‘A Night in New York’
7:30 p.m. (and Saturday). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $29. www.charlottesymphony.org.
This KnightSounds concert features pianist Phillip Bush in “Rhapsody in Blue,” clarinetist Gene Kavadlo in klezmer music and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Charlotte Ballet II in dance music by Leonard Bernstein.
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7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $19-$22.50. 980-321-4702.
For over two decades, the Georgia-born and -raised comic – now nearly 70 – has been on the road: shirt untucked, arms outstretched, sharing down-home, rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.
8 p.m. (also 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday) Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$45. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Caroline Calouche and Co., which specializes in aerial dancing, performs to Carl Orff’s hour-long cantata about love, sex, wine, war and death.