BELK THEATER AT BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER—
Renowned architect Cesar Pelli designed this state-of-the-art theater that features a contemporary European horseshoe arrangement and world-class acoustics. Upcoming: Charlotte Symphony: Pixar in Concert, May 6; Charlotte Symphony: Mahler Symphony No. 2, May 12; Neil deGrasse Tyson, June 12. Full schedule online. Ticket prices vary. www.blumenthalarts.org. 130 N. Tryon St., 704.372.1000.
Led by JeanPierre Bonnefoux, this professional company of dancers performs both classical and contemporary works. Upcoming: “Inspired Works,” June 1-3. www.charlotteballet.org. Belk Theater, 701 N. Tryon St., 704.372.1000. Map 2 H3
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA—
The Charlotte Symphony gives more than 100 performances each season, including free, outdoor concerts in the summer. It also operates the Oratorio Singers, Chamber Singers, two youth orchestras and the Youth Oratorio. Founded in 1932, the symphony is now led by Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. Upcoming: “Pixar in Concert,” May 6; Mahler Symphony No. 2, May 12-13; Mark O’Connor and Friends: Fiddle & Blue Jeans, May 19. Full schedule online. Ticket prices vary. www.charlottesymphony.org. 128 S. Tryon St., 704.972.2000. Map 2 F5; Belk Theatre, 130 N. Tryon St., 704.372.1000.; Knight, Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., 704.379.1257.
KNIGHT THEATER AT LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS—
Knight Theater seats more than a thousand people within and hosts a variety of dance and music shows. Upcoming: “Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus,” May 2-7; Charlotte Symphony: Altsounds: Fiddles & Blue Jeans, May 19; Bela Fleck and Chris Thile, May 24; Charlotte Ballet: Inspired Works, June 1-3; Toto, June 7; “Fun Home,” June 27-July 2. Full schedule online. Ticket prices vary by event. www.blumenthalarts.org. 430 S. Tryon St., 704.372.1000.
MCGLOHON THEATER AT SPIRIT SQUARE—
This former baptist church sanctuary was restored and now hosts live music. It’s named in honor of Charlotte’s legendary jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon. Upcoming: “The Big Sing,” May 5-6; The Naked Magicians, May 10; 13th Annual Charity Bachelor Auction, May 20; Ronnie Laws and Walter Beasley, June 9. Ticket prices vary. www.blumenthalarts.org. 345 N. College St., 704.372.1000.