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Belk Theater (map)
130 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000
Booth Playhouse (map)
130 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000

31st Annual Elizabeth Road Race

Sat., March 25, 8 a.m.

Get ready for the grandmother of all road races. It’s so big the mayor has proclaimed Saturday “Elizabeth Day,” in honor of the neighborhood that birthed it. It’s so big that Legion Brewing has named an ale for it, Big E! It’s so big you won’t find mere rappers, rockers or acoustic strummers serenading the racers — no, these racers get full-on opera (OK, actually “Xpress Opera,” but we’re splitting hairs). Spectating free; participation $10-31

Abari One-Year Birthday

Sat., March 25, 2 p.m.
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“Round 1 ... Ready ... Party!” Charlotte’s first bar arcade has made it through that milestone first year, so it’s time to throw down. Their first birthday celebration will feature an outdoor arcade; a pop-up market, grub from food trucks like Mel’s BLT Kitchen; and live music from some of Charlotte’s best bands, including Junior Astronomers, The Eyebrows and Modern Primitives. Who would have thought gaming could be so cool? That’s right, Abari did. Funds raised go to the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue. $5 suggested donation.

Abari (map)
1721 N. Davidson St.
NoDa

Back 2 The 80s

Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.

If we were going back to the ’80s in our fantasies, we might choose a stronger lineup: Run-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, L.L. Cool J, Stetsasonic, Eric B. & Rakim, Queen Latifah. . . Ah, but this isn’t a fantasy concert and we’re not booking it. Besides, you won’t go wrong with the real lineup at this hip-hop nostalgia show: Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Force MDs, Al B. Sure! and a few others. Just remember: It was better than this back in the day. $39-103

Ovens Auditorium (map)
2700 E. Independence Blvd.
East Charlotte
phone 704-372-3600

Pierre Bensusan

Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.

A handful of fleet-fingered acoustic guitar slingers excel at classical, jazz, North African or Celtic styles. French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan plays them all in a fluid and playful blend of traditional and improvisational music that defies categories. Bensusan augments his nimble picking and sensual strumming with genre-jumping bilingual vocals that fuse whistling with resonant low notes. It’s international music for a hopeful future – a soundtrack for a world without borders. $22-25

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

Women Playing Hamlet:

Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.

With their commitment to empowering women, Donna Scott Productions and Chickspeare have long been on the same artistic page, but this is the first time they’ve joined forces to produce a show. When an actress auditions for Ophelia, but lands the plum role of Hamlet instead, Women Playing Hamlet gives ”to be, or not to be” a new spin, questioning the roles that are expected of us vs. the ones we choose. $22

Charlotte Art League (map)
1517 Camden Road
South End
phone 704-376-2787
Women Playing Hamlet

ABACAB

Sat., March 25
Sylvia Theatre, York (map)
27 N. Congress St.
General Charlotte Area
phone 803-684-5590
Tin Roof (map)
210 East Trade St., Suite 286
Uptown
phone 704-910-1330
infocharlotte@tinroofbars.com
The Evening Muse (map)
3227 N Davidson St.
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-376-3737
The Underground (map)
820 Hamilton St.
Uptown

Carolinacation

Sat., March 25
RiRa Irish Pub (map)
208 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-5554
Puckett's Farm Equipment (map)
2740 W. Sugar Creek Road
University
phone 704-597-8230
Milestone (map)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road
FreeMore West
phone 704-398-4072
Milestone (map)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road
FreeMore West
phone 704-398-4072
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