The N.C. Dance Theatre is offering a week of free dance classes for adults, including beginning ballet, jazz, tap, Afro-Caribbean and hip-hop. A five-class card normally costs $70. Various times Sept. 22-27. Details: www.ncdance.org/ freetodance.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is giving away 100 free tickets (normally $29.50-$34.50) to the Sept. 30 “Mother Load,” a one-woman show on the trials and tribulations of motherhood. 7:30 p.m. 130 N. Tryon St. Limit two per person. Tickets: 704-372-1000.
The 71-seat Carolina Actors Studio Theatre will put on a free preview of “Foxfire” on Sept. 10 (a $22 value). 8 p.m. 1118 Clement Ave. Tickets: 704-455-8542.