8 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8-$10. www.ticketfly.com.
With its simple makeup and songs that are simply catchy, this guitar-and-drums duo (which is half-based in Raleigh) easily wins over crowds with crisp, punchy pop-rock that’s as quirky and completely infectious as early Weezer.
‘Wicked After Dark’
11 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $25-$50. www.ncbpac.org.
An evening of song and dance, produced by “Wicked” company members who will perform some of their favorite non-Ozian material. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and RAIN, Inc.
Carowinds’ Opening Day
10 a.m.-8 p.m. 300 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C. $29.99 and up. www.carowinds.com.
Ride thrill rides including WindSeeker and Intimidator, and check out the new Dinosaurs Alive attraction, which combines “finely detailed hand-crafted animatronics, interactive consoles, a lush setting and educational content.”
Twelve in Twelve 12K
9 a.m. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. $45. www.twelveintwelve.org.
In addition to the 12-kilometer trail race, there’s a 1.2-mile fun run and an Easter egg hunt. Proceeds support the Twelve In Twelve Foundation, which is participating in relief efforts in Rwanda, Thailand and Haiti.
Power 98 Step Off
7 p.m. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive. $15. http://power98stepoff.eventbrite.com.
The fourth annual event is the biggest teen step show of the year, and features groups from around the area competing for cash prizes.