1-5 p.m. (also 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday). Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $12; $9 for students and seniors, $6 for ages 5-17, free for 4 and younger. 704-337-2000.
Opening weekend for an exhibition that celebrates a group of 170 works of art – ceramics, fiber work, furniture, glass, jewelry and works on paper – acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2010. It will showcase 85 objects by 50 artists.
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2:30 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and various performances through Sept. 21). Theatre Charlotte, 500 Queens Road. $27. 704-376-3777.
Theatre Charlotte opens its season with the Tom Snow-Dean Pitchford musical about a brash city boy who shakes up a small-town preacher’s daughter.