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.
‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’
7:30 p.m. (also 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and performances through March 10). ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. $20. www.ctcharlotte.org.
The audience becomes the jury for this musical at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, in which a wolf claims three porkers have ruined his reputation with slander.
‘Architecture + Film’
6 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $10 ($8 for members). 704-353-9200.
An event reception including a cash bar and free light bites, followed by the 7 p.m. presentation (by architect Robby Johnston) and screening of the 1998 documentary “The Museum on the Mountain,” the story of how renowned architect I.M. Pei designed the majestic Miho Museum on a mountaintop in Japan.