Noon. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $13-$86. www.gocheckers.com.
The minor-league hockey team closes out its season with a Pooch Party: Fans and their furry friends can sit in a special dog-friendly section if they fill out a required waiver in advance. There’ll also be a postgame skate with the team.
‘I Pagliacci’ and ‘Aleko’
2 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 8 p.m. April 16). Belk Theater, 100 N. Tryon St. $19-$150. www.operacarolina.org.
Opera Carolina presents the U.S. professional premiere of Sergei Rachmaninov’s opera about gypsy life, pairing it with another one-act gem from the 1890s: Ruggero Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci,” about a traveling troupe of Italian clowns.
8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $27-$32. www.amossouthend.com.
The Kansas City rapper continues to nurture his indie empire with the Independent Powerhouse Tour, which features cohorts from his StrangeMusic label: May Day, Rittz, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone and duo Ces Cru.