Festival of India
Noon-8 p.m. (also noon-7 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $5 online, $7 at the gate. indiafestival.iacofcarolinas.org.
More than 20,000 people are expected to descend on Center City for Bollywood dancing, Indian food, yoga and saree-wearing demonstrations, henna tattooing and more. Belk Theater is the home base, but activities also will take place in nearby venues and out on Tryon Street.
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Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti LaBelle
7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $56.23-$160.35. www.livenation.com.
The funk band and the “Godmother of Soul” headline the Bounce TV Summer Music Festival with former “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard.
Art Poetry Music
7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $40. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Opera Carolina and the Confucius Institute present their annual evening of opera arias, Asian and Russian songs, calligraphy and poetry.
Woofstock 2014 Benefit
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $5 donation. 704-377-6874.
Bring your dog – or check out ones up for adoption – to browse pet products and check out silent auction items (proceeds support Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue).