Wed 8.26 4 and 6:30 p.m. (also various performances through Aug. 29). ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. $7-$8. www.ctcharlotte.org.
PlayPlay! does one of its movement-oriented shows for children between birth and three years old.
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Thu 8.27 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33.58. www.livenation.com.
On her sixth album, “Love Life,” the powerhouse R&B singer (and longtime wife of former Duke University basketball great Grant Hill) explores monogamy, pleasing and teasing her partner, and building trust and intimacy.
Southern Women’s Show
Fri 8.28 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (also 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 29 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 30). Charlotte Convention Center Hall A, 501 S. College St. $5-$12. www.southernshows.com.
The annual extravaganza offers shopping, cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, fashion shows, prizes and celebrity guests like – this year – Jessa Duggar Seewald of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” and Britt Nilsson of ABC’s “The Bachelor”/“The Bachelorette.”
‘Gem of the Ocean’
Fri 8.28 8 p.m. (also Aug. 29 and Sept. 4-5). Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $15-$20. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Evening Star Productions does the first play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle; it’s set in 1904 at the home of 285-year-old Aunt Ester, who tries to heal unwanted guests.
Sat 8.29 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $20-$99.50. www.ticketmaster.com.
The heavy metal band is back to do “The Final Tour” thing one last time. With Alice Cooper.