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Festival in the Park

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Also today from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Kids Day) and 4-9 p.m. (regular festival hours); and 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd. Free. 704-338-1060; www.festivalinthepark.org.

This four-day arts fest – a Charlotte tradition since 1964 – showcases artwork of about 150 artists and crafts people, plus kids' activities, food and live entertainment by singers, bands, orchestras and such.


The Chuckleheads

8 p.m. The Perk, 1427 South Blvd., Suite 103. $5. 704-632-0336; www.thechuckleheads.com.

Their “Back to School Comedy Improv Variety Extravaganza” promises a combination of improv games and audience participation.


‘Peter & The Wolf' and

‘Carnival of the Animals'

2 p.m. (also Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $25-$59. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Two ballets for the price of one, featuring adventurous tales and classical music for kids of all ages.


‘What Black Men Think'

8 p.m. Mint Museum of Art, 2700 Randolph Road. $8 (cash only). 704-337-2000.

Reel Soul and the Mint sponsor a screening of the film, which examines myths, stereotypes and misrepresentations. Filmmaker Janks Morton will discuss the movie afterward.


‘Sitcoms Live!'

8 p.m. (also tonight, with shows through Sept. 27). Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $15. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

Collaborative Arts stages re-creations of three classics: “Three's Company,” “The Facts of Life” and “Married With Children.”



8 p.m. (also tonight, with shows through Oct. 4). Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 1118 Clement Ave. $18-$22. 704-455-8542.

Musical about aging in America, as a woman refuses to sell her mountaintop home. Live music by members of the Charlotte Folk Society.