Charlotte-area events for the week ahead


The Jazz Room

Tue 5.20 6 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $10 ($12 at door). www.blumenthalarts.org.

The Jazz Arts Initiative series presents The Spartan Collective, which will play the music of drummer Max Roach.



After a bad blind date, a man (Adam Sandler) and woman (Drew Barrymore) find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

WIN TICKETS: “Blended” (rated PG-13) opens May 23, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Blended” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday.


RJ Mitte Meet and Greet

Thu 5.22 7 p.m. The Commons, on the first level of EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. $25.


The actor best known as Walt Jr. from the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series “Breaking Bad” will appear at Alive After Five to help raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Tickets include an autograph and photo opportunity.


Eddie Izzard

Thu 5.22 8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $43.50-$59.50.


The British comedian, often likened to Monty Python and improvisers such as Lenny Bruce and Robin Williams, brings his “Force Majeure” tour to town.


Damon Wayans

Fri 5.23 8 and 10:15 p.m. (also May 24-25). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $35. 980-321-4702.

The funny star of films (“Blankman,” “Major Payne”) and TV series (“In Living Color,” “My Wife and Kids”) brings his stand-up comedy to Charlotte.