7 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $24.50-$129.50. www.altonbrownlive.com.
The Food Network star’s “Eat Your Science” show will feature songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and “bigger and better potentially dangerous” food demonstrations (he’s contemplating “more sophisticated protective gear for folks in the first few rows … just in case things get messy”).
3 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $39-$105. www.ticketmaster.com.
On its current tour, the popular ensemble celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rebellion that led to Ireland’s independence and the important role of Irish women in that uprising.
‘Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk’
7 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $20-$44.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The first two words indicate complex interaction between man and machine. The last two hint at the plot: A bike shop mechanic in a steampunk world creates wondrous equipment to escape a technology-obsessed society.