8 a.m.-6 p.m. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road. Free. www.ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/charlotte.
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Celebrate the juicy, summer fruit with free samples and watermelon recipes throughout the day. Baker’s Basement Band will be on hand to play bluegrass music to get market-goers in a festive mood.
8 p.m. (also Saturday). Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. $15-$20. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Haydini (real name Hayden Childress) is a 22-year-old entertainer who specializes in the art of magic and sleight of hand, mentalism, theater and comedy. Haydini has won numerous awards for his magic, and has won over fans with his original and offbeat magic show.
First Ward Friday
6 p.m. First Ward Park, 301 E. 7th St. Free. www.uptowncharlotteparks.com/first-ward-park.
Listen to a performance by RetroVertigo, a band that brings the most colorful music of the ’80s to life, while enjoying lawn games such as giant chess, giant Connect 4, corn hole, ping pong, pop-a-shot, Jenga and spikeball.
‘The Wizard of Oz’
2 and 8 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $29.50-$129.50. www.blumenthlarts.org.
The classic story is told in this production, developed from the popular MGM screenplay. All the favorite character and iconic moments are included, along with a few surprises, such as new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Wild About Summer – Wild Life
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 60+, $6.95 children 2-12. www.dsbg.org.
Learn how to be a citizen science observer. Join the experienced staff to get out in the field where you will deepen your connection to nature by getting up close with wildlife. Contribute to a survey collection database and the garden’s future phenology walk. Lunch, snacks, beverages and more will be available for purchase.
Movie Night in the Square – ‘Step Up’
7:45 p.m. The Square at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. Free. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The second consecutive night of free Outdoor Movie Nights in July. “Hip Hop Movie” weekend begins with a lip-sync battle hosted by With These Handz DJ. The movie, “Step Up,” begins at dusk (about 8:45 p.m.). Concessions and beverages available for purchase; bring your own lawn chair.
7:30 p.m. Pease Auditorium, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $18 adults, $10 children 15 and younger. tix.cpcc.edu.
Anthony Schaffer’s “Sleuth” is the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse played out in a cozy English country house owned by a celebrated mystery writer. Winner of the Tony and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play in 1970.
‘Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.’
2 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $15 adults, $10 children. www.theatrecharlotte.org.
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s animated motion picture, this tale is presented by Theatre Charlotte’s young theater program, TCjr.
Charlotte AGO Summer Recital Series: Chase Loomer
7 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Road. Free. www.charlotteago.org.
The Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Chase Loomer, a former Stigall Scholar and a current sophomore organ performance major at the Eastman School of Music. Loomer originally is from Charlotte, and studied organ for five years, in addition to 11 years of piano.
‘Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top’
3 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $24.50-$44.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
What do a jeweled crown, a cardboard cutout of Julie Andrews and a box of moon pies have in common? Spend the night with Dixie Longate – the fastest-talking Tupperware lady you’ll ever meet – to find out.
Cocktails and Gardens at The Duke Mansion
Mon 7.11 5-8 p.m. The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. Free admission, cash bar. www.dukemansion.com.
Celebrate summer at The Duke Mansion on Monday through Thursday evenings in July. Enjoy a cash bar and more than four acres of spectacular gardens and grounds to stroll.
Triple-A All-Star Game
Wed 7.13 7 p.m. BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St. $10-$22. www.charlotteknights.com.
The brightest Triple-A minor-league baseball players will descend on uptown Charlotte for the mid-summer contest between the International League against the Pacific Coast League.
Wed 7.13 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through July 23). Upstage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. $15 advance, $25 at the door. www.stephenseayproductions.com.
What happens when you upset a woman and then hand her a gun? This raucous comic exploration of the ironies and insanities of corporate America shows even professional assassins are fighting for their benefits.
Eats, Beaks and Brews
Thu 7.14 6-8 p.m. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.
This weekly event (through Aug. 11) features local food trucks, beer and wine tasting, live music, activities for adults and kids and getting to see the Raptor Trail at night. This week, music is by Laura Rabell.
‘Bring It! Live’
Thu 7.14 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $27.75-$43.75. www.ovensauditorium.com.
The cast of Lifetime’s dance reality TV series – including Miss D and her Dancing Dolls – brings it live, with performances of never-before-seen routines. Audience participation will include live voting and a Q&A session.