Oh the power of jewels! In The Maltese Falcon, a 1941 action flick, we see the power shiny things have over money hungry, vulture-like folk who are willing to do whatever it takes to get their hands on a fortune.
Private detective Sam Spade is caught in the cross fire after being hired to help his clients locate a treasured falcon statuette. Warehouse Performing Arts Center up at Lake Norman houses a radio show version of the thrilling drama directed by Jim Esposito. $10-$15; Pay what you can on Jan. 10. Jan. 10-12, 8 p.m. Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Suite A. 704-619-0429. www.warehousepac.com.