Dark Star Orchestra
8 p.m. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $31.58. www.livenation.com.
The seven-piece band has spent the better part of two decades re-creating the Grateful Dead concert experience with spot-on covers of the legendary group’s many songs (although it certainly has been known to improvise, as well).
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11 a.m.-6 p.m. (also Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday). Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $12; $9 for students and seniors, $6 for ages 5-17, free for 4 and younger. 704-337-2000.
This weekend marks your final chance to view the exhibition that celebrates a group of 170 works of art – ceramics, fiber work, furniture, glass, jewelry and works on paper – acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2010.
8 and 10:15 p.m. The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $16-$19. 980-321-4702.
The former “Last Comic Standing” finalist – who last year starred in the music video for Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane” – has kept busy by hosting shows and doing stand-up gigs for MTV, TBS, Comedy Central and ABC.