Your guide to Friday’s entertainment in Charlotte


‘Kinky Boots’

8 p.m. (also 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$149.50. 704-372-1000. blumenthalarts.org.

The Tony-winner for best musical (and Cyndi Lauper’s score) takes place in a British shoe factory that revives itself by making footwear for transvestites. If this run is sold out, don’t fret: “Boots” returns Dec. 29-Jan. 3, and tickets are on sale now.


The Jazz Room

6 and 8:15 p.m. Stage Door Theater, North College Street between Trade and Fifth streets. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative continues its monthly series with two shows – both featuring pianist Charles Craig playing the music of Canadian jazz pianist/composer Oscar Peterson.


Rod Man

8 and 10:15 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $20-$25. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

His laid-back, observational stand-up made him the winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2014; previously, he’d made appearances on “BET’s Comicview” and “1st Amendment Stand Up” on Starz.