Saturday events in the Charlotte area


Brian Setzer Orchestra

8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $62.48-$73.88. 800-745-3000.

The former Stray Cat has released three Christmas albums and regularly embarks on holiday tours. In addition to his takes on “Jingle Bell Rock” and “The Nutcracker Suite,” fans will get solo and Cats’ hits, and big-band-aided covers.


Metrolina Expo Vintage and Antiques Show

9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday). Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $5 (good for all three days). www.icashow.com.

Browse home decor, antique furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys and games, silver, pottery, china, repurposed items, outdoor décor and more.


Girls on the Run 5K

9 a.m. Hambright Road Soccer Fields, 12202 Hambright Road, Huntersville. $30 in advance, $35 day-of ($20/$25 for kids 13 and younger). www.gotrcharlotte.org.

The untimed event celebrates the impact of the Girls on the Run program, and all proceeds benefit its Charlotte chapter. Organizers are expecting more than 4,000 5K participants and more than 7,000 total event attendees.


Charlotte Checkers

7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $22.87-$123.40. 704-342-4423.

For the team’s contest against the Iowa Wild, promotions include a Teddy Bear Toss and holiday cards for troops. Donate blood from 1 to 4 p.m. and admission is free; bring an unwrapped toy and get a ticket for the Dec. 19 game.