Week ahead


‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

Tue 5.27 As a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane) begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town (Charlize Theron), he must put his newfound courage to the test when her husband (Liam Neeson), a notorious gunslinger, announces his arrival.

WIN TICKETS: “A Million Ways to Die in the West” (rated R) opens May 30, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 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 23. One pass – good for two people – per person, while supplies last.


‘We Will Rock You’

Tue 5.27 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through June 1). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$89.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Rebel Bohemians in a washed-out future wait for a rock ’n’ roll hero to inspire them with the music of Queen in this PNC Broadway Lights touring show.


‘The Life of Riley’

Tue 5.27 7:30 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. May 28). Studio Movie Grill, 210 E. Trade St. $7-$10.25. www.studiomoviegrill.com.

This documentary, narrated by Morgan Freeman, traces B.B. King’s blues-playing career from the early 1950s through the present.



Wed 5.28 A vindictive fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child (Elle Fanning) may be the only one who can restore peace.

WIN TICKETS: “Maleficent” (rated PG) opens May 30, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Maleficent” in the subject line and your name, age and mailing address in the body of the email. Deadline is 4 p.m. Friday.

Danity Kane

Wed 5.28 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $37.50. www.livenation.com.

The girl group – assembled in 2005 on MTV’s “Making the Band” – turned its reunion run into a farewell tour for Aundrea Fimbres, who is pregnant, engaged and departing after the tour. (Danity Kane will then continue as a trio.)