Charlotte area events for the week ahead


‘MythBusters: Behind the Myths’

Mon 11.24 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $64.50-$79.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the series “MythBusters,” provide onstage experiments (with fans!), video and behind-the-scenes stories.


‘The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical’

Wed 11.26 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through Dec. 28). Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. $17-$31. www.atcharlotte.org.

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte revisits the zanies in Armadillo Acres, where a Scrooge-like resident wreaks havoc on a holiday decorating contest.


Christmas at the Plantation

Fri 11.28 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Nov. 29). Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. $8; $6 for seniors and students; ages 5 and younger free. 704-875-2312.

Experience a Colonial Christmas as you walk through the cotton plantation, which is decked out with period Christmas decor. Kids will enjoy games, exploring the grounds, meeting Father Christmas, farm animals and more.


‘Christmas Spectacular’

Sun 11.30 7:30 p.m. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $25 ($23 seniors/students). tix.cpcc.edu.

The Charlotte Civic Orchestra presents its holiday concert with help from Charlotte City Ballet, Holiday Singers, John Leon Lewis and Eddie Mabry Dancers.


Charlotte Checkers

Sun 11.30 1 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $22.87-$123.40. www.gocheckers.com.

First 2,000 through the door will get reusable hand warmers. After the team plays Milwaukeee, fans will get a chance to skate on the arena ice for $7 (including skate rental) or $5 if you bring your own skates.