Russian Romance and Revolution
Tue 4.8 Noon and 6 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $5 (noon) and $10. www.bechtler.org.
Violinist Rosemary Furniss, flutist Elizabeth Landon and pianist Phillip Bush play short pieces by Prokofiev and Stravinsky.
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Wed 4.9 A woman (Karen Gillan) tries to exonerate her brother (Brenton Thwaites), who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
WIN TICKETS: “Oculus” (rated R) opens Friday, April 11, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Oculus” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is midnight Sunday.
‘An Evening of J.S. Bach’
Wed 4.9 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, Robinson Hall, UNCC. $9 ($7 seniors, $6 students). coaa.uncc.edu.
Violinist David Russell, cellist Mira Frisch and others team for Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 6, plus more pieces.
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Fri 4.11 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (also April 12-13). zMAX Dragway, 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. $20-$55 (kids 13 and younger free). 800-455-3267.
The only four-lane concrete drag strip in the world plays host to a one-of-a-kind event as the NHRA’s top categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – break from conventional two-wide racing.
Sat 4.12 8 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $60.70-$148.05. www.bojanglescoliseum.com.
The funnyman best known for his role as Money Mike in the 2002 comedy “Friday After Next” brings his “Growth Spurt” stand-up tour to the venerable arena.