Theatre Charlotte performs the Mel Brooks comedy  The Producers  through June 9.

Theatre Charlotte performs the Mel Brooks comedy The Producers through June 9.

THE PRODUCERS:: A laugh out loud at this “equal opportunity offender” of a comedy with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks that’s adapted from the 1967 film of the same name. Rated PG13. Performances are 8 p.m. May 24-25; 2:30 p.m. May 26; 7:30 p.m. May 29-30; 8 p.m. May 31; 2:30 and 8 p.m. June 1; 2:30 p.m. June 2; 7:30 p.m. June 5-6; 8 p.m. June 7-8; and 2:30 p.m. June 9. Eloise MacDonald Playhouse at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $28. theatrecharlotte.org

Seattle-based glass sculptor Jason  Gamrath’s  Grandiflora exhibit is on view at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Seattle-based glass sculptor Jason Gamrath’s Grandiflora exhibit is on view at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

GRANDFLORA: GAMRATH GLASS AT THE GARDEN: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden celebrates its 20th anniversary with this awe-inspiring, larger-than-life botanical glass exhibit. It features dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and more. The garden’s annual beds are filled with big, bold, beautiful plants with large flowers and leaves to complement Gamrath’s sculptures. On view daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 29. Also open evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday (no evening hours on June 16). $14.95; $12.95 for 60 and up; $7.99 for ages 2-12; free for children under 2. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. dsbg

The Charlotte Symphony along with a vocalist and full rock band perform the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen on June 8 at Belk Theater.

The Charlotte Symphony along with a vocalist and full rock band perform the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen on June 8 at Belk Theater.

THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: Amped up with a vocalist and full rock band, the Charlotte Symphony pays tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen with unforgettable hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions and Somebody to Love. 7:30 p.m. June 8. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon Street. $19-$148. charlottesymphony

Internationally-known pianist Ethan Uslan will provide accompaniment for a silent movie comedy on June 11 at the Myers Park public library.

Internationally-known pianist Ethan Uslan will provide accompaniment for a silent movie comedy on June 11 at the Myers Park public library.

PIANIST ETHAN USLAN: A unique opportunity to enjoy a silent comedy the way it as originally meant to be experienced, with piano accompaniment Ethan Uslan who has been performing along to silent films internationally for more than ten years. 6:30-8 p.m. June 11. Myers Park Public Library Branch, 1361 Queens Road. Free. Registration required: 704-416-5800; cmlibrary

Museums

MCCOLL CENTER FOR ART = INNOVATION: 721 N. Tryon Street. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free. 704-332-5335; mccollcenter.org.

MINT MUSEUM RANDOLPH: 2730 Randolph Road. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free for museum members; $15 for adults; $10 for college students and ages 65 and older; $6 for ages 5-17; free for 4 and younger. 704-337-2000; mint museum.org
MINT MUSEUM UPTOWN: 500 S. Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon St. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free for museum members; $15 for adults; $10 for college students and ages 65 and older; $6 for ages 5-17; free for 4 and younger. 704-337-2000; mint museum.org

Galleries

ANNE NEILSON FINE ART: 532 Governor Morrison Street. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 704-496-9181; anneneilsonfineart

ELDER GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART: 1520 S. Tryon St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.704-370-6337; www.eldergalleryclt.com

JERALD MELBERG GALLERY: 625 S. Sharon Amity Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 704-365-3000; jeraldmelberg

NEW GALLERY OF MODERN ART: Through June 10: Jan-Ru Wan’s The Residue of Being and Isaac Payne’s These Are The Vistas. 435 S. Tryon St., Suite 110. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 704-373-1464; www.newgalleryofmodernart.com

SOCO GALLERY: 421 Providence Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 980-498-2811; www.soco-gallery.com

Coming Up


Frankie Vallie and the latest incarnation of his Four Seasons band perform July 12 at Ovens Auditorium.

Frankie Vallie and the latest incarnation of his Four Seasons band perform July 12 at Ovens Auditorium.

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS TOUR: The original Jersey Boy, Frankie Valli, is taking his latest incarnation of the Four Seasons on tour across the States in this year. The legendary falsetto and his band will be belting out the hits that made them world-famous including Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Walking My Way Back to You, Big Girls Don't Cry, Can't Take My Eyes Off You. 8 p.m. July 12. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.. Tickets start at $135. charlotte-theater

DECEMBER EVENTS

Guests at last year's Jazzy Holiday Gala. The fundraiser for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture is Dec. 2. 

Guests at last year's Jazzy Holiday Gala. The fundraiser for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture is Dec. 2. 

Jazzy Holiday Gala: This year's gala fundraiser for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture celebrates the style and aesthetic known as Black Cool. The evening features a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and an awards ceremony. This year's Spirit of the Center honorees include civil-rights law firm Ferguson Chambers & Sumter; artist Charles Farrar;  and architect Phil Freelon. 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center. Tickets are $250. www.ganttcenter.org.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs  Magic of Christmas  Dec. 2-3 at Belk Theater. 

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs Magic of Christmas Dec. 2-3 at Belk Theater. 

Magic Of Christmas: Albert-George Schram conducts the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for this holiday performance for the whole family. There's also music from Mark O'Connor and O'Connor Band, the Charlotte Symphony Chorus and the Charlotte Children's Choir. Plus a sing-along of festive favorites and a visit from Santa. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Belk Theater uptown. Tickets start at $19. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The 62nd Annual Singing Christmas Tree is Dec. 9-10 at Knight Theater. 

