8 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19-$150. www.operacarolina.org.
Opera Carolina does Giuseppe Verdi’s first hit, the story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s oppression of the Jews in Babylon. In four acts, with English supertitles.
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‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’
8 p.m. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $20 ($18 for seniors, $12 for students). 704-372-1000.
Carolina Voices performs its annual Halloween show, with selections including “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun.” Beforehand, GregoryFX will apply zombie makeup to guests in the lobby.
8 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $10 online, $15 at the door. www.planetimprov.com.
The Charlotte-based improvisational comedy troupe celebrates its seventh birthday with surprise guests, raffle prizes and – as always – heavy-duty audience participation.
Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m. South Charlotte neighborhoods of South Park, Myers Park and Eastover. $25. www.symphonyguildcharlotte.org.
Browse 12 indoor and outdoor kitchens at eight residences featuring high-end current design trends. Each stop will include a unique experience, such as tastings from local chefs, flower arranging demonstrations and live music.