Charlotte Ballet: Fall Works
7:30 p.m. (also 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $25-$95. www.charlotteballet.org.
Charlotte Ballet does Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s “Shindig” (with live bluegrass by Greasy Beans), a new Sasha Janes piece set to “The Four Seasons” and Jiri Kylian’s “Forgotten Land.”
The Jazz Room
6 and 8:15 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $12 advance, $15 at door. www.carolinatix.org.
Jazz Arts Initiative co-founder Ocie Davis plays a tribute to drummer Art Blakey in the opening concert of the sixth season of The Jazz Room at the Stage Door.
7:30 and 9:45 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $20-$22.50. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
On the heels of roles in recent high-profile films like “Pixels” (starring Adam Sandler) and “The Wedding Ringer” (starring Kevin Hart), the comedian stops through for a series of stand-up shows.