Cyrano: Based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac, this critically acclaimed opera tells the story of a beautiful young woman who unintentionally falls in love with the wrong man. 8 p.m. Nov. 4; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center uptown. $21-$154. 704-332-7177; www.operacarolina.org.
Women Of Valor: She Dares To Dream Big: Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Perdue (Swimming, 2012) shares her story of bravery and resilience as part of the Women Under Construction's annual event at Forest Hill Church's South Park campus, 7224 Park Road. Enjoy coffee, dessert, and shopping at the Dollars for Dreams Marketplace including jewelry, bags, and accessories from Fashion and Compassion. Proceeds go towards the empowerment of women and children around the world. 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14. $8. Tickets are $8 and must be purchased in advance. To register, click here.
Celebrating Big Dreams: The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center kicks-off its year-long 25th anniversary season celebration with a special evening starring Leslie Odom Jr., 2016 Tony Award winning Best Actor for Hamilton. He'll be joined by special guests including Blumey Award Best Actress Abby Corigan of Fun Home for performances of Broadway, jazz and popular music. Plus there's a debut of a video filled with favorite memories from the center's first 25 years. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Belk Theater. Tickets are $25-$99.50. A limited number of VIP packages are available for $250 that include a cocktail reception and buffet dinner, premium seating, and post-show desserts and champagne. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.
Monte Carlo Night: A night of casino games, dancing, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit Holy Angels, which provides specialized, round-the-clock care for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions. 6-10:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Grand Hall, 400 E. Central Avenue in Mount Holly. $75. 704-825-4161; www.holyangelsnc.org.
Magic Of Christmas: Albert-George Schram conducts the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for this holiday performance for the whole family. There's also music from Mark O'Connor and O'Connor Band, the Charlotte Symphony Chorus and the Charlotte Children's Choir. Plus a sing-along of festive favorites and a visit from Santa. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2; 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Belk Theater uptown. Tickets start at $19. www.charlottesymphony.org.