8 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19-$150. www.operacarolina.org.
Opera Carolina does Giuseppe Verdi’s first hit, the story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s oppression of the Jews in Babylon. In four acts, with English supertitles.
‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’
8 p.m. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $20 ($18 for seniors, $12 for students). 704-372-1000.
Carolina Voices performs its annual Halloween show, with selections including “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun.” Beforehand, GregoryFX will apply zombie makeup to guests in the lobby.
8 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $10 online, $15 at the door. www.planetimprov.com.
The Charlotte-based improvisational comedy troupe celebrates its seventh birthday with surprise guests, raffle prizes and – as always – heavy-duty audience participation.
Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m. South Charlotte neighborhoods of South Park, Myers Park and Eastover. $25. www.symphonyguildcharlotte.org.
Browse 12 indoor and outdoor kitchens at eight residences featuring high-end current design trends. Each stop will include a unique experience, such as tastings from local chefs, flower arranging demonstrations and live music.