Charlotte-area events for May 12-18



Mon 5.12 The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.

WIN TICKETS: “Godzilla” (rated PG-13) opens May 16, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Godzilla” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is 4 p.m. Friday.


‘Million Dollar Arm’

Wed 5.14 A sports agent (Jon Hamm) stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Asian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.

WIN TICKETS: “Million Dollar Arm” (rated PG) opens May 16, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in south Charlotte. Free passes will be distributed in the main lobby of The Charlotte Observer building, 600 S. Tryon St., during normal business hours on Friday, May 9. One pass – good for two people – per person, while supplies last.



Fri 5.16 2-11 p.m. (also 10 a.m.-11 p.m. May 17 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 18). $15 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for ages 6-12 ($30 in advance, $40 at the door May 17). Misty Meadows Farm, 455 Providence Road S., Weddington. www.drumstrong.com.

The annual “Rhythm + Arts Festival” will feature live music from Railroad Earth, The Felice Brothers, Kopecky Family Band, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Chatham County Line and many others; art and crafts; games including disc golf; food and beer; yoga and a drum circle.


Festa Italiana

Sun 5.18 1-7 p.m. Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. $65, $25 for kids 12-17, $10 for kids 6-11. www.festaitalianacharlotte.org.

Admission includes unlimited complimentary Italian food, wines, prosecco, Peroni beer, live entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Nevins, which provides care to developmentally disabled adults in Mecklenburg County.