Dying City’

Fri 3.28 7 p.m. (also various times through March 30). UpStage, 3306 N. Davidson St. $15. www.upstagenoda.com.

Quixotic Theatre does Christopher Shinn's drama about a young therapist whose husband has died in Iraq; a year later, his identical twin brother shows up at her apartment, unannounced.


‘Fun With STEM’

Fri 3.28 7:30 p.m. (also various times through Aug. 6). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Science, technology, engineering and math get explored through magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling and unicycling. Cory the Clown stars.


Color My Run

Sat 3.29 9 a.m.-noon. Hambright Park, 2202 Hambright Road, Huntersville. $35. www.colormyrun.com/events.

The untimed 5K has a simple concept: Start wearing a white T-shirt and become a work of art by the end, as you’ll be bombarded by blasts of colored powder along the way. For all ages.


Mike Birbiglia

Sat 3.29 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $23-$43. 704-372-1000.

The award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes and how they can get you in trouble.