Opera Carolina– ‘Romeo & Juliet’
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Sunday, 2 p.m.: A performance of Gounod’s interpretation honors the 400th anniversary of The Bard’s untimely death. Led by tenor Jonathan Boyd and soprano Marie-Eve Munger in the title roles. Tickets $19 - $150; performances also Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. www.blumenthalarts.org.
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Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Sunday, 1 and 6:30 p.m.: The final week of the popular Broadway musical about how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch came to be in “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets $54.50 - $159.50; performances through Jan. 31. www.blumenthalarts.org
Comparative Religion Class
Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.: The focus this year during Temple Beth El’s six-week series is “Politics and Religion: Where is the Line?” Live streaming also will be available, templebethel.org.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: High-wire acts, strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, contortionists, a human cannonball and more. This is the final chance to see the elephants before they are retired. Performances through Jan. 31, tickets $20 and up. www.ringling.com
Four Season Garden Maintenance
Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
Thursday, 10 a.m.: Pat Linton, owner of Living Color Gardens, talks about the annual timetable of horticultural efforts. Cost $25 members, $35 non-members. www.winghavengardens.com