8 p.m. Don Gibson Theater, 318 Washington St., Shelby. $22.50-$24.50. www.dongibsontheater.com.
The singer/single mom trades on the celebrity she gained as an “American Idol” Season 9 runner-up, crossing the bluesy, Janis Josplin-esque voice she showcased for TV viewers with the country rock of her own rootsy material.
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Queen City Brewers Festival
1 and 6 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $40. www.qcbrewfest.com.
This event for people 21 and older consists of two three-hour sessions and includes unlimited beer tasting, food samples from craft beer-centric sellers, live music and access to local artists.
7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $18-$20. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
The stand-up comic is most famous for his role as the star of ’90s sitcom “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,” but more recently could be seen on “See Dad Run,” Nick At Nite’s first original live-action family comedy series.
10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. (also 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday). Davidson Day School’s Gordon Theatre, 750 Jetton St., Davidson. $10 in advance, $11 at the door. 704-892-7953.
The classic fairy tale has been adapted and interpreted by the late Dr. Rupert T. Barber Jr. (a professor of theater at Davidson College) and is being performed by Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company.