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The Performers

Thu., Aug. 21, 8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 22, 8 p.m., Sat., Aug. 23, 8 p.m., Tue., Aug. 26, 8 p.m., Wed., Aug. 27, 8 p.m., Thu., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 29, 8 & 10:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 3, 8 p.m. and Thu., Sept. 4, 8 p.m.

The folks at Queen City Theatre Company are on a roll. Its last production (Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight) featured heat-of-the-night orgasmic screeches and now they’re following that up with David West Read’s comedic play about porn. The play, which premiered in 2012 on Broadway, isn’t quite as dirty as it sounds though. Set during the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas, its storyline focuses on relationships that are on the rocks and need a little extra love from longtime X-rated masterminds. (Anita Overcash) $22-$24

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

Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldredge

Fri., Aug. 22


I’m not quite sure why Australian Keith Urban got pigeon-holed in the country genre, but he definitely transcends the label. Sure, he veers toward the pop side of the road, but, as an underrated guitarist, he also stays on the rock side of the line. Don’t get me wrong — throw on a cowboy hat and/or your boots for this one because he still sings about the stereotypical breakups and pickup trucks with the best of ‘em. (Jeff Hahne)


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PNC Music Pavilion (map)
707 Pavilion Blvd.
phone 704-549-5555
Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldredge

Jews and Catholics, Spirit System, The Dinner Rabbits, Melt

Sat., Aug. 23


There’s an old saying in the Carolinas: If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes. The same, really, could be said about Winston-Salem trio Jews and Catholics, which whips through more styles than your average college radio free-format show on last year’s Civilized, veering from noisy, art-damaged squalls (“You’re the Blood,” “Sabine Women”) to Bowie-inflected stomps (“Sharkitecht”) to Versus-style indie pop (“Ambulance”). Jews and Catholics’ tempestuous indie rock defies easy categorization, but it’s better for it. (Patrick Wall)


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Milestone (map)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road
FreeMore West
phone 704-398-4072
Jews and Catholics, Spirit System, The Dinner Rabbits, Melt

Three Bone Theatre Presents Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Fridays-Sundays, 7:30-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 24


Playwright Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress was penned in 1993, but remains relevant today. That’s because weddings bring out the crazy in people, and this play, set behind the scenes at a reception in Knoxville, Tennessee, proves the rule. The groom and bride are never seen but we hear about them through a five-piece group of bridesmaids, each with their own baggage and quirks. (Anita Overcash)

$16 in advance, $18 at the door
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UpStage (map)
3306-C North Davidson St.
NoDa Three Bone Theatre Presents Five Women Wearing the Same Dress


Through Aug. 25, 6 p.m.

The exhibit, which explores the connection between music and art, appropriately opens during Charlotte’s annual Recess Fest. It showcases works by local artists who are either singer/songwriters/band members or have been inspired by music and musicians. Rae LeGrone’s “Ghost Trees in Repose” (pictured) is a drawing created as a promotional poster for jazz group Ghost Trees. Reception with live music on July 25. Free admission

Paper Cut Gallery (map)
1200 Plaza Road
Plaza Midwood <i>Musicality</i>

Blossoms w/ Andy the Doorbum, The MoBros, DJ Cody Hare

Wed., Aug. 27


Honest-to-god blues brothers Kelly and Patrick Morris split the difference between urban indie-blues revival and the hipster retro-soul of St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Kelly’s a crackerjack guitarist with an impressive vocal range that goes from Gil Scott Heron grit to Sam Cooke sweetness; Patrick peps up the backbeat with tricky dips into Latin and calypso rhythms. The blues and soul are old art forms, but with their infectious energy, The Mobros make old ideas sound new. (Patrick Wall)


Snug Harbor (map)
1228 Gordon St.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-333-9799
Blossoms w/ Andy the Doorbum, The MoBros, DJ Cody Hare

Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine), Keelan Donovan

Wed., Aug. 27


When Poor Old Shine discovered that their moniker — pulled from a prison work song — was an obscure racial slur, they changed their name. Yet don’t pity poor old Parsonsfield — the switch hasn’t slowed their momentum. Under any name, Parsonsfield pumps out revitalized mountain string band swing, spiked with alt rock energy. A cover of “Can the Circle be Unbroken” crackles with authentic fire, but Parsonsfield widens that circle to include innovation with old timey sound. (Michael Walsh)


