‘I Pagliacci’ and ‘Aleko’
8 p.m. 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.
Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games
Gates open at 8 a.m. (also Sunday). Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. $27 for two-day admission. www.lochnorman.com.
Highlights include live traditional and Celtic rock music performances, Scottish country dancing, piping and drumming competitions, long bow and battle ax competitions, demonstrations, professional and amateur heavy athletics, whisky seminars, a “Kid’s Zone” and more.
‘Here & Now’
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (also 1-5 p.m. Sunday). Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $12; $9 for students and seniors; $6 for kids 5-17. www.mintmuseum.org.
Opening day for the first survey exhibition of photography drawn solely from the Mint’s permanent collection; it comprises approximately 215 of the museum’s most stunning and provocative photographs.
‘Chimes at Midnight’
7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $5-$10. www.charlottefilmsociety.org.
This newly restored and rarely seen 1966 classic from director Orson Welles stars Welles himself as Sir John Falstaff, the comic companion to young Prince Hall in three Shakespeare plays. Post-film discussion led by Andrew Hartley, professor of Shakespeare in the Department of Theatre at UNC Charlotte.