8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. Sold out. www.ticketmaster.com.
There’s no question her vocals and number of hits make her a major player in pop music, but her daring live show – in which she relies not just on hired dancers and acrobats but performs some of the biggest stunts herself – puts her on par with some of the biggest live draws around.
‘We Have a Pope’
3 and 7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $5-$8. www.charlottefilmsociety.com.
In this 2011 film from Italian director Nanni Moretti, a psychiatrist is brought to the Vatican when the cardinal chosen to be pope isn’t sure he wants the position. Leading discussions after both screenings: Kent Brintnall, a professor of religious studies at UNC Charlotte.
8 p.m. (also Friday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $21.50-$83.50. www.carolinatix.org.
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plays Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto, with Augustin Dumay as soloist.