Fat Tuesday on Fayetteville St.
This all-day Mardi Gras block party has live music, street performers, artisans, food trucks and more. At 8:30 p.m., the party moves inside Big Easy and lasts till 2 a.m. Beer and raffle sales benefit Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County).
Noon Saturday; 200 block of Fayetteville Street, Raleigh; bigeasync.com
Woks & Lox
This year’s Purim celebration combines with the Chinese New Year for an unusual evening of music, dancing, dim-sum style hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and Happy Dragon cocktails. Proceeds benefit the Judaic Art Foundation, and an after party ($35) keeps the fun going until midnight. Reservations required.
7 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $65; ncartmuseum.org/purim
Let some of the best athletes on the planet dazzle you with their ball-handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, comedy bits and on-court fan interaction.
3 p.m. Sunday; PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh; $21-$133; thepncarena.com
African Children’s Choir
Now’s your chance to see the amazing African Children’s Choir – which has performed all over the world and with musicians Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox and others – in person. The children will dance and perform well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. No tickets required, but donations are accepted.
7 p.m. Wednesday; Kings Park International Church, 1305 Odyssey Drive, Durham; free; africanchildrenschoir.com
Fans of NBC’s popular a cappella competition series “The Sing-Off” will love this live show, which features Voice Play, Street Corner Symphony and The Melodores from previous seasons. The show is arranged by Deke Sharon, who arranged the hit movie “Pitch Perfect.”
8 p.m. Thursday; Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh; $30-$40; dukeenergycenterraleigh.com