▪ Ms. D and her Dancing Dolls are back for another round of drama, laughs and hip-hop dance as the stars of Lifetime’s “Bring It!” bring the show to Ovens Auditorium. “Bring It! Live” gives the competitive dancers and their charismatic coach a new forum for dynamic routines, costumes and commentary. 8 p.m. $34.75-$51.75.
▪ Grammy-winning U.K. crooner Sam Smith is only two weeks into the North American leg of his “Thrill of It All Tour” as he touches down at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center. The singer-songwriter is joined by country singer and “Palace” co-writer Cam for a genre-blurring lineup that’s indicative of a move toward less-stringent musical categories. 8 p.m. $25-$94.25.
▪ Actor/comedian John Henton, who made a name for himself on “The Hughleys” and “Living Single” in the ’90s and early ’00s, continues a three-night stand at The Comedy Zone. Since his small-screen success, Henton has focused on the stand-up stage, where you’ll find him Friday at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. $20.
▪ The final premiere-week screening of “Fireworks” — the follow-up to producer Genki Kawamura’s 2016 Japanese sci-fi-anime hit “Your Name” — is the last chance to catch the teen fantasy on the big screen. At its heart, “Fireworks” tells the story of young love and longing and the consequences that come with choices and change. 12:55 p.m. AMC Concord Mills and Regal Stonecrest. $13.40.
▪ Get a sneak peak of what Charlotte comedy has in store for the city this fall with the Queen City Improv Room: Comedy Experience Preview Show at Stage Door Theater. The show features a sampling of local and regional comedy, from stand-up performers to improv to theater troupes like Now Are the Foxes, Social Insecurity, Charlotte Comedy Theater and others. 8 p.m. $10.
▪ Let the party continue Sunday morning as you dine and drag at Vida Cantina at the EpiCentre during Queens Who Brunch, featuring Mrs. Kasha Davis from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Pandora Mystere hosts, with performances by Erica Chanel, Jack Dahlia and Shelita Bonet Hoyle. A Mexican brunch will be served from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; show runs till 2 p.m. $35; tables from $139-$419.
▪ Italian composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi has stretched the confines of contemporary classical music with flashes of world, pop, rock and folk, and has scored film projects including France’s “Intouchables,” Britain’s “This Is England” and America’s “I’m Still Here.” In his international “Essential Einaudi” tour, coming to Knight Theater, he hits on a bit of everything. 7:30 p.m. $23-$123.
▪ Step behind the curtain of the grueling world of professional wrestling with “350 Days: Legends, Champions, Survivors,” a documentary film featuring interviews with Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Nikolai Volkoff, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff and more. (It also features the last interviews George “The Animal” Steele, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and others did before their deaths.) The one-night screening includes an introduction by Four Horsemen manager J.J. Dillon. 7 p.m. AMC Concord Mills and Regal Stonecrest. $13.40.
▪ If you missed British rock trio Muse’s “Drones World Tour” — which was interrupted at Charlotte’s PNC Music Pavilion by a violent storm that sent many concertgoers home —you can re-live it on the big screen with “Muse: Drones World Tour.” It premieres during a one-night-only theatrical event at Regal Starlight in north Charlotte. 7 p.m. $11.09 for adults, $8.09 for children and seniors.
▪ Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ play “Appropriate” shares one family’s dysfunction, grief and revelations in the wake of their father’s death, as the patriarch’s three children sort through the things he hoarded throughout his life. The 2014-2015 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play will be staged for one night only at Duke Energy Theater. 8 p.m. $22-$28.