‘The Book of Mormon’
2 and 8 p.m. (also Saturday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $45-$175. 704-372-1000.
A religious satire musical with book, lyrics and music by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, a co-composer/co-lyricist of “Avenue Q.” It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Ticket availability is extremely limited; some performances are sold out. Runs through Jan. 5.
8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $45-$125. 800-745-3000.
At 60, the former Gap Band singer has a successful solo career, and his work with Kanye West and other artists is introducing his soul approach to a new audience. He’s back after headlining September’s Funk Fest.
‘Inventing the Modern World’
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (also Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday). Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $20; $18 for seniors and students, $5 for kids 5-17. 704-337-2000.
Exhibition presents glass, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, precious metals and textiles displayed at world’s fairs from London in 1851 to New York in 1939. Continues through Jan. 19.
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