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The American Craft Show

10 a.m.-8 p.m. (also 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday;

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday). Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. $8. www.craftcouncil.org/ charlotte.

New artists, new work, and a “green craft” category will be on display at the big show, which features 200 artists and their wares (designer jewelry, furniture, clothing, home décor and more). For details on the show, see Page 15.


Charlotte Symphony

8 p.m. (also Saturday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $15-$72. 704-972-2000;


Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer, a candidate to be the orchestra's music director, leads the orchestra.


N.C. Dance Theatre

8 p.m. (also Saturday, and Nov. 6-8). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $25-$69. 704-372-1000; www.ncdance.org.

The annual “Innovative Works” features choreography by Mark Diamond, Mark Godden, Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden.



8 p.m. (also Saturday). Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. 704-377-6874; www.amossouthend.com.

The two-night event includes music from the Lights Fluorescent; a performance by Big Mamma's House of Burlesque; and a zombie fashion show.


‘The Turn of the Screw'

8 and 11 p.m. (also 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday). Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. $20. 704-372-1000; www.actors sceneunseen.com.

Adaptation of the Henry James story about a British governess who sees ghosts haunting the children in her care.


Charlotte Checkers

8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $12-$20. 704-688-9000; www.gocheckers.com.

The team opens its 16th season as a member of the East Coast Hockey League with a game against the Augusta Lynx. With paid admission, each fan will get a Checkers trick-or-treat gift bag.