Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Saturday). Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. $11; $7.50 for kids. 704-875-3113.
Check out sheep-herding competitions, agility trials, kids’ activities, N.C. beer and wine, historic demonstrations, farm animals, antique tractors and more. Other highlights include the Carolina DockDogs and pumpkin chunkin’. Bring your dogs!
‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella’
1 and 6 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$109.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical – from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music” – offers a contemporary take on the classic tale ... with some surprising new twists.