Charlotte-area events for the week ahead


‘The Boy Next Door’

Tue 1.20 Shortly after her divorce, a woman (Jennifer Lopez) falls for a younger man (Ryan Guzman) who just moved in across the street, though their torrid affair takes an obsessive, dangerous turn. Rated R. Opens Jan. 23.

GET TICKETS: One hundred admit-two passes for the promo screening (7 p.m. Tuesday in south Charlotte) will be distributed in the main lobby of the Observer, 600 S. Tryon St., starting at 8 a.m. Friday. Limit one admit-two pass per person, while supplies last.



Thu 1.22 Art dealer Charles Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) searches for a stolen painting that’s reportedly linked to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Rated R. Opens Jan. 23.

WIN TICKETS: To enter a drawing for a pair of passes to the promo screening (7 p.m. Thursday in south Charlotte), email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Mortdecai” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.


Black Violin

Thu 1.22 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $20-$39.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

This violin-viola duo plays a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass, accompanied by a band and turntable manipulator Dwayne Dayal.


‘The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show’

Fri 1.23 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $40-$60. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The Marcels, The Vogues, Jimmy Clanton, Barbara Harris (of The Toys) and the Blue Suede Orchestra perform hits of the 1950s and ’60s.



Fri 1.23 8 p.m. (also various performances through Feb. 8). 501 Queens Road. $27. www.theatrecharlotte.org.

A man with a 6-foot invisible rabbit for a friend gets committted to a sanitarium with unexpected results in this Theatre Charlotte comedy.