APRIL EVENTS

An April 4 trunk show of designer gowns, jumpsuits and cocktail dresses for rent from Armarium at Capitol benefits The Mint Museum. 

An April 4 trunk show of designer gowns, jumpsuits and cocktail dresses for rent from Armarium at Capitol benefits The Mint Museum. 

Just as blossoms fill spring trees, these lovely events are filling up The O Report's calendar. 

Armarium Trunk Show: In anticipation of the upcoming Mint Museum Gala and the spring social season, this event is a rare opportunity to see gowns, jumpsuits and cocktail dresses for rent from Armarium (www.armarium.com). Complete the look by shopping for shoes from Paul Andrew, shawls by Bajra, bags by Edie Parker and cosmetics from Woo. Co-hosted by Callie Kelly and Erica Hanks. Fifteen percent of the proceeds go to The Mint Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4 at Capitol, 4010 Sharon Road. Details: www.capitolcharlotte.com

View the newest summer looks from Doncaster through April 7. or at doncaster.com.

View the newest summer looks from Doncaster through April 7. or at doncaster.com.

Doncaster Trunk Show: View the spring and summer collections through April 7 at 228 E. Park Avenue. Appointments: 704-370-0433. 

Keynote speaker at the Festival of Tables is Kelly Davis, wife of Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis and the executive director of the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation.

Keynote speaker at the Festival of Tables is Kelly Davis, wife of Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis and the executive director of the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation.

Salvation Army Festival of Tables: Hosted by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, proceeds from the event benefit homeless women and children and provide scholarships for children in the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs. It features beautiful tablescape creations by talented designers along with a silent auction, luncheon and an inspiring talk by Kelly Davis, wife of Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis and the executive director of the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation. A panel of judges from the media and design communities, including Charlotte Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis, will pick winners in both individual and professional categories. There's also a People's Choice Award voted on by attendees. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18 at the Sheraton uptown.Tickets are $45. Details: www.salvationarmycarolinas.org.

Opera Carolina Maestro James Meena, left, with Dr. Claudio Carpano, Honorary Consul for Italy, who'll host a reception as part of the International Voice Competition.  

Opera Carolina Maestro James Meena, left, with Dr. Claudio Carpano, Honorary Consul for Italy, who'll host a reception as part of the International Voice Competition.  

International Voice Competition: One hundred artists from South Korea, Khazakstan, Italy, Russia, Germany, China, Canada, Turkey and the U.S. have been selected to compete for top prizes and the chance to sing on the Opera Carolina stage. The judges are among the finest opera professionals in the world. The semi-finals round of the competition is 1 p.m. April 26 followed by a reception hosted by Dr. Claudio Carpano, Honorary Consul for Italy. The Finals Concert is 7 p.m. April 28 and includes a reception with the judges and winners. Details: 704-332-7177, ext. 100; www.operacarolina.org

Costumes for Opera Carolina's production of Girl of the West were created by Stefano Nicolao's Nicolao Atelier in Venice, Italy. 

Costumes for Opera Carolina's production of Girl of the West were created by Stefano Nicolao's Nicolao Atelier in Venice, Italy. 

Girl of the West: Opera Carolina's new production of Puccini's The Girl of the West features new sets and costumes designed by acclaimed Italian director Ivan Stefanutti. 2 p.m. April 23; 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 8 p.m. April 29 at Belk Theater uptown. www.operacarolina.org