Rock of Ages
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
650 E. Stonewall St. Go back to the ‘80s with big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair. This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features hits from bands like Journey, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and more. Tickets $35, www.atcharlotte.org.
Better Than Tax-Free Weekend
Charlotte Premium Outlets, 5404 New Fashion Way; Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills
Sunday Save an additional 15 percent on back-to-school shopping at both outlet malls.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Myers Park Branch, 1361 Queens Road
Monday 6:30 p.m. Children ages 6-11 will explore books and stories through interactive activities including math, science, games and more. Free, but call 704-416-5800 to register.
PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd.
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. The Fayetteville native’s latest album, “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” recounts struggles that included growing up in the house at the address that gives the album its name. Tickets $39 - $100.40, www.livenation.com
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont
Tuesday, 9 - 10 a.m. Stroll through the gardens to scout for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Members free, non-members $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors 60+, and $6.95 for children 2-12. See www.dsbg.org or call 704-825-4490 for more information