Week ahead


Blue Man Group

Tue 4.15 7:30 p.m. (also April 16-20). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$99.50. 704-372-1000.

The trio of bald-capped, makeup-covered Blue Men return with their popular theatrical show, which combines comedy, music, technology, illusions and gentle social satire.


An Evening With Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough

Thu 4.17 7 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $45. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The best-selling authors and co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” team up for an evening of no-holds-barred political commentary.


D.L. Hughley

Thu 4.17 8 p.m. (also April 18-19). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $25-$27.50. 980-321-4702.

The former star of ABC’s/UPN’s “The Hughleys” and one of the “Original Kings of Comedy” returns to the club for the first time since his stint on “Dancing With the Stars” last year.


‘Other Desert Cities’

Fri 4.18 8 p.m. (and various performances through May 10). Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. $17 previews (April 18-19), then $26-$31. www.atcharlotte.org

Jon Robin Baitz’s play is about a woman who shows up at her wealthy parents’ desert home with a tell-all memoir, threatening to reveal a damaging secret.


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Sat 4.19 7:30 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $55.45-$141.56. www.ticketmaster.com.

On the heels of a free outdoor concert he played during the NCAA music festival in Dallas (where he covered Van Halen’s “Jump”), The Boss brings his new tour to uptown Charlotte.