Week ahead


‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Wed 4.2 Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

WIN TICKETS: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (rated PG-13) opens April 4, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in south Charlotte. Free passes will be distributed in the main lobby of The Charlotte Observer building, 600 S. Tryon St., starting at noon Friday, March 28. One pass – good for two people – per person, while supplies last.


International Collectible

and Antique Show

Wed 4.2 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also April 3-5 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6). Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $10 (good for all five days). www.icashow.com.

Browse home décor, antique furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys and games, silver, pottery, china, repurposed items, outdoor décor and more. Food trucks and a full bar will be on hand.


Spring AutoFair

Thu 4.3 Gates open at 8 a.m. (also April 4-6). Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S. $10 per day, $30 for a four-day pass. www.charlotte-autofair.com.

Highlights will include Elvis Presley’s 1973 Pontiac Stutz, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang (the display will feature all five generations of the car), the return of lawnmower racing, and more.


‘Shakespeare’s R&J’

Sat 4.5 7 p.m. (and through April 13). UpStage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. www.upstagenoda.com.

Three Bone Theatre presents Joe Calarco’s adaptation. It’s about four prep school boys who pick up a copy, read it aloud after hours and find events in the play spilling over into their lives.



Sun 4.6 3 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. $18. www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org.

N.C. Baroque Orchestra does works about spring, including Vivaldi’s “Spring” Concerto. Repeated April 7 at noon in Charlotte for free at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church: www.st-peters.org.