Author event: Martina Boone
Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road
Monday, 6:30 p.m.: Boone’s debut young-adult book, “Compulsion,” won numerous awards in 2014, including Good Reads November 2014 Best Book. Her followup novel, “Persuasion,” was released Oct. 27. Both books introduce teen readers to a Southern gothic world where magic and mystery reign supreme.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Musical
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Monday, 7 p.m.: The Chipmunks perform hits by One Direction, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, Elvis Presley and more as the characters sing and dance their way across America en route to their big charity concert. Tickets $20 - $77.02, blumenthalarts.org.
Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St.
Tuesday, 5 p.m.: On Giving Tuesday –Dec. 1 – charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world celebrate generosity and give. SHARE Charlotte and 108 local nonprofits partner this year for the Charlotte edition, and the kickoff party Tuesday includes a special-release beer (My Gift), food, music, a raffle, 704 Shop selling custom-made #GivingTuesdayCLT shirts and more; facebook.com/ShareCharlotte.
Educate Your Palate
Discovery Place, 601 N. Tryon St.
Thursday, 6 p.m.: Classroom Central’s fundraiser returns this year with professional chefs paired with aspiring, young cooks. All proceeds from the event used for Classroom Central programs that provide school supplies to students living in poverty. Tickets $125, www.classroomcentral.org/eyp.
Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Thursday, 8:30 p.m.: The New Orleans rock-hybrid, seven-piece band has been described as “a Crescent City-rhythm spin on jam-band jubilee.” Tickets $15/$18, www.visulite.com.