Menopause the Musical: The Survivor Tour
McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: A cast of breast cancer survivors perform in this rendition of the musical in partnership with Susan G. Komen. Tickets $45-50, shows also Saturday. www.blumenthalarts.org
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Wedgewood Church Auditorium, 4800 Wedgewood Drive
Friday, 8 p.m.: Charlotte Folk Society welcomes the old-time string band. Tickets $20 in advance through www.brownpapertickets.com.
Jazz at the Bechtler: Tribute to Nate King Cole
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St.
Friday, 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.: The Ziad Jazz Quartet celebrates the career of jazz pianist Nat King Cole. Tickets $8 members, $14 non-members, bechtler.org.
CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER–Race for the Cure
Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St.
Saturday, 7:15 a.m. (timed 5K) and 7:50 a.m. (untimed): Run a timed or untimed 5K as part of the annual race that raises money to fight breast cancer. Registration $35 (untimed) and $40 (timed), www.komencharlotte.org.
Nigerian Independence Day Celebration
Texicali, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Saturday, 9:30 p.m.: Celebrate the Independence of Nigeria with authentic cuisine and music, including saxophonist Elliott Yourse. Tickets $10, www.eventbrite.com.