‘The Whipping Man’
7:30 p.m. (and through March 9), 650 E. Stonewall St. $26-$31. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.
In Matthew Lopez’s drama, now at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, a Confederate soldier comes back to his Richmond home after the Civil War to find nobody around, except an older and younger slave his family once owned.
VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’
8 p.m. (also performances through Feb. 23). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $15-$18. 980-321-4702.
Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, co-hosts of the VH1 Classic talk show, bring their senses of humor to “all things hard rock and heavy metal.”
Youth Festival Concert
7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $10-$15 ($5 students, seniors). www.charlottesymphony.org.
The Charlotte Symphony and its youth orchestras perform a joint concert, featuring pianist Chambers Loomis as soloist. (He won the CSO Guild’s Young Artists Competition.)
Lone Star Rodeo
7:30 p.m. (also Saturday). Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $15-$25 ($10 for kids 2-10). 800-745-3000.
The company’s first event in Charlotte will feature live stock, rodeo clown and barrel man Mighty Mike Wentworth, specialty act Fancy Trick, Roman rider Jessica Blair, and Southern Rodeo Association-sanctioned competitions in bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and more.
8 p.m. (and Feb. 23). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $27.50-$72.50. www.carolinatix.org.
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra meets the Grammy-nominated Cuban band for a pops concert.