Organ at Davidson
7:30 p.m. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641; www.dcpc.org.
Robert Parris, university organist at Mercer University in Georgia, plays works by J.S. Bach, Marcel Dupre and others.
‘Rent': Filmed Live on Broadway
7 p.m. AMC Northlake and Regal Stonecrest at
Piper Glen. $20. www.thehotticket.net.
The last show of the Tony-winning “Rent” has been captured for theaters and plays Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday (Sept. 27) and Sunday (Sept. 28). The presentation includes behind-the-scenes footage.
7:30 p.m. Cricket Arena, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $29.50. 704-372-3600; www.ticketmaster.com.
The rock band brings its “All Sides Tour” to town. To read an interview with sax player Jerry DePizzo, see Page 20. Details on how to win tickets: Page 2.
Charlotte Film Festival Opening Gala
6 p.m. Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St. $75 at the door. www.charlottefilmfestival.org.
The celebration kicks off the festival, which features various events at different venues and screenings of more than 50 films over four days.
7:30 p.m. (also various times through Oct. 26). ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
Children's Theatre of Charlotte soars into its 61st season with the musical version of James M. Barrie's play about the boy who wouldn't grow up.
Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan get chased by wicked people in “Eagle Eye.” Also: Diane Lane and Richard Gere in “Nights in Rodanthe” and Spike Lee's World War II drama “Miracle at St. Anna.”
Charlotte Shout Culinary Arts Experience
5-10 p.m. (also Sept. 27). Johnson & Wales University, 801 W. Trade St. Details: www.charlotteshout.com.
Sample the best entrees and desserts from more than a dozen upscale local restaurants. Also see cooking demos by celebrity chefs.
2-7 p.m. Memorial Stadium, Kings Drive and Seventh Street. $20-$50. www.charlotteoktoberfest.com.
Admission includes a five-ounce tasting glass and unlimited samples of more than 300 craft-brewed beers. Plus live music and more.
Mary J. Blige
7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $53.75-$194.75. www.ticketmaster.com.
She's arguably the greatest R&B singer of our time, and she comes to the outdoor venue this weekend with opener Robin Thicke.
Fall Family Festival
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. $5-$10. 704-829-1252.
This celebration of the garden's new butterfly display includes kids' activities, live music and dance.