Week ahead


‘The November Man’

Tue 2.26 An ex-CIA operative (Pierce Brosnan) is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high- level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

WIN TICKETS: “The November Man” (rated R) opens Wednesday, Aug. 27, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in south Charlotte. To enter to win a pair of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “The November Man” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body of the email. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.


As Above, So Below

Thu 8.28 When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

GET TICKETS: “As Above, So Below” (rated R) opens Friday, Aug. 29, but an advance screening of the film is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in south Charlotte. One hundred admit-two passes will be distributed in the main lobby of The Charlotte Observer building, 600 S. Tryon St., starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Limit one admit-two pass per person, while supplies last.


Drake and Lil Wayne

Sat 8.30 7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $46.27-146.42. www.livenation.com.

Billed as the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour and inspired by the old Capcom game “Street Fighter II,” the show has the two rap stars alternating short sets and trading insults as fans vote via smartphone for the battle’s champ.


Briarhoppers Celebration

Sat 8.30 8 p.m. McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $10-15. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Six performers celebrate the 80th birthday of the bluegrass band WBT formed to sell products on air during the Depression.