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Laughing Wild Biting humor intersects with touching views on the realities of lonely people struggling to find themselves, and even love in a fast-paced, brutal world. July 14-16, 8pm; July 21-23, 8pm; July 17 & 24, 2pm. $19.99. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.
Caught in the Net Bigamy and the internet provide laughs aplenty in Ray Cooney's sequel to the hilarious Run for Your Wife. July 13-16, 8pm. $16. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.
Menopause the Musical A hilarious celebration of women & the change. www.capritheatre.com. Tues-Thurs 7:30pm; Friday-Sat. 8pm; Sat, 4pm; Sun, 2pm. $39.50. Capri Theatre, 3500 E. Independence Blvd. 704-563-3332.
The METHod to my MADness This one man show is performed cabaret style through music and a narrative. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org. July 7-16, Thurs-Sat, 9pm. $20. Actor's Theatre, 650 E. Stonewall Street. 704-342-2251.
Off-Tryon Theatre Company The Off-Tryon Theatre Company presents two wildly differing takes on Shakespeare with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead and The Hamletmachine. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead will perform July 14,16, 20, 22, 23, 28 and 30 at 8pm. The Hamletmachine will perform July 13,15,16, 21, 23, 27 and 29 at 8pm. July 16 & 23 at 3pm. July 13, 20 and 27 are Pay What You Can Nights. $12-$15. Southend Performing Arts Center, 201 Rampart St. 704-332-5300.
The Story of Hansel & Gretel A musical presented by CPCC Summer Theatre. www.cpcc.edu/summer_theatre. July 13-16 at 10am. $5. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.
Visual Arts: Openings
ElderArt Gallery Michael Strang. An exhibition of European watercolors. Opening Reception: July 15, 12-6pm. Through July 30. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.
Hayes George Gallery Looking Eastward. An exhibit of landscape paintings by Bruce Park. July 15-Aug. 12. Vignettes. Group Still Life exhibition by gallery artists. July 15-Aug. 12. 225 East Worthington Ave. # 100. 704-332-3278.
Perris Boutique Amy Steinberg. An exibit of original artwork. Opening Reception: July 13, 6-8pm. Through Sept. 30. 8038 Providence Rd., Suite 200. 704-542-3850.
Visual Arts: Ongoing
Actor's Theatre Connatser, Cook, DiNello & Starr. A group exhibition. Through Sept. 650 E. Stonewall Street. 704-342-2251.
Art Institute of Charlotte Gallery Boundless Art. An inspirational mixed-media exhibit showcasing art of individuals with developmental disabilities. Artists' Reception & Fund Raising event: July 23: 6-9pm. July 7-30. 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. 704-357-8020.
Bank of America Plaza Within Our Walls. A group exhibition of contemporary artwork. July 7-Nov. 1. 101 South Tryon Street. 704-373-1464.
Center for the Arts, Rock Hill Photography Competition Exhibition. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery and Perimeter Gallery. July 7-20. 121 E. Main St.
Center of the Earth Gallery Colors of Summer. A group exhibition. July 7-Aug. 20. 3204 N Davidson St. 704-375-5756.
Charlotte Art League Driven to Abstraction. An exhibit of works by Holly Consol. In the Consol Design Studio. Through July. 1517 Camden Rd. 704-376-2787.
Cosmos Cafe Contrary Views. A solo exhibit by Charlotte artist Mike Watson. Through July. 300 N. College St., Suite 101. 704-372-3553.
Dalton Gallery Murry Handler. An exhibit of recent works. Artist Reception: July 14, 6pm. July 7-Aug. 15. Center for the Arts, 121 East Main St., Rock Hill. 803-328-2787.
ElderArt Gallery Form and Substance. Exhibit of works by Karen Roberson Powell & Leandro Manzo. July 7-16. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.
Gallery 620 Baghdad Reunion. Photography by an American-Iraqi during reunion with family after 24 years. Through July. 620 W. Morehead St. 704-618-9966.
Gallery L, Main Library In Hopes of Freedom. An exhibit of works showcasing black Americans' role in Revolutionary War history. Artist Reception: July 17, 3-4:30pm. July 10-Aug. 28. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.
Green Rice Designs & Studio Local and Regional Artist Fine Art, Crafts and Furniture. Through July. 451 East 36th St. 704-344-0300.
Hidell Brooks Gallery Introductions 2. A group exhibition. July 8-Aug. 27. 1910 S. Blvd. Suite 130. 704-334-7302.
Hodges Taylor Gallery John Skau: Sculptural Basketry. Through August 30. 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799.
Huntersville Town Hall Photo Exhibit. An exhibit marking the 40th anniversary of the Davidson Community Players. July 7-30. 101 Huntersville-Concord Rd. 704-892-7953.
Jerald Melberg Gallery Raul Diaz: New Paintings and Sculpture. Ernesto Berra: New Works on Paper. July 7-23. 625 S. Sharon Amity Rd. 704-365-3000.
The Light Factory John Scarlata. "Forms From The Earth" exhibition. Middleton McMillan Gallery. July 8-Aug. 4. The Members' Show. July 8-Aug. 4. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755.
McColl Center for Visual Art Thresholds: Expressions of Art and Spiritual Life. Through August 13. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535.
Modern Eye Gallery An Abstract View. A group exhibition. July 7-31. 1923-A South Blvd. 704-333-3190.