Pagliacci and Aleko
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Sunday, 2 p.m.: Opera Carolina offers a double bill of unbridled passion, envy and revenge by combining Pagliacci with the U.S. professional premiere of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s first opera, Aleko. Tickets $19-$150, www.blumenthalarts.org. Performances also Thursday and Saturday.
Charlotte Checkers’ Pooch Party
Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Sunday, noon: Bring your dog to the final Checkers’ home game of the season in this seventh annual event. Must purchase $16 tickets in the special dog-friendly section of the arena using the promo code “doglover.” See gocheckers.com/pooch for more information.
Finders Keepers April Market
NoDa Brewing, 2921 N. Tryon St.
Sunday, 1-6 p.m.: Celebrate the one-year anniversary of monthly markets in NoDa featuring local, handcrafted vendors at the new location for the first market of 2016. www.facebook.com/FindersKeepersMarket
Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Monday, 6:30 p.m.: Social Venture Partners’ annual fast-pitch competition for nonprofit entrepreneurs. It’s a chance to network and support social entrepreneurs and the energy and ideas they bring to our region, with up to 10 finalists giving fast-paced, three-minute pitches of their ideas to a panel of judges and the audience. Tickets $70, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Matthews Artist Guild Meeting
McDowell Arts Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews
Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: The monthly meeting of the Matthews Artist Guild, which is free and open to the public. April’s meeting features artist Mark Stephenson, a portrait painter. matthewsartistguild.org