Entertainment

May 1, 2014

Events for the week ahead in the Charlotte area

The team’s game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs features an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana (who’ll take photos with fans and sign autographs), a Cinco De Mayo celebration and $1 hot dogs.

Sports

Charlotte Knights

Mon 5.5 Gates open at 5:30 p.m., game starts at 7:05. BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St. $8-$50. www.charlotteknights.com.

The team’s game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs features an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana (who’ll take photos with fans and sign autographs), a Cinco De Mayo celebration and $1 hot dogs.

Music

Carnivale!

Fri 5.9 Noon and 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $12 for the matinee, or $29 in the evening. 704-372-1000.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Charlotte Ballet team up in music of Saint-Saens, Prokofiev, Debussy, Vivaldi and Mahler. Bring a brown-bag lunch to the matinee!

Family

‘Sesame Street Live’

Fri 5.9 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (also May 10-11). Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Ave. $18-$35. 800-745-3000.

When Elmo casts a spell with Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage.

Music

‘Friday Live! At The Factory’

Fri 5.9 6-11 p.m. Fountain Stage Plaza at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $5. www.ncmusicfactory.com.

Cowboy Mouth and special guests Of Good Nature kick off the return of the outdoor summer concert series, which lasts eight Fridays.

WIN TICKETS: Email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Friday LIVE!” in the subject line to enter a random drawing for a four-pack of VIP tickets to the May 9 show; the prize includes complimentary beverages, access to the VIP area in front of the stage, plus admission to 10 different NC Music Factory venues ($160 value).

Music

‘Bandstand Boogie’

Fri 5.9 7:30 p.m. (also Saturday, May 10). McGlohon Theatre, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $23-$29. www.carolinatix.org.

Carolina Voices’ MainStage Choir pays tribute to songs played on TV’s “American Bandstand” from the 1960s through the 1980s.

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