Evening Muse (map)
3227 N. Davidson St.
phone 704-376-3737
Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine), Keelan Donovan

Is This Condition Permanent? (On Man vs. Nature & Vice Versa)

Through Aug. 29

This exhibit has an assortment of art from local artists. You’ll see drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and multimedia that revolve around the complex yet simple idea stated in its title. Sharon Dowell, Rae Legrone, Graham Carew, Ashley Knight, Arthur Brouthers and Amy Bagwell are just some of the many artists in this showcase. Opening reception on July 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission

Artspace 525 (map)
525 N. Tryon St.
Uptown <i>Is This Condition Permanent? (On Man vs. Nature & Vice Versa)</i>

Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory

Through Sept. 1

These days, it’s a bit shameful for Charlotteans not to know who Swiss architect Mario Botta is. He did, after all, design one of Uptown’s newer constructs, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Sleek, post-modern and innovative, this building has become a staple of the Levine Center for the Arts for good reason. But there’s a lot more to Botta than what we can see in the Q.C. The Bechtler’s Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory is an exhibit that will clue visitors in on the architect’s 50-year career, with views of his constructs around the world. The fourth-floor gallery will feature sketches, architectural models and photographs. (Anita Overcash) $4-$8; Free for members and children 10 years old and under.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (map)
420 S. Tryon St.
phone 704-353-9200


Through Sept. 28

The plants at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden are in bloom, and there’s a compelling new exhibit to complement them. It’s a showcase of African sculptures, specifically from Zimbabwean artists Passmore Mupindiko, Patrick Sephani and dozens of others. The works are contemporary yet reflective of traditional African styles. Reception on June 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Anita Overcash) $25 for reception; $6-$12 admission fees on other days

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (map)
6500 S. New Hope Road
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-825-4490

Seth Rouser: Hands Held to Empyrean

Through Oct. 9


This exhibit features paintings by Seth Rouser, an assistant professor of fine arts at Winthrop University. It revolves around clouds and baby blue skyscapes that have been disfigured by spastic lines and brush strokes. In the collection, Rouser attempts to symbolize time, change and human experience. In a press release, he says “A cloud accumulates, dissipates and is moved by unseen forces, much like a human life.” (Anita Overcash)

CPCC Art Galleries (map)
1201 Elizabeth Ave.
phone 704-330-6211
<i>Seth Rouser: Hands Held to Empyrean</i>

Find Your Muse Open Mic

Mondays, 7 p.m.

It's Find Your Muse open mic night at The Evening Muse this and every Monday. Musicians, grab up your music gear and head over to perform one of your own creations in front of a crowd. No one can guarantee they'll be liked, but constructive criticism is always helpful! Get there early to snag a performance spot. And, if you don't play, come out to watch. You never know who might show up. $3

Evening Muse (map)
3227 N. Davidson St.
phone 704-376-3737
Find Your Muse Open Mic

Beer Ed

First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.

Brew enthusiasts can expand their knowledge — rather than just their bellies! During Growler's buzz-worthy talks, hosted by brewers and distributors, you'll learn the art of craft brewing. Free admission

Growlers Pourhouse (map)
3120 N. Davidson St.
phone 704-910-6566
Beer Ed

NoDa Alley Rally

Fourth and Second Thursday of every month, 5-8 p.m.

Look out, South End! One of NoDa’s newest events promises to be “the mother-trucker of all food rallies.” Held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month (so no real competition for South End’s Food Truck Fridays), it's slated to feature local food trucks, craft beers from local breweries and live entertainment. Sounds tasty! Held at the corner of 15th and North Davidson streets. For more information, visit (Anita Overcash) Free admission

LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality

Through Jan. 25, 2015

This new series at Levine Museum of the New South focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. Through four exhibits, visitors get an in-depth look at activists and the past and current triumphs and struggles faced by LGBTQ people, nationally and locally. It’s the perfect jump-start for Pride Festival, which is right around the corner in August. (Anita Overcash) $5-$8; free for children 5 and under

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
phone 704-333-1887
<i>LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality</i>
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