Matilda the Musical
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Opening night of the Broadway musical based on the novel by Roald Dahl. It’s a story about an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Performances through Feb. 14; tickets $29.50 - $130. www.blumenthalarts.org
Bon Temps in the Loft
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ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St.
Tuesday, 3-5 p.m.: Ages 12-18 are invited to the loft for food time to celebrate Mardi Gras. www.cmlibrary.org
McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The frontman for Men at Work (such songs as “Down Under” and “Who Can it Be Now?”) has made 11 solo albums. Tickets $27.50 - $54.50, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Charlotte Checkers vs. San Diego Gulls
Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Watch AHL hockey in action. Tickets $13 - $86, www.gocheckers.com.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont
Saturday, 9 a.m.: Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with a 5K trail run in the Garden. Named for the Euonymus americanus plant native to the Southeastern United States. Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar available beginning at 10 a.m. Registration until Thursday, $30 individual or $50 for couple. www.dsbg.org