7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $39. www.carolinatix.org.
Guest conductor Jacomo Bairos leads the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra through a concert of waltz, rhumba, samba and tango music, featuring dancers from Metropolitan Ballroom.
Charlotte Checkers vs. Abbotsford Heat
7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $21.15-$114.65. www.gocheckers.com.
Promotions for the game include a Checkers pint glass giveaway to the first 2,500 fans (presented by team dentist Dr. Larry Seitlin) and a Bojangles’ Mystery Card Giveaway: The first 10,000 fans will receive a mystery card worth $1 to $100.
5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. discussion. McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St. Free. Seating is limited, so registration is recommended: www.charlotteteachers.org.
National and local academic experts (including the McColl’s visiting artists) will consider time through art, physics, biology, environmental science and personal experiences. Following the panel, guests can view the art exhibition “All the Time in the World” – which opens Friday – until 9 p.m.