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Danny Brown w/ Maxo Kream, Zelooperz

Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

Performing with Detroit rapper Danny Brown, who got his start with Reser’vor Dogs, is Houston-based Maxo Kream, a Nigerian-American hip-hop artist who released The Persona Tape this year and Zelooperz, a 21-year-old Detroit rapper and member of Brown’s Bruiser Brigade. His 2016 album, Bothic, is already generating buzz from Pitchfork for its unusual approach to rapping. $26

The Underground (map)
820 Hamilton St.

Smooth Hound Smith The DuPont Brothers (early show)

Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

This Nashville-based duo, comprised of Zack Smith and Caitlin Doyle, does bluesy folk rock right. Take the band’s “Stopgap Woman Blues,” a brisk track that comes alive through harmonica, tambourine and rustic, finger-picked guitar. The group released its sophomore album, Sweet Tennessee Honey, earlier this year and is currently touring to support it. The DuPont Brothers open the show. $10-$12

The Evening Muse (map)
3227 N Davidson St.
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-376-3737

You Can’t Take It With You

Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 5, 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 11, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m.

When the time comes to introduce the significant other to the parents, there’s no stress for some and dread for others. Sounding similar to The Addams Family and The Birdcage, this comedy involves a grandfather who collects snakes and a family driven by passion rather than finances. Now, let’s see how an uptight, normal bunch takes to all that. $27

Theatre Charlotte (map)
501 Queens Road
Myers Park
phone 704-376-3777

Heightened Perspectives I

Through Nov. 30, 6 p.m.

This exhibit is about the power of perspective. It features work by experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon’s and an optical installation from Ethan Jackson. It’s also the debut of Sharon Dowell’s “A City on its Side,” a controversial mural (with a familiar face: CL contributor Lara Americo) created as a response to HB2. Jackson and Dowell will speak at the reception. Free

UNC Charlotte Center City (map)
320 East 9th St.
Uptown Heightened Perspectives I

Day of Absence and Kiss My Black Angst

Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 30, 3 p.m., Tue., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. and Thu., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.

OnQ Productions is doing it big for its 10 year anniversary. This “black-to-black” double feature includes performances of Kiss My Black Angst and Day of Absence. The latter, penned by playwright Douglas Turner Ward, is set during the civil rights era and is a wake up call for white residents who find all the town’s black folks missing. $28

Duke Energy Theater (map)
345 N. College St.
phone 704-372-1000
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