Quiz Show, a story based on the 1950s' quiz show scandals, will be presented by Children's Theatre of Charlotte beginning tonight. Performance times are Wednesday-Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 9pm and Sunday at 2pm. All tickets are $6. For more information, call 704-333-8983.
The Charlotte Checkers play their longtime rivals, the Greensboro Generals, tonight at 7pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets range from $6-$19. For more information, call 704-522-6500.
The Charlotte 49ers Men's Basketball team takes on the mighty, mighty (as in serious Final Four contenders) Cincinnati Bearcats tonight at Halton Arena at 9:30pm. Tickets range from $14 to $20. Call 704-687-4949.
The Muzak Celebrity Music Auction will be held tonight beginning at 6:30pm (doors at 6pm) at the Charlotte Convention Center. Featured are items from the Doors, Faith Hill, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, and loads of others. Proceeds will go to support the Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation's 2002 summer camp. For more information, call 704-916-6163 or 704-916-6165.
The Mostly Mozart Neighborhood Concert Series returns with its third installation this week. The show will feature Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn & Strings and Symphony No. 31 "Paris" along with Joan Tower's Duets. Concerts will be held at various locations, tonight at Unitarian Universalist Church, tomorrow night at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, and Saturday night at First United Methodist Church. All shows are at 7:30pm. All seats are $10 for general admission, $5 for students. For more information contact the Symphony at 704-972-2000 or visit online at www.charlottesymphony.org.
Off-Tryon Theatre Company will present Stephen King's Misery starting tonight. The show will run tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, February 14-17, and 21-23. All shows are at 8pm. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students. For more information, call 704-375-2826 or visit on the web at www.offtryon.org.
The Charlotte Hornets hit the court against superstar guard Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7pm at the Coliseum. Tickets range from $9-$39. For more information, call 1-800-4NBA-TIX.
NC Dance Theatre's latest work Three Premieres featuring Mark Diamond's Hamlet, Alonzo King's Tango and Dwight Rhoden's Verge, will be presented tonight at 8pm and tomorrow at 2pm and 8pm in Belk Theater at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $17-$50. For more information, call 704-372-0101 or visit online at www.ncdance.org.
The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League is sponsoring a conference today and tomorrow entitled Nuclear Insecurity, featuring experts and panelists from all over the country discussing safety, security, energy costs, and more. The sessions will be at the Great Aunt Stella Center. Registration is $50, with a student rate of $15. Tickets for the Friday keynote address by the Nuclear Control Institute's Paul Rosenthal are $5. For more information, call 704-332-3319.
The Who's Tommy is coming to Ovens Auditorium tonight through Sunday. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8:15pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm, and Sunday at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $18-$50. For more information, call 704-522-6500 or visit online at www.performingartsct.org.
Carolina Pro Musica will present Jefferson's Journeys, a glimpse at Paris and London in the 1780s featuring period instruments and voice with music by known composers like Mozart, and lesser known like Gretry, Benda, Abel, Gluck, and Paisiello. The show will be at 8:15pm at St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Tickets are $12 regular admission, $6 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 704-334-3468 or visit online at www.carolinapromusica.org.
The Charlotte Checkers take on the Roanoke Express tonight at 7:30pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets range from $6-$19. For more information, call 704-522-6500.
The film Lumumba will be shown at the Manor Theatre and the Movies At Birkdale today through February 14, as part of the Charlotte Film Society series and in collaboration with the Main Library's "Africa Now" series, which commemorates the Echo Foundation's Wole Soyinka appearance later this month. For more information, call 704-414-2355.
The Charlotte Checkers take on the Pee Dee Pride tonight at 7:30pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets range from $6-$19. For more information, call 704-522-6500.
Due to strong demand, an extra show of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank has been added at the Children's Theatre. The show is tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are $9 for center seats, $6 for side seats. For more information, call 704-333-8983 or visit online at www.ctcharlotte.org.
Bob Dylan, a name that has stood at or near the top of popular music for some 40 years, appears tonight at 7:30pm at Independence Arena, as part of his Love and Theft tour. A true living treasure, Dylan is one of a kind -- an artist in the rock and roll idiom producing quality work at the ripe old age of 60. Tell your kids you saw him for only $29.50 by calling 704-522-6500.
Paul Rogat Loeb thinks that in a democracy, people should live lives of social commitment. And he should know. He's been socially and politically active since the days of the Vietnam War. In the 70s he published Liberation magazine, working with the likes of Allen Ginsberg and Noam Chomsky. Since then, he has lectured and written articles all over the US and Europe, and has become a leading advocate for living responsibly. His latest book, Soul of A Citizen: Living with Conviction In A Cynical Time, gives some good pointers on how to lead what Albert Camus called an "authentic" life. Loeb will speak in UNC-Charlotte's Rowe Theatre at 7:30pm. It's free. For more info, call 704-687-4303.
The Warsaw Philharmonic will perform at Belk Theater tonight at 8pm. Tickets range from $25-$70. For more information, call 704-527-6680 or visit online at www.carolinasconcertassoc.com.
The Levine Museum of the New South presents the film The Carolina Bebop Kings tonight at 7pm. The documentary, by award-winning writer/director/newsman Steve Crump, explores the connections between three jazz giants with roots in North Carolina: Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk. Call 704-333-1887 (ext. 243) for reservations. The event
is free and open to the public, and begins with a reception at 6pm.
Alicia Keys will appear tonight at 7:30pm at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets are $33 and $43. Call 704-522-6500.
Noted comedienne Diane Ford will be at the Comedy Zone tonight through February 16. Shows are Wednesday and Sunday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 10:15pm. The show will also feature Mike Collins. For more information, call 704-348-HAHA.
The Charlotte 49ers Men's Basketball team takes on the Memphis Tigers tonight at Halton Arena at 9:30pm. Memphis features phenom guard DeJuan Wagner, considered one of the best incoming freshmen of the last 20 years (Wagner once scored 100 points in a prep game). Tickets range from $14 to $20. Call 704-687-4949.
Moving Poets will present Going Grimm, boldly bringing Brothers Grimm, classic fairy tales to life in the streets of an urban city with Grimm Rhapsody and Lil' Red Ridin' In the Hood. The show will run through February 17 in the Duke Power Theatre of Spirit Square. All performances will start at 8pm, except for Sunday which starts at 7pm. Tickets range from $14.50-$18.50. For more information, call 704-372-1000 or visit online at www.movingpoets.com.
The Charlotte Hornets hit the court against the once-mighty Chicago Bulls tonight at 7pm at the Coliseum. Tickets range from $9-$39. For more information, call 1-800-4NBA-TIX.