6 p.m. The Saloon, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. www.ncmusicfactory.com.
Enjoy cold beer from sponsors Guinness and Newcastle, fresh Apalachicola oysters fresh from the Gulf of Mexico, and live music from Cowboy Mouth … with special guest Simplified.
WIN TICKETS! The NC Music Factory and The Charlotte Observer are offering a great prize pack: four tickets to the event, four oyster baskets with all the fixins, and four complimentary beverage coupons (a $120 value). Enter to win at www.charlotteobserver.com/contests. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.
Architecture + Film
Reception at 6 p.m., presentation and film screening at 7. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $10 ($8 for members). 704-353-9200.
The featured film is “Bird’s Nest: Herzog & de Meuron in China,” a documentary following Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron during the creation of China’s National Stadium, built for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
8:30 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $47.70-$145.50. www.ovensauditorium.com.
The 28-year-old Indian singer is an award-winning Bollywood playback singer, and was a judge on the first season of the Indian version of talent show “The X Factor.”