Art Poetry Music Concert
Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: An Opera Carolina collaboration featuring local artists, musicians and poets dedicated to celebrating African-American culture. Tickets $15, children 16 and under free. www.operacarolina.org
Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts, 1, 2 and 3)
Actors Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Opening night of the drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks. Set during the Civil War, a slave, Hero, travels from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield. Runs through March 12. Tickets $29-$33, www.atcharlotte.org.
Diavolo: Architecture in Motion
Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: A fusion of movements that includes ballet, contemporary dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts and hip-hop. Also Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 - $44.50, www.blumenthalarts.org.
4th Annual Banana Bar Crawl
Whiskey River, EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.
Saturday, 5 p.m.: With your $20 ticket, you gain admission to eight bars and get a banana costume. Tickets at www.BananaBarCrawl2016.eventbrite.com.
The Beach Boys
Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: The classic California band performs trademark songs like, “Good Vibrations.” Tickets $80 and up. www.ticketmaster.com