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‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa: The IMAX Experience'

Various times (daily through Dec. 11). Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $9-$11. www.discovery place.org.

Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo go on another adventure in this digitally remastered version of the animated film.


Duncan Sheik

7 p.m. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $19.50-$34.50. www.carolinatix.org.

The Grammy- and Tony-award-winning singer/songwriter performs highlights from his Broadway rock musical “Spring Awakening.”


Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (also Saturday and next weekend). 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. $17 (discounts for kids). 704-896-5544; www.royalfaires.com/carolina.

The 16th- century European-style theme park is packed with cottages, castles, pubs, art, rides and games of skill.


Lisa Williams:

Messages From Beyond

7 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $35.50-$85. 704-372-1000.

The clairvoyant (of Lifetime's “Life Among the Dead”) performs live readings that connect audience members with the spirit world.