Charlotte-area events, week of April 27


‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Wed 4.30 Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) runs the gantlet as the mysterious company Oscorp comes at him with a slew of supervillains, including Electro (Jamie Foxx) and his old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan).

WIN TICKETS: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (rated PG-13) opens Friday, 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 “Spider-Man” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is midnight Sunday.


International Collectible and Antique Show

Thu 5.1 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also May 2-4). Metrolina Expo Marketplace, 7100 Statesville Road. $5 (good for all four days). www.icashow.com.

Browse home decor, antique furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys and games, silver, pottery, china, repurposed items, outdoor décor and more. There’ll be a free appraisal fair 4-7 p.m.


Verdi’s Requiem

Fri 5.2 8 p.m. (also May 3). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19.50-$85.50. www.charlottesymphony.org.

Christopher Warren-Green leads the Charlotte Symphony and Oratorio Singers through Giuseppe Verdi’s memorial to the poet Alessandro Manzoni.


Race to the Top

Sat 5.3 8:30 a.m. Duke Energy Center, 200 N. College St. $35. www.charlottesports.org/racetothetop.

Join 750 other stair-climbers in a race against the clock that ascends 50 floors, to the top of Duke Energy Center.


Carolina Rebellion

Sat 5.3 Doors open at 11 a.m. (doors open at noon May 4). Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway. $99.50-$139. www.carolinarebellion.com.

The hard rock and heavy metal music festival’s first day features sets from Anthrax, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether and Rob Zombie. Day 2’s lineup includes Theory of a Deadman, 311, Kid Rock, Fuel, Alter Bridge and Staind.