Martha Graham Dance Company
8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $35-$45. www.carolinatix.org.
The company’s first visit in 32 years includes “Appalachian Spring” (with live music) and “Imperial Gesture,” a lost piece reconstructed by UNC Charlotte associate professor (and former Graham dancer) Kim Jones.
‘Flight of the Butterflies’
10 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. (shows daily; check website). Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $10; $9 for kids and seniors. www.discoveryplace.org.
Premiere of the new IMAX documentary about monarch butterfly migration and “the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for the winter.”
Architecture + Film
Reception at 6 p.m., film screening at 7. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $10; $8 for members. 704-353-9200.
To be featured: The 50-minute documentary “The Gruen Effect: Victor Gruen and the Shopping Mall,” which focuses on the Viennese architect who is considered the father of the shopping mall. A presentation by Cathy Morrison, an architect at Gantt Huberman Architects, will precede the screening.