8 p.m. (also various times through Tuesday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$74.
Tom Wopat headlines the new national tour of the musical. Observer theater critic Lawrence Toppman gave the show 3.5 out of 4 stars.
‘Warhol on the Waterfront'
8 p.m. Halton Theater at CPCC. Also 8 p.m. Saturday at Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College. Tickets: $20, $10 for students. www.charlottesymphony.org.
In a multimedia concert, the Charlotte Symphony joins Andy Warhol's art to Philip Glass' music and a montage from the movie “On the Waterfront” will unfold alongside music from Leonard Bernstein's score.
Mid-Atlantic Music Conference
2 p.m.-1 a.m. (also various times through Sunday). ImaginOn, Midtown Sundries in Cornelius, and Sam Ash Music Store. Site and admission info: www.midatlanticmusic.com.
Recording artists, musicians and producers will converge for this annual event that includes live performances and panel discussions.
8 p.m. (also Saturday). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $10-$20. 704-804-2731; www.charlotte dance festival.org.
Local and national emerging choreographers and companies show off their moves.
7 p.m. (also games at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 7 p.m. Nov. 22). Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $10-$300. www. ticketmaster.com.
Larry Brown coaches the team as it hosts the Utah Jazz; there are also upcoming home games against Orlando, Dallas and Milwaukee.
Ruckus in the Cage
7:30 p.m. Metrolina Expo Trade Center, 7100 Statesville Road. $30-$100.
A night of mixed martial arts, featuring more than 20 bouts, celebrity guest Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski, and the sexy “Cage Girls.”