Thursday, Feb. 25
The Mint Museum of Art and On Q Productions present For Colored Girls by Ntozake Shange. Check out the legendary stage production and, while you're there, see the Mint's exhibit Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road. Free parking. For ticket information, visit www.carolinatix.org or call 704-372-1000.
Friday, Feb. 26
CIAA Step Show Throwdown at Bojangles' Coliseum. Hosted by Terrence J from BET's 106 & Park. $25-$35. Doors open 6 p.m.; show starts 8 p.m. Bojangles' Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Visit earthquakeproductions.net for more information.
Slam Charlotte: CIAA edition at McGlohon Theatre. Take a break from the parties and basketball and come enjoy a little poetry. $10. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. For more info, call Inkera Oshun at 980-428-0473.
Saturday, Feb. 27
I Got NEXX talent contest at Knight Theater, with Pastor Shirley Caesar. $20-$59.50. 2 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit www.carolinatix.org.
The Royal Comedy Tour at Bojangles' Coliseum. Featuring Sommore, Don "DC" Curry, George Willborn, and DL Hughley. $38.50-$48.50. 8 p.m. Bojangles' Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 800-745-3000.