Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
10 a.m.-7 p.m. (also 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, and Feb. 27-March 1). The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. $11 ($9 online, $8.50 at Harris Teeter); free for kids younger than 15. www.southernshows.com.
Meet hundreds of experts with thousands of ideas for building, remodeling, gardening, and decorating your spaces. A key highlight is Belgard Gardens, featuring 22 landscapes, outdoor kitchens, courtyards, blooms and waterscapes.
‘A Night in Rio’
Free samba classes at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $17. www.latinamericancoalition.org/rio.
Put on your green and yellow and get a taste of Brazilian Carnaval through dancing, live music, authentic food, drinks (try a caipirinha!) and marketplace, presented by the Latin American Coalition.
8 p.m. (also Friday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19-$89. www.charlottesymphony.org.
Pianist Lukas Vondracek, who played blazing Liszt last time, tackles Brahms’ Concerto No.2. Christopher Warren-Green also leads Strauss’ “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.”
8 p.m. (also Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and performances Feb. 26-March 1). Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. $21 ($16 seniors/students/groups). www.warehousepac.com.
Sue Massek stars as Kentucky singer-activist Sarah Ogan Gunning in the local premiere of a musical by Charlotte’s Si Kahn. Divina Cook directs this story of life in the coal country.