Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: A two-day festival of hip-hop dance and culture begins with an evening performance that also includes food trucks outside, DJs and graffiti jam. Saturday also includes a free Street Jam festival around Spirit Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for performance $19.50 - $59.50, 704-372-1000, blumenthalarts.org.
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Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.: A panel discussion and preview of the new exhibit: “I’m Walkin’ For My Freedom: The Selma March and Voting Rights,” by photojournalist Matt Herron. Reception includes wine and cheese and a screening of Steve Crump’s documentary, “Selma’s Golden Anniversary.” Tickets $10 non-members, free for members. Register at www.ganttcenter.org.
McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: The famously deadpan comedian takes the stage. Tickets $20, blumenthalarts.org.
Ballantyne Festival: Autumn in the Park
Ballantyne District Park (behind Morrison YMCA), 9405 Bryant Farms Road
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.: A day of family activities includes live music beginning at 2 p.m., the inaugural Harvest Bowl, a competition that includes pie eating and oyster shucking, and Charlotte’s Best Oyster Roast. www.ballantynefestival.org.
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Saturday, 7:30 – 10 p.m.: A full day of events concludes the 2015 River Jam concert series. The first wave of the Dirty Dozen Obstacle Trail Race starts at 7:30 a.m., a Build Your Own Boat competition and race begins at noon, cider sampling starts at 4 p.m. and live music starts at 6 p.m. See usnwc.org for details.