10 a.m.-1 p.m. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road. $6. 704-372-6261, Ext. 300.
Discover the menagerie of different creatures that are commonly kept as companions and how each has different needs. You can also get nose-to-nose and beak-to-beak with rescued and exotic animals including a blue and gold macaw, bearded dragons, a corn snake, a red-tailed boa and a lionhead rabbit.
Dwele, Chrisette Michele, and K. Michelle
8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $68.50-$113.15. www.ovensauditorium.com.
This trio straddles romance and sex with a modern take on R&B and soul traditions. The newest of the acts – K. Michelle, star of VH1’s “Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta” – has a single (“I Just Wanna”) that begs for the description “hardcore ballad.”
8 p.m. (also Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday). Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. $24 ($22 seniors, $12 students). www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Davidson Community Players does Ken Ludwig’s farce about hard-luck actors who pose as the nieces of an elderly woman in order to inherit her fortune. Performances run through July 28.
7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $19-$22.50. 980-321-4702.
The veteran comic – who calls himself “the funniest man in America” – offers whimsical reflections on life from the front porch.
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