7 p.m. Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $34-$62.50. www.livenation.com.
Hit-making songwriter Ryan Tedder’s Coldplay-styled pop-rock outfit returns following the March release of its third album, “Native.” With Mayer Hawthorne, the snappy-dressing ladies’ man who taps into ’80s and Motown influences.
Modernism + Film
Reception at 6 p.m., presentation and screening at 7. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $10; $8 for members; $5 for students. 704-353-9200.
The 2010 documentary “Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely: The Bonnie and Clyde of Art” chronicles the collaboration of the 20th-century sculptors in their creative and personal partnership. It was chosen as “Best Film for Television” by the 29th International Festival of Films on Art.
8 and 10:15 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $12-$17. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
The Denver, Colo.-based stand-up was recently named one of 25 “Comics to Watch” by Esquire magazine and made his television debut on ABC’s “Happy Endings.”
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