Friday events in the Charlotte area


‘A Raisin in the Sun’

8 p.m. (also Saturday). Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $20 ($15 for seniors and students). 704-372-1000.

Evening Star Productions presents its adaptation of the 1959 Broadway play about a poor black family on the brink of financial disaster. Contains strong language and adult themes.


Modernism + Film

6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $10; $5 for students. www.bechtler.org.

The Bechtler screens “The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert,” which documents the architect’s mission to introduce “arcology,” the idea that architecture and ecology can work together.