8 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $27.50-$37.50. 800-745-3000.
The R&B/soul singer performs in her hometown in support of her fourth album, “Side Effects of You”; next month, she returns to Broadway in a musical revue about Duke Ellington.
‘Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody’
2 and 8 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday). McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. $19.50-$49.50.
The musical comedy, which squarely takes aim at the steamy/naughty best-selling book “Fifty Shades of Grey,” wraps up its five-day run at the Spirit Square venue.
‘Modernism in Changing Times’
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also various daily operating hours except Tuesday). Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $6-$8, $4 for kids 11-18. 704-353-9200.
Subtitled “Works From 1968,” the exhibition features 101 works of sculpture, painting, prints, artist books and textiles from the Bechtler family’s collection – with the human figure a predominant theme.
2-6 p.m. NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $42.99. www.charlotteoktoberfest.com.
It’s the 15th year for the event, but its first at this (outdoor) venue. About 6,000 people are expected at this celebration of craft beer, which will also feature live entertainment, food vendors and games.
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