The touring group Squonk Opera, who blends music with theatrical acts, has come a long way since its start in a nasty junk yard in Pittsburgh. Just for our show, the group took time to learn about Charlotte, so now it's ready for some fun with Squonk Opera's Charlotte: The Opera a show of music, dance and humor pertaining to none other than the Q.C. Through Nov. 23. $19 and up. Nov. 21, 8 p.m.; Nov. 22, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Nov. 23, 3 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.