‘Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend’
10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (also 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday). Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $18-$35. www.bojanglescoliseum.com.
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their friends welcome Chamki – Grover’s friend from India – to Sesame Street. Together, they celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies.
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8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $25. www.livenation.com.
The Atlanta-based R&B singer-songwriter is riding a wave of success thanks to the new single and video for “Pretty Is” from his forthcoming “Tree of Lyfe” – which he calls his most personal album to date.
8 p.m. (also 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$124.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Stephen Schwartz’s musical about the dreamy son of a pragmatic medieval king originally ran from 1972 to 1977; the new version’s circus-style staging won director Diane Paulus a Tony.