Puddle of Mudd
Doors open at 8 p.m. Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $20-$26. 704-377-6874; www.amossouthend.com.
The band responsible for nu-metal rock hits like “Blurry” and “She Hates Me” pays a visit to the Southend club.
Festival in the Park
6-9 p.m. (also various hours through Sept. 21).
Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd. Free. 704-338-1060;
One of Charlotte's marquee festivals features work by more than 150 artists, plus kids' activities, food and live entertainment stages.
Southern Women's Show
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also various hours through Sept. 21). Charlotte Merchandise Mart, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. $9 (discounts for kids). www.southernwomens show. com.
This annual event is packed with opportunities to shop, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, fashion shows and celebrity guests.
‘Timeless Ballets by Balanchine'
8 p.m. (also Sept. 19-20). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $25-$69. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalcenter.org.
N.C. Dance Theatre performs three works by famed choreographer George Balanchine, backed by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Ricky Gervais sees dead people in the comic “Ghost Town” – including one who wants him to stop his widow from remarrying. Also: Samuel L. Jackson in “Lakeview Terrace” and the animated “Igor.”
‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore'
8 p.m. (also various times through Oct. 11).
Actor's Theatre, 650 E. Stonewall St. $15. 704-342-2251.
Chip Decker directs this bloody farce, set on an Irish island and centered around a Liberation Army officer. In previews Sept. 19-20.
Horns & Hooves Pro Cowboy Tour
8 p.m. (also Sept. 20). Cricket Arena, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $10-$25. 704-522-6500.
Check out professional bull-riding, “freestyle” bull fighting, and more at this two-night event.
‘Peter & The Wolf' and
‘Carnival of the Animals'
2 p.m. (also Sept. 21). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $25-$59. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Two ballets for the price of one, featuring adventurous tales and classical music for kids of all ages.
‘What Black Men Think'
8 p.m. Mint Museum of Art, 2700 Randolph Road.
$8 (cash only). 704-337-2000.
Reel Soul and the Mint sponsor a screening of the film, which examines myths, stereotypes and misrepresentations. Filmmaker Janks Morton will discuss the movie afterward.
‘The Dark Knight'
Various showtimes. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $8-$11. 704-372-6261; www.discoveryplace.org.
Last weekend-day opportunity to see the summer's smash hit here – its IMAX run ends Sept. 25.