The 62nd Annual Singing Christmas Tree is Dec. 9-10 at Knight Theater. 

The 62nd Annual Singing Christmas Tree: A Charlotte holiday tradition featuring the Carolina Voices MainStage Choir in a 32-foot tall Christmas tree performing favorite Christmas songs. They'll be joined by guest artists Caroline Keller, Grey Seal Puppets, Miller Street Dance Academy, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Choir and Torrance Creek Elementary Choir. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9; 4 p.m. Dec. 10. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts. $25-$40. A special hour-long version of the show for children is at 11 a.m. Dec. 9; tickets are $14-$20. www.carolinavoices.org.

Meet acclaimed artist Hunt Slonem from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at The New Gallery of Modern Art during a book signing for  Aviary .

Meet acclaimed artist Hunt Slonem from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at The New Gallery of Modern Art during a book signing for Aviary.

Birds By Hunt Slonem Book Signing: A reception and book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 with renowned artist Hunt Slonem for his hardcover book featuring gorgeous photos of his sought-after paintings of birds. It's in conjunction with his exhibit Aviary, on view through January 3. The New Gallery of Modern Art, 435 S. Tryon Street. www.newgalleryofmodernart.com. 

Alejandro Cartagena's  Carpoolers IV, 2011-2012,  is on view Dec. 8-Jan. 19 at SOCO Gallery. The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13. 

Alejandro Cartagena's Carpoolers IV, 2011-2012, is on view Dec. 8-Jan. 19 at SOCO Gallery. The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13. 

Opening Reception For Alejandro Cartagena: Home: Contemporary Mexican photography by Alejandro Cartagena from his Carpoolers and Mexicana Suburbia series. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13. The exhibit is on view through January 19. www.soco-gallery.com. 

SWAN LAKE , THE MOST-LOVED CLASSIC BALLET, WILL BE PERFORMED BY RUSSIAN BALLET DANCERS ON DEC. 21 AT KNIGHT THEATER.

SWAN LAKE, THE MOST-LOVED CLASSIC BALLET, WILL BE PERFORMED BY RUSSIAN BALLET DANCERS ON DEC. 21 AT KNIGHT THEATER.

Swan Lake: Stars from Russia's State Ballet Theatre perform the classic ballet. 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Knight Theater. $35-$55. www.blumenthalarts.org.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Opera Carolina performs  Cyrano  Nov. 4 and Nov. 9 at Belk Theater uptown.

Opera Carolina performs Cyrano Nov. 4 and Nov. 9 at Belk Theater uptown.

Cyrano: Based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac, this critically acclaimed opera tells the story of a beautiful young woman who unintentionally falls in love with the wrong man. 8 p.m. Nov. 4; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center uptown. $21-$154. 704-332-7177; www.operacarolina.org.

Olympic Medalist Lauren Perdue is part of the Women Of Valor fundraiser of Forest Hill Church. 

Olympic Medalist Lauren Perdue is part of the Women Of Valor fundraiser of Forest Hill Church. 

Women Of Valor: She Dares To Dream Big: Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Perdue (Swimming, 2012) shares her story of bravery and resilience as part of the Women Under Construction's annual event at Forest Hill Church's South Park campus, 7224 Park Road. Enjoy coffee, dessert, and shopping at the Dollars for Dreams Marketplace including jewelry, bags, and accessories from Fashion and Compassion. Proceeds go towards the empowerment of women and children around the world. 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14. $8. Tickets are $8 and must be purchased in advance. To register, click here

Leslie Odom Jr. of  Hamilton  fame is part of a Nov. 14 kick-off celebration for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's 25th anniversary season. 

Leslie Odom Jr. of Hamilton fame is part of a Nov. 14 kick-off celebration for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's 25th anniversary season. 

Celebrating Big Dreams: The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center kicks-off its year-long 25th anniversary season celebration with a special evening starring Leslie Odom Jr., 2016 Tony Award winning Best Actor for Hamilton. He'll be joined by special guests including Blumey Award Best Actress Abby Corigan of Fun Home for performances of Broadway, jazz and popular music. Plus there's a debut of a video filled with favorite memories from the center's first 25 years. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Belk Theater. Tickets are $25-$99.50. A limited number of VIP packages are available for $250 that include a cocktail reception and buffet dinner, premium seating, and post-show desserts and champagne. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.

Monte Carlo Night, a benefit for Holy Angels, is Nov. 17.

Monte Carlo Night, a benefit for Holy Angels, is Nov. 17.

Monte Carlo Night: A night of casino games, dancing, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit Holy Angels, which provides specialized, round-the-clock care for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions. 6-10:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Grand Hall, 400 E. Central Avenue in Mount Holly. $75. 704-825-4161; www.holyangelsnc.org.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs  Magic of Christmas  Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at Belk Theater. 

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs Magic of Christmas Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at Belk Theater. 

Magic Of Christmas: Albert-George Schram conducts the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for this holiday performance for the whole family. There's also music from Mark O'Connor and O'Connor Band, the Charlotte Symphony Chorus and the Charlotte Children's Choir. Plus a sing-along of festive favorites and a visit from Santa. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2; 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Belk Theater uptown. Tickets start at $19. www.charlottesymphony.org.