68th Annual Showcase of Artisans
St. Gabriel Catholic School, 3028 Providence Road
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.: The Charity League of Charlotte holds its annual showcase, featuring holiday home decorations and gift items handcrafted by members, 40 artisans, and a “sweets and things” table for an array of sweet treats. See www.charityleagueofcharlotte.org for more information.
Beer, Bands and BBQ Bash
Triple C Brewing, 2900 Griffith St.
Saturday, 5-9 p.m.: This fundraiser celebrates the 60th anniversary of Care Ring, a nonprofit that provides preventative health services for uninsured or underinsured. Music from The Fidgets, barbeque, beer and more. Tickets $25, www.careringnc.org/events/crbbb.
Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: The winner of the seventh season of American Idol in 2008 takes the stage. Tickets $18/$20, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
The Phantom of the Opera
Dale F. Halton Theatre, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.: CPCC Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic story. Tickets $10-$10, tix.cpcc.edu.
Winter Classics Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Providence Day School, 5800 Sardis Road
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - noon: Teams from Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi participate in this tournament hosted by the Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets. Finals begin at 11:30 a.m. More information at facebook.com/rollinhornets/events.