The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present the MET Opera’s classic, The Magic Flute at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. All children will be admitted FREE. Come to the Highlands Christmas Parade at 11 a.m., the Bar-B-Que lunch at the Church of the Incarnation to benefit the Food Panty following the parade and then to PAC to see the fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute by Mozart. Julie Taymor’s dazzling production returns in an encore presentation of the company’s first-ever Live in HD transmission. James Levine conducts a winning ensemble including tenor Matthew Polenzani, baritone Nathan Gunn, and bass René Pape in this abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s classic fable. Tickets are available online: highlandspac.org, at the door or by calling 828-526-9047. Highlands Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands N.